Basic Machine Tool Technology / CNC Certificate of Achievement (Certificate of Achievement, 2020-2021)

Program Info

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Degree Type
Certificate of Achievement

Program Description


Provides students with the opportunity to obtain basic Computer Numerical Control (CNC) knowledge and skills. Students enrolled in the program will receive training on the latest equipment used in the modern business environment, and will develop basic skills in the use and application of CNC equipment. The attainment of the Basic CNC Certificate in Manufacturing Productivity Systems offers evidence to employers that the individual has reached the basic level of proficiency.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Develop knowledge of career opportunities and demonstrate the requisite entry level machining and measurement skills for the Manufacturing Industry.
  2. Practice safe work habits in an industrial manufacturing environment.
  3. Create a basic or complex part on non-computerized industry standard machining and turning equipment.
  4. Create complete complex parts on computer controlled machining centers.
  5. Create complete complex parts on computer controlled turning centers.
  6. Utilize quality control concepts to identify root cause part discrepancies.
Career Opportunities

The courses required for this certificate are all accepted towards an associate degree to improve a student’s employability. The certificate can be used as a building block toward an Associate in Applied Science degree. Individuals who are already employed may find that the certificate increases the opportunity for promotion.

Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2017 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.