CNC Entry-Level Machinist Certificate

Certificate: 97-444-2 
Campus: Fond du Lac

About the Program

Moraine Park Technical College offers a unique training opportunity to potential students through a tuition-free short-term certificate program. Participants will gain entry-level knowledge and skills in CNC. In addition to skill development, the program includes a paid internship to get hands-on experience. 

Financial Aid

There is no charge for tuition. No income qualifications required. However, a $30 program admission fee is required upon admittance into the boot camp.

Additional funding resources available for those who qualify from:

  • Advocap
  • Local job centers
  • WIOA-Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
  • Veterans
  • W2-Wisconsin Works Program
  • TAA-Trade Adjustment Assistance Program
  • DVR-Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • FSET-FoodShare Employment & Training

Additional Information

For more information – call 920-924-3334, TTY/VP: Use Relay/VRS or email

Boot Camp Criteria

Anyone can apply to participate in boot camps. Individuals must attend an information and testing session. They are required to attain minimum scores in Reading and Math on the Accuplacer as well as take a series of Mechanical Aptitude tests for the participating businesses.

Next Steps

Individuals interested in participating are required to attend an information and testing session. Call 920-924-3334, TTY/VP: Use Relay/VRS or email for dates and registration information.

Visit our Student Success Center for help with reading and math or our Career Center for resume writing and interviewing skills. 

We are committed to providing opportunities and equal access to students with disabilities.  


Phone: 920-924-3334, TTY/VP: Use Relay/VRS

Course Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
444-350 Basic Programming 3
439-399 2D CAD Mold and Die Print Reading 2
804-360 Occupational Mathematics 1 2
196-189 Team Building and Problem Solving 3
444-365 CNC Machining Center Operation 2
444-375 Turning Center Operation 2
444-100 CNC Internship 2
 Total Credits16

Career Opportunities

  • Entry-level CNC Operator
  • Machinist
  • Machine Tool Setter
  • Entry-level CNC Programming
  • CNC Setup
  • CNC Operation
  • Blueprint Reading

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates