CNC Machining

CNC Machining


CNC Machinists are highly skilled operators that fabricate finished goods from a wide variety of materials and machines.  Students will learn to machine parts with high precision through the use of blueprints, sketches, or their own designs.  The CNC Machinist Program provides training for jobs such as: Operators of lathes, mills, drill presses and surface grinders, CNC Machinist, CNC Programmer or Quality Control and Inspection Positions.

Students will gain knowledge of the following:

  • Machine Shop Safety
  • Manual Lathe Operation
  • Manual Mill Operation
  • Surface Grinder Operation
  • CNC Lathe Operation
  • Vertical CNC Machining Center Operation
  • Blueprint Reading - GD&T
  • Mechanical Inspection Methods
  • Use of Precision Measurement Tools
The CNC Machining certificate is comprised of the following modules.  Each module may be an exit point.  Completion of the full Capstone Certificate is recommended for meaningful employment.

  • Fundamental Machining Principles
  • Manual and CNC Lathe Operation Skills
  • Manual and CNC Milling Center Operation Skills
  • Tooling, Tolerances (GD&T), QMS, First Article Inspection and CNC G-Code Programmer 
  • Set-Up Skills, Changeover, SMED, and Advanced Programming
  • Capstone Certificate CNC Machninist


Additional Information

Application Fee

Graduation Fee

Tuition & Fees

Program Start Dates
2017:  August 28
2018:  March 19

Mon. - Thurs.  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (August)
Mon. - Thurs.  9:00 am - 1:00 pm (March)

Program Length
900 Hours

Dixie Commons Bldg. K


Mike Shrout

Mike has an extensive background in automotive, industrial and manufacturing technologies. He is very enthusiastic about innovation and helping students develop the skills they need in their career and to improve their lives and the world around them. He brings experience in CAD Design, CNC Machining, 3D printing and other Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping methods along with Alternative Energy for vehicles.

Office Hours:
M-TH 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

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