CNC Machinist (Machine Tool)

Program Description

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CNC Machinists work in machine shops, tool rooms or factories to set up and operate machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments and tools. The CNC Machinist (Machine Tool) program gives you a solid foundation of machining plus personal attention to allow you to learn at your own pace. Through hands-on experience and opportunities to work on team projects, you will learn everything you need to know in order to work in the metals manufacturing and processes industry.

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  • You can start our CNC Machinist Program at 2 times every year: Fall Semester (August) and Spring Semester (January)
  • You will receive hands-on instruction and personal attention from certified instructors.
  • The program boasts a 98% placement rate.
  • Our classroom work spaces are designed similarly to the work spaces you will encounter on the job to provide relevant training so you can get to work seamlessly after you graduate.

Program Details

Occupational Outlook

Job opportunities are expected to be good for machinists. As of September 2014, CareerWISE (formerly forecasts an above average projected growth for machinists, computer-controlled machine tool operators and CNC machine tool programmers. Nearly all graduates from this program find work in the field. 

Potential Job Titles

  • CNC Programmer
  • CNC Set-up/Operator
  • Machine Operator
  • Manual Machinist
  • Toolmaker
  • Prototype Machinist

Where You Could Work

  • Medical and biotechnology manufacturers
  • Prototype and tool-making manufacturers
  • Parts-production
  • Parts-repair facilities