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Machining/Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technology

  • Do you like computers?
  • Do you like working with your hands?
  • Do you want a career where graduates start at $25,000 to $30,000 per year and can earn up to $50,000 per year?
  • Would you like to be in a program that provides job placement during your last quarter?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then consider becoming a CNC machinist. You will learn new skills and get hands-on experience operating high-tech CNC machinery.


Computer numerical control (CNC) machinists, use computers to run high-tech equipment that makes tools, dies and machine parts necessary for manufacturing. CNC skills are in demand throughout Spokane and the USA.

A committee of local machine shop owners helped to design this program to prepare qualified individuals as CNC machinists. Students learn: blueprint reading, shop mathematics, machine tool theory, inspection, statistical process control (SPC), Q.A. (quality assurance) and CNC programming using state of the art software.

Because of the technical nature of this program, a high school diploma or GED is recommended. It is also necessary to speak and write English. Students will find it useful to have an aptitude for mechanical skills and some mathematics.

There is a need in Washington for more than 1,000 CNC operators. Graduates of this program work in companies of different sizes, from a four-person shop to the Boeing Company. Indicators show the industry will remain strong beyond the year 2020.

A.A.S. Degree

The CNC Machining Technology program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to gain employment in the manufacturing industry. The first year of the program will focus on skills used in a modern machine shop: machine shop math, blueprint reading, and conventional machine tool theory and lab. The last year offers specialized training in quality control and CNC theory and procedures.

Consult the official program outline
for more information about this program.
link to outline
For more information....For more information:
Program Contact:Eric Bouvier
Phone: (509) 533-7335 or 1-800-248-5644 ext. 7335

Counseling Contact:

Ric Villalobos, M.S., Counselor
Phone: (509) 533-7356 or 1-800-248-5644 ext. 7356
For EVENING CNC AEROSPACE, please contact Carol Weigand at
(509) 533-7344 or

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Spokane, WA 99217-5399
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