CNC Machining Certificate

Earn your CNC Machining Certificate and learn skills that are directly applicable in the operation of computer-controlled machines performing one or more machine functions on metal or plastic workpieces. Become familiar with Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) programming using G codes and conversational programming.

CNC Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic develop programs to control machining or processing of metal or plastic parts by automatic machine tools, equipment, or systems. Job titles include CNC programmer, process engineer, programmer, project engineer, software engineer, welding engineer, CAD/CAM programmer.

Contact (815) 479-7521 with specific questions about this program.

(in-district) Total Amount: $2,720

Credit Hours to Complete: 18

Weeks to Complete: 64


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Total CNC Machining Certificate Costs
Cost in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $2,007 $6,494 $8,504 $8,504
Additional Costs $713 $713 $713 $713
Program Total $2,720 $7,207 $9,217 $9,217

What makes MCC's CNC Machining Certificate program better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?

Typical jobs:

  • CNC Operator
  • CNC Machinist
  • CNC Lathe Operator
  • CNC Mill Operator
  • CNC Set-Up Technician

How will MCC's CNC Machining Certificate program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

See additional information about international student costs.