The Blong Technology Center (BTC) offers manual machining and Computer Numerical Control
(CNC) machining. Certificate programs are available in both manual and CNC programming;
the Associate in Applied Science degree program is available in CNC machining. Learning
is hands-on in the modern laboratory furnished with the same types of equipment used
by local manufacturing plants. Classes are offered in an eight-week format with a
flexible schedule of attendance during day and evening hours (subject to sufficient enrollment).
- Associate in Applied Science - Machining/CNC
- Certificate - Manual Machining
- Certificate - CNC Programming
Overall employment of computer control programmers and operators is expected to increase
by four percent over the 2010-20 period, which is slower than average for all occupations.
Employment of computer controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic is expected
to increase by seven percent, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations.
The increasing use of CNC machine tools in all sectors of the manufacturing industry,
replacing older mechanical metal and plastic working machines, will increase demand
for computer-controlled machine tool operators. Median hourly wages of computer-controlled
machine tool operators, metal and plastic, are $22.08. The middle 50 percent earned
between $17.60 and $28.03.
For details, please visit this link http://www.bls.gov/oco/
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