Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist Technician

Advanced Manufacturing

You will graduate with the high-level skills required to be an in-demand Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinist. Machinists work collaboratively with engineers, perform CNC set-up, programming, coding and operation. Train, with one-on-one guidance from your instructor, on the industry's best CNC turning stations and machines, as well as gain comprehensive experience using manual machining equipment, such as lathes, mills and grinders. You will be able to use CAD/CAM software skills to create parts and develop blueprints for your manufacturing team. As a graduate you may also qualify for an Apprenticeship with your employer-sponsor.

If you enjoy working with your hands and producing quality parts and products, you will be a perfect fit for this program. Graduates are in-demand globally for their technical, programming and quality control skills.

Award: Diploma
Credits: 46
Locations: Peosta
Entry: Fall

Paying for the Program

$9,614*
Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $10,718*
Program Supplies: $645 - 1,645

Financial Aid Info

Career Outlook

$42,562

Estimated annual salary for Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist Technician graduates represents median annual wage from EMSI's Analyst, Career Coach and Institutional Research data.

Potential Careers

  • CNC Operator
  • CNC Machinist
  • CNC Programmer
  • Tool and Die Maker
  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
  3. Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment for course placement. Assessments may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, or SAT® test scores. Reading and writing scores are valid for three years, and math scores are valid for two years. 
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Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship

Students enrolled in a CNC program may receive the Gene Haas Scholarship that consists of a full set of tools provided through the support of the Gene Haas Foundation.

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The CNC Machinist Technician program maintains formal articulation agreements with the institutions listed below. Students are encouraged to speak with their transfer college or university to verify that their planned courses at NICC will meet necessary requirements. Learn more about transferring from NICC.

Taylor Reth

Taylor Reth
CNC Instructor

  • Email: retht@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2419
  • Location: Peosta