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CNC Programmer – Machine Technology

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
  • 71 credits
  • 2 Years
  • Delivery Method: On-Campus

Why Study CNC Programmer – Machine Technology at LSC?

The Lake Superior College machine tool lab in Duluth, MN offers students some of the nation’s most advanced CNC (computerized numerical control) equipment. All kinds of things are made with CNC technology – especially high tech equipment like: medical supplies, computers, airplanes. Our CNC machine programmer AAS degree is designed to prepare you to get a job as a CNC Machinist, CNC Programmer or CNC technician.

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  • LSC is my TOP CHOICEfor CNC Programmer – Machine Technology
    I have a four year degree. I worked at a job 25 years. I decided it was time to reinvent myself. Jay
    CNC Programmer – Machine Technology
  • LSC is my TOP CHOICEfor CNC Programmer – Machine Technology
    I love my job at IKONICS. My CNC degree from LSC trained me well for this always challenging, high-tech position as a CNC programmer. Matt Gildner
    Alum, CNC Programmer – Machine Technology
  • LSC is my TOP CHOICEfor Welding
    I loved the Lake Superior College welding program. It’s a great program, very hands-on. Nicole Okstad
    Alum, Welding

Career Information

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the MN Dept of Employment & Economic Development, and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to gather valuable career information such as wage reports, career outlook, job prospects, industry trends, and career opportunities. These tools are available to help empower students to make informed decisions about their educational and professional paths.

Below you will find the Career Field and Career Cluster that this program is related to. Learn more about if this career area fits your interests!

Is Manufacturing right for you?

Manufacturing workers work with products and equipment. You might design a new product, decide how the product will be made, or make the product. You might work on cars, computers, appliances, airplanes, or electronic devices.

Plan Your Education

The CNC Programmer – Machine Technology Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.

View approximate total tuition and fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

This program may be completed in 2 years if prerequisites are complete.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Write basic CAD (computer-aided design) / CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) programs to operate CNC metal working machines
  • Inspection and statistical process control
  • Do math calculations to solve shop problems
  • Interpret basic drawings and blueprints
  • Build basic machine parts and tools
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