Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Setup Technician (BP) Advanced Technical Certificate

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

CNC Setup Technicians run computer-controlled machine tools that produce highly precise parts used in many of the products we use on a daily basis. Setup Technicians may tend one machine or several at one time. Setup Technician duties vary from operating the machine to setup of cutting tools, fixtures, programs, and producing the complete part. The CNC Setup Technician Advanced Technical certificate builds upon the skills developed for the CNC Operator certificate with additional training in computer numerical control. Emphasis will be placed on basic programming, editing, and operation of CNC lathes and milling machines.

Prerequisite: Graduation from or concurrent enrollment in a 2-year machine tool program or a minimum or 2 years of related work experience.

Award Outcomes

Demonstrate milling procedures.

Demonstrate turning procedures.

Interpret blueprints/drawings.

Machine parts with tolerance.

Apply math skills necessary for industry requirements.

Operate equipment safely.

Operate CNC machines efficiently.

Demonstrate teamwork.

Develop part designs within a group.

Career Opportunities

Many well-paying jobs are available in medical, aerospace, computer and recreational industries. Completion of this certificate may lead to entry-level employment as a CNC Setup Technician.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 17 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH2400CNC Setup and Operation

3

MACH2406CNC Programming

3

MACH2410CAD/CAM

3

MACH2415CNC Milling

3

MACH2425Geometry/Trigonometry for Machinists

2

MACH2435CNC Turning Centers

3

General Education Required 0 Credits

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Advanced Technical Certificate Credits 17

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH2400CNC Setup and Operation

3

MACH2406CNC Programming

3

MACH2410CAD/CAM

3

Total Credits  9

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH2415CNC Milling

3

MACH2425Geometry/Trigonometry for Machinists

2

MACH2435CNC Turning Centers

3

Total Credits  8

Graduation (17 Credits) 

Prerequisite: Graduation from or concurrent enrollment in a 2-year machine tool program or a minimum of 2 years of related work experience.

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.

 

6/20/2019 :BP 4309 / EP