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Machine Operator (Right Skills Now)

at Saint Paul College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 18
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIOA Certified

About this Program

The Right Skills Now (for Manufacturing) certificate is designed to provide training in the following areas: Job planning, benchwork, materials, manual milling, manual turning, blue print reading, CNC milling and CNC turning. This program was designed to address the current shortage of CNC operators. Graduates from this program are prepared to enter the industry as entry-level manual and CNC machine tool production operators with minimum skills.

The Right Skills Now (for Manufacturing) certificate will introduce manufacturing workplace safety, blueprint reading, general manufacturing processes, basic production manual machining skills, and introduction to operations.

The curriculum closely aligns with standards set forth by the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS). Students may choose to apply these credits towards a Machine Tool Diploma. The additional coursework will enhance the students´┐Ż communication, mathematics, machining, CAD/ CAM, and critical thinking skills.

Program Locations

  • Saint Paul College 55102
Saint Paul College
235 Marshall Ave. Saint Paul, MN 55102 Toll-Free: (800) 227-6029 Local: (651) 846-1600 Email:

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