CNC Programming Certificate of Achievement


The COA.CNC.PROG certificate prepares graduates for entry-level positions in CNC machining, programming, machine operator, machine set-up, quality control/inspection, safety practices, print reading and associated machine shop tasks.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Express and implement all safety rules and procedures across the full scope of machining, welding and fabrication disciplines.
  • Demonstrate various problem solving techniques and apply them to machining, measurement, CNC programming and fabrication disciplines.
  • Specify materials, develop an order of operations and determine appropriate use of machinery for the construction of CNC produced mechanical parts.
  • Develop CNC programs using G and M-code programming language, load programs to the machine, troubleshoot problems and produce parts using professional techniques and equipment.

Career Pathways

Entry Level CNC: Machinist, Operator, Programmer

First Semester

MFG-122Machine Tool Principles I


MFG-227CNC Programming I


Total Credit Hours:7

MFG-227: Offered only in fall semesters.

Second Semester

MFG-228CNC Programming II


DFT-107Drafting I


Total Credit Hours:5

MFG-228: Offered only in spring semesters.

Total Credit Hours: 12

Specific Program Notes

Students enrolled in this program ARE NOT REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by Placement Testing.