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Computer Numerical Control (CNC)

Advanced Certificate

Program Overview

With a certificate in computer numerical control (CNC), you will have the skills to operate computer-driven lathes, mills, lasers and other machines to shape materials to precise dimensions. Study blueprints. Build tools and jigs. Make the things we use every day.

Get a certificate of achievement or an advanced certificate in computer numerical control.

Earning Potential

There is a growing demand in the computer numerical control (CNC) field. Within the next 10 years, job growth is expected to increase about 3%.

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $40,770 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Machinist
  • Tool Operator
  • Team Assembler
  • First-line Supervisor
  • Machine Setter/Operator
  • Student working in CNC lab.
    State-of-the-art technology 

    The number of machines and equipment in the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) lab is very impressive. Our lab has the equipment and technology to give you hours of hands-on experience. You will have the opportunity to use computer driven lathes, mills, lasers and more.

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About Delta's Program

Delta College offers two Computer Numerical Control (CNC) certificates and related associate's degrees. Build on your skills by exploring and advancing your education with Delta's CNC Certificate of Achievement and the Advanced Certificate.

Program costs

Total credits: 45

Fee Cost
In-district tuition and fees $5,876.50
Out-district tuition and fees $9,472
Books and supplies $2,925
Additional supplies $15

*Program costs listed are estimated and are subject to change at any time. Students will receive final costs at the time of course registration each semester.

Why you should choose Delta

Certificate of Achievement - Laddered program
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) - Certificate of Achievement
Program Code: CTZ.35866

Delta College also offers an entry-level Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Certificate of Achievement. It's called a 'laddered program' because the courses you take here count toward the next step up – the Advanced Certificate.

It's a great way to explore the career field or gain skills to accompany another technical trades and manufacturing degree.

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Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  


Co-op opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.


Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.


Facts & Figures


Our students get the latest technology so they can graduate and be ready to hit the ground running.


With over 900 faculty and staff members, Delta is the 4th largest employer in the area.

Terry Morse

"After 25 years of teaching, I still get excited the night before class to meet all my students and get to know them and help them meet their goals. I’m sure they’re nervous, they can’t sleep the night before … as a faculty member, I feel the same way."