Manufacturing CNC Machine Operator - One-Year Certificate (CC1)

Program Description

The Manufacturing CNC Machine Operator One-Year Certificate of Completion incorporates introductory manufacturing processes to provide hands-on experiences emphasizing computer numerical control (CNC) setup, operation, and code modification. The certificate skill sets align with industry-recognized proficiencies that qualify a graduate to apply for entry-level positions as a computer-controlled machine tools operator or CNC setup technician.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Interpret part drawings and their tolerances.
  2. Fabricate items with computer aided drafting/computer aided manufacturing.
  3. Use measurement tools.
  4. Use computer numerical control mill and lathe safely.

Entrance Requirements

Academic Entrance Requirements

Recommended:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Completion of MTH 060 Beginning Algebra or minimum placement Math Level 10
  • Successful completion of or current enrollment in MFG 100 MFG Orientation
  • College-level computer skills

Additional Program Costs (Beyond Standard Tuition/Fees and Textbooks)

Material Costs

Required:

  • Machining personal protective equipment and tools: approximately $250

Enrollment Fees

  • Fees on specific MFG courses: $600

Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
MFG 100MFG Orientation1
MFG 101Blueprint Reading3
MFG 103Welding Technology I4
MFG 110Manufacturing Processes I4
MFG 119Manufacturing Design and Drafting Techniques4
or MFG 119M Mechanical Drawing Techniques
MFG 133Quality Assurance3
MFG 161CNC Project I4
MFG 250Additive Manufacturing2
MFG 256CNC Mill Programming4
MFG 257CNC Mill Setup & Operation4
MFG 259CNC Lathe Programming4
MFG 260CNC Lathe Setup & Operation4
MTH 102Applied Technical Mathematics (Or one math course from the foundational requirements math list)4
WR 121Academic Composition4
Choose one course from the following:3-4
Introduction to Intercultural Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Small Group Communication
Total Credits52-53

Advising Notes

Nearly all MFG courses are self-directed and outcome based. This provides students with a greater degree of flexibility than many other programs.

Upon starting their program, students review their desired certificate or degree outcome with their advisor, and a sequence of coursework is identified for them. This is particularly important if developmental work is needed.

This certificate is designed for students planning to enter the manufacturing workforce upon graduation. Often only selected credits are considered transferable to public or private baccalaureate institutions. Before starting any manufacturing program, students are advised to contact the institution to which they intend to transfer and identify what credits may be transferable.

Performance Standards

Academic Requirements:

  • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
  • All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Sample Plan

Sample Plan Grid
First Year
First TermCredits
MFG 100MFG Orientation1
MFG 101Blueprint Reading3
MFG 103Welding Technology I4
MFG 110Manufacturing Processes I4
MFG 119
Manufacturing Design and Drafting Techniques
Mechanical Drawing Techniques
4
 Credits16
Second Term
MFG 133Quality Assurance3
MFG 250Additive Manufacturing2
MFG 256CNC Mill Programming4
MFG 257CNC Mill Setup & Operation4
MTH 102Applied Technical Mathematics (Or one math course from the foundational requirements math list)4
 Credits17
Third Term
MFG 259CNC Lathe Programming4
MFG 260CNC Lathe Setup & Operation4
WR 121Academic Composition4
MFG 161CNC Project I4
 Credits16
Fourth Term
Choose one course from the following:3-4
Introduction to Intercultural Communication 
Interpersonal Communication 
Small Group Communication 
 Credits3-4
 Total Credits52-53

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