CNC Machining and Tool-Making Technology

CNC Machining and Tool-Making Technology Careers

Graduates find employment working in a variety of positions including:

  • tool-maker
  • CNC machinist
  • CNC machine operator
  • CNC set-up specialist

Starting Wages: $32,000 - $40,000 per year*

Many graduates in this field work overtime and are not included in the above starting wages.

*Source: As reported by the Industrial and Engineering Technology department.


Black Hawk Engineering Cedar Falls, IA
Criterion Inc. Waterloo, IA
Geater Machining and Manufacturing, Co. Independence, IA
GMT Corporation Waverly, IA
Hawkeye Tool & Die Jesup, IA
Iowa Laser Technology Cedar Falls, IA
John Deere Waterloo, IA
Viking Pump Cedar Falls, IA


Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Kendra Wyatt-Koger
Buchanan Hall 103
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Program Advisors

Keith Siers
Buchanan Hall 120-D
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Jamie Dettmer
Buchanan Hall 124-C
319-296-2329 ext.1430
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Ray Beets
Butler Hall 104-A
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