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CNC 140 - CNC Production Technician

600 hours (non-credit)

Prerequisite(s): Sucessful completion of CNC 110 - Machining Fundamentals  CNC 120 - Manual Mill Operator  and  CNC 130 - Engine Lathe Operator .

CNC 140 - CNC Production Technician credential program is a NIMS credentialed certificate program. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive the NIMS CNC Turning and CNC Milling credential. Graduates of the program will be prepared to enter careers as CNC Machine Operators and Manual Machinists. This program is designed to mirror the workplace as closely as possible.  All graduates will be required to demonstrate their ability to perform all tasks and skills at workplace ready levels.  This program provides extensive hands-on experience performing all tasks identified by industry experts and local employers. Program training includes basic CNC operator skills and CNC set-up processes. Students gain real-world experience using actual CNC machining centers to perform real production runs and job set-ups. Classes are conducted in an actual CNC machine shop environment at the RVCC Campus, equipped with Haas CNC machines, including four virtual machining centers and four CNC lathes. The training lab also has two Bridgeport style Mills, two engine lathes, two surface grinders, vertical band saw, optical comparator and other basic machinery.

In the lab, students will learn to read blueprints, handle precision measurement tools, receive OSHA-10 card, to operate state-of-the-art CNC machines and to handle inspection equipment. Students will also program, set-up, edit and operate CNC machining center and lathe.

Coursework covers a variety of relevant areas including; blueprint reading, math, safety, machining technology, tooling applications, work holding, offsets, CNC lathe and mill set-up, gauging and inspection.

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