CNC Machine Operator

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in CNC Machine Operator prepares students for employment as entry level operators and technicians in the manufacturing industry. The program provides applied skills in the operation of manual/Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machines for current and future needs of the manufacturing industry. Certificates of Completion (CCLs) in CNC Machining I and CNC Machining II and an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Manufacturing Production Technology are also available.


Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
CNC Machine Operator (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total credits required
Effective Term
Fall 2020

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

What You'll Learn
  • Perform basic preventive maintenance checks on Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment. (MPT130, MPT130MP)
  • Safely start up, operate and power down Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment. (MPT130, MPT130MP)
  • Use a fundamental understanding of technical documentation to safely monitor CNC equipment. (MPT130, MPT130MP)
  • Appropriately use tool and work holding devices. (MPT130, MPT130MP)
  • Demonstrate the ability to set a tool compensation including height, length, diameter, and wear. (MPT130, MPT130MP)
  • Use appropriate devices to confirm a part's compliance. (MPT130, MPT130MP)
  • Use a fundamental understanding of program code to properly operate a CNC machine. (MPT130, MPT130MP)
  • Effectively document work. (MPT130, MPT130MP)
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
MPT130CNC Machine Operator (6) OR
MPT130MPCNC Machine Operator (6)6

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