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CNC Machinist

Manufacturing Innovation

The Technical Diploma in CNC Machinery uses hands-on activities, creativity and problem-solving in the machine trades area of manufacturing to prepare students for employment in an entry level CNC machinist position. Students will learn the milling operations of machine tools found in the industry. Upon completion of the program students will be able to set up, operate and maintain a CNC milling machine.

  • Students who earn this diploma from the College of Menominee Nation have the opportunity to achieve national and state certifications, apply for apprenticeships, and enter employment as a CNC machinist in the machine industry.
  • Completion of this program does not substitute for an apprenticeship, but does offer the basic knowledge to begin working as an entry-level CNC machinist in the machine industry.

Credits

A CNC Machinist degree requires only 27-28 credits, and is earnable in two full-time semesters.

Job Security

Wisconsin ranks #1 in the nation for employment of CNC Tool Operators, with almost 14,000 employed as of May 2020. [1]

Tools Used

A CNC Machinist will learn how to use a pedestal grinder, conventional lathe, and much more.

Career Opportunities

Completion of this program offers the basic knowledge to begin working as an entry-level CNC machinist in the machine industry.

In addition to the Bureau of Labor Statistic's Standard Occupational Classification, or "SOC" Code, the following are examples of job titles that degree-holding individuals have gone on to attain.

Bureau of labor statistics soc code: 51-9161
Design Engineer Machine Operator
Maintenance Technician Mechanical Assembler
Mill Machinist Quality Control Inspector

Tuition Facts

Program length:
One year (Full-TIME)
$8,265 for tuition and fees
(Before 50% Tuition discount)
$922 for books and supplies (estimate)

Testimonials

Appolonia Gomez, Class of '21

“They said I could get through it in nine months, which I did [...] half the time, it didn’t even feel like I was in school. I was just doing what I like to do.”

“They said I could get through it in nine months, which I did[...]
Half the time, it didn’t even feel like I was in school. I was just doing what I like to do.”

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