COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROL (CNC) SETUP TECHNICIAN
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.
Machine Tool Technology
Advanced Technical Certificate
Credits: Total Advanced Technical Certificate Credits 17
Award Outcomes: |
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.
|Technical Studies Required: 17 Credits|
CNC Setup and Operation 3
CNC Programming 3
CNC Milling 3
Geometry/Trigonometry for Machinists 2
CNC Turning Centers 3
|Technical Studies Electives: 0 Credits|
|General Education Required: 0 Credits|
|General Education Electives: 0 Credits|