CNC Setup Technician Certificate

Career Certificate
Cost
$4,496*

Set up your future

Step into a new role in a high-tech manufacturing environment. This certificate builds and stacks on top of the Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) operator certificate—or you can start from scratch to earn both in one year. Enter the high-skilled, high-demand field of metalworking and machining.

Learn setup procedures common to manual and CNC machines. Cover these machines in-depth in a machine shop setting:

  • mills
  • lathes
  • waterjets

What can you do with a CNC Setup Technician certificate in Precision Machining Technology?

This certificate prepares you for the next level of technical difficulty for your career in precision machining. After your first semester (a.k.a. the CNC Operator certificate), you can begin working in industry, even as you earn this CNC Setup certificate.

Start with the CNC Operator certificate, add the CNC Setup Technician Certificate and then earn the CNC Programming certificate or the full Precision Machining Technology associate degree. Each certificate builds on the one before it. Also, certain classes have industry credentials embedded within them. These credentials are very attractive to employers.


NIMS-accredited

The CNC program is accredited by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) and national credentialing is available.  

When you complete certain courses, you will be able to take credentialing exams for a fee. Earn and learn as you go with stackable credentials. These prepare you for a job and advancement in the high-skilled, high-demand field of metalworking and machining.

Highlights

  • Accreditation

    Accredited by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills.
  • Stackable Credentials

    Earn and learn as you go with stackable credentials.
  • Apprenticeships Available

    Learn and earn through structured on-the-job training.
  • WIOA Program

  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Career Certificate

    Earn a career certificate in 1 year or less to refine your skills into an in-demand career.

Career Outlook

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A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    PMT 110 1
    PMT 112 3
    PMT 114 3
    EWE 120 1
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PMT 110
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PMT 112
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PMT 114
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code EWE 120
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    PMT 124 3
    PMT 126 3
    PMT 128 3
    PMT 129 3
    • Course Code PMT 124
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PMT 126
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PMT 128
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PMT 129
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours

22


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Precision Machining Technology at CLC

Get the bigger picture

A CNC Setup Technician certificate is just one possible way to study Precision Machining. Get the bigger picture—degrees, credentials and extra options.

View the Precision Machining Technology program overview

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*Cost includes tuition and other fees, including books and materials before financial aid is applied, such as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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