Machine Tool Tech Comp Numerical Control Operator (CNC) Cert

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Community college certification

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist. 480510


Location: PCC-Downtown Campus, Tucson, AZ

For Program Information Contact: 520-206-6351

A. Course Objective:
Description: Learn fundamental skills in machine shop operations, including CNC operation, positioning and coordinate systems, and finished part inspection. This certificate program incorporates theory and hand-on learning techniques to prepare students for entry-level positions in factories and machine shops.

Competencies to be achieved: Upon successful completion of the Computer Numerical Control Operator (CNC) Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

• Practice safety and beware of instructed potential safety hazards in working around CNC machinery.
• Apply programming, CNC machinery usage, tooling knowledge, and inspection practices to given blueprints for finished parts outcomes.
• Apply knowledge from course required math, operator skill sets, G & M programming codes, and operation of CNC machines.

B. Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, licensure):

C. Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition):
Engineering Graphics Essentials
GD&T: Application & Interpretation text and GD&T Study Guide
Mathematics for the Trades MyMathLab Access Code, Recommended- Mathematics for the Trades Textbook
Precision Machining Technology
Precision Machining Technology WB
Fundamentals of Dimensional Metrology
Milling Programming WB for MAC 150/155
MAC 160 CNC Machine Programming Packet

D. Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition):
Safety Glasses

E. WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:
Name: Cliff Shuttleworth
Phone number: 520-724-5722

F. Direct Website link to the program:

G. Additional information:
• Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation: N/A
• Other requirements needed: N/A

H. Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website):

I. Credentials: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)
• Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)
Yes or No: Yes,
Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization: NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Standards)

• Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)
Yes or No: Yes,
Career Pathway: Take classes toward earning the Machining Inspection & Quality Assurance certificate or the Machine Tool Technology AAS program

• Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)
Yes or No (Explain): Yes, Nationally Recognized Credential

• Accredited Curriculum: (This is referring to the course being accredited, not the test or school)
Yes or No: Yes,
Accrediting Agency and link to website: NIMS

Credential Attainment Rate: 31% of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential, or secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, during participation or within one year after exit from the training program.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


Pima Community College

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

Pima Community College,Downtown Campus, Tucson, AZ

Local WIB

6 - Pima County Workforce Investment Board

Name of Credential

CNC Operator-Cert (CRTCNO)

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Standards

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$1,204.50 Books

In-State/District Tuition

$3,654.00 In-State Differental Tuition Pay A, see prog

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$10,077.50 Out of State Differental Tuition Pay A, see prog

Registration Fee

$189.50 Ea Sem $15 + Stud Serv & Tech Fee ea crd $3; $2.50

Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)

$384.00 Supplies/Lab

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

51-9161.00Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
$11.80 per hour
Required Certification: High school diploma or equivalent; Post-secondary
51-9162.00Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
$18.86 per hour
Required Certification: High school diploma or equivalent; Post-secondary
51-4081.00Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$12.79 per hour

Provider Status



Various PCC Campus Locations, Tucson, Arizona 85709

Phone Number

(520) 206-4737

Web Address

Last Updated

Jun 07, 2021


May 21, 2020