Machine Tool Setup and Operation (CTMTSO)


This program has been replaced by Advanced Manufacturing (CNC) – Operation Technician (CTMTOT). 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 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.


Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Advanced Manufacturing
Thomas Penird
Julie N. (Niki) Lee
Major/Area Requirements
Class   Title Minimum Credits
MEC 100   Materials and Processes 3
MEC 101   Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing 2
MEC 201   Mechanisms 2
NCT 101   Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - I 2
NCT 110   Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - II 2
Total 17



Total Credits Required