- 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.
- Blueprint reading
- Shop mathematics
- Machine tool theory
- Statistical process control (SPC)
- Q.A. (Quality Assurance)
- 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.