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CNC Machinist

  • 12 Months
  • 195 Course Hours
  • $1,995

Overview

Become a CNC Machinist

The metalworking industry needs more qualified CNC operators. This rewarding career requires a broad skill set —math, mechanical design, interpreting technical drawings and programs, eye for detail — to properly transform a metal casting into a valuable working machined part.  It’s a unique fusion of digital and physical, brains and hands-on work. Computers control much of the world today. The manufacturing industry is no exception, and you can make yourself an indispensable part of the future of manufacturing by training to become a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist. This online CNC Machinist course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to prove competency and begin your career quickly. The course provides an intensive overview of the skills necessary to perform CNC machining, including workholding, math, inspection, safety, metal cutting, materials, quality, and grinding.

WIOA Approved

This is a Mississippi WIOA approved program.  Those interested in seeing if they qualify to use WIOA funding to pay for this training should contact their local MS WIN Job Center. 

What you will learn

  • Production Floor Safety
  • CNC Controls and Programming
  • Metallurgy
  • Machining and Grinding Processes
  • Inspection Methods
  • Six Sigma, 5S, Lean, and TPM
  • Workholding Principles

How you will benefit

  • Prepare for a career as a computer numerical control (CNC) machinist, CNC machine operator, CNC lathe operator, CNC mill operator, CNC operator, machine operator, or machinist
  • Gain the skills you need to confidently perform your job

How this course is taught

  • This is a non-credit program offered in partnership with ed2go.  You do not have to be admitted to the university to enroll in this program. 
  • This is an open enrollment program, which means you can enroll and start at any time.  There are no set start and end dates. 
  • This course is entirely online and can be completed at a pace and time that is convenient for you.  There are not set times you must attend classes.  
  • You will have 12-months from the date of enrollment to complete this program.  
Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites needed to enroll in this course.


Job Outlook

A computer numerical control (CNC) machinist runs computer-operated equipment to create machine parts, tools and other mass-produced items. He or she may work in a machine shop or in the manufacturing industry as an expert in the installation, maintenance, programming and operation of CNC technology.

Earn $46,000+ annually
PayScale.com reports from 2019 indicate that CNC machinists earned a median salary of $46,634. Most of these professionals earned from $33,000-$68,000 per year.
 
Expected 7% Job Growth
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employment as a CNC machinist will climb by 7% through the year 2020. This rate is much slower than most other industries, and the 7% represents approximately 30,000 new jobs available over a span of 10 years.

 

Requirements

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
  • Mac users may experience some issues with Adobe Flash.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


 

Curriculum

Workholding
Intro to Workholding 104
Supporting and Locating Principles 106
Locating Devices 107
Clamping Basics 108
Chucks, Collets, and Vises 110
Fixture Body Construction 200
Fixture Design Basics 210
Drill Bushing Selection 230
 
Math
Math Fundamentals 101
Math: Fractions and Decimals 111
Units of Measurement 112
Basics of Tolerance 121
Blueprint Reading 131
Algebra Fundamentals 141
Geometry: Lines and Angles 151
Geometry: Triangles 161
Geometry: Circles and Polygons 171
Trigonometry: The Pythagorean Theorem 201
Trigonometry: Sine, Cosine, Tangent 211
Trigonometry: Sine Bar Applications 221
Statistics 231
 
Inspection
Basic Measurement 101
Calibration Fundamentals 111
Hole Standards and Inspection 141
Thread Standards and Inspection 151
Surface Texture and Inspection 201
Introduction to GD&T 301
Major Rules of GD&T 311
Inspecting with Optical Comparators 351
Inspecting with CMMs 361
In-Line Inspection Applications 381
 
Machining and Stamping
Press Basics 110
Manual Mill Basics 201
Engine Lathe Basics 211
Manual Mill Setup 221
Overview of Engine Lathe Setup 205
Benchwork and Layout Operations 241
Manual Mill Operation 251
Engine Lathe Operation 225
Holemaking on the Manual Mill 271
Threading on the Engine Lathe 235
Taper Turning on the Engine Lathe 240
Introduction to CNC Machines 201
Basics of the CNC Lathe 211
Basics of the CNC Mill 212
Coordinates for the CNC Lathe 221
Coordinates for the CNC Mill 222
Basics of G Code Programming 231
Introduction to CAD and CAM for Machining 241
Control Panel Functions for the CNC Lathe 251
Control Panel Functions for the CNC Mill 252
Offsets on the CNC Lathe 261
Offsets on the CNC Mill 262
Creating a CNC Turning Program 301
Creating a CNC Milling Program 302
Turning Calculations 285
Calculations for Programming the Mill 312
Canned Cycles for the Lathe 321
Canned Cycles for the Mill 322
CNC Specs for the Mill 220
CNC Specs for the Lathe 225
Haas Mill: Control Panel Overview 250
Haas Lathe: Control Panel Overview 255
Haas Mill: Entering Offsets 260
Haas Lathe: Entering Offsets 265
Haas Mill: Locating Program Zero 270
Haas Lathe: Locating Program Zero 275
Haas Mill: Program Execution 280
Haas Lathe: Program Execution 285
Haas Mill: Program Storage 310
Haas Lathe: Program Storage 315
Haas Mill: First Part Runs 320
Haas Lathe: First Part Runs 325
Fanuc Mill: Control Panel Overview 250
Fanuc Lathe: Control Panel Overview 255
Fanuc Mill: Entering Offsets 260
Fanuc Lathe: Entering Offsets 265
Fanuc Mill: Locating Program Zero 270
Fanuc Lathe: Locating Program Zero 275
Fanuc Mill: Program Execution 280
Fanuc Lathe: Program Execution 285
Fanuc Mill: Program Storage 310
Fanuc Lathe: Program Storage 315
Fanuc Mill: First Part Runs 320
Fanuc Lathe: First Part Runs 325
Mazak Mill: Control Panel Overview 250
Mazak Lathe: Control Panel Overview 255
Mazak Mill: Locating Program Zero 270
Mazak Lathe: Locating Program Zero 275
Mazak Mill: Entering Offsets 280
Mazak Lathe: Entering Offsets 285
Creating an EIA/ISO Program for the Mazak Mill 286
Creating an EIA/ISO Program for the Mazak Lathe 287
Creating a Mazatrol Program for the Mill 288
Creating a Mazatrol Program for the Lathe 289
Mazak Mill: Program Execution 290
Mazak Lathe: Program Execution 295
Mazak Mill: Program Storage 310
Mazak Lathe: Program Storage 315
Mazak Mill: First Part Runs 320
Mazak Lathe: First Part Runs 325
 
Safety
Intro to OSHA 101
Personal Protective Equipment 111
Noise Reduction and Hearing Conservation 121
Respiratory Safety 131
Lockout/Tagout Procedures 141
SDS and Hazard Communication 151
Bloodborne Pathogens 161
Walking and Working Surfaces 171
Fire Safety and Prevention 181
Flammable/Combustible Liquids 191
Ergonomics 102
Hand and Power Tool Safety 201
Safety for Lifting Devices 211
Powered Industrial Truck Safety 221
Confined Spaces 231
Environmental Safety Hazards 241
Machine Guarding 140
Safety for Electrical Work 111
 
Materials
Introduction to Physical Properties 101
Introduction to Mechanical Properties 111
Introduction to Metals 121
Metal Manufacturing 140
Classification of Steel 201
Essentials of Heat Treatment of Steel 211
Hardness Testing 221
Ferrous Metals 231
Nonferrous Metals 241
Exotic Alloys 301
 
Metal Cutting
Cutting Processes 111
Safety for Metal Cutting 101
Overview of Machine Tools 121
Basic Cutting Theory 201
Band Saw Operation 211
Introduction to Metal Cutting Fluids 221
Metal Cutting Fluid Safety 231
Speed and Feed for the Lathe 301
Speed and Feed for the Mill 311
Cutting Tool Materials 321
Carbide Grade Selection 331
ANSI Insert Selection 341
Lathe Tool Geometry 351
Mill Tool Geometry 361
Drill Tool Geometry 371
Toolholders for Turning 260
Machining Titanium Alloys 325
 
Quality and Manufacturing Management
Lean Manufacturing Overview 101
Essentials of Leadership 110
Essentials of Communication 120
ISO 9001: 2015 Review 122
Continuous Process Improvement: Managing Flow 124
Continuous Process Improvement: Identifying and Eliminating Waste 125
Managing Performance: Best Practices 130
Approaches to Maintenance 131
Process Design and Development 133
Managing Performance: Corrective Actions 135
Production System Design and Development 136
Basics of Manufacturing Costs 140
Total Productive Maintenance 141
Intro to Managerial Accounting 145
Conflict Resolution Principles 150
5S Overview 151
Conflict Resolution for Different Groups 155
Team Leadership 160
Cell Design and Pull Systems 161
Intro to Six Sigma 171
Quality and Customer Service 175
Manufacturing Management 180
Troubleshooting 181
Personal Effectiveness 190
Conducting Kaizen Events 191
Managing the Diverse Workplace 210
SPC Overview 211
Harassment and Discrimination 215
Interpreting Blueprints 230
Performance Management and the Law 230
Metrics for Lean 231
Fabrication Process 232
Process Flow Charting 241
Strategies for Setup Reduction 251
Value Stream Mapping: The Current State 301
Six Sigma Goals and Tools 310
Value Stream Mapping: The Future State 311
 
Grinding
Grinding Processes 201
Grinding Safety 211
Basics of the Surface Grinder 231
Setup for the Surface Grinder 241
Surface Grinder Operation 251
Introduction to Grinding Fluids 261
Grinding Ferrous Metals 311
Grinding Nonferrous Metals 321
Grinding Wheel Materials 331
Grinding Wheel Geometry 361

Dressing and Truing 341


 

Instructor

This is not an instructor facilitated course; however, support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.


 

FAQs

WHAT DO CNC MACHINIST DO?
The primary role of a CNC Machinist is to create machine parts and tools using precision computer equipment. CNC (computer numerical control) Machinists set up, adjust and maintain all equipment used in their daily job activities.
 
WHERE DO CNC MACHINIST WORK? 
A computer numerical control (CNC) machinist runs computer-operated equipment to create machine parts, tools and other mass-produced items. He or she may work in a machine shop or in the manufacturing industry as an expert in the installation, maintenance, programming and operation of CNC technology.
 
DO I HAVE TO BE ADMITTED TO MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY TO ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?
No, you do not have to be an admitted student to Mississippi State University to enroll in this program.  Our online non-credit advanced career training programs are open to all. 
 
WHEN CAN I START THE COURSE? 
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
 
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE? 
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive 12-months to complete the course.
 
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO COMPLETE MY COURSE WITHIN THE TIME FRAME PROVIDED? 
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
 
WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT WILL I RECEIVE?  
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will also be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
 
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I COMPLETE THE COURSE? 
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from Mississippi State University Extension.
 
AM I GUARANTEED A JOB?  
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
 
CAN I GET FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?  
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some cases, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available, to learn more go to: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance
 
HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS COURSE?  
If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-662-325-5002 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the "Request More Info" form.

Overview

Become a CNC Machinist

The metalworking industry needs more qualified CNC operators. This rewarding career requires a broad skill set —math, mechanical design, interpreting technical drawings and programs, eye for detail — to properly transform a metal casting into a valuable working machined part.  It’s a unique fusion of digital and physical, brains and hands-on work. Computers control much of the world today. The manufacturing industry is no exception, and you can make yourself an indispensable part of the future of manufacturing by training to become a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist. This online CNC Machinist course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to prove competency and begin your career quickly. The course provides an intensive overview of the skills necessary to perform CNC machining, including workholding, math, inspection, safety, metal cutting, materials, quality, and grinding.

WIOA Approved

This is a Mississippi WIOA approved program.  Those interested in seeing if they qualify to use WIOA funding to pay for this training should contact their local MS WIN Job Center. 

What you will learn

  • Production Floor Safety
  • CNC Controls and Programming
  • Metallurgy
  • Machining and Grinding Processes
  • Inspection Methods
  • Six Sigma, 5S, Lean, and TPM
  • Workholding Principles

How you will benefit

  • Prepare for a career as a computer numerical control (CNC) machinist, CNC machine operator, CNC lathe operator, CNC mill operator, CNC operator, machine operator, or machinist
  • Gain the skills you need to confidently perform your job

How this course is taught

  • This is a non-credit program offered in partnership with ed2go.  You do not have to be admitted to the university to enroll in this program. 
  • This is an open enrollment program, which means you can enroll and start at any time.  There are no set start and end dates. 
  • This course is entirely online and can be completed at a pace and time that is convenient for you.  There are not set times you must attend classes.  
  • You will have 12-months from the date of enrollment to complete this program.  
Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites needed to enroll in this course.


Job Outlook

A computer numerical control (CNC) machinist runs computer-operated equipment to create machine parts, tools and other mass-produced items. He or she may work in a machine shop or in the manufacturing industry as an expert in the installation, maintenance, programming and operation of CNC technology.

Earn $46,000+ annually
PayScale.com reports from 2019 indicate that CNC machinists earned a median salary of $46,634. Most of these professionals earned from $33,000-$68,000 per year.
 
Expected 7% Job Growth
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employment as a CNC machinist will climb by 7% through the year 2020. This rate is much slower than most other industries, and the 7% represents approximately 30,000 new jobs available over a span of 10 years.

 

Requirements

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
  • Mac users may experience some issues with Adobe Flash.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


 

Curriculum

Workholding
Intro to Workholding 104
Supporting and Locating Principles 106
Locating Devices 107
Clamping Basics 108
Chucks, Collets, and Vises 110
Fixture Body Construction 200
Fixture Design Basics 210
Drill Bushing Selection 230
 
Math
Math Fundamentals 101
Math: Fractions and Decimals 111
Units of Measurement 112
Basics of Tolerance 121
Blueprint Reading 131
Algebra Fundamentals 141
Geometry: Lines and Angles 151
Geometry: Triangles 161
Geometry: Circles and Polygons 171
Trigonometry: The Pythagorean Theorem 201
Trigonometry: Sine, Cosine, Tangent 211
Trigonometry: Sine Bar Applications 221
Statistics 231
 
Inspection
Basic Measurement 101
Calibration Fundamentals 111
Hole Standards and Inspection 141
Thread Standards and Inspection 151
Surface Texture and Inspection 201
Introduction to GD&T 301
Major Rules of GD&T 311
Inspecting with Optical Comparators 351
Inspecting with CMMs 361
In-Line Inspection Applications 381
 
Machining and Stamping
Press Basics 110
Manual Mill Basics 201
Engine Lathe Basics 211
Manual Mill Setup 221
Overview of Engine Lathe Setup 205
Benchwork and Layout Operations 241
Manual Mill Operation 251
Engine Lathe Operation 225
Holemaking on the Manual Mill 271
Threading on the Engine Lathe 235
Taper Turning on the Engine Lathe 240
Introduction to CNC Machines 201
Basics of the CNC Lathe 211
Basics of the CNC Mill 212
Coordinates for the CNC Lathe 221
Coordinates for the CNC Mill 222
Basics of G Code Programming 231
Introduction to CAD and CAM for Machining 241
Control Panel Functions for the CNC Lathe 251
Control Panel Functions for the CNC Mill 252
Offsets on the CNC Lathe 261
Offsets on the CNC Mill 262
Creating a CNC Turning Program 301
Creating a CNC Milling Program 302
Turning Calculations 285
Calculations for Programming the Mill 312
Canned Cycles for the Lathe 321
Canned Cycles for the Mill 322
CNC Specs for the Mill 220
CNC Specs for the Lathe 225
Haas Mill: Control Panel Overview 250
Haas Lathe: Control Panel Overview 255
Haas Mill: Entering Offsets 260
Haas Lathe: Entering Offsets 265
Haas Mill: Locating Program Zero 270
Haas Lathe: Locating Program Zero 275
Haas Mill: Program Execution 280
Haas Lathe: Program Execution 285
Haas Mill: Program Storage 310
Haas Lathe: Program Storage 315
Haas Mill: First Part Runs 320
Haas Lathe: First Part Runs 325
Fanuc Mill: Control Panel Overview 250
Fanuc Lathe: Control Panel Overview 255
Fanuc Mill: Entering Offsets 260
Fanuc Lathe: Entering Offsets 265
Fanuc Mill: Locating Program Zero 270
Fanuc Lathe: Locating Program Zero 275
Fanuc Mill: Program Execution 280
Fanuc Lathe: Program Execution 285
Fanuc Mill: Program Storage 310
Fanuc Lathe: Program Storage 315
Fanuc Mill: First Part Runs 320
Fanuc Lathe: First Part Runs 325
Mazak Mill: Control Panel Overview 250
Mazak Lathe: Control Panel Overview 255
Mazak Mill: Locating Program Zero 270
Mazak Lathe: Locating Program Zero 275
Mazak Mill: Entering Offsets 280
Mazak Lathe: Entering Offsets 285
Creating an EIA/ISO Program for the Mazak Mill 286
Creating an EIA/ISO Program for the Mazak Lathe 287
Creating a Mazatrol Program for the Mill 288
Creating a Mazatrol Program for the Lathe 289
Mazak Mill: Program Execution 290
Mazak Lathe: Program Execution 295
Mazak Mill: Program Storage 310
Mazak Lathe: Program Storage 315
Mazak Mill: First Part Runs 320
Mazak Lathe: First Part Runs 325
 
Safety
Intro to OSHA 101
Personal Protective Equipment 111
Noise Reduction and Hearing Conservation 121
Respiratory Safety 131
Lockout/Tagout Procedures 141
SDS and Hazard Communication 151
Bloodborne Pathogens 161
Walking and Working Surfaces 171
Fire Safety and Prevention 181
Flammable/Combustible Liquids 191
Ergonomics 102
Hand and Power Tool Safety 201
Safety for Lifting Devices 211
Powered Industrial Truck Safety 221
Confined Spaces 231
Environmental Safety Hazards 241
Machine Guarding 140
Safety for Electrical Work 111
 
Materials
Introduction to Physical Properties 101
Introduction to Mechanical Properties 111
Introduction to Metals 121
Metal Manufacturing 140
Classification of Steel 201
Essentials of Heat Treatment of Steel 211
Hardness Testing 221
Ferrous Metals 231
Nonferrous Metals 241
Exotic Alloys 301
 
Metal Cutting
Cutting Processes 111
Safety for Metal Cutting 101
Overview of Machine Tools 121
Basic Cutting Theory 201
Band Saw Operation 211
Introduction to Metal Cutting Fluids 221
Metal Cutting Fluid Safety 231
Speed and Feed for the Lathe 301
Speed and Feed for the Mill 311
Cutting Tool Materials 321
Carbide Grade Selection 331
ANSI Insert Selection 341
Lathe Tool Geometry 351
Mill Tool Geometry 361
Drill Tool Geometry 371
Toolholders for Turning 260
Machining Titanium Alloys 325
 
Quality and Manufacturing Management
Lean Manufacturing Overview 101
Essentials of Leadership 110
Essentials of Communication 120
ISO 9001: 2015 Review 122
Continuous Process Improvement: Managing Flow 124
Continuous Process Improvement: Identifying and Eliminating Waste 125
Managing Performance: Best Practices 130
Approaches to Maintenance 131
Process Design and Development 133
Managing Performance: Corrective Actions 135
Production System Design and Development 136
Basics of Manufacturing Costs 140
Total Productive Maintenance 141
Intro to Managerial Accounting 145
Conflict Resolution Principles 150
5S Overview 151
Conflict Resolution for Different Groups 155
Team Leadership 160
Cell Design and Pull Systems 161
Intro to Six Sigma 171
Quality and Customer Service 175
Manufacturing Management 180
Troubleshooting 181
Personal Effectiveness 190
Conducting Kaizen Events 191
Managing the Diverse Workplace 210
SPC Overview 211
Harassment and Discrimination 215
Interpreting Blueprints 230
Performance Management and the Law 230
Metrics for Lean 231
Fabrication Process 232
Process Flow Charting 241
Strategies for Setup Reduction 251
Value Stream Mapping: The Current State 301
Six Sigma Goals and Tools 310
Value Stream Mapping: The Future State 311
 
Grinding
Grinding Processes 201
Grinding Safety 211
Basics of the Surface Grinder 231
Setup for the Surface Grinder 241
Surface Grinder Operation 251
Introduction to Grinding Fluids 261
Grinding Ferrous Metals 311
Grinding Nonferrous Metals 321
Grinding Wheel Materials 331
Grinding Wheel Geometry 361

Dressing and Truing 341


 

Instructor

This is not an instructor facilitated course; however, support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.


 

FAQs

WHAT DO CNC MACHINIST DO?
The primary role of a CNC Machinist is to create machine parts and tools using precision computer equipment. CNC (computer numerical control) Machinists set up, adjust and maintain all equipment used in their daily job activities.
 
WHERE DO CNC MACHINIST WORK? 
A computer numerical control (CNC) machinist runs computer-operated equipment to create machine parts, tools and other mass-produced items. He or she may work in a machine shop or in the manufacturing industry as an expert in the installation, maintenance, programming and operation of CNC technology.
 
DO I HAVE TO BE ADMITTED TO MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY TO ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?
No, you do not have to be an admitted student to Mississippi State University to enroll in this program.  Our online non-credit advanced career training programs are open to all. 
 
WHEN CAN I START THE COURSE? 
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
 
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE? 
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive 12-months to complete the course.
 
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO COMPLETE MY COURSE WITHIN THE TIME FRAME PROVIDED? 
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
 
WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT WILL I RECEIVE?  
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will also be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
 
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I COMPLETE THE COURSE? 
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from Mississippi State University Extension.
 
AM I GUARANTEED A JOB?  
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
 
CAN I GET FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?  
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some cases, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available, to learn more go to: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance
 
HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS COURSE?  
If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-662-325-5002 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the "Request More Info" form.

Registration Information

WIOA Approved

This is a Mississippi WIOA approved program.  Those interested in seeing if they qualify to use WIOA funding to pay for this training should contact their local MS WIN Job Center. 

The CNC Machinist program is 100% online and allows you to enroll at any time.  After enrolling you will have 12-months to complete the program at a pace that is convenient for you.  You can get started today by clicking the "Enroll Now" button below and completing your registration at our partner ed2go site.