CNC and Advanced Machining

Machine tool

Degrees and Certificates

Why Choose This Program

The smallest component on microscopic surgical instruments is barely visible to the human eye. But the highly skilled machine tool technician knows it’s there and of the quality that life saving surgical treatments demand.

Whether creating microscopic surgical blades or larger, complex fasteners, graduates of the Machine Tool Technology program know how to shape metal and other rigid materials with precision.

CNC and Advanced Machining is a large and expanding occupational field that offers unlimited opportunities as a machine operator, machinist, or a tool and die or mold-maker apprentice. Graduates can expand to areas such as tool making, precision machining, setup specialist, inspection work, machining technician, and CNC machining including Swiss CNC turning technology.

Shape your future. Earn your CNC and Advanced Machining degree.

Skills Acquired

  • Setup and milling operations on Bridgeports
  • Setup and turning operations on Lathes
  • G & M code programming for CNC machines
  • CAM designing and programming software
  • CNC setup and operation
  • Multi-axis CNC Machining and Turning center programming/setup and operation
2015 Placement Rate
Central MN Average Hourly Wage

Career Choices

Types of Careers

  • Machinist:  Manual and CNC
  • Toolmaker
  • Moldmaker
  • CNC Operator
  • CNC Setup
  • CNC programming
  • Quality inspector


Bemidji State University – 2 + 2 articulation
Minnesota State University Moorhead – 2 + 2 articulation

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