Computerized Numerical Control Certificate

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The CNC certificate is designed for people with a machinist background who desire to learn about the basic operations of CNC (computerized numerical controlled) machinery.

Good math and blueprint reading skills are essential for those who would like to study CNC programming. This certificate requires students to write simple CNC programs using the G and M codes to define tool paths and other CNC functions. The student will then program and operate CNC machines. The graduate will have a good working knowledge of CNC and the jobs associated with this type of work.

**If you wish to enroll in the CNC Certificate program through the QuickSkills program, click here.

Program Location: Greenwood

Contact Information: Bob Koster


Required Courses

Additional Program Information


Day or Evening Program

  MAT Requirement1 3.0
MTT 120 Machine Tool Print Reading 3.0
MTT 121 Machine Tool Theory I 3.0
MTT 143 Precision Measurements 2.0
MTT 251 CNC Operations 3.0
  MAT Requirement2 3.0
CPT 169 Industrial Computer Applications3 3.0
MTT 130 Fundamentals of Geometric Dimensions & Tolerances 2.0
MTT 253 CNC Programming and Operation 3.0
Total Credit Hours: 25.0

1MAT 170 recommended
2 MAT 171 recommended
3May substitute CPT 101 or EGT 151

Updated 4/25/2013


Program Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement: The Computerized Numerical Control Certificate is designed for students with a machinist background who desire the knowledge of basic operations of CNC machinery. Students will learn basic CNC programming. Graduates will have good working knowledge of CNC and the jobs associated with this type of work.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Apply theoretical knowledge gained in class to complete metal working projects to blueprint requirements.

  2. Setup and safely operate all machine tools required for project completion.

  3. Maintain the personal discipline to complete projects on time.

  4. Use technology in machine shop related to on the job requirements.

  5. Use applicable tooling correctly during various machining operations. 


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Advisement Information

  • Designed for someone with an MTT degree or diploma, or 4+ years MTT work experience.

  • Best start time for CNC certificate is summer semester. 

  • It is very important for students to connect with Bob Koster or Johnny Merck during the initial enrollment process.  If registering at a county center, have student call Bob Koster or Johnny Merck.

  • Courses are offered during day and evening hours.

  • Information about CPT 101: Starting fall 2014, CPT 101 will use Office 2013. CPT 101 students must purchase an access code for MyITLab, a learning management system that is used for CPT 101. The CPT 101 access code is good for six months. RDG 100 is a prerequisite for CPT 101. If a student needs developmental coursework the first semester, advise for CPT 141, if required, followed by CPT 101.


Advisement Information verified 3/17/2014