CNC Technology, Basic Certificate

Program Code: 0447

Program Requirements

Required Program Core
340MFGT 105Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing I3
340MFGT 106Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing II3
340MFGT 107Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing III3
340MFGT 108Robotics I3
340MFGT 109Introduction to Manual Machining3
340MFGT 110CNC I Operations3
340MFGT 153Welding I GMAW3
or 340MFGT 195 Manual Machining II
Total Hours21

Pathway

This is an example course sequence for students interested in earning a Basic Certificate (BC) in CNC Technology. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn Basic Certificates (BC) in both Manufacturing Technology and CNC Technology. It does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. 

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
340MFGT 105 Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing I 3
340MFGT 106 Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing II 3
340MFGT 107 Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing III 3
340MFGT 108 Robotics I 3
340MFGT 110 CNC I Operations 3
 Hours15
Semester 2
340MFGT 109 Introduction to Manual Machining 3
340MFGT 153
Welding I GMAW
or Manual Machining II
3
 Hours6
 Total Hours21

Careers

This program can prepare students for the jobs listed below. Click on each one to learn more, including average earnings, annual job openings, and how much education people in that field have. For additional guidance and resources on career options, current City Colleges students and alumni can contact the Career Services Office.

Machinists

Job Description

Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments out of metal. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Lightcast earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$32,213
Median 50th Percentile$49,179
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$77,057

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$15
Median 50th Percentile$24
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$37

Annual Job Openings

555 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less49.54%
A certificate33.12%
Some college17.34%
An Associate degree0.00%
A Bachelor's degree0.00%
A Master's or Professional degree0.00%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

0.00% continue their education beyond an associate degree

Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job Description

Set up, operate, or tend milling or planing machines to mill, plane, shape, groove, or profile metal or plastic work pieces.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Lightcast earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$39,825
Median 50th Percentile$63,736
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$69,350

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$19
Median 50th Percentile$31
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$33

Annual Job Openings

39 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less66.31%
A certificate1.40%
Some college26.02%
An Associate degree2.23%
A Bachelor's degree4.05%
A Master's or Professional degree0.00%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

4.05% continue their education beyond an associate degree

Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job Description

Set up, operate, or tend lathe and turning machines to turn, bore, thread, form, or face metal or plastic materials, such as wire, rod, or bar stock.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Lightcast earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$36,046
Median 50th Percentile$51,003
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$68,256

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$17
Median 50th Percentile$25
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$33

Annual Job Openings

22 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less70.38%
A certificate19.58%
Some college0.60%
An Associate degree9.43%
A Bachelor's degree0.00%
A Master's or Professional degree0.00%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

0.00% continue their education beyond an associate degree

Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job Description

Set up, operate, or tend drilling machines to drill, bore, ream, mill, or countersink metal or plastic work pieces.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Lightcast earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$28,251
Median 50th Percentile$38,393
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$53,707

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$14
Median 50th Percentile$18
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$26

Annual Job Openings

4 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less66.64%
A certificate1.94%
Some college12.19%
An Associate degree12.11%
A Bachelor's degree7.12%
A Master's or Professional degree0.00%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

7.12% continue their education beyond an associate degree

Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job Description

Set up, operate, or tend machines to saw, cut, shear, slit, punch, crimp, notch, bend, or straighten metal or plastic material.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Lightcast earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$28,275
Median 50th Percentile$35,749
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$54,421

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$14
Median 50th Percentile$17
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$26

Annual Job Openings

422 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less76.09%
A certificate16.42%
Some college7.49%
An Associate degree0.00%
A Bachelor's degree0.00%
A Master's or Professional degree0.00%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

0.00% continue their education beyond an associate degree

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