CNC Machining I

CNC rev


This introductory class to CNC (computer numerically controlled) machining is designed for experienced machinists and machine operators, who need or want to update their skills in CNC operations, setups, and programming. Students learn to program, set up, and operate CNC lathes and mills. They are taught programming commands (machine commands and addresses), sequence of operations in CNC machining and programming, and data transfer from computer to CNC machine. Students also learn the fundamental use of a computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) system. Instruction time is divided equally between classroom, computer lab, and shop, providing an unusual blend of practical theory and hands-on experience. Upon graduation, students are able to perform setups of moderate complexity in CNC machining and turning centers. CNC graduates may find beginning to intermediate-level work in the machining trade as a CNC machinist.


Course Length
Classes are held Saturdays for 18 weeks totaling 144 hours.


Prospective students must have basic knowledge of shop mathematics and blueprint reading and be able to read and write in English.


All instructors are credentialed or are working toward a credential in Adult Vocational Education. The instructors bring to the classroom and shop many years of practical experience in the machining, tooling and manufacturing industry. Their extensive capabilities and varied backgrounds assure students of receiving the highest caliber instruction possible from the most qualified instructors


Class Size
Approximately 15 trainees

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