Machinist and Tool and Die Making

Machinist and Tool and Die Making Certificate

What is Machinist/Tool and Die Maker? students working with tool and die makers

A highly skilled trade that involves the use of manual machine tools to produce complex parts and tools from a multiple of materials.  Workers also repair, modify, and rework tools, parts, and machines.

Multiple Program Options

Students have the option of earning multiple certificates and/or an Associate in Applied Science degree.  IVCC has partnerships in place with colleges and universsities for students wanting to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in the field, for example, Southern Illinois University with our 2+2 program or Northern Illinois University with our 3+1 program.

Hands On Training

We offer a state of the art facility with many styles of machine tools and up to date measuring systems.  All instructors have multiple years of academic and hands on industry experience.


IVCC tuition is just one-third to one-fourth the cost of state universities and far below most private institutions. An approximation of tuition and fees and cost comparison can be found on the IVCC website ( and (
Many scholarship opportunities are available through the IVCC Foundation
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