This course provides an introduction to CNC machining processes and the technology that supports them. Some of the processes covered are spot drilling, drilling, reaming, tapping, counterboring, countersinking, defining and calculating speed and feed rates, screw thread identification, and drill sharpening. Students will perform these processes on manual equipment prior to observing them on CNC equipment. Basic computer skills are also covered in this course.
CNC Production Technician
Does a career in a fast-paced, high-volume production environment get your gears turning? Consider dialing yourself into Gateway’s two-semester CNC Production Technician technical diploma. Prepare for a range of positions as an operator, set-up, quality control inspector, tool crib attendant or machinist with hands-on training from experts in the field, and prepare yourself to run every facet of a full-size machining center, from production runs to job set-up.
- Learn hands-on with state-of-the-art technology, including industry-standard manufacturing equipment, at Gateway’s SC Johnson iMET Center or at the Elkhorn Campus.
- Gain skills employers want. Gateway’s CNC advisory committee, made up of local industry professionals, helps design classes, so you master the blueprint, math, safety, tooling, lathe, mill and inspection skills employers demand.
- Match classes to your schedule. Offered at the iMET Center in Sturtevant and on our Elkhorn Campus, day and night classes feature flexible lab times to fit your work hours.
- Invest in your employability. Complete the first two semesters of this CNC technician training and prepare to enter an entry-level career, or continue your education for one more semester to improve your career as a CNC machinist.
Elkhorn Campus, SC Johnson iMET Center
Tuition & Fees: $5,993
Books & Supplies: $2,205
Spring, Summer, Fall
CNC Production Technician Career Pathway
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