Training Programs


The number one question we get from student candidates… What if I have limited or no experience in manufacturing?

Why CNC training?

A CNC machinist is a professional who operates computer-controlled machines to produce precision parts and instruments. CNC machinists can earn a good income depending on their experience, qualifications, and skills. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average CNC machinist salary in the United States was $49,500 per year or $24.72 per hour in 20221. The highest-paid CNC machinists, those in the 10th percentile, earned $90,000 or more per year2.

Some of the factors that can affect the income potential of a CNC machinist are:

Location: The salary of a CNC machinist can vary by state, city, or region. For example, the top-paying states for CNC machinists in 2022 were Hawaii, Alaska, Connecticut, Washington, and Massachusetts.

Employer: The type and size of the employer can also influence the salary of a CNC machinist. For example, CNC machinists working in aerospace product and parts manufacturing earned an average of $58,840 per year in 2022, while those working in machine shops earned an average of $49,270 per year.

Industry: The industry in which a CNC machinist works can also affect their income potential. For example, CNC machinists working in electric power generation, transmission and distribution earned an average of $104,200 per year in 2022, while those working in scheduled air transportation earned an average of $97,290 per year.

Experience: The level of experience and expertise of a CNC machinist can also impact their salary. For example, CNC machinists with more than 10 years of experience in the role can expect to earn higher salaries than those with less experience.

Training: The level of training and education of a CNC machinist can also influence their income potential. For example, CNC machinists who have completed specialized training or certification programs can demonstrate their skills and knowledge and increase their chances of getting hired or promoted.

Compared to other jobs, CNC machinists can have a competitive income potential, especially if they have the right skills and qualifications. However, there are also some challenges and drawbacks of being a CNC machinist, such as:

CNC machinists may have to deal with complex problems, tight deadlines, or high expectations. They have to constantly learn new technologies, techniques, or software.

Job security: Due to resurgence of American Manufacturing CNC machinists are in high demand and ongoing training in the field of technology and automation Can lead to a lifelong lucrative career path of anyone who is will to pursue the expertise.

Therefore, CNC machinists can have a rewarding and lucrative career.

If you are interested in becoming a CNC machinist, you can follow these steps:

  1. Complete high school or obtain a GED.
  2. Enroll in a vocational or technical program that offers CNC machining courses.
  3. Gain hands-on experience through an apprenticeship, internship, or entry-level job.
    Obtain certification from a recognized organization.


All these 3 steps are offered at ASPRA Tech Center.

Future Students

Not only is that not a problem, but also it describes the majority of our incoming students. Look at our job placement newsletters. Most of those employed graduates are former waiters, STNAs, landscapers, carpenters, mechanics, uber drivers, cooks, truck drivers, retail workers, material handlers, administrators, roofers etc. The list goes on and on. While there is nothing wrong with any of those vocations, these individuals did their research and discovered the great opportunities in CNC machining.

It is true that we do have students who possess some previous experience. But they have never done a full CNC set-up and they need to address the gaps in their overall knowledge.

Employee Training

Be honest…. Could your CNC department use some training? Are you losing productivity because of it? How about excessive scrap loss, broken tooling or the occasional machine crash? Do you have the time, people or machines to conduct training? Sign up for our CNC Programming & Operation/Machine Tools Program today and learn from experienced and highly skilled machinist who currently work in the business.

Just read all About Us and you will see our history, not just as a CNC training center, but a CNC manufacturing company that has delivered quality products to customers for over 30 years. THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR HANDS-ON TRAINING in an actual manufacturing facility.

Without question the best bang for the buck when it comes to training you or your employees is to register them for one of our two state-approved manufacturing programs.


CNC Programming & Operation/Machine Tools Program

Having the ability to work harder AND SMARTER, using all the technology available is what modern-day manufacturing is all about. Without these tools and trained people to use them, the nation, region and you as an individual cannot compete. The technology IS available to manufacture products faster, to make them right the first time and at lower cost.

CNC Swiss Machine Operations/Set-up Program

The response to our CNC Swiss Machine Operations/Set-up Program has exceeded expectations! This program is the only one of its kind in Ohio.  ASPRA Tech Center partnered with a number of local Swiss users in the development of the program. This is the perfect training for those employees or candidates transitioning to Swiss from conventional CNC or those who are new to CNC altogether but understand basic machining processes.