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This technical certificate encompasses four essential core courses in the Mechanical Design & Fabrication AS degree. The Computerized Woodworking Certificate reflects the culmination of those learned skills and proficiencies for a student to set-up and operate the CNC machinery used in non-metal fabrication at the entry level. The core courses provide training on various woodworking equipment and on a CNC gantry mill router.

Completion of the requirements for this certificate provides a head start in this technical field as a CNC operator. There are many employment opportunities in the local and regional area in this field. While working on these core courses, an individual may also choose to co-op to gain valuable working experiences while learning. Additionally, a solid foundation for the companion two-year AS degree in Mechanical Design & Fabrication is being built. In short, this technical certificate can be completed in one semester allowing one to start a new career rapidly. The four courses that comprise the Computerized Woodworking Technical Certificate are all applicable to the Mechanical Design & Fabrication two year AS degree. Other skills learned in this certificate program are graphic arts as applied to sign making, MasterCam Art to generate 3-D designs for the CNC router and computer drafting with AutoCAD. The goal of this certificate program is to certify current technology entry level skills in the machining and fabrication industry in non-metal fabrications.


People in this career like physical activities and like to find answers to problems by doing hands-on work. They often prefer to work alone and like to stay busy with a variety of work tasks. These workers need good eye-hand coordination, spacial thinking, form perception, and finger and manual dexterity. They may be described as doers.


This technical certificate comprises four essential core courses that can count toward the completion of an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in Mechanical Design and Fabrication at Pensacola State College. The A.S. degree at Pensacola State offers on-the-job experience through the Cooperative Education Program.


Primary Employers

Graduates from the CNC Machinist program are prepared for entry level employment in the manufacture of fabricated metal products, machinery, transportation equipment, and plastic products.


CNC Operators
Set up and operate numerical control machine tools that automatically mill, drill, broach, bore and ream metal and plastic parts

Robotic Machine Operators
Set up and operate industrial robots to drill, countersink and counter-bore workpieces

CNC Router Set-Up Operators
Set up and operate multi-axis numerically controlled routing machines.

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