CNC and Lathe Operator Machining Training | Stillwater | Meridian Tech
Full-Time Programs
Product Development and Machining

Machining is on the rise across the state and in the Meridian district. The Product Development and Machining program drills down to the foundation of both manual and computer numeric controlled (CNC) machining.

Using blueprints and custom schematics, students will learn how to create, design and manufacture the tools and components for a wide variety of production needs. Throughout the program, students will master subtracting manufacturing, the process of transforming raw material into shape by taking away layers of material to create a product. Students will gain experience working with a variety of materials – steel, aluminum, plastic and more.

It’s all in the details for this program. Meridian offers three types of training in this career field. Students can learn to be a CNC Machinist Assistant, a CNC Machinist or an Engine Lathe Operator. Graduates will have the skills needed to test for a variety of industry certifications through the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS).