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.
If you’re a goal-oriented problem solver, consider a career programming computer-aided machines for a high-volume machine shop! Hands-on training with Gateway’s CNC Programmer technical diploma will prepare you with skills needed to succeed as a programmer who ensures that raw material gets turned into precision parts. Get access to leading-edge facilities while you study so you can impress employers after graduation.
- Work hands-on with state-of-the-art tools, including CNC mills and lathes, manual mills and lathes, and coordinate measuring machines, and make real-world products while you learn.
- Study with professional, industry-tested instructors who bring decades of experience to the classroom as you master all aspects of a machine shop career.
- Earn certificates employers want, such as MSSC Safety, NC3 Precision Measuring and Sandvik Tool Certification, as a part of your diploma — at no extra cost!
- Build your resume. Earn the CNC Production Technician technical diploma in your first two semesters and prepare for an entry-level career as you complete the CNC Programmer diploma in your final semester.
- Get convenient, personalized training on your schedule. You’ll work hands-on in classes with small class sizes at Gateway’s Elkhorn Campus or SC Johnson iMET Center with courses offered day and night.
Elkhorn Campus, SC Johnson iMET Center
Tuition & Fees: $8,233
Books & Supplies: $3,032
Spring, Summer, Fall
CNC Programmer Career Pathway
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