The CNC program provides the basic skills required for individuals seeking entry-level employment as a CNC (computer numerical control) machine operator in a manufacturing facility. Individuals will gain skills in blueprint reading, precision measurement, machining, and CNC machine operation. Individuals will learn to operate manual milling machines, lathes, and grinders and produce parts within tolerances specified on blueprints. Individuals will also learn basic CNC programming, data input, and CNC machine setup and operation.
Businesses that fabricate metal employ individuals to program and operate computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools. The machine operator verifies the machine is operating correctly, manages the tooling, edits the program, and handles the materials being machined. In central Illinois, a number of businesses employ CNC operators including manufacturing companies in the Caterpillar and John Deere supply chains. Others such as Excel Foundry also employ CNC operators to machine large components for the mining and aggregate sector.
Potential area employers include: Caterpillar, Morton Welding, Excel Foundry, Premier Fabrication, Multax, SMF, Parsons, and many more.
Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 9
Select a course number below to see a course description.
|MACTR 110||PRINT READING - MECHANICAL ||3|
|MACTR 121||MACHINE TOOL OPERATION I ||3|
|NCTK 110||INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS ||1|
|NCTK 212||CNC MACHINE OPERATION I ||2|
|Fall Semester 1||MACTR 110; MACTR 121; NCTK 110; NCTK 212|
Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department
Room 209, (309) 694-5171 or (309) 694-5510