Earn a CNC Machine Operator Certificate in the Evening!

The evening program starts Monday, January 13, 2014. Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 3:30-8:50pm.

You will gain basic machining experience with manual and computer-numerical control (CNC) machines, lathes, and mills.

You can continue your studies to earn an associate's degree and bachelor's degree.


CNC machine operators are in high-demand in the Cedar Valley and employers are looking to hire.

These high-tech jobs offer $13 - $22 per hour starting wages and wages that increase with skill and experience.

Course Information

Complete these courses for 18 credit hours and earn your CNC Machine Operator certificate in 7 months.

  • Machine Trade Printreading I - MFG122
  • Basic Machine Theory - MFG211
  • Machine Operations I - MFG222
  • Intro to CNC Programming I - MFG157
  • Intro to CNC Programming II - MFG158
  • CNC Operations - MFG305
  • Applied Math - MAT772 or
    Math Elective

Courses are held in Waterloo, Iowa on Hawkeye Community College's Main Campus.

Schedule a Visit to Get Started with the Evening CNC Machine Operator Program

An admissions representative will contact you to schedule a visit, answer your questions, and help you get started with a career in CNC.