Learn more about this program at the Integrated Manufacturing Program Open House, October 7, 2021, 3-6 p.m.


The advanced machine production technologist AAS degree is designed to provide you an advanced manufacturing career pathway. The advanced machine production degree will prepare you for employment as a Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machine technologist. The program introduces CNC basic programming and operation of common CNC machine tools.

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Skills & Knowledge

  • Operate various metal working machines
  • Preform mathematical shop calculations
  • Write basic programs and operate CNC machine tools
  • Use CAD and CAM programs

Career Information

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Approximate total tuition & fees for MN residents to complete this degree. Starting Fall 2018, LSC will charge the same rates regardless of a student’s state of residence. Non-Minnesota residents will pay the same tuition rates as Minnesota residents.

Tuition & Fees

2 Years

The advanced machine production technologist degree may be completed in 2 years if prerequisites are complete.

Potential Career Opportunities

  • CNC machine operator
  • CNC machine programmer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Automated cutting machine operator

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Source: MN DEED website as of November 2016. Figures shown are median hourly wages rounded down to the nearest whole number.

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