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Machine Tool Operation - CNC

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

Production. Machining. Operation.

In the Machine Tool Operation - CNC 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

Career Pathways connect progressive levels of coursework to allow students to build upon their education. Each step in the pathway connects with employment options and provides the opportunity for advancement to higher levels. The Machine Tool Operation - CNC program includes the following pathway options:

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 Machine Tool Operation - CNC graduates to be able to:

Program Costs

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