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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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Career Information

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

Program Guide

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

Tuition and Fees

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

Skills & Knowledge

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

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    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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