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Code: F_CER_CNC1

Campus: Boulder County Campus

CNC Machining Certificate

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Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a one-year (two semester) Certificate in CNC Machining and enter the workforce. Students explore the skills and techniques in CNC lathe and mill programs, CAD/CAM, and metrology principles. This certificate program trains students in computer numerical control (CNC) lathe operations and CNC milling operations. They gain exposure to Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Machining (CAD/CAM) for 2-axis machining, 3-axis wireframe and surface modeling, lathe programming, and direct numerical control (DNC) systems. This program prepares students for entry-level career positions in CNC machining and manufacturing businesses.

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First Semester

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your award and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAC 201Intro to CNC Turning Operations

3

MAC 205Intro to CNC Milling Operations

3

MAC 202CNC Turning Operations II

3

MAC 206CNC Milling Operations II

3

MAC 240CAD/CAM 2D

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Note: Students in the Precision Machining Technology program enter as a cohort. All students must be full-time and register for all the program classes each semester. The classes in the first and second semesters are organized in 7.5 week blocks. The classes are scheduled sequentially with the competencies learned in each class building on the students' skills and preparing them for the next group of classes. Manual Machining must be completed before taking CNC Machining.

Second Semester

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your award and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Course NumberTitleCredits
MTE 130Metrology

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Semester Note: Students in the Precision Machining Technology program enter as a cohort. All students must be full-time and register for all the program classes each semester. The classes in the first and second semesters are organized in 7.5 week blocks. The classes are scheduled sequentially with the competencies learned in each class building on the students' skills and preparing them for the next group of classes. Manual Machining must be completed before taking CNC Machining.

Total Credit Hours: 18