Certificate of Completion in CNC Machining I

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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in CNC Machining I program prepares the student to operate the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) systems that produce the machined product on CNC turning centers, machining centers, and other manufacturing equipment in a safety industrial environment preparing the student for the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level One CNC credentials.


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Academic Career
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
CNC Machining I (CCL)
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Total Credits Required

Career Opportunities

This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below is a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic $39,340
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $44,970
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

When to Start Taking Classes

It is suggested that you begin taking the courses found in this course sequence starting in a Fall Semester.

Fall Semester (Term 1)

Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GTC106 Industrial Safety RC 2
GTC108 Technical Mathematics II RC 3
MFG100 Tool Room: Introduction to Machine Processes RC 2
MFG102 Machine Processes, Theory and Application RC 3
MFG111 Machine Trades Print Reading and Inspection RC 4

Spring Semester (Term 2)

Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GTC216 Properties of Materials RC 3
MFG206 CNC Programming of Word Address Language RC 3
MFG113 Geometric Tolerancing and Dimensioning Application RC
MFG254 Solids Modeling-Solidworks RC 3

Fall Semester (Term 3)

Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
DFT255 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing RC 4
GTC185 Electro-Mechanical Devices RC 4
MFG214 CNC: Operator Training RC 3

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Program Area Key

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HU = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives


Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the Required Courses area

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Certificate of Completion in CNC Machining I (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=121077).

* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.