Apprentice Tool Maker: Online Certificate Program

A tool maker working with a circular saw

This program is a great fit for:

Individuals interested in a career in advanced manufacturing

Recent high school graduates

Current advanced manufacturing workers looking to upskill or grow their career

Gain the specialized skills needed to excel in the advanced manufacturing industry and become a skilled toolmaker. Earning your Apprentice Toolmaker Certificate will prepare you to play a pivotal role in crafting precision tools and optimizing manufacturing processes, ensuring excellence at every stage. Earn your certificate online and transform your career in as little as 6 to 12 months!

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Course length

10 weeks

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Weekly time commitment

20 hours

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Master your meticulous manufacturing skills with your Apprentice Toolmaker Certificate. During the program, you’ll learn to analyze specifications, lay out metal stock, operate machinery, fit and assemble parts, and master the art of creating aerospace tooling. Other course content includes basic math, machine safety, blueprints, precision, crane and rigging safety and assembly skills. Once certified, you’ll have access to top jobs in aerospace manufacturing.

Why Choose Siena Heights University?

Siena Heights University’s Workforce Development certificate programs were built to meet the needs of modern-day students. You can start learning as soon as today and be on the path to a fulfilling new career in just a few weeks or months.

Online and self-paced coursework

Affordable tuition

Fulfilling, flexible job opportunities

Industry-leading credentials

Clinicals included (if necessary)

Certificates matched to industry demands

Aerospace engineering technologists and technicians in Michigan earn an average salary of $63,220 per year.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Is this Apprentice Tool Maker Certificate Program right for me? 

  • Do you have a keen interest in manufacturing and an innate drive to solve interesting problems?  
  • Are you searching for a career path that lets you join the workforce in a relatively short amount of time?  
  • Are you eager to acquire hands-on skills and apply them in a manufacturing environment?  
  • Can you thrive in a dynamic setting, where adaptability and quick thinking are key?  
  • Does the idea of working collaboratively with a team excite you?  
  • Are you meticulous, with a knack for working with your hands and with heavy machinery? 

Career Paths

Aerospace Toolmaker
Tool and Die Maker
Precision Machinist
CNC Machinist
Aerospace Manufacturing Technician