Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator

Advanced Manufacturing

Through hands-on training, develop the basic skills necessary to operate computer numerical control (CNC) machines. You will also learn how to ensure quality, tolerance of parts, make adjustments and troubleshooting.

Award: Career Pathway Certificate
Credits: Noncredit
Locations: Cresco, Oelwein, Peosta

Paying for the Program


There are many options available for tuition savings. Contact the Admissions or Financial Aid office for more information.

You may qualify to earn a Career Pathway Certificate at no cost if you meet all eligibility requirements.

Register and pay tuition now for the next class offering or Apply for Tuition Assistance.

  • For Tuition Assistance contact NICC Business and Community Solutions to complete the following:
    • Tuition Assistance Program Application
    • CASAS Assessment
    • Interview with NICC staff
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Workforce Ready Soft Skills
Introduction to CNC (MFG:182)
Total Hours - 148

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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Child Care Assistance

In partnership with Greater Dubuque Development Corporation and Opportunity Dubuque, the College will provide child care assistance at no cost to those who qualify while students are in class for this program. Also, full-time employed graduates from this program may qualify for additional child care support for up to 12 months at a licensed or registered child care provider. Child care services are available in the Dubuque and Peosta areas only.

Graduates of this Career Pathway Certificate program may enter the workforce or transfer course credit into the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist Technician diploma program. For a listing of courses and how they transfer, visit the Credit for Prior Learning page and select "Credit for Northeast Iowa Community College Non-Credit Coursework" to see the "Non Credit to Credit Course Matrix."