CNC Automation Technician Career Pathway

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I am a High School Student

Did you know you can take Lakeshore coursework while in high school? Learn more about dual credit options and what may be available at your local high school.

I need my GED/High School Diploma

Did you know Lakeshore offers the Certificate of General Education Development (GED) and the High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) testing services? We even have classes available to help you prepare for the exams. Learn more about obtaining a GED or HSED.

I have my High School Diploma

If you already have your High School Diploma you are ready to apply for a pathway at Lakeshore, start your application now.

I have prior College Education and/or Work Experience

With Lakeshore's Credit for Prior Learning opportunities you can save time and money toward your degree by earning credit for your prior learning experiences. Whether you've taken dual-credit courses in high school, at another college, or have on-the-job experience that's relevant to your Lakeshore program, you may be eligible for college credit. Learn more about Lakeshore's Credit for Prior Learning.

Reach your goals & earn meaningful credentials along the way.

Introduction to Precision Machining Certificate

Median Income: $38,121.00


Only 20 more credits

Precision Machining Operation Technical Diploma

Median Income:  $46,434.00

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Operate computer-controlled tools, machines, or robots to machine or process parts, tools, or other work pieces made of metal, plastic, wood, stone, or other materials. May also set up and maintain equipment.

Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend machines to saw, cut, shear, slit, punch, crimp, notch, bend, or straighten metal or plastic material.

Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend drilling machines to drill, bore, ream, mill, or countersink metal or plastic work pieces.

Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend lathe and turning machines to turn, bore, thread, form, or face metal or plastic materials, such as wire, rod, or bar stock.

Mulitple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend more than one type of cutting or forming machine tool or robot.

Learn more about this 28-credit Technical Diploma

Disclosure:

*Lightcast/EMSI data is a hybrid dataset derived from official government sources such as the US Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and Bureau of Labor Statistics. This salary data is from Lakeshore District, unless noted otherwise (i.e. Wind programs use State of WI.)


Only 26 more credits

CNC Automation Technical Diploma

Median Income: $56,745.00

Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

Develop programs to control machining or processing of materials by automatic machine tools, equipment, or systems. May also set up, operate, or maintain equipment.

Learn more about this 54-credit Technical Diploma

Disclosure:

*Lightcast/EMSI data is a hybrid dataset derived from official government sources such as the US Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and Bureau of Labor Statistics. This salary data is from Lakeshore District, unless noted otherwise (i.e. Wind programs use State of WI.)

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