CNC Machinist (Machine Tool)
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CNC Machinists work in machine shops, tool rooms or factories to set up and operate machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments and tools. The CNC Machinist (Machine Tool) program gives you a solid foundation of machining plus personal attention to allow you to learn at your own pace. Through hands-on experience and opportunities to work on team projects, you will learn everything you need to know in order to work in the metals manufacturing and processes industry.
- You can start our CNC Machinist Program at 2 times every year: Fall Semester (August) and Spring Semester (January)
- You will receive hands-on instruction and personal attention from certified instructors.
- The program boasts a 98% placement rate.
- Our classroom work spaces are designed similarly to the work spaces you will encounter on the job to provide relevant training so you can get to work seamlessly after you graduate.
- Understand and apply the safety procedures and regulations currently present in their trade.
- Demonstrate the skills required by industry, in the safe operation and use of common hand tools and manual machinery.
- Generate Computer Numerical Control programs utilizing G and M coding as well as basic integration of Surf-Cam computer generated programs.
- Recognize the necessary Math and Blueprint Reading skills required for employment in their trade.
- Construct projects on Computer Controlled machinery utilizing their manual programming skills as well as Surf-Cam computer generated programs.
- During the program, you will practice the art of traditional machining to build a solid foundation of skills in this trade.
- You will build on your machining skills by learning the latest in computer-integrated machining, computer-aided design and manufacturing and computer programming.
- You will also be trained in important safety and measurement techniques learn how to interpret detailed blueprints and perform key mathematical calculations.
- You will receive hands-on experience as you perform the turning, milling, drilling and grinding concepts learned in the classroom.
Job opportunities are expected to be good for machinists. As of September 2014, CareerWISE (formerly iseek.org) forecasts an above average projected growth for machinists, computer-controlled machine tool operators and CNC machine tool programmers. Nearly all graduates from this program find work in the field.
Potential Job Titles
- CNC Programmer
- CNC Set-up/Operator
- Machine Operator
- Manual Machinist
- Prototype Machinist
Where You Could Work
- Medical and biotechnology manufacturers
- Prototype and tool-making manufacturers
- Parts-repair facilities