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Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 30
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

CNC operators make precision and intricate parts for many industries including medical, computer, aerospace and recreational industries. They use computer-operated machine tools following explicit specifications to produce components. These components are produced from many types of metals and other materials. CNC operators are skilled workers who can efficiently operate basic CNC machine tools. The successful CNC operator must also be able to read shop drawings and use precision measuring instruments and hand tools. They must have acquired enough knowledge and sound judgment to perform many machining operations. In addition, they should be capable of making mathematical calculations required for machining the required parts. Credits earned for this certificate may be combined with other certificates and courses to earn a diploma.

Program Locations

  • Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park 55445

Labor Market Information

  • Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machine Tool Programmers

  • Median wage: $24.67/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators

  • Median wage: $18.07/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Hennepin Technical College
Hennepin Technical College
9000 Brooklyn Blvd. Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 Local: (952) 995-1300 Email: