Graduates of the CNC Manufacturing certificates will be equipped with industry knowledge and skills to work as entry level CNC Machinists and Operators. CNC Machinists and Operators setup and operate a variety of computer-controlled or mechanically-controlled machine tools to produce precision parts, instruments, and tools. They work in machine shops, tool rooms, and on factory floors.
The program is divided into two separate certificates: Intro to CNC Manufacturing and CNC Manufacturing in order to allow flexibility for employment opportunities.
Completion of the Intro to CNC Manufacturing certificate is a prerequisite for CNC Manufacturing certificate, and students are strongly encouraged to complete both certificates.
CNC Manufacturing is also part of the Accelerating Opportunity I-CAPS initiative targeted for students who also participate in an additional required support class.
Accelerating Opportunity I-CAPS Contact Person(s): Special Populations Coordinator, Jennifer Holldorf, 309-796-5133, Rm. 1-371.
Gainful employment is one important measure that students and parents should pay attention to as they examine colleges and programs. All non-degree programs must be designed to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation in order to be deemed eligible for federal student aid. These programs are generally less than 2 years in length and result in a certificate.
Course (Credit Hours):
ENGT 190 Engineering Tech Practicum (2)
ENGT 231 Lathe Operations – 1st 8 weeks (3)
ENGT 232 Milling Operations – 2nd 8 weeks (3)
ENGT 236 Intermediate CNC – 1st 8 weeks (3)
ENGT 286 Advance CNC with CAM (3)
Minimum total hours required for degree: 29