Source: MN DEED website as of November 2016. Figures shown are median hourly wages rounded down to the nearest whole number.
The machine production technologist diploma is designed to provide you an entry level career pathway in advanced manufacturing. The machine production degree will prepare you for employment as a Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machine operator. The program introduces CNC basic programming and operation of common CNC machine tools.
This degree is part of the Minnesota Advanced Manufacturing Partnership – MnAMP.View Catalog or Request Info
Skills & Knowledge
- Interpret engineering drawings and prints
- Write basic programs and operate CNC machine tools
- Use basic CAD and CAM programs
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.
The machine production technologist degree may be completed in 1 year if prerequisites are complete.
Potential Career Opportunities
- CNC machine operator
- CNC machinist
- CNC lathe operator
- CNC set up technician
- Automated cutting machine operator