Program Overview

CNC

CNC Setup Technician Certificate


Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences Division, Room T302, (847) 543-2044

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/cnc
Degree: Certificate
Plan 24NH

The CNC Setup Technician certificate prepares students for employment and job advancement working in high-tech manufacturing environments. The certificate provides applied skills in the operation and preparation of manual and Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machines for current and future needs of the manufacturing industry. The courses are designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to get started as a CNC machine operator, manual machinist or CNC machinist. The coursework will provide continued studies on basic manual mills and lathes, CNC machine operation, machine and shop safety, fundamental machining processes, interpreting blueprints and inspection & measuring techniques. Setup procedures common to CNC machines such as mills, lathes, Wire EDM’s, and waterjets will be covered in-depth in a machine shop setting. Machinists already employed will find this certificate a great way to improve their skill set to advance to the setup level. The Precision Machining Technology program is accredited by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) and national credentialing is available. Upon completion of certain courses, students will be prepared to take credentialing exams for an additional fee.


Recommended Plan of Study

First Semester

8 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

Manufacturing Your Success

1

course

Blueprint Reading & Precision Measurement      

3

course

Machining Processes I

3

course

Job Readiness Skills

1

Second Semester

12 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Machining Processes II

3

course

CNC Machining

3

course

Precision Grinding

3

course

EDM & Waterjet Technology or

course

EWE 220  Internship I

3

Total Hours for Certificate

20

^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.

For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, contact faculty member Jeff Hines at (847) 543-2506 or the Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences division at (847) 543-2044.