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Computer Numerical Control (CNC) 

Program Description
This program offers training for both new and experienced CNC personnel.

Students new to CNC can learn basic CNC operator skills necessary for entry-level employment in manufacturing and earn a CNC Technology Certificate.

Experienced CNC personnel can attend any of the CNC Certificate courses they like or choose from a list of additional courses designed for individuals working in the field.

Who should attend?

Manual machinists, CNC operators, CNC programmers, shop floor technicians and shop floor supervisors.

Participants will learn:  

  • Shop Math
  • Blueprint Reading & Gaging Review
  • Machining processes
  • Set-up and Operation of CNC Mill and Lathe
  • Tooling used for CNC Machining
  • Basic CNC Programming for Mill and Lathe
  • Overview of CAD/CAM using MasterCAM

Prerequisites
Previous experience with machine tools or completion of a Machining Technology Program.

Requirements for Completion

To earn the CNC Technology Certificate, you must successfully complete five required classes totaling 160 hours of coursework. The program also offers four optional labs for those students who need hands-on machine time.

Courses:

Required Courses

Hours

ZCNC 1006

CNC Fundamentals

32

ZCNC 1007

CNC Technologies

32

ZCNC 1008

Advanced CNC – Lathe

32

ZCNC 1009

Advanced CNC – Mill

32

ZCNC 1005

MasterCAM Basic Mill

32

Total - Required Courses

160

Optional Hands-on Labs

Hours

ZCNC 1013

CNC Lathe Lab 1

12.5

ZCNC 1012

CNC Mill Lab 1

12.5

ZCNC 1017

CNC Lathe Lab 2

12.5

ZCNC 1016

CNC Mill Lab 2

12.5

Total – Optional Labs

50.0

Note:  

An assessment is given at the end of each required course. A score of 70% or better is required to receive a certificate for each course. Students successfully completing all five required courses receive an additional certificate for completing the entire program.

 

Additional CNC Courses

Hours

ZCNC-1039

Setup Reduction for CNC Machining and Turning Centers

8

ZCNC-1040

Cycle Time Reduction for CNC Machining and Turning Centers

12

ZCNC-1038

MasterCAM – Basic Lathe

32

 

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