The computer numerical control (CNC) operations program focuses on the operation and setup of production CNC equipment. Students in this program will develop their skills in machining processes, including operation of the drill press, lathe, vertical and horizontal milling machine, surface grinder, CNC vertical machining center and turning center. Students learn the basics of transforming raw materials into finished parts in a production environment.

Career Outlook

Contact with several regional machine shops has indicated a strong desire to bring jobs back that had
been outsourced. Additionally, area industries have both expressed need for and provided input on training content making up the CNC operations certificate program.

Program Sequence

Download the program sheet for an example of the program sequence.

Gainful Employment

Gainful employment information for NSCC’s certificate programs can be found online, including the estimated cost of the program, average student loan debt and types of jobs available.