Program training includes basic CNC operator skills and CNC set-up processes. Students gain real-world experience using actual CNC machining centers to perform real production runs and job set-ups. Classes are conducted in an actual CNC machine shop environment at the Racine Campus, equipped with Haas CNC machines, including six virtual machining centers and six CNC lathes. The training lab, known as the Haas CNC Technical Education lab, also has eight manual mills and eight manual lathes.
In the lab, students will learn hands-on to read blueprints, to handle precision measurement tools, to operate state-of-the-art CNC machines and to handle inspection equipment. Students will also program, set-up, edit and operate CNC machining centers and lathes.