• CNC Machining Center Production


    Program Description

    The CNC Machining Center Production Technician Career Program prepares you for an entry-level position as a CNC machine operator.

    Computer numerical control (CNC) machining center technicians transform raw materials into finished products used in commercial, automotive, medical, and aerospace products. CNC machining center production technicians produce parts that range from simple bolts of steel to titanium bone screws for orthopedic implants.

    CNC machining center technicians work from blueprints, or computer-aided design (CAD), and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) files. They set up and operate CNC machine tools and monitor the feed and speed of machines and measure, examine, and test completed products for defects.

    Income Opportunity

    Employment of CNC machinists are projected to grow 7 percent from 2012 to 2022.

    Salaries for CNC Machining Center Production Technicians ranges from $25,000 to $57,750. *

    *Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2016.

    O*NET job code: 51-4011.00

    Hiring Industries

    –        Aerospace

    –        Automotive

    –        Consumer products

    –        Electrical equipment

    –        Marine

    –        Medical devices

    –        Military

    In this Career Program, you learn

    • Study skills
    • CNC machining skills
    • Math skills
    • Safety skills
    • Engineering drawing skills
    • Measurement tools skills
    • Materials skills
    • Cutting tools skills
    • Career building skills