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Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator

Award: Career Pathway Certificate

Overview:

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.

This program will be delivered and assessed in the order listed below:

CourseHours
*Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Quality Practices and Measurement, Soft Skills
Completion requires passing MSSC exam.
40 hours
Basic CNC Mill Operation 20 hours
Basic CNC Lathe Operation 20 hours
Intro to CNC Mill Programming 16 hours
Intro to CNC Lathe Programming 16 hours
CNC Programming Lab 24 hours
Total Hours 136 hours

Seven (7) credits from the CNC Operator Career Pathway Certificate are transferable into the NICC Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist Technician diploma program. In order to earn NICC credit for Career Pathway Certificate coursework, students must earn a minimum grade of C-.

*Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system based upon industry-defined and federally endorsed national standards and is the gold standard for front-line industrial training.

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator

It is easy to apply to the CNC Operator Career Pathway Certificate program! Simply follow the steps below to complete the application and assessment process. 

Step 1: Attend a Jobs with a Future Event

Register to attend a Jobs with a Future event. You will learn about in-demand careers in advanced manufacturing, earning potential and local employment and training options to get started in your career. Some events include networking sessions with industry leaders.

If you plan to enroll in a Career Pathway Certificate, attendance at a Jobs with a Future event is mandatory.

SessionDate & TimeLocationCall to Register
Jobs with a Future: Advanced Manufacturing June 20, 2015
10 a.m.
Town Clock Business Center, Dubuque 563.557.8271, ext. 380
Jobs with a Future: Advanced Manufacturing Oct. 7, 2015
5:30 p.m
Town Clock Business Center, Dubuque 563.557.8271, ext. 380

Step 2: Application and Assessment

There is no fee to apply, and applications are available at a Jobs with a Future event. Applicants to this program are required to complete an admission assessment, the National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC). Assessment is offered at Iowa Workforce Development Offices in Dubuque and Decorah. Please bring your application to the assessment.

Step 3:  Interview

Interview with business and project team leaders for acceptance to the Career Pathway Certificate program!

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

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator

Graduates of this Career Pathway Certificate program may enter the workforce or transfer credit into the NICC Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist Technician program. Course transfer information is listed in the chart below.

Career Pathway Course

Equivalent Diploma Course

Transfer
Credit Hours

*MSSC Quality Practices and Measurement and Soft Skills | 40 hours MFG:126 MSSC Quality Practices and Measurement 2
Basic CNC Mill Operation | 20 hours MFG:293 Basic CNC Mill Operation 1
Basic CNC Lathe Operation | 20 hours MFG:295 Basic CNC Lathe Operation 1
Intro to CNC Mill Programming | 16 hours MFG:345 Intro to CNC Mill Programming   1
Intro to CNC Lathe Programming | 16 hours MFG:344 Intro to CNC Lathe Programming 1
CNC Programming Lab | 24 hours MFG:346 CNC Programming Lab   1
136 contact hours 128 contact hours 7 credits total

*Completion requires passing MSSC test.

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator

Entry-level to Median Salary Range*

$28,851-$33,587

Estimated Annual Statewide Openings*

85

Estimated Annual Statewide Growth Rate*

3.2%

Employment Sponsors

Dubuque

    • AY McDonald
    • Berry Plastics
    • Bodine Electric Company
    • Bradley Iron Works
    • Decker Precision Machining, Inc.
    • Dubuque Screw Products
    • Dyersville Die Cast
    • EIMCo.
    • Energy Manufacturing Company
    • FarmTek
    • Giese Companies
    • Grove Tools, Inc.
    • Mi-T-M
    • Morrison Brothers
    • Premier Tooling & Manufacturing
    • Schieffer Co. International L.C.
    • Uelner Precision Tools & Dies
    • Unison Solutions
    • Universal Tank and Fabrication
    • Webber Metal Products Inc.

Cresco

    • Alum-Line
    • Featherlite

Manchester

    • Paladin Construction Group (Bradco),
    • Henderson Products Inc.
    • XL Specialized Trailers
    • EIP Manufacturing

 Oelwein

    • Ashley Industrial Molding
    • Blessing Industries
    • Quality Plus Manufacturing
    • Transco Railway Products

*Iowa Workforce Development Data