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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.

We emphasize learning the basic skills in machining technology and progressing to the development of advanced CNC machining and programming skills. In just one year, you can earn a 31-credit diploma in Precision Machining that covers the fundamentals of:

  • Basic machine shop theory
  • Blueprint reading
  • Precision measuring and gauging
  • Setup, operation, and troubleshooting both computer and manual machines
  • CNC machine operation
  • CAD (computer aided design)

With a diploma in Precision Machining, you'll be ready to enter the workforce with valuable skills right away!

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