CNC Machining

Student working on precision machining
Adults & High School Juniors and Seniors

MNTC's CNC Machining Program is aligned with the highly recognized National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) and prepares students to successfully pass several of the NIMS Level One certification tests. Manual Machining skills learned in this career major include; basics of hand tools, job planning, benchwork, layout operations, drill press, milling and lathe processes. CNC skills that will be obtained include; CNC setup and programming, CNC lathe and mill operations, and CNC Basic CAM programming. Upon completion, students are prepared to enter the machining industry as entry level Manual Machinists or CNC Machinists. 

Students who successfully complete this program have opportunities to become employed by Moore, Norman, and Oklahoma City Metro manufacturing companies.

Program Details

Who can attend?

This career program is open to adults and high school juniors and seniors.

  • Adults can choose to attend A.M. and/or P.M. sessions. 
  • High school students can attend half day, A.M. or P.M., to be decided during career advisement session.


Course Name
Machining Basics
Precision Measurement/Basic Projects
Print Reading
Machining Projects
NIMS Certifications
CNC Machining I
CNC Machining II
Total Class Hours: 1050




Class Times

  • Start Date:  August,October,January
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • A.M. Hours: 9:15 - 12:25
    • NPS 9:15 - 12:05;
    • MPS 9:35 - 12:25
  • P.M. Hours: 1:15 - 4:10
    • NPS: 1:15 - 4:10
    • MPS: 1:15 - 4:10
  • Evening Hours: N/A
  • Adults can choose to attend A.M. and/or P.M. sessions. 
  • High school students can attend half day, A.M. or P.M., to be decided during career advisement session.


Tools Needed

Please check with your instructor before purchasing tools. Prices may vary.

Credentials Available

  • Department of Labor:
    • OSHA General Safety
  • NIMS Credentials:
    • Measurement, Materials & Safety
    • Job Planning, Benchwork, & Layout
    • CNC Milling: Operations
    • CNC Turning: Operations
    • Drill Press Skills 1
    • Manual Milling Skills 1
    • Grinding Skills 1
    • Turning Operations: Turning Chucking Skills
    • Turning Operations: Turning Between Centers

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc. (NIMS)


Is this program right for me?


  • Problem Solving
  • Attention to Detail
  • Excellent Vision
  • Time Management
  • Ability to Follow Exact Specifications
  • Critical Thinking
  • Operation and Control
  • Active Listening
  • Coordination

Completion & Positive Placement Rate

  • On-Time Adult Completion Rate:For more information contact the Data Management Coordinator.
  • Positive Placement Rate: 85.71%

Positive Placement Rate includes Military, Continuing Education and all Employment, related or not related. The rate information provided below is based on the most current data available.

Potential Occupations

  • Machinist
  • Manual Machinist
  • Lathe/Mill Operator
  • Maintenance Technician



Potential Wages

  • US -$12.71 - $30.67 Hourly; $26,430 - $63,790 Annually
  • OK $13.40 - $29.71 Hourly; $27,870 - $61,800 Annually
  • SOC Code: 51-4041.00 -CNC Machining

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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid Eligibility: Title IV Eligible
  • Loan Debt: $0.00
  • CIP Code: 48.0503

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Note: MNTC does not participate in the Federal Student Loan Program.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there prerequisites for this program?

A:  Refer to the "Prerequisites" tab above.

Q: Does MNTC require student ID badges?

A: Yes. All students and staff must wear an MNTC badge while on campus. Pictures for badges are taken during the registration process.

Q: Do I have to take any tests to apply for the program?

A:  You may be referred for assessment testing, which will be determined during your appointment with a Career Advisor.

Q: Do I need a high school diploma for this program?

A: No, you do not have to have a high school diploma to apply. However, not having a diploma may affect your ability to apply for financial aid.

Q: How much does this program cost?

A: Refer to the "expenses" tab above.

Q: Is there a waiting list?

A: For this program, you will need to speak with an MNTC Career Advisor. Set up your free career advisement today!

Q: What are possible occupations for me?

A: Refer to the "Potential Occupations" tab above.

Q: What certifications are available?

A: Refer to the "Credentials Available" tab above.

Q: What is the cost of this program?

A: Refer to the "cost" tab above.

Q: What kind of job could I get from this program?

A: Refer to the "potential occupations" tab above.

Q: What kind of testing is required prior to getting into the program?

A: Testing information is available during your meeting with an MNTC Career Advisor. 

Q: When does the program start?

A: Refer to the "class times" tab above.

Q: Who can apply?

A: Refer to the "Who can attend?" tab above.

Q: Will MNTC help me find job opportunities during or after I finish the program?

A: Yes! Our Career and College Connection team coordinate career and college fairs on campus throughout the year. They also help with resumes, interviews, employment opportunities, etc. Additionally, internships are may be available to eligible students.