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CNC (Computerized Numerical Controlled) Manufacturing

CIP Code - 480510

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The mission of the Certificate of Technical Studies is two-fold. It prepares students for entry level jobs in areas of general manufacturing, and it prepares students with the skill of operating Computerized Numerical Controlled (CNC) equipment in the manufacturing environment. The goal of this program is to strengthen American manufacturing by building a globally competitive machining workforce. It will develop student’s knowledge and skills necessary to perform machining operations. The curriculum focuses on meeting industry standards for producing qualified graduates.

Program Description

The Certificate of Technical Studies in CNC Manufacturing involves two distinct components: (1) Certified Manufacturing Generalist, (2) Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) Computer Numerical Controlled Machining (CNC) Operator. The Certified Manufacturing Generalist produces skilled employees for manufacturing industries. Skills taught have been derived from typical business requirements for existing manufacturing employees and those entering the workforce. The CNC Manufacturing CTS prepares individuals to shape metal parts on Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machines programmed as lathes and milling machines. In this program, there are a variety exit points that you may choose to take. They are: Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) CNC ManufacturingCertificate of Technical Studies (CTS) CNC Operator.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:​​

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic manufacturing organizational principles
  • Communicate effectively in various settings and successfully work with team members to solve problems
  • Demonstrate an understanding of manufacturing production requirements
  • Demonstrate an understanding of automated manufacturing operations
  • Demonstrate an understanding of mechanical and electrical fundamentals as well as computers and automated controls
  • Set-up and operate a CNC lathe
  • Set-up and operate a CNC mill
  • Perform part measurement and gauging
  • Exhibit the ability to read and interpret blueprints
  • Make tooling decisions
  • Respond to machine malfunctions

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