Courses for aspiring CNC operators are included in machine or manufacturing technology programs. Interested students can train to become CNC operators by participating in trade-specific programs that award CNC Setup/Operator or CNC Programmer certificates. Associate's degree programs in this field or those with a CNC operator concentration are also available.
During CNC operator courses, students will have the chance to go over the following:
1. Metals and materials
2. Specific machine tools and their uses
3. Tool design and fabrication
4. Tool operating and safety procedures
5. Mathematics for machining