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About the program

The CNC (Computer Numeric Controlled) Machine Tool program at Minnesota State College Southeast in Winona offers the training and education you'll need for a rewarding career in the field of precision computerized machining and manufacturing.

Our program is based on the philosophy that hands-on is the best way to learn machining and die making. The CNC Machine Tool program teaches the high level of technically advanced machining that modern industry requires.

In CNC Machine Tool (also known as tool and die), you will learn the fundamentals of precision machining by working with engineering drawings, CAD/CAM software, computer controlled mills, lathes, and EDM machines. We emphasize learning the basic skills in machining technology and progressing to the development of advanced CNC machining and programming skills.

The 2-year, 58-credit diploma in CNC Machine Tool includes intensive coursework in:

  • Blueprint reading
  • Precision measuring and gauging
  • Setup, operation, and troubleshooting both computer and manual machines
  • Manufacturing components to specifications
  • Completing inspection reports on all components
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