The Manufacturing Machine Operation Level 2 Certificate provides advanced skills training in programming of computerized numerical control (CNC) equipment, using simulators and live operation of a CNC Machining Center and CNC Lathe.

This certificate is designed for machine operators, machinists, programmers, engineers, and supervisors.

Students who complete the Level 2 certificate gain understanding of how to use CNC programs to develop parts in compliance with industry plans, specifications, and standards. Additionally, students inspect and evaluate parts and materials to meet design specifications.



Career Outlook

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Work as entry-level CNC machine operator
  • Take certification tests offered by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

Graduate Employment Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of CNC operators is expected to increase by 19 percent through 2020.

$24,000 – $56,000 annually

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Education Options

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Site

  • Certificate does not include co-op




Effective 2023-2024 academic year

Manufacturing Machine Operation Level 2 Certificate (MMOC2)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
MMO 112 Mechanical Plan Reading 2 2 0 2
MMO 135 CNC Programming Fundamentals 2 2 3
MMO 136 Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) for Manufacturing 0 2 1
MMO 137 Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) 0 2 1
MMO 140 CNC Tooling and Maintenance 2 0 2
Total Credits: 6 6 9

Learn More



Apply Now