Thursday – November 16, 2017

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technician (2017-2018)

Technical Diploma 
School of Technology and Applied Sciences / Manufacturing Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee Campus (year one only), Oak Creek Campus
Program Code: 32-444-1

 
For Information: 414-297-6315
Oak Creek Campus, 414-571-4500

Overview — This program prepares you for employment in manufacturing industries that use CNC machine tools.

MATC’s equipment includes six industrial-based CNC machining centers and turning centers, and CAD/CAM workstations, with hands-on experience provided in all phases of programming and operations.

High mechanical aptitude, problem-solving skills, and keen spatial and visual abilities are important for success in this program.


Career Pathway — You can earn the Machine Tool Operations technical diplomas on the way to completing this technical diploma. A CNC Machining certificate is under development.
 

Career Outlook — Large and small manufacturers employ CNC machine operators/programmers, and due to the high number of industrial companies in southeastern Wisconsin, there is a need for skilled people. The job prospects are especially positive for trained CNC programmers.

The duties of positions typically available to program graduates include developing and preparing numerically controlled programs, assisting in the development of the operational process plan for products to be manufactured, and serving as a liaison between engineering and manufacturing departments.

View gainful employment data about this program



Program Learning Outcomes — Employers expect program graduates to:

  • Apply a background in math, including trigonometry, and read engineering drawings
  • Operate CNC machining and turning centers, and CNC program proveouts
  • Apply CAD/CAM programming methods and procedures needed for CNC centers
  • Understand fixturing techniques and tooling selection for machining typical piece parts
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of computer hardware and software applications related to CNC programming

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment
  • Completion of Machine Tool Operations CNC diploma program
  • Completion of two years of hands-on CNC machine tool experience
 

Possible Careers
CNC Machine Operator
CNC Machine Programmer


Related Programs
Machine Tool Operations
Tool and Die Making

 

Start Dates: August/January

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

 

YEAR 1

 

Credits

MACHTL-360

Metrology

1

MACHTL-367

Machine Tool Technology

1

MACHTL-384

Machine Trades Mathematics 1

1

MDRAFT-385

Machine Blueprint Reading 1

1

MACHTL-347

Single-Spindle Auto Screw Machine 1

3
  (or) MACHTL-300 Engine Lathe 1 
(4 weeks)

 

MACHTL-348

Single-Spindle Auto Screw Machine 2 ‡

3
  (or) MACHTL-301 Engine Lathe 2 ‡ 
(4 weeks)

 

MACHTL-361
Multiple-Spindle Auto Screw Machine 1 3
  (or) MACHTL-309 Manual Vertical Milling Machine 1 
(4 weeks)

 
 

MACHTL-362
Multiple-Spindle Auto Screw Machine 1 3
  (or) MACHTL-310 Manual Vertical Milling Machine 2 ‡ 
(4 weeks)

 
 

MACHTL-304

Introduction to CNC Programming ‡

1

MACHTL-385

Machine Trades Mathematics 2 ‡

1

MDRAFT-386

Machine Blueprint Reading 2 ‡

1

MACHTL-391

Quality Control ‡ 

1

MACHTL-371
CNC Swiss Turning Center 1 4
  (or) MACHTL-320 Introduction to CNC Turning Centers 
(6 weeks)

 
 

MACHTL-372
CNC Swiss Turning Center 2 4
  (or) MACHTL-322 Introduction to CNC Vertical Machining Centers 
(6 weeks)

 
 

MACHTL-373
CNC Swiss Turning Center 3 4
  (or) MACHTL-325 Surface Grinding 
(6 weeks)

 
 

ENG-340

Workplace Communication

2

YEAR 2

 

Select one group of programming courses per semester:                                                                             

 

CNC Machining Center Programming:

 

CNC-324

CNC Machine Programming/Prove Out 1 ‡

3

CNC-325

CNC Machine Programming/Prove Out 2 ‡

3

CNC-326

Machining Center CAD/CAM Programming 1 ‡

3

CNC-327

Machining Center CAD/CAM Programming 2 ‡

3

CNC Turning Center Programming:

 

CNC-332

CNC Turning Programming/Prove Out 1 ‡ 

3

CNC-333

CNC Turning Programming/Prove Out 2 ‡ 

3

CNC-334

Turning Center CAD/CAM Programming 1 ‡ 

3

CNC-335

Turning Center CAD/CAM Programming 2 ‡ 

3

Additional Required Courses:

 

CNC-302

Computer Application/CNC 

1

MACHTL-386

Machine Trades Mathematics 3 ‡ 

1

MDRAFT-320

Coordinate Blueprint Reading ‡ 

1

CNC-320

Tooling and Fixturing 

1

CNC-321

CNC Machine Technology

1

MTLGY-321

Metallurgy 1 

1
 

TOTAL CREDITS: 64

 

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.


For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

 

Page updated March 2017.