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CNC Production Specialist




Program Content:

The CNC Production Specialist Program provides a foundation of technical knowledge in the study of machining and manufacturing techniques. The course also provides students with an end goal of gaining proficiency in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operation/Machining at a Machinist Setup Operator level. We teach to the FL-DOE standards for CNC Production Specialist #J200300.

The mission of the CNC Production Specialist Program is to prepare students for employment as entry level CNC Operators, CNC Machinists, CNC Setup Operators, and CNC Machine Shop Operators.

Program Length:

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

Industry Certifications/State Credentials:

  • NIMS Machining Level 1:
    • Materials Measurement & Safety
    • Drill Press Skills 1
    • CNC Mill Operations
    • CNC Lathe Operations
    • CNC Millling: Programming Setup & Operations
    • CNC Turning: Programming Setup & Operations
  • Cad/Cam Programming Certifications
    • Autodesk Certified User - Fusion 360
    • Mastercam Associate Certification - Mill Design & Toolpaths
    • NIMS Cam Milling 1

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

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Course Sequence:


Course #

Course Title




CNC Production Technician I

300 hrs



CNC Production Technician II

300 hrs