CNC Machining and Tool-Making Technology
CNC Machining and Tool-Making Technology program provides students with the entry-level skills to become a general machinist, a computer-numerical control (CNC) operator or programmer, or a tool-maker.
During the first year, students have the opportunity to complete various levels of the CNC Machining and Tool-Making Technology program to meet our rising local need. They gain experience with basic machining on manual and CNC machines, computer-aided drafting (CAD) and computer-aided machining (CAM) programming, lathes, mills, and electrical-discharge machines (EDMs). Once a student has completed the first year they can earn a diploma in CNC Machining Technology, a certificate as a CNC Machine Operator, a certificate as a CNC Machine Set-Up Specialist, or continue to the second year to earn their AAS degree.
During the second year, students gain hands-on experience in tool-making, die building, mold making, jig and fixture building, tool room machining, and basic design skills. They are also introduced to manual and coordinate measuring machine (CMM) inspection. Upon completion of the two-year program, students earn an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Earn your CNC Machine Operator Certificate in the evening. Once you have earned your certificate, you can continue your studies to earn an associate's degree and bachelor's degree.
Hawkeye has a partnership with many local area high schools and local businesses through EMC² (Exploring Manufacturing Careers Consortium) to facilitate a school-to-work program.
Hawkeye’s Industrial and Engineering Technology department has a block articulation agreement with the University of Northern Iowa for general education and technical credits. For more information, contact a program advisor.
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