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Precision Machining and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technology

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There are an abundance of jobs available in manufacturing for people with skills. Consider a career in precision machining and CNC technology! Precision machinists make the components that are critical to today’s technologies. Projected job growth is due to reshoring of jobs formerly run overseas and baby boomer retirements. Opportunities for advancement include supervisory, programming, set up, maintenance engineering and quality. 

The precision machining and CNC industry provides challenging, satisfying technical work. Long gone are the days of working in a gritty manufacturing plant. Today’s shops are being run with lean methods and environmentally sustainable practices to international quality standards.

Precision Machining and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technology Information Sheet

Program Courses

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
NCAM100G Introduction to Precision Machining Non-credit
Classroom , Lab , Total Non-credit
NCAM125G Introduction to Blue Print Reading and Inspection Non-credit
Classroom , Lab , Total Non-credit
NCAM150G Intermediate Precision Machining
Classroom , Lab , Total
Total Credits Non Credit

Typical Job Opportunities

In 2012 in New Hampshire, the average hourly wage for machinists was $19.88 with a projected job growth of 9.7%. Average hourly wage for CNC operators was $17.78 with a projected growth of 18.1%. CNC programmers’ average hourly wage was $24.66 with a 33.5% expected growth rate from 2012 – 2022.
Source: NH Job Outlook, 2012 – 2022, NHES Economic & Labor Market Information

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