Basic CNC Technician
Offered at the Following Campus
Basic CNC Technician Technical Certificate (TCC) graduates will be able to gain employment as entry level CNC Machine Tool Technicians. Machinists set up and operate a variety of computer-controlled and mechanically controlled machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments, and tools. This TCC will also provide hands on training for similar occupations in this field.
To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 24 credit hours.
- Submit a completed application;
- Be at least 16 years of age;
- Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.
Introduces the fundamental concepts necessary to develop blueprint reading competencies, interpret drawings, and produce sketches for machine tool applications. Topics include: interpretation of blueprints, sketching, sectioning, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and assembly drawings.
Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, geometric concepts, technical applications, and basic statistics.
Provides a comprehensive introduction to computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining processes. Topics include: safety, Computer Numerical Control of machinery, setup and operation of CNC machinery, introduction of programming of CNC machinery, introduction to CAD/CAM.
Provides instruction for the safe operation and manual programming of computer numerical controlled (CNC) milling machines. Topics include: safety, calculation for programming, program codes and structure, program run and editing of programs.
Provides instruction for the safe operation and manual programming of computer numerical controlled (CNC) lathe machines. Topics include: safety, calculation for programming, program codes and structure, program run and editing of programs.
Provides additional instruction in part holding and fixture design. Students will also gain additional experience in print-to-part development of CNC programming. Topics include: safety, fixture design and manufacturing, and CNC part manufacturing.