Jul 17, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

CNC Operations, STC

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The Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operations program focuses on the operation and setup of production CNC equipment. Students in this program will develop their skills in machining processes, including operation of the drill press, lathe, vertical and horizontal milling machine, surface grinder, CNC vertical machining center and turning center. Students learn the basics of transforming raw material into finished parts in a production environment.

Career Outlook

Contact with several regional machine shops has indicated a strong desire to bring jobs back which had been outsourced. Additionally, area industries have both expressed need for and provided input on training content making up the CNC Operations certificate program.

Program Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the safe use of electric and manual hand tools.
  2. Analyze technical data.
  3. Set-up and operate manual machine tools including the mill, lathe, drill press, band saw, surface grinder and hand tools.
  4. Set-up and operate CNC vertical milling machine.
  5. Set-up and operate CNC metal machining lathe.
  6. Interpret the 2D and 3D mechanical prints used in Machining.
  7. Create a CNC program from a machine sequence pattern.
  8. Weld various metals used in molds and fixtures.
  9. Write part programs for CNC machine tools.
  10. Demonstrate the ability to interpret and apply technical information from mechanical blueprints.
  11. Measure machined parts with manual and automated measuring devices.

Total Credits: 14

Total Credits: 12

Total Program Hours 26

+ Refers to technical course work. Students must maintain a minimum grade of “C” in these courses to progress in the program and graduate.

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