Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technician
- Award: Associate in Applied Science
- Credits: 72
- Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
- 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.
- Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park 55445