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CNC & Machine Inspection / Precision Manufacturing

Learn fundamental skills in machine shop operations, including CNC (Computer Numerical Control) operation, positioning and coordinate systems, and finished part inspection. This certificate program incorporates theory and hands-on learning techniques to prepare students for entry-level positions in factories and machine shops.


NIMS Measurement and Safety And NIMS Layout

Direct Employment

  • Machinist
  • CNC Machine Operator
  • Tool Maker

Jobs Available After Additional or Advanced Training

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanic


Grades 11-12

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Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator


Pima Community College Downtown Campus

2 years, 2 classes/semester (approximately 6-8 hours per week)

Program Completion/Sequence

  • Junior Year (Fall) CAD117 – Print Reading with CAD for Manufacturing and MAC100 – Intro to Machine Tool
  • Junior Year (Spring) CAD172 – Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing and GTM105 – Technical Math for the Trades
  • Senior Year (Fall) MAC125 – Mechanical Inspection
  • Senior Year (Spring) MAC150 – Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Mill Programming I
  • After Graduation
    • Fall – MAC 155
    • Spring – MAC 160


2/year (must earn a C or better)

Locations offering CNC & Machine Inspection / Precision Manufacturing:

  • Desert View High School
  • JTED @ Pima Community College
  • Tucson Magnet High School
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