Put your fingers to work! Machining is where technology meets production. As a CNC Machinist you’ll learn how to input code on machining tools such as lathes, multi-axis spindles, milling machines and plasma cutters to cut and shape precision products, such as automobile, aviation and machine parts. Whether you’re producing large quantities of one part or small batches or one-of-a-kind items, this career is custom made!
Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as:
Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:
Orientation to Machining
Machine Tool Theory
Print Reading for Machining
Metal Preparation for Processing
Engine Lathe Operations
Computer Numerical Control Operations
Computer Numerical Control Programming
Introduction to Quality Control
CNC Production Applications
CNC Milling Production Applications
CNC Lathe Operations
CNC Milling Operations
WorkKeys®, an assessment tool from the ACT® organization, measures skills employers have identified as critical to job success in their industry and are used in hiring and promoting employees. Students are able to earn the ACT®-issued National Career Readiness Certificate by meeting the score requirements for their job field on three WorkKeys® assessments.
Matching the right employees with the right job creates employee job satisfaction, increased self-confidence and the best wages possible for the employee. The employer benefits with reduced turnover and training, increased productivity and overall company success. To learn about the WorkKeys® scores needed for your future career field visit Job Profiles.
The required WorkKeys scores for this career major are:
Applied Math – 3
Workplace Documents – 3
Graphic Literacy – 3
In order to be successful in a career, students will need to meet all technical and academic standards related to their career of choice at Meridian. Meridian offers rigorous programs of study designed in cooperation with business and industry to ensure students are fully prepared for the demands of the workplace.
When a student completes all standards as set forth in their program of study, they will be considered a graduate of Meridian and receive the Career Ready Credential. Students who do not meet these standards will not be considered graduates of Meridian. Students should have:
Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).