Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Manual Programming
Overview Oﬀered at:
The CNC certiﬁcates are designed to develop skills for CNC operators, setup personnel,
and machinists. These certiﬁcates focus on running, setting up, editing, and manual
programming of CNC mills and lathes. Students will progress from operation skills,
through choosing and setting up tooling, to manual programming using the advanced
features of modern CNC equipment.
Special Features Preparation for Admission Curriculum
• These certiﬁcates focus exclusively The following experiences will help you
Number Course Title Credits
on manual programming of CNC prepare for these certiﬁcates:
CNC OPERATOR CERTIFICATE 17-420-4
equipment. • Computer Applications
• Most courses run every eight weeks. • Math - Geometry, Trigonometry 32420306 Machine Shop Theory 1
32420321 Print Reading for Machine Trades
• The applied shop classes run 16 weeks. 32420336 Applied Machine Tooling 3 ▲ 4
• Some courses may be taken via e-mail. Outcomes 32420337 Applied Machine Tooling 4 ▲ 4
• Courses are oﬀered during the day and Employers will expect you, as a CNC
evening. Manual Programming certiﬁcate CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS 11
• You may be able to test out of classes if graduate, to be able to:
you have experience. (You must declare CNC SETUP CERTIFICATE 17-420-5
a certiﬁcate program to do this.) • Operate, set up, edit, and create CNC Operator Certiﬁcate Plus 11
programs for CNC mills and lathes.
• Choose tooling. 32420307 Machine Shop Theory 2 ▲ 2
Student Proﬁle • Use and create setup sheets. 32420370 Machine Tooling Technics 1 ▲ 4
• Use advanced cycles built into modern
As a CNC Manual Programming student, CNC machine tools. CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS 17
you should have:
Career Outlook CNC MACHINIST CERTIFICATE 17-420-6
• An interest in solving machining After completing this certiﬁcate, you will
CNC Setup Certiﬁcate Plus
32420357 Advanced Machining Concepts
problems be ready for your career as a(n):
• An interest in accurate, detailed work 32420371 Machine Tooling Technics 2 ▲ 4
• A desire to upgrade your machining • CNC Operator 30420386 Geometric Dimensioning and
• CNC Setup Person Tolerancing ▲ 1
• CNC Machinist
• CNC Programmer CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS 23
• Apprentice Machinist
This course requires a prerequisite and/or corequisite,
and must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.
CNC OPERATOR CERTIFICATE Shop Theory 1. Students will also be introduced to surface grinding, mills, lathes, and EDM equipment. Learners will continue to build
32420306 coordinate measuring machine inspection, optical comparator, and competencies in surface grinding, tool and cutter grinding, and
Machine Shop Theory 1 - Credits: 2 CNC programming, setup, and machining. PREREQUISITES: 32420306 manual milling. PREREQUISITE: 32420337 Applied Machine Tooling 4.
This course provides the student with knowledge in the areas of Machine Shop Theory 1 and 32420309 Applied Machine Tooling 2.
safety, speed and feed calculations, layout equipment, cutting CNC MACHINIST CERTIFICATE
tools, and machine tool equipment. Also introduces and studies 32420337 CNC Setup Certiﬁcate Plus
the more technical shop operations of threading, tapping, boring, Applied Machine Tooling 4 - Credits: 4 32420357
carbide tooling, and principles of metal cutting. Principles of metal This lab-based course further develops students’ skills in CNC vertical Advanced Machining Concepts - Credits: 1
cutting include the machinability of metals and how it relates to mill and CNC lathe setup, operation, and programming. Students will In this course students will learn about advanced CNC programming
chip formation. Students will study the makeup of carbide tooling, set up increasingly complex projects on both the CNC lathe and CNC and setup techniques, electrical discharge machining, and advanced
how carbide is affected by operating conditions, and various carbide vertical mill. Students will learn how to troubleshoot CNC setups, inspection techniques.
characteristics, sizes, shapes, grades, and applications as identiﬁed by programs, and tooling variations. Students will also troubleshoot
the American Standards Association. The content supports activities and run their own programs created in Machine Shop Theory 2 and 32420371
in Applied Machine Tooling 1 and 2. Mastercam. Finally, students will complete surface grinding projects. Machine Tooling Technics 2 - Credits: 4
COREQUISITES: 32420307 Machine Shop Theory 2 and 32420336 In this course learners will build upon their machining skills using
32420321 Applied Machine Tooling 3. CNC mills, lathes, and EDM equipment. Learners will continue to
Print Reading for Machine Trades - Credits: 1 build competencies in surface grinding, tool and cutter grinding, and
This course will cover the basic principles of print reading. The CNC SETUP CERTIFICATE manual milling. Learners will create, program, and run CNC programs
emphasis is on interpreting standard lines and symbols in single- and CNC Operator Certiﬁcate Plus with helical interpolation, subroutines, cutter compensation, and
multiple-view working drawings. Topics include print reading proce- 32420307 multiple ﬁxture offsets. Learners will practice ﬁnal grinding and ﬁt-
dures, drawing changes, machining speciﬁcations, and the reading of Machine Shop Theory 2 - Credits: 2 ting operations. COREQUISITE: 32420370 Machine Tooling Technics 1.
prints in specialized areas including ANSI and ISO standards. Strongly This course is a continuation of Machine Shop Theory 1. This
recommend a basic understanding of mathematics concepts. lecture-based course will use lecture, group work, and individual 30420386
projects to introduce you to surface grinding, CNC theory, application, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing - Credits: 1
32420336 programming, and inspection procedures. PREREQUISITE: 32420306 This course will prepare the student for the interpretation and
Applied Machine Tooling 3 - Credits: 4 Machine Shop Theory 1. application of geometric symbols and concepts. This course will use
The student will further build their skills in machining and develop extensive problem solving to focus on Geometric Dimensioning and
conﬁdence in their ability to produce good workpieces. Students 32420370 Tolerancing (GD&T) application in real manufacturing situations.
will continue to use the tools and procedures introduced in Machine Machine Tooling Technics 1 - Credits: 4 PREREQUISITE: 32420321 Print Reading for Machine Trades.
In this course learners will learn to set up, program, and run CNC
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