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Machine Tool Technology - Computer Numerical Control Programmer

Certificate: Certificate in Applied Science, CAS


This certificate provides an individual with the skills needed to operate computer numeric control (CNC) machines in manufacturing businesses. The students focus on the processes and procedures commonly used to set up CNC machines, select and install tooling, follow quality control procedures and meet relevant safety expectations. Certificate completers will be prepared to fill positions in manufacturing businesses that are using current machining technologies.

• Does Not Require High School Diploma or GED (NOTE: Non-high school graduates or those who do not have a GED, must have ENG 155 or equivalent placement test score and MAT 170 or equivalent placement test score.)
• Departmental Approval
• Prior Experience/Observation – Minimum three years of machining experience with supervisor

Career Placement

At FDTC, we believe that education deserves results - that’s why we want to watch our students succeed in the real world. Florence-Darlington Technical College works diligently to match students with relevant jobs in our community so that they can put their hard-earned education to work. We partner with successful alumni and local businesses to ensure our students get the best possible career upon graduation. Our Career Services Office offers a variety of services to help students succeed including: resume coaching, on-campus recruiting & career fairs, online job postings, professional development workshops, personality evaluations, internship placement assistance, and other online career building resources. We encourage all students to schedule a meeting with a Career Services Coach at (843) 661-8075 to explore their post-graduation opportunities. Find out about what Career Services can do for you. What does your future look like?

Learning Goals/Objectives

Graduates will:
• Apply industry standard safety practices and specific safety requirement for different machining operations.
• Interpret blueprint information and translate into actionable items.
• Perform basic and advanced setup with single axis and multi-axis operation of CNC lathe and CNC mill.

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