Students completing the Certificate of Applied Science—CNC Machine Technology will acquire the skills necessary for entry-level jobs in CNC machining.

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Operate computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines, such as lathes, mills, precision measuring tools, and related attachments and accessories.
  • Perform machining functions, such as cutting, drilling, shaping, and finishing products and component parts.
  • Understand and exercise the following skills:
    • CNC terminology, setup, programming, operations, and troubleshooting
    • Blueprint reading
    • Machining
    • Lathe and mill operations
    • Technical mathematics
    • Computer literacy
    • CAD/CAM systems
    • Shop and safety practices
    • Equipment capabilities
    • Regulations and laws
  • Obtain(NIMS) National Institute for Metalworking Skills credentials.
  • Complete Haas V-F Series Milling Machine and GUI control setup.
  • Knowledge and operations of Mastercam, Gibbs, and G-code.

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