Computer Numerical Control (CNC)

Training Certificate

Overview

Complete this program in as few as eight months. Then bring your skills to one of many organizations that rely on CNC Mill and CNC Lathe work for production.

A career as a machinist or a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) operator is a very rewarding career in which you continually see the results of your labor in finished products. If you are interested in working with your hands and are technically inclined, this could be the career path for you.

How to Enroll

To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!

Tuition Assistance
Training Resources

Questions?
Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email cce@midlandstech.edu

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
2.40 24

Blueprint Reading and Basic Measuring Tools

An introductory course in blueprint reading and precision measuring tools. This course will take you through the alphabet of lines, views, and general rules for reading engineering blueprints. This course will also provide hands-on training in the use of micrometers, calipers, height gages, indicators, and various transfer gages.

Classroom

ID: CEMFG-588

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$549.00
3.00 30

Introduction to Mills

Learn the set-up and basic working knowledge of vertical mills. Learn proper safety, care, set-up, and operation of manual machine shop mills. An excellent course for students with little machining background or students taking the CNC Operator/Programmer Certificate program. Prerequisite: Blueprint Reading & Measuring Tools course

Classroom

ID: CEMFG-627

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$549.00
3.00 30

Introduction to Lathes

Learn the set-up and basic working knowledge of machining lathes. Learn proper safety, care, set-up, and operation of manual turning lathe. An excellent course for students with little machining background or students taking the CNC Operator/Programmer Certificate program. Prerequisite: Blueprint Reading & Basic Measuring Tools course.

Classroom

ID: CEMFG-626

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$549.00
5.40 54

Fundamentals of CNC Operator/ Programmer Training

Gain the knowledge to become a CNC operator/programmer. Topics covered: shop math, right angle trig., English/Metric conversion tooling for mills and lathes, CNC offsets, cutting speed and fee calculations, inter-working, and functionality of the actual CNC machine components. Prerequisite: Blueprint Reading, Mills and Lathe classes.

Classroom

ID: CEMFG-572

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$849.00
6.00 60

Principles of CNC Programming

Transform blueprints into CNC machine programs by designing your own generated CNC programs on computer based simulators in the classroom. Topics covered include: machine language (G & M codes), work coordinates, various types of offsets, cutter compensation, canned cycles, etc. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of CNC Operator/Programmer.

Classroom

ID: CEMFG-571

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$949.00
4.80 48

Mastering CNC Programming

An application-based course covering the knowledge and skills acquired from the Fundamentals and Principles classes. You will utilize your new knowledge to write CNC programs, select tooling, and set up the CNC equipment to produce parts to specifications from your own CNC program. Prerequisite: Principles of CNC Operator/Programming

Classroom

ID: CEMFG-580

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$795.00
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$4,240.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machine Tool Programmer

As a CNC Machine Tool programmer, you will program equipment to perform production tasks, determine production equipment settings, select production equipment according to product specifications, study blueprints or other instructions to determine equipment setup requirements, and conduct test runs of production equipment.

Projected Job Growth

+16.8%

Average Annual Salary

$42,222
According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Fabrication Companies
  • Manufacturing Plants

Careers

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operator

As a Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operator, you will measure dimensions of completed products or work pieces to verify conformance to specifications, Enter commands, instructions, or specifications into equipment, mount materials, or work pieces onto production equipment.

Projected Job Growth

+16.8%

Average Annual Salary

$42,222
According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Fabrication Companies
  • Manufacturing Plants

What’s next after I complete this program?

Further Your Education

Earn an Associate’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. The Mechanical Engineering Technology program provides students with the opportunity to enter the engineering technology field as a Mechanical Technician or Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CAD) technician.

Consider an Associate’s degree in Mechatronics Technology where students will learn how to design systems for the automation of industrial tasks. Mechatronics technicians apply their knowledge of electrical, mechanical, and computer systems to solve technical problems and maintain automated equipment.