Is this for you?

In this lab you need to be/have:

  • Good work ethic

  • Good math skills

  • Detail oriented

  • Good ingenuity

In this program you will earn certification in:


  • Potential Certification: National Institute for Metalworking Skill

  • Potential Certification: OSHA 10 General Industry

Skills taught in this program:

Learn precision manufacturing techniques in the CNC Lab!

  • Precision Machining

  • Blueprint Reading

  • Computer Numerical Control

  • Hand Tools

  • Lathes

  • Mills

  • Grinders

  • Potential Certification: National Institute for Metalworking Skill

  • Potential Certification: OSHA 10 General Industry

Typical Wages for jobs in this field:

Machinist $39,220
CNC Operator $35,220
CNC Programmer $45,890
QC Inspector $34,090
Mechanical Engineer $79,230
* National Median Salaries
* Ohio Career Information System, 2010
* May require post-high school degrees

Career Options open with this Certification:


  • Machine Operator

  • Machinist

  • CNC Machinist

  • Inspector

  • Quality Control

  • CNC Programmer

  • Tool Room (Tool Setter)

Employment Outlook for 2010 to 2020


  • Demand for Machinists is projected to grow 8.5 %

  • Growth of Quality Control Inspector Positions is expected to be 8%

  • Employment of CNC Machine Operators is forecast to grow 19.1%

  • The field of CNC Programming is anticipated to grow 10.2%

  • The need for Mechanical Engineers is projected to grow 8.8%

Career options with additional training / education:


  • Master CAM CAD Designer

  • Mechanical Engineer

  • Industrial Engineer

  • Electro-Mechanical Engineer

Articulated agreements


  • North Central State College