Die Design Certificate
Creativity and accuracy come together in the die design profession, where detail-oriented machinists develop die designs for production environments.
Moraine Park's Die Design Certificate focuses on metal stamping die design skills and is custom-made for individuals who have completed the Mechanical Design Technology associate of applied science degree, have previous die set-up or manufacturing experience, or have a background in machining. This includes journey workers in the tool and die making trade who are interested in moving into a design role in their field.
Representatives from business and industry have identified skills that are essential to success in manufacturing. Students will be expected to demonstrate the Critical Core Manufacturing Skills (CCMS) throughout all the manufacturing classes. These skills include: work cooperatively, work productively, listen effectively, demonstrate a positive attitude, maintain a safe work environment, demonstrate integrity, communicate clearly, follow directions, apply problem solving strategies, apply mathematical reasoning, think critically and adapt to change. Students learn the concepts of lean manufacturing and green sustainable technologies.
Graduates are prepared to enter the industry as designers working on new die tooling projects. Employers are seeking individuals who have the strong skills and knowledge base provided by this certificate.
- Die Designer
- Tool Designer
- Product Designer
- West Bend, some courses available at the Fond du Lac campus
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