Basic Machine Tool Technology / CNC Certificate

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2017
Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Certificate of Achievement
Office Contact
School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development: 313-845-9645,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-211
Faculty Contact
Guy Pizzino: 313-845-6331,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-115

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.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

This program is designed to be completed in 32 weeks.

This program will cost $4,592 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical debt upon graduation is not available.

The State of Michigan does not have licensure requirements for this profession.

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