The Machining and CNC Program teaches blueprint reading, measurement, hand tool use, and machine tool operations. Students take metal and cut, drill, and shape it into useful components. The program also features training in machine tool and basic computer numerical control (CNC). The Basic Machining and CNC Certificate Program is accredited by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). Students may earn credentials through NIMS while in the program.
Machinist and operators with machining and CNC training are in high demand. Because of the fast-growing nature of industrial technology, those who have developed skills in machine shop operations are always in demand. Machine operators and machinists usually enjoy job security as well as good wages. Career opportunities for Basic Machining and CNC Technology include positions such as machine shop apprentice, tool room machinist apprentice, maintenance machinist, production machine operator, machinery sales and service, and CNC operator.
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