Program Description

The Industrial Laser Operator - Machine Tool Certificate provides a solid foundation in processes specific to laser cutting technology. This certificate is designed to develop the necessary entry-level competencies for work in the production laser industry. All courses within this certificate are designed to be hands-on oriented.

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Approximate Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $1,367
Books & Supplies: $313

Financial Aid

Not Available
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Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

at Wausau
at Antigo
at Medford
at Phillips
at Spencer
at Wittenberg
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.


Graduates will be able to…

  • Demonstrate good work ethics and teamwork
  • Apply computer technology
  • Interpret blueprints, material specifications and procedures
  • Set up, operate and maintain basic cutting processes to industrial standards
  • Use most current guidelines and safety precautions in all laser cutter laboratory activities


The Industrial Laser Operator – Machine Tool Certificate is a 7 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

Print Reading For The Machine Trades 1 1.00
Applied Mathematics 1 2.00

Second Term

Welding Laser Operations 1.00
Introduction To CAD/CAM 1.00
Machine Tool Cam Programming 1.00
Print Reading For The Machine Trades 2 1.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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