CNC Operator Level I Certificate

The CNC Operator Level I Certificate* prepares you with the introductory skills to operate CNC lathes and mills used to produce precision parts and assemblies. You'll gain hands-on experience working with CNC lathes and mills while working in a machine shop environment.

Stackable MCC certificates in this program include:
Manual Machining Certificate > CNC Operator Level I Certificate > CNC Operator Level II Certificate > CNC Programmer Certificate building up to the Precision Machining AAS

* CNC Operator Level I Certificate available pending Illinois Community College Board and Illinois Board of Higher Education approval

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

(in-district) Total Amount: $2,700.5

Credit Hours to Complete: 18

Weeks to Complete: 32


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What you need to know about getting your CNC Operator Level I Certificate (CIP 48.051)

Total CNC Operator Level I Certificate Costs
Cost in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $2,187 $5,924.7 $8,329.14 $8,329.14
Additional Costs $513.5 $513.5 $513.5 $513.5
Program Total $2,700.5 $6,438.2 $8,842.64 $8,842.64

What makes MCC's CNC Operator Level I Certificate program better than, or distinct from, similar programs at other institutions?

  • Classwork is focused on providing hands-on experience with the tools, equipment, and software used in the industry.
  • The curriculum was developed with input from our industry partners to teach you the skills that matter to them.
  • You’ll learn from faculty with industry experience.

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

  • Turn your classroom knowledge into real-world skills through internships with local industry partners.
  • Guest speakers and workplace tours connect you to employers and provide insight into what it is like to work in the industry.
  • Faculty with industry experience help you explore career paths and be better prepared to enter the workforce.

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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.