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Computer Numeric Control Technician

Computer Numeric Control Technician
Technical Diploma
55 Credits
Advanced Manufacturing Training Center (Milton)

Flexible Learning Options

Numerous classes in this program are offered in one or more of these formats. Learn more.

What You’ll Learn

“Do not rule out working with your hands, it does not preclude using your head.” — Andy Rooney

Experience a “hands-on” approach to learning with BTC’s CNC Technician program. Developed using the National Institute of Metalworking Standards (NIMS) and National Tooling and Machining Association standards, you will receive a broad technical background in both job-shop and production machining. Plus, you’ll spend your time learning in a practical setting at the new Advanced Manufacturing Training Center, a state-of-the-art facility that will give you a leg up in a field that is in need of skilled technicians.

Using the CNC and CAM software and equipment, including a four-axis machining center, you will learn to select the proper tools and fixtures required to machine parts. Your training will make you proficient in metal machining operations and planning procedures, and you’ll be able to demonstrate practical machining techniques in accordance with engineering drawing specifications. Topics of study include Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming; Computer Assisted Manufacturing (CAM) software; precision measuring devices including a CMM; precision CNC mills, and precision CNC turning; blueprint reading; and applied shop mathematics.

Estimated Program Costs & Potential Earnings

Average Wage

$37,978

*based on WTCS Outcomes Report for 2017 Graduates

Potential Careers

CNC Technician
CNC Programmer
CNC Machinist
CNC Operator
Machine Tool Operator


Career Pathway

Previous education and work experience could qualify for Credit for Prior Learning saving you time and money. Find out more about what may apply to this program.
Computer Numeric Control Technician
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