CNC Machining, Certificate

This 30-credit certificate program is for the student whose intention is to be hired as a CNC operator in industry after completing the program. The thirty credits earned for this certificate may also be used toward the fulfillment of the AS Degree in CNC Machining. In this certificate program, the student is introduced to the basic manufacturing skills of teaming, problem solving, safety, quality, production processes, and machining maintenance, while being provided with the classroom and hands-on machining skills needed for CNC machining. The student will develop technical drawing and specification skills, introduction to, and advanced CNC machining skills including machining applications, and the mathematics they will require. They will also gain an in-depth understanding of Mastercam needed for programming tool location, motion, and feeds and speeds. The student will learn about material properties and material processing in manufacturing. In addition to class lectures, this program will provide the student with hands-on CNC/CAM experience. Laboratory sessions are coordinated with the lectures and emphasize experimentation and application of the lecture content. Successful completion of this certificate program prepares participants to pursue a National Institute for Metal Working Skills (NIMS) credential as a CNC operator.

Admission Requirements

Students entering a direct enroll certificate program in CNC Machining (30 credits) must take the CollegeSuccess assessment if they have not successfully taken 6 college credits, including college-level English or math. The CollegeSuccess is used for assessment purposes only and not for determining prerequisites for program enrollment. Students who do not meet these minimum standards may be conditionally enrolled at the discretion of the CNC Machining Program Director. Students who have completed the equivalent of MATH 097, ENG 101 and CAP 110, are more likely to find success in these certificate programs. Students not meeting the recommended CollegeSuccess levels are encouraged to take tutorials in English, math and computer literacy before starting course work in a certificate. Students cannot place into ENG 088 and be enrolled in certificate programs.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all the graduation requirements as stated in the catalog and maintain a GPA of 2.3 in the coursework.

First Semester

BMM 101Key Principles of Manufacturing

3

BMM 140Principles in Manufacturing Mathematics

3

BMM 175CNC Machining

3

BMM 220Materials and Processes in Manufacturing

3

Second Semester

BMM 110Technology in Advanced Manufacturing

3

BMM 222Technical Drawings and Specifications

3

BMM 240CAM I

3

BMM 275CNC Machining II

3

Third Semester

BMM 241CAM II

3

BMM 276CNC Machining Applications

3

Total Credit Hours: 30