31 Credits    DIP 3665/2459,  Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Degree Description

The diploma program consists of opportunities for students to work with multiple aspects of Machine Tool Technology including working with engineering drawings, CNC programming, lathe turning, vertical milling, grinding, and jig and fixtures. During this diploma program, learners will have the opportunity to receive national credentials from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS).

Campuses: Faribault and North Mankato

Program Start Dates: Fall and Spring Semester

Estimate for 31 credit program

Tuition is paid on a semester by semester basis and will vary depending on the courses and total credits you take.

Tuition and Fees: $6,350
Tools and Equipment: $450 - $1,350
Total Estimated Cost: $6,800 - $7,700 *

Compare the costs and you'll see that tuition at South Central College is much more affordable than other institutions.

*Based on 2022-23 tuition rates. Does not include extra expenses for online delivery, course fees, or course differental. Books, transportation, and living expenses also not included.

The course requirements listed below are specific to the current school year (noted above). If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (10 Courses)

Complete all of the following courses:


PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.