School of Technology and Applied Sciences
Downtown Milwaukee (day/evening): 414-297-MATC
Oak Creek (day/evening): 414-571-4500
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Detailed Program Information:
Fall 2012 - Spring 2013 Course Requirements
Machine Tool Operations: CNC Machine Setup and Operation is a two-semester technical diploma program that trains you in the setup and operation of the computer numerical control (CNC) vertical machining center and CNC turning center. These machines perform a variety of manufacturing processes, such as turning, drilling, threading and contouring. In addition, you are trained on manual milling machines and lathes. You may participate in full time day school instruction for two semesters, or attend classes on a part-time basis for a longer period of time. Credit may be given for work experience. CNC machine setup operators have highly marketable skills, and their job future is bright. They are expected to operate CNC machine tools safely, read and interpret CNC machine programs, and troubleshoot problems. Core skills include a high mechanical aptitude, manual dexterity and mathematical skills.