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2022-2023 College Catalog & Student Handbook 
2022-2023 College Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advanced CNC Programming Certificate (ACNC)

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The Advanced CNC Programming Certificate develops skills in advanced machining and computer numerical control (CNC) operations. Because of the fast-growing nature of industrial technology, those who have developed skills in CNC operations are always in demand. CNC machinists usually enjoy security as well as good wages. This program teaches the student to take metal and cut, drill, and shape it into useful components. CNC opportunities abound, including the following types of positions: machine shop apprentice, tool room machinist apprentice, maintenance machinist, production machine operator, tool and die apprentice, machinery sales and service, and CNC machinist. Students may also earn credentials through NIMS.

The Advanced CNC Programming Certificate is accredited by the National Institute for Metal Working Skills (NIMS).

Students must successfully complete the Basic Machining and CNC Fundamentals Certificate prior to being admitted into the Advanced CNC Programming Certificate.


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Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

First Year

Fall Semester

Total Credit Hours: 9

Total Credit Hours: 10

19 Semester Hours

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Manufacturing.

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