CNC Production Specialist


Program Content:

The CNC Production Specialist Program prepares students for entry into the CNC machining industry. Studies include workplace safety and organization, job-related mathematics, basic blueprint information, metrology, the history of manufacturing and primary and secondary manufacturing processes, geometric dimension and tolerance, set up and operation of drill presses, CNC control panels, CNC machine systems, CNC lathe and mill operations, as well as maintenance and troubleshooting.

Program Length:

The CNC Production Specialist Program generally takes about 7.5 months (600 hours) to complete.

Industry Certifications/State Credentials:

  • CNC Production Specialist
  • NIMS Machining Level 1:
    • Drill Press Skills 1
    • Turning Operations: Turning Chucking Skills
    • Turning Between Centers
    • CNC Milling: Programming Setup & Operations
    • CNC Turning: Programming Setup & Operations
  • ASE Automobile/Light Truck Technician: Engine Repair (A1)
  • Mastercam Certified Programmer Mill Level 1 (CPgM1)
  • NIMS Machining Level 1:
    • Manual Milling Skills 1
    • Grinding Skills
    • CNC Turning: Operations
    • CNC Milling: Operations
  • Mastercam Associate Certification - Mill Design & Toolpaths

Obtainment Time Frame: In program

Entrance/Exit Requirements:

Reading, math, and language competencies are pre-assessed. The required basic skills grade levels are Reading-9, Math-10, and Language-9 and must be met prior to program completion.

Standard Occupations:

For specific occupation information, including wages, employment trends and more, visit the following links:

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal & Plastic

Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal & Plastic

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Course Campus Location(s):

North Port

Course Sequence:


Course #

Course Title




ICNC Production Technician I

300 hrs



CNC Production Technician II

300 hrs