CNC Programming and Operations Associate Degree

John Norris | (864) 646-1330 |

Virtually all industries depend on precisely machined parts when building their products.  Tri-County's new CNC Programming and Operations program was developed to meet the demand for highly skilled techninicians in this specialized field of computerized machining operations.  Created with employer input each step of the way, our CNC graduates will be in high demand for great-paying jobs with advanced manufacturers in the Upstate who are using the latest technologies to stay competitive in the global marketplace. 


CNC Programming and Operations

Certificate Options

Day and evening classes are available. Although it is best to start in the Fall Semester when major courses begin, students may enter any term. Full-time day students usually complete requirements in five terms. Evening students should allow at least nine terms to earn the degree. General Education course requirements can be completed at any time during the program. Courses can be completed in any order subject to the completion of course prerequisites.

Advanced placement opportunities are available to those completing certain high school courses. Click here for more information.

Co-op opportunities are available with the following companies: BMW, BorgWarner, Michelin

A CNC Programming and Operations degree prepares students for careers as tool and die makers, machinists, CNC operators, CNC programers and quality control technicians. Anticipated average salary information is located here.


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Division Office
(864) 646-1375
Cleveland Hall, Room 131

Office Hours:
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