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Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technician

at Hennepin Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 72
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

CNC Technicians are machinists with additional skills in programming, setup and operating computer driven machine tools. Most high-tech products including computers, aircraft and medical devices use precision components made on CNC machine tools. The CNC Technician relies on a strong background of machining skills. This includes the understanding of machines, tooling, blueprints, and additional methods used to produce and inspect a part. After determining the best manufacturing strategies and selecting tools, a CNC program is developed. CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) software is many times used to assist in developing the CNC program.

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: info@hennepintech.edu