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CNC Specialist - CS51 Technical Certificate of Credit


Campus Locations: Valdosta

The CNC Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit program provides training for graduates to gain employment as CNC machine tool technicians. Topics include CNC Fundamentals, mill and lathe manual programming, CNC practical applications, and CAD/CAM programming. The program emphasizes a combination of CNC theory and practical application necessary for successful employment.

Requirements:

  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Additional Program Requirements:

  • Students applying for the CNC Specialist TCC must be a graduate of the Machine Tool Technology Diploma or Degree program OR must have three to five years experience at the machinist level.

This program is a HOPE Career Grant eligible program for students who are HOPE Grant eligible. The Career Grant award is a fixed amount per semester based on the number of credit hours taken. Maximum award per term is $500.

Gainful Employment Information
Curriculum Outline (22 hours)
Occupational Courses 22
AMCA 2110

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): MCHT 101 Co-requisite(s): None Provides a comprehensive introduction to computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining processes. Topics include: safety, Computer Numerical Control of machinery, setup and operation of CNC machinery, introduction to programming of CNC machinery, introduction to CAD/CAM.

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AMCA 2130

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): AMCA 2110 Provides instruction for the safe operation and manual programming of computer numerical controlled (CNC) milling machines. Topics include: safety, calculation for programming, program codes and structure, program run and editing of programs.

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AMCA 2150

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): AMCA 2110 Provides instruction for the safe operation and manual programming of computer numerical controlled (CNC) Lathes. Topics include: safety, calculations for programming, program codes and structure, program run and editing of programs.

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AMCA 2170

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 6 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): AMCA 2110, AMCA 2130, AMCA 2150 Co-requisite(s): None Provides additional instruction in part holding and fixture design. Students will also gain additional experience in print-to-part development of CNC programming. Topics include: safety, fixture design and manufacturing, and CNC part manufacturing.

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AMCA 2190

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): AMCA 2110 Emphasizes the development of skills in computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM). The student will design and program parts to be machined on computer numerical controlled machines. Topics include: hardware and software, drawing manipulations, tool path generation, program posting, and program downloading.

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Faculty
Advisor

Machine Tool Technology Program Coordinator
Valdosta Campus

Advisor

Machine Tool/Welding Instructor
Cook Campus

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