Certificate in CNC Machine Operation

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About This Program

The Computer Numerical Controller (CNC) Machine Operator Certificate offers new or returning students a competency-based comprehensive CNC Machine Operator training program. Along with general education courses and program-specific technical courses, students will be able to apply a wide variety of industries and employment opportunities. Students will be exposed to basic manufacturing skills, precision machining and CNC machine operations. Students completing the CNC Operator Certificate are in high demand across several industries.

Your Certificate Courses

SMCC’s Precision Machining & Manufacturing program offers a CNC Machine Operator Certificate requiring a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following courses are a sampling of what you might take as a student in this program and are subject to change.

  • Parametric Solid Modeling
  • English Composition
  • Freshman Interest Group Elective
  • Introduction to Precision Machining
  • Advanced Precision Machining
  • Mathematics Elective (100-level or higher)

Current Major-Specific Courses Available

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Graduation Requirements

Prospective Students

If you are thinking about attending SMCC and are curious what the current program course requirements are to earn your degree, download the SMCC current Course Catalog.

Current Students

If you are a current student, your program requirements may be different than those listed for the current catalog year. To view your specific program requirements or to search and register for courses, log in to MySMCC and visit the MyDegree webpage.

Graduation Outcomes

  • Identify and practice safe metal-cutting practices in the manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of common manual machining practice processes required for employment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of common technical drawing ASME standards.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of precision measurement.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of programming, setup and operations of Proto Trac-controlled machines.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Operating CNC Machining Centers.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Operating CNC Turning Centers.

Estimated Certificate Completion Time

24 credit hours are required to complete this program
Please note, these estimates are based on a student taking an average of 15 credits per semester and do not include college preparatory or developmental courses.

Program Costs

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SMCC Graduates

92% of SMCC graduates gain employment or continue their education within 9 months of graduation