Certificate of Completion in CNC Machining II

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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Applied Technology

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in CNC Machining II prepares students for advanced employment opportunities as operators and technicians in the manufacturing industry. The program provides applied skills in process design as well as advanced knowledge in quality control, Computer Numeric Control (CNC), and Computer Aided-Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) programming for current and future needs of the manufacturing industry. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Manufacturing Production Technology is also available.


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Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
CNC Machining II (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total Credits Required
Catalog Year
Effective Term
Spring 2024

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

This program replaces:
CCL/5647 CNC Machining II
CCL/5795 CAM Systems Programming

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Practice safety rules and regulations applicable to a manufacturing environment.
  2. Apply mathematical reasoning to the manufacturing process.
  3. Analyze technical documentation and materials to make informed decisions in manufacturing processes.
  4. Evaluate compliance using standardized industry inspection techniques.
  5. Demonstrate personal and professional accountability.
  6. Effectively communicate orally, visually, and in writing in the manufacturing environment.
  7. Effectively work within a team structure.
  8. Use the appropriate hand, measuring and cutting tool for a given task according to industry standards.
  9. Program, set up, operate, and adjust manual and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) manufacturing machinery or equipment using a combination of diverse materials and technologies.
  10. Analyze processes and problems within manufacturing environment to make appropriate decisions.
  11. Design mechanical components and assemblies to industry standards for additive and subtractive manufacturing processes.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Lightcast using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Lightcast’s proprietary analytical processes. Lightcast’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

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

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • 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 current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Pathway Map Options

There are multiple options available for this pathway map. These options vary depending on the locations, partners, and available tracks of the award.

These pathway map options may share some common coursework. To explore what additional coursework may be required, select your desired option from the list below. Once selected, the list of courses and any associated details will be automatically updated in the course sequence below. The differences between individual pathway map options may only be a few courses.

Note: You will have to select one of the options below to view available course sequences.

Full-time Sequence

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Part-time Sequence

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Restricted Electives: 

Students should complete 6-7 credits from the category below that best aligns with their academic and professional goals.

Quality and Inspection:
MPT215 Workplace Quality Systems 3
+ MPT216 Applied Statistical Process Control Methods 3
+ MPT217 Lean and Six Sigma Applied Concepts 3

Industrial Design:
+ MPT152 Solid Design: Certified SolidWorks Associate/Certified SolidWorks Professional Test Preparation 1
+ MPT250 Solid Design II: Advanced Part Modeling: SolidWorks 3
+ MPT255 Solid Design 3D Printing 4
+ MPT261 MasterCam Certified Programmer Mill Level I: Test Preparation: CPgM1 1

Manual Machining:
MPT220 Manual Machining: NIMS Level I Certification 3
MPT221 Manual Machining: NIMS Level II Certification 3

Related Experience:
AIT100 Industrial Safety 1
AIT105 Maintenance Operations 3
+ MPT282++ Volunteerism for Manufacturing: A Service Learning Experience 1-3
+ MPT290++ Manufacturing Production Internship Fall 1-3
+ MPT296++ Cooperative Education 1-4
WLD101 Welding I 3

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Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.


Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

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

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, meet with an academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s official curriculum documentation for additional details regarding the requirements of this award (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm11?id=187889 ).

Previous Catalog Years

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. All previous catalog years for this pathway map are available at the link below.

Previous catalog years for Certificate of Completion (CCL) in CNC Machining II