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Program Requirements

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Special Supplies and Tool Costs
Students should expect to spend approximately $1300.00 beyond the cost of tuition, fees, and books, for tools. A detailed list with a cost breakdown is available from the advisor.

Additional Recommendations
CNC Toolmaking is a demanding trade due to the complexity of machinery and customer parts. Students therefore should have good work habits, mechanical aptitude, and strong math skills.​​

Career Information

Typical job titles are CNC programmer, machine operator, toolmaker and moldmaker. As a well-rounded machinist, you can take advantage of numerous opportunities throughout the manufacturing industry. 

Transfer Pathways

​Saint Paul College has transfer articulation agreements between the following program and post-secondary institution for the baccalaureate degree programs listed below. 

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CNC Toolmaking Diploma

  • ​BS Operations Management, Minnesota State University-Moorhead