CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) Precision Machining is a growing field requiring specific skills in working with metal. Precision machining creates very precise parts from various metals usually that will need to fit into other larger machines or products. This skill involves accuracy, measurements and math, some programming, ability to read schematics and understand what part is being created.
The CNC Precision Machining Apprenticeship is a three-year program in which students attend courses in shortened semesters of only 8-weeks in the fall and spring. The rest of the year the apprentice receives CNC machine training from a dedicated mentor at the hiring company.
Machinists completing this program will have earned an AAS degree in CNC Precision Machining, three NIMS credentials, a certification from the Department of Labor that they are fully qualified for their occupation, and three years of experience.
CNC Operators perform essential functions in manufacturing. They set up, operate, or tend lathe and turning machines to turn, bore, thread, form, or face metal or plastic materials, such as wire, rod or bar stock. This is a field of high demand, good pay, and excellent growth opportunities.
Salary Outlook: $37,982 to $68,949 (NOT a guarantee of salary, just an estimated outlook in this industry.)
Job Titles in CNC Precision Machining
Lathe & Turning Machine Tool Setter / Operator
Engine & Other Machine Assembler
Electronics Engineering Technician
Applications are being accepted for classes starting in August 2020
To Apply See Steps Below
Step 1 – Submit an Interest Form Click Here
Step 2 – Apply to Harper College Click Here
Step 3 – Take the placement test by visiting your Student Portal and click Testing.
Step 4 – Interview with companies interested in hiring an apprentice.