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It’s been said that a machinist is to metal as a woodcarver is to wood. Machinist’s cut parts from metal or plastic and uniquely fit them by hand. A manual machinist differs from a CNC (computerized numerical control) programmer. CNC programmers manufacture many identical parts. Manual machinists produce custom parts in limited quantities using mills, lathes and other manually operated tools. Interested? Get your manual machinist certificate at Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN and get to work!

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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 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

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 next Integrated Manufacturing Program Open House

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