Degrees & Certificates

Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

CNC Operator

Certificate of Achievement

CNC Programmer

Certificate of Achievement


We are proud to announce
our accreditation from the National
Institute for Metalworking Skills.

Are you interested in modern manufacturing and all the ways it impacts industry?  Do your career goals include operating high-tech tools and machinery to create the products of the future?

Look no further than Waubonsee's Machine Tool Technology Program.

Our small classes mean students get more access to the best equipment and technology available. You’ll be prepared to enter the workforce right away and/or continue toward additional academic degrees. Plus, our accreditation ensures that Waubonsee's Advanced Manufacturing Technology degree program meets the quality standards established by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills. 

Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarship Opportunity for Fall 2021

Gene Haas Scholarship

Apply by September 27

Waubonsee students enrolled in Machine Tool Technology or CNC certificate programs taking at least six credit hours this semester are eligible to apply for the Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship (PDF), with awards up to $2500. Funds can be applied for the fall semester.

Email Derek Schreiner at to apply

Studying Machine Tool Technology at Waubonsee

Waubonsee’s Machine Tool Technology Program features curriculum that gives you hands-on experience with the latest equipment used in the field, including HAAS CNC Machines, manual Bridgeport mills and South Bend lathes.

Classes are taught by faculty who are practitioners with industry experience and credentials, committed to giving you the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.

You can even earn industry-recognized credentials while completing your degree or certificate. You’ll see your accomplishments build in this exciting field.

Career Program Outcomes

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Costs and Payments


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Meet Your Faculty


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Working in Machine Tool Technology

There is high demand for skilled machine technicians who have strong fundamental and critical thinking skills — and there are ample good-paying jobs in this profession.

Machine technicians have exciting opportunities to design and improve products, analyze situations and find creative solutions. With the proper training, these technicians can work in aerospace, architecture, automotive, manufacturing and more.

Career Prospects

Interested in a career in Machine Tool Technology? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.



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Gainful Employment

View information on costs, financing options and program length in weeks for our CNC Operator and CNC Programmer Certificates.

Student Achievement Data

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