Our online Apprentice Tool Maker certificate program ensures students are prepared to master the art of creating aerospace tooling within the workplace in just 2.5 months. 


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2.5 months

Program Length





What does an Apprentice Tool Maker do?

An Apprentice Tool Maker creates aerospace tools. They analyze specifications, lay out metal stock, set up and operate machine tools, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, and gauges.

Where does an Apprentice Tool Maker work?

Apprentice Tool Makers can work in a number of varying industries including (but not limited to):

  • Air transport
  • Aircraft parts manufacturing
  • Guided missiles, space vehicles, and parts
  • Satellite communications
  • Search, detection, and navigation guidance
  • Space research and technology

Apprentice Tool Maker


Apprentice Tool Makers, also known as Tool and Die Makers, made an average salary of $57,000 in 2021, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The salary range for this position is between $36,900 and $77,240. The pay of apprentices is tied explicitly to their skill level. This means that as they reach performance levels, their pay increases to reflect that.

Skills Groups Covered

Graduates of our certificate program are prepared to take on any industry in which they wish to work as Apprentice Tool Makers. We ensure our students are prepared to find a job by including modules focusing on searching for a job and resume crafting.

Our programs cover nearly every aspect of manufacturing that you’ll run into as an Apprentice Tool Maker.

Some of the aspects you’ll cover are:

  • Safety (including personal protective equipment, hazardous material, tool and machines, workplace and electrical and fire safety)
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Precision Measurement
  • Attribute Gauges
  • Power Tools
  • Threads, Taps and Dies
  • Tooling Capstone Project
  • Technical Writing

Apprentice Tool Maker Job Possibilities

Apprentice Tool Maker

$36,900 - $77,240


Apprentice Tool Maker Payment Options

In addition to the following payment options, we offer special corporate volume pricing. Visit the Corporate page for details.

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option. 



Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds. 


Pay for your training with an education loan through Sallie Mae or Meritize.

Complete the course registration process to reserve your seat using one of these options.


Many employers have education programs or will pay for continued education! Select "Corporate Invoice" if you need an invoice to process payment through company training tuition assistance/reimbursement plans. 


Download the free brochure below to your HR representative or manager and show them the benefits of gaining additional education!

Apply for a workforce grant through NCWorks and get all or part of your training paid for! Complete the course registration process on this site to reserve your seat. Select “NCWorks Grant” as your payment option. 

Please note: This option is available to students in Guilford County only.

Do you need help paying for your certification program?

Many employers offer education assistance programs. Download the brochures to show your employer the benefit of upskilling their employees.

Apprentice Tool Maker Certification

Graduates have the opportunity to earn a nationally-recognized certification from SpaceTEC®.


SpaceTEC® is a National Science Foundation assessment and testing center and is the nation’s leader in developing and administering third-party credentialing processes that validate the nation’s technical workforce.

Meet Your Workforce Training Specialist

Kelly is your Workforce Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand the program, payment options and succeed! Get in touch with Kelly to learn more about the program, Greensboro College and how to achieve your workforce development goals!


This training program takes 2.5 months to complete assuming you’re completing three modules per day.

No. This program is offered through Greensboro College, but does not count for college credit.

A high-school diploma or equivalent is required.

Connect with a Workforce Training Specialist today! Ready to begin your career journey or have more questions?