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Computer Numerical Control Operator II Certificate

Advance your career as a CNC operator or machinist

Program facts  Manufacturing and Construction icon


  • Credit hours: 26
  • Stackable to degree: Yes
  • Potential job outcomes: CNC machine operator, CNC machinist

Continue your training as a CNC operator with this 26-credit-hour certificate program. The program is designed to further develop your CNC operation skills and prepare you to advance your career in precision machining.

Take classes in machining processes, introduction to CNC machining, CNC lathe/mill operation and programming, machining blueprints, advanced CNC, properties of materials, prints and schematics and basic technical mathematics. All courses are taught by skilled instructors who are experts in their respective fields.

Credit earned for this program can be applied to the Advanced Manufacturing Technology AAS Degree.

Certificate program requirements

This 26 credit-hour certificate program is a continuation of the CNC Operator Control I certificate. It is designed to further develop CNC operation skills to prepare students to advance in their career in precision machining.

Required:

Number Course Title Credits
MFT 105 4

Description: Covers fundamentals of machine shop theory and safe practices. Provides familiarization with tools, equipment, and practices of tool, die, and precision metal working industries. Includes introduction to mills, drill press, lathes, and surface grinders. Students are provided classroom and laboratory learning experiences. Students may earn NIMS credentials.

MFT 120 4

Description: Covers advanced machine shop theory with emphasis on safe practices and applications. Includes lathes, grinders (I.D., O.D. and surface), milling machines and tool grinders. Studies production machining, feed and speed applications and quality control techniques applied to precision machining. Introduces gage blocks, height gages, magnetic sine plate and modern indexable tooling. Students may earn NIMS credentials.

Prerequisite: MFT 105 with a grade of C or better.

MFT 123 4

Description: Introduces setup and operation of CNC machining and turning centers. Teaches CNC machine tool controls through laboratory experiences and the manufacture of pre-programmed parts including part holding techniques, alignment, process planning, tooling for CNC machine tools, and inspection of machined products. Students may earn NIMS credentials.

Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent enrollment in MFT 120 with a grade of C or better.

MFT 125 4

Description: Covers the principles and operation of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine tools with an emphasis on the set up and operation of lathes. Includes safety, turning, grooving, drilling, boring, threading, cutting tools, and introduction to CNC programming on common industry controls. Students may earn the NIMS credentials.

Prerequisite: MFT 123 with a grade of C or better.

MFT 128 4

Description: Covers the principles and operation of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine tools with an emphasis on the set up and operation of vertical and horizontal mills. Includes safety, turning, drilling, boring, threading, cutting tools, to CNC mill programming, practices and setups on common industry controls. Students may earn NIMS credentials.

Prerequisite: MFT 123 with a grade of C or better.

MFT 134 3

Description: Provides students in the machine trades the basic skills required for visualizing and interpreting industrial prints. Emphasizes orthographic projection techniques of top, front, side, and section views, tolerancing, geometric dimensioning and the impact of computer drafting as related to the machine trades.

MTH 097 1 3

Description: Reviews arithmetic, introduces basic algebraic and right triangle trigonometric techniques. Includes arithmetic, elementary algebra, geometry, ratio and proportions, measurements, right triangle trigonometry and their application to solve a variety of career and technical problems. Draws practical problems the student’s career area, including emergency services, graphic communications, building trades, culinary arts and information technology. Intended for students pursuing Harper degrees and certificates in career program fields. This course: is not transferable, does not satisfy the prerequisite for any other mathematics course, and does not satisfy any general education requirements.

1 - Students may take MTH 097, MTH 101, MTH 103, or higher.