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Automated Machining (CNC)

Certificate - 16 credits
Delivery Method: On-Campus


Are you a machinist looking to develop your career with advanced training? You are in the right place! Improve your CNC machine (computerized numerical control machines) skills using the latest fully-automated machine tools available today in our CNC machine tool lab. The CNC machines are set up to introduce you to lights-out manufacturing processes. CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) will also be used to create programs for these machines. Enroll in the automated machining certificate at Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN today!

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Career Information

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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 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 1 year if prerequisites are complete.

Program Report

Skills & Knowledge

  • Manufacture mating parts and assemblies
  • Use milling fixtures
  • Machine compound angles
  • Design and build jigs & fixtures
  • Inspect products for quality


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