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

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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

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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

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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