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Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Setup Technician

at Hennepin Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 17
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

CNC Setup Technicians run computer-controlled machine tools that produce highly precise parts used in many of the products we use on a daily basis. Setup Technicians may tend one machine or several at one time. Setup Technician duties vary from operating the machine to setup of cutting tools, fixtures, programs, and producing the complete part. The CNC Setup Technician Advanced Technical certificate builds upon the skills developed for the CNC Operator certificate with additional training in computer numerical control. Emphasis will be placed on basic programming, editing, and operation of CNC lathes and milling machines.

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