Delta College offers a Certificate of Achievement in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) that includes four core courses with additional supporting classes. Computer Numerical Control programmers/operators can work with a wide variety of CNC machine tools although many specialize in one or two types. Specific duties may include: studying blueprints or sketches; building tooling, jigs, or fixtures; programming and editing; machine work pieces; inspecting and certifying product for dimensional accuracy; and light duty repair and maintenance of the CNC machine.
CREDITS EARNED FOR THIS CERTIFICATE MAY BE APPLIED TOWARDS COMPLETIONS OF: A CNC ADVANCED CERTIFICATE; OR THE MANUFACTURING AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY AAS DEGREE; OR THE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY AAS DEGREE.
A grade of “C” (2.0) or higher is required in all courses for the certificate.
CNC 162 is a Key course and must be completed with 5 years of completing certificate. Failure to complete within the stated time frame will require you to repeat this course. See Graduation Requirements.
It is highly recommended that students job shadow to get a full understanding of employment in this area. Please see the program coordinator for these opportunities.