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

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Program Start Dates
2019: August 5
2020: March 4, April 6

Mon. - Thurs.  8:00 am - 12:00 pm (August)
Mon. - Thurs.  4:00 pm - 8:00 pm (March)
Mon. - Thurs.  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (April)

610 S. Tech Ridge Dr. (Bldg. B)  


Alfonso Gonzales

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

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