Advanced Manufacturing (CNC) – Operation Technician (CTMTOT)

Certificate

In this program, students learn to setup and operate CNC machine tools, traditional mills, lathes, and saws. They learn how to use basic measurement tools and read blueprints. This certificate will highlight the fundamentals of materials and processes including mechanical and physical testing and heat treatment of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Students completing this certificate will be able to perform many of the fundamental tasks within a fabrication shop, including simple part manufacturing, set-up and operation of CNC machine tools as well as inspection using simple measurement tools.

This is a high skill and high wage program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

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80,467Median Earnings

1933Annual Job Openings

7% 10 Year Employment Growth

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80,467Median Earnings

1933Annual Job Openings

7% 10 Year Employment Growth

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2022-2023 Academic Requirements

In this program, students learn to setup and operate CNC machine tools with an introduction to programming. They learn how to use basic measurement tools and read blueprints. This certificate will highlight the fundamentals of manufacturing and measurement. Students completing this certificate will be able to safely perform basic skills within a manufacturing facility, including basic part manufacturing as well as the setup and operation of CNC machine tools to manufacture basic parts. Students will also be able to perform basic inspections using appropriate measurement tools.

Students with technology interests who enjoy working with their hands like gaming, manipulating code, robotics, 3D printing are suited for this line of work.

Division
Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Department
Advanced Manufacturing
Advisors
Allan Coleman
Julie N. (Niki) Lee
Dominique Green
Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
MEC 100   Materials and Processes 3
MEC 101   Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing 2
NCT 100   Foundation Concepts for Manufacturing (CNC) 3
NCT 101   Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - I 2
NCT 110   Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - II 2
NCT 120   Introduction to 2D CAD CAM Programming and Applications 2
NCT 121   Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation 4
Total 18

Total Credits Required
18