CNC Production Specialist

Program Details

Short Description:

This program focuses on computer numeric controls (CNC) as it relates to the automation, machining, and manufacturing industry, and demonstrates such elements of basic machine programing and operation aligned to local manufacturing career availability. 3, 4, and 5 axis machine training is all available.

Program Content:

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the manufacturing career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the manufacturing career cluster.

The content includes but is not limited to limited to broad, transferable skills, stresses the understanding of all aspects of the computer numeric control as it relates to the machining industry, and demonstrates such elements of the industry as planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues, and health, safety, and environmental issues.

Certification/Licensure:  National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level 1, Autodesk CAM 2.5 Axis Mill Certification

CTSO: SkillsUSA and/or HOSA are the approved co-curricular career and technical student organizations which provide activities for students as an integral part of the instruction by providing leadership training and reinforcing specific career and technical skills.

Articulation: May be available toward credits at Florida public colleges/universities.
Speak with a career counselor for more information.

Start Date:

August, January


Full-time classes: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Part-time classes: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Program Length:

Full-time 600 hours – approximately 6 months full-time to complete.
Part-time 600 hours – approximately 10 months part-time to complete.

Program’s OCP (Occupational Completion Points)


Course Number: PMT0026

Course: CNC Production Technician I

300 hours


Course Number: PMT0027

Course: CNC Production Technician II

300 hours


MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203

1. Apply to MTC at Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying, you must complete your do list.

2. Complete your “To-Do List” at

Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute. For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here:

Program #J200300 CIP# 0648050307

Estimated Tuition, Lab, and Fees (includes $60.00 administrative fee)


Additional Fees Due Prior to Pre-Admittance

Application Fee





Additional Required Items (Outside Vendor)

Scientific calculator (must have trigonometry functions) – estimate


Close-toed shoes (steel-toed shoes are not required) – estimate


Estimated Total Cost of Program


*Uniforms may be covered, for Pell eligible students once aid has been applied to all tuition & fee charges. Prices are subject to change.

Financial aid available depending on student’s eligibility.

All pre-admission fees are non-refundable and not covered by Financial Aid.

Prices are subject to change.
Annual fees (charged each academic year from July 1—June 30).
Estimated textbook list and pricing:
Textbook estimate. Current book list and prices.
Tuition is $2.92 per hour for Florida residents. Tuition is $11.71 per hour for Non-Florida residents.

Visit MTC Financial Aid page for more information.

Florida Department of Education: Frameworks (rtf)

Possible Careers and Outlook:
1-4011.00       Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
51-4012.00     Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

Program Video

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Program Facts

Job Placement Rate



600 hrs:
Full-time: 6 mos
Part-time: 10 mos


Main Campus


Full-time or Part-time



Have Questions? Ready to Start Your Career?

Roderick Mitchell

Career Counselor

6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203
Call   941.751.7900 x 46032
or schedule an appointment: