Machine Tool Programming (CNC) (CTMTP)


This program has been replaced by Advanced Manufacturing (CNC) - Programming and Setup Technician Program (CTMTPS). Students currently enrolled need to complete it by the end of the Spring/Summer 2025 semester.

If you have questions about this program please contact a program advisor or contact a general student advisor.

Academic Requirements

In this program, students will learn to write, read, and edit programs for CNC machine tools. They will understand core canned cycles for milling and turning operations on CNC machine tools and have the skills to do 2D and 3D modeling and posting of CNC code using CAD/CAM software. Students completing this certificate will be able to create, edit, and debug code for local manufacturing companies.


Completion of Machine Tool Setup and Operations certificate or comparable course or work experience. Academic Math Level 4 is required for NCT 121 and NCT 221.

Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Advanced Manufacturing
Thomas Penird
Julie N. (Niki) Lee
Major/Area Requirements
Class   Title Minimum Credits
NCT 120   Introduction to 2D CAD CAM Programming and Applications 2
NCT 121   Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation 4
NCT 123   2D CAD CAM CNC Programming for Mills and Lathes 2
NCT 221   Advanced Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation 4
Total 12



Total Credits Required