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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: 520.206.7018
Information Sessions

Program Information

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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

Program Requirement 2020-2021

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
CAD 117 Print Reading with CAD for Manufacturing 4
CAD 172 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
GTM 105 Applied Technical Mathematics 3
MAC 100 Introduction to Machine Tool 3
MAC 125 Inspection Quality Assurance 4
MAC 150 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Mill Programming I 4
MAC 155 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Mill Programming II 4
MAC 160 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Lathe Programming 4
Total 29

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: CRTCNO/CNO
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