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Academic Year: 2021-2022

CNC Machinist Technical Diploma

Program Code 314201

In the one-year CNC Machinist program, you learn to operate machine tools such as engine lathes, milling machines, drill presses, and computer numerical controlled machines. Upon graduation, you have the skills needed to become a CNC operator, machine set-up operator, machine tool operator, machinist, and maintenance mechanic. You may also choose to further your career options by continuing with the second-year of the CNC Technician program.


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Green Bay


Requirements for Program Entry

  • Completed application.
  • High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
  • Students should have mastered basic math skills (whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents and measurements).
  • To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
Curriculum: Students following the study plan below will complete the CNC Machinist technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.
First Semester
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Second Semester
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Curriculum Note: The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

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