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Student in machine tool technology class

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator


Learn fundamental skills in machine shop operations, including CNC operation, positioning and coordinate systems, and finished part inspection. This certificate program incorporates theory and hand-on learning techniques to prepare students for entry-level positions in factories and machine shops.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible:  Yes


Downtown Campus

Contact Information

Applied Technology Division
Dean: 520.206.7134
Lead Faculty: 520.206.7139
Program Advisor: 520.206.7240
Information Sessions


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Machinist (Entry) $42,540
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators (Entry) $40,394
Metal & Plastic Workers (Entry) $38,600

Academic Options

Take classes toward earning the Machining Inspection & Quality Assurance certificate or the Machine Tool Technology AAS program

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