The computer numerical control (CNC) operations program focuses on the operation and setup of production CNC equipment. Students in this program will develop their skills in machining processes, including operation of the drill press, lathe, vertical and horizontal milling machine, surface grinder, CNC vertical machining center and turning center. Students learn the basics of transforming raw materials into finished parts in a production environment.
Contact with several regional machine shops has indicated a strong desire to bring jobs back that had been outsourced. Additionally, area industries have both expressed need for and provided input on training content making up the CNC operations certificate program.