The Manufacturing Machine Operation Level 1 Certificate provides foundation skills needed for entry level employment as a computer numerical control (CNC) machine operator in a manufacturing facility. The certificate also prepares students to take certification exams offered by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). Students develop skills including manufacturing machine safety, measurement and blueprint reading, materials and product inspection, and statistical process control. Additionally, students perform machining operations such as drilling, tapping, boring, turning, and conventional milling and lathe work using various manual and CNC machine tools.
Graduates Are Prepared To
- Work as entry-level CNC machine operator
- Take certification tests offered by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
Representative Job Titles For Graduates
- CNC Operator
Graduate Starting Salary Projections
$24,000 – $56,000 annually
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of CNC operators is expected to increase by 19 percent through 2020.
Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites
- Certificate does not include co-op
Manufacturing Machine Operation Level 1 Certificate (MMOC1)
|MMC 105||Shop Math||1||0||1|
|MMO 111||Mechanical Plan Reading 1||2||0||2|
|MMO 120||Mechanical Machining||0||6||3|
|MMO 125||Introduction to CNC||1||2||2|
|XXX XXX Technical Elective||2||0||2|
|Technical Elective (minimum 2 credits required)|
& MMO 130
|OSHA General Industry Safety
and Statistical Process Control Fundamentals *
|MMC 110||MSSC Certified Production Technician Training||6|
Must complete both courses to earn credit for Technical Elective.