Computer Numberically Controlled (CNC) Machinists develop programs to control machining or processing of metal or plastic parts by automatic machine tools, equipment, or systems. Being logical and solutions-oriented are assets in this profession. Learn more about this career.
A certificate program in industrial machining is available. Students are strongly encouraged to pursue the Industrial Technology Associate of Applied Science degree in which they can select machine tools as their area of concentration. The degree results in a well-prepared graduate with hands-on education in the major areas of manufacturing: machinery maintenance and automation, welding, CNC machining, and computer-aided drafting.
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