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CNC and Advanced Manufacturing Degree

1540 Northway Drive St. Cloud, Minnesota

About the program

A CNC and Advanced Machining degree from SCTCC prepares students to shape metal and other hard materials with exactness. Students will gain skills to read blueprints and written instructions to convert various materials in intricate, precise, usable parts.

By using machine tools such as lathes, mills, grinder, drill-presses, computer, and computerized numerical control (CNC) machines, graduates will be ready for the expanding workforce as a machine operator, machinist, or tool and die or mold-maker apprentice.

Skills Acquired

  • Demonstrates problem-solving ability
  • Attends tool shows and metalworking exhibitions when possible
  • Reads trade journals and magazines for professional growth
  • Read blueprints and written instructions
  • Select proper machinery, materials, and tools
  • Gain proficiency with machine tools such as lathes, mills, grinders, drill-presses, computers, and computerized numerical control (CNC) machines
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Degree Type
Associates Degree
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Length of Program
2 Years
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