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CNC Machine Tool Operation

31-444-1 Technical Diploma (one-year)
Campus: Rice Lake

Production. Machining. Operation.

In the CNC Machine Tool Operation program, students learn the skills to set up and operate manual and computer numerically-controlled (CNC) machine tools and to measure and inspect parts for accuracy. Additionally, students learn to use computer-aided drafting (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software programs to design and machine parts. Skilled machine tool operators work in tool rooms, job shops, CNC production facilities, and in modern manufacturing companies. Successful graduates have many opportunities to advance in their careers as they gain additional experience and training.

Career Pathway Options

A career pathway is a series of connected education and training strategies and support services that enable individuals to secure stackable industry relevant credentials and obtain employment within an occupational area and advance to higher levels of future education and employment in that area. The CNC Machine Tool Operation one-year technical diploma includes two embedded short-term technical diplomas as documented below:

Admission Requirements

Students in this program must:

Mechanical. Detailed. Team Player.

Students should strive to reach a comfort level in the following courses or skills:

Demand high for employees in manufacturing

Student Profile

When students enter this program, they should be able to:

Program Outcomes

Employers will expect CNC Machine Tool Operation graduates to be able to:

Program Costs

The estimated total program cost for the one-year CNC Machine Tool Operation program is approximately $5,500. This program is eligible for financial aid. View more information on program and costs.