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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.

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Skills & Knowledge

  • Interpret engineering drawings and prints
  • Write basic programs and operate CNC machine tools
  • Use basic CAD and CAM programs

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

Career Information

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Find out what your interests and strengths are with this 10-minute online assessment. Then see what careers and programs at Lake Superior College may line up with them!
Learn more about this program at the Integrated Manufacturing Program Open House


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

1 Year

The machine production technologist degree may be completed in 1 year if prerequisites are complete.

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Potential Career Opportunities

  • CNC machine operator
  • CNC machinist
  • CNC lathe operator
  • CNC set up technician
  • 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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