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2023 - 2024 Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Catalog

Computer Numerical Control - Advanced Certificate

Program Code: CTA.35864

As a CNC Machine Tool Programmer/Operator, you will use computer driven machine tools such as lathes, mills, lasers, water jet, wire and/or sinker electrical discharge machines, tube benders, punches, brakes, and grinders to shape materials to precise dimensions. Although some programmer/operators can work with a wide variety of CNC machine tools, most 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. Many of the CNC courses listed below require prior basic machine tool work experience and/or high school or skill center classes in basic machine tools.

Fall First Year:

Total Semester Credits: 9

Winter First Year:

Total Semester Credits: 9

Fall Second Year:

Total Semester Credits: 11

Winter Second Year:

Total Semester Credits: 8

Fall Third Year:

Total Semester Credits: 4

Winter Third Year:

Total Semester Credits: 4

Total Credits: 45


  1. A grade of “C” (2.0) or higher is required in all courses for the certificate.
  2. CAD 120  (or SKCA 120 ) and CNC 225  (or SKCN 225 ) are Key courses and must be completed within 5 years of completing certificate. Failure to complete within the stated time frame will require you to repeat this course. See Graduation Requirements .