The CNC Operators Program is designed to prepare students for positions in a variety of service and manufacturing industries requiring technically trained and/or certified operators. The program is designed to prepare students for the opportunity to become entry level CNC operators.

This is a locally approved certificate. Upon satisfactory completion of the listed requirements and application for completion of the certificate to Admissions and Records, the student will receive a certificate of completion. This certificate program is not approved through the California Community College Chancellor’s Office; therefore, completion of the certificate will not be listed on the student’s transcript.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student should be able to:

  • Safely use manual machine tools to produce a part within specified tolerances.
  • Interpret blueprints and use precision measurements to correctly layout a project.
  • Program a CNC vertical mill using G-code to drill precision holes.
  • Set-up CNC milling and turning equipment utilizing proper workholding techniques, and load a program for production.

Certificate Requirements

  • INDE 45 Introduction to Manual Machining 3
  • INDE 46 Introduction to CNC Machining 3
  • INDE 101 Industrial Trade Basics 3
  • MATH 100 Technical Applications of Mathematics 3
  • WELD 73 Structural Steel Metal Fabrication 3
  • WELD 118 Blueprint and Specification Reading (Mechanical) 2
Total Units for Certificate: 17

For reference only as of 2019/2020

Degree Requirements and Courses

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