Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator

Advanced Manufacturing

The Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator Career Pathway Certificate program stresses principles of interpreting manufacturing part blueprints and the use of basic measuring tools. The program will teach proper use of CNC mills and lathes, safely setting tool and fixture offsets and use of verified programs to complete part projects on machinery. You will also be introduced to G and M code programming for 2-axis CNC lathes and 3-axis CNC mills.

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

Paying for the Program

$2,389*

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

Career Outlook

$22,318 - 56,662

Estimated annual salary range for Advanced Manufacturing graduates based on EMSI. Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations ​within a 100-mile radius from the center distance between Calmar and Peosta Campuses.

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Course
OSHA 10
Introduction to Precision Measurement and Inspection Fundamentals
Manufacturing Print Reading Module II
Basic CNC Mill Operation
Basic CNC Lathe Operation
Intro to CNC Mill Programming
Intro to CNC Lathe Programming
Total Hours - 148 hours

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 transfer webpage and select "Credit for NICC non-credit coursework."

Jordan O'Connell

Jordan O'Connell
Success Model Coordinator

  • Email: oconnellj@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 3137
  • Location: Dubuque
Kyra Bellrichard

Kyra Bellrichard
Director of Career Pathway Certificates and Open Enrollment, Business & Community Solutions (BCS)

  • Email: bellrichardk@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 1380
  • Location: Calmar