CNC Operator

14-credit Certificate

Discover what it takes for a career in manufacturing as it relates to machining and Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) manufacturing. Learn basic skills of machine tool operation (MTO), fundamentals of CNC, as well as related industrial math and blueprint reading skills.

Credits from this short-term certificate program may be applied toward the General Manufacturing AAS degree, the Machine Tool Operation technical diploma or the Tool and Die technical Diploma.

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 420-320 Machine Tool Operation 14  
 420-326 Machine Tool Theory I1  
 420-330 Industrial Blueprint Reading I2+ 
 420-316 CNC Machining Center Operation2 *
 804-107 College Mathematics3+*
 420-317 CNC Turning Center Operation2 *
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.