Imagine having a large piece of metal that can be transformed into an intricate shape, perhaps a tool, or maybe a piece that will connect to form an operating motor. This can all be done with precision machining. You will work in teams to convert raw materials into durable goods by using computer numerical control (CNC) machines and various tools.
Successful completion of your hours makes you eligible to apply for graduation to receive your certificate of competency.
You may look forward to careers as a CNC Machinist, Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operator, Machinist, Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setter, Operator and Tender, Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setter, Operator, Tender. You also may take advantage of our career services to gain skills in interviewing, resume writing, looking for a job and other career guidance. Through these services you will be better prepared to complete successful interviews and attain employment.
You also may take advantage of career services to gain skills in interviewing, resume writing, looking for a job and other career guidance. Through these services you will be better prepared to complete successful interviews and attain employment.
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Clock Hour Program
Clock-based certificates are training programs that provide skills for quick entry into the workforce. The clock-hour programs have specific year-round start dates.
Central City Campus
Machine Operator, Machinist, Production Machinist**
Certificate of Competency - CNC Machinist: $6,583*
Certificate of Competency - Mill Operator: $1,455*^
Certificate of Competency - Lathe Operator: $1,455*^
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CNC Machinist (Day)
CNC Machinist (Night)
Manual Machinist (Day) (Pertains to students enrolled prior to June 30, 2017)
Manual Machinist (Night) (Pertains to students enrolled prior to June 30, 2017)
* Please note that these are only estimates. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs.
** For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, as well as wage and employment trend information.
^ Program is ineligible for financial aid.
The CNC/Precision Machining program has introduced two new certificates of competency in Mill and Lathe technologies. To learn more about the programs, for enrollment information or to see the new lab space at GateWay Community College-Central City Campus (1245 E. Buckeye Road in the A Building), call (602) 238-4350.