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    cnc set-up/operator certificate


      Program Number: 97-444-1
      School Year: 2019-2020
      Campus: West Bend
      This program is NOT eligible for financial aid

      Program Description

      In a manufacturing environment where machines do much of the labor, the human touch is needed to ensure consistent productivity and high quality of goods. Computer numerical controlled (CNC) equipment operators handle the initial startup of a program, maintain quality control of the parts being machined and troubleshoot CNC machine tools when necessary.

      Moraine Park's CNC Set-Up/Operator Certificate is designed for individuals who have limited or no manufactuirng background in the setup and operation of CNC equipment. This certificate covers how to perform:

      • Operation of machine tools
      • Computer operations
      • Entry-level CNC programming
      • CNC setup
      • CNC operation
      • Industrial trades math
      • Blueprint reading
      • Use of precision measuring equipment

      Tools And Equipment

      Students must purchase tool kits for this program.

      Approximate Costs

      • $134.20 per credit (resident)
      • $201.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
      • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
      • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

      Career Opportunities

      • Graduates of the CNC Set-Up/Operator Certificate are encouraged to continue their formal training; Moraine Park offers a two-year CNC/Tool and Die Technologies technical diploma program. All courses of the certificate are transferable into the technical diploma program. Graduates of the certificate can find employment in machine shops, metal fabrication, tool and die shops, furniture and wood product manufacturers, and plastics manufacturers.

      Admission Process

      Visit the Admissions Page for details


      Semester 1
      103-159Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
      439-3992D CAD Mold and Die Print Reading2
      444-302CNC Controls2
      444-307Basic Machining3
      444-308Manual Manufacturing3
      444-350Basic Programming3
      804-360Occupational Mathematics 12
      Semester 2
      444-340Beginning CAM - Mastercam2
      444-355CNC Machining Center Programming2
      444-365CNC Machining Center Operation2
      804-361Occupational Mathematics 22
      Total Credits24

      Program Guide

      For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.

      Transfer Opportunities

      Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

      Additional Information

      *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

      For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.