Machine Tool Technology

Machine Tool Technology



CNC Setup Technicians run computer-controlled machine tools that produce highly precise parts used in many of the products we use on a daily basis. Setup Technicians may tend one machine or several at one time. Setup Technician duties vary from operating the machine to setup of cutting tools, fixtures, programs, and producing the complete part. The CNC Setup Technician Advanced Technical certificate builds upon the skills developed for the CNC Operator certificate with additional training in computer numerical control. Emphasis will be placed on basic programming, editing, and operation of CNC lathes and milling machines. Prerequisite: Graduation from or concurrent enrollment in a 2-year machine tool program or a minimum or 2 years of related work experience.

Program Title:
Machine Tool Technology

Award Type:
Advanced Technical Certificate

Credits: Total Advanced Technical Certificate Credits 17
Award Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate milling procedures
  • Demonstrate turning procedures
  • Interpret blueprints/drawings
  • Machine parts with tolerance
  • Apply math skills necessary for industry requirements
  • Operate equipment safely
  • Operate CNC machines efficiently
  • Demonstrate teamwork
  • Develop part designs within a group

Career Opportunities:
Many well-paying jobs are available in medical, aerospace, computer and recreational industries. Completion of this certificate may lead to entry-level employment as a CNC Setup Technician.

Choose Total Advanced Technical Certificate Credits 17 credits from the following areas:
Technical Studies Required: 17 Credits
MACH2400 CNC Setup and Operation 3
MACH2406 CNC Programming 3
MACH2415 CNC Milling 3
MACH2425 Geometry/Trigonometry for Machinists 2
MACH2435 CNC Turning Centers 3
Technical Studies Electives: 0 Credits
General Education Required: 0 Credits
General Education Electives: 0 Credits