Computerized Numerical Control

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

What is the program?
The Computerized Numerical Control program has long been recognized as the State’s center for training in numerical control. CNC is a program that uses a computer language consisting of numbers and codes to achieve automatic machine tool operation to manufacture parts to precise measurements. Students train on state-of-the-art equipment with lab conditions simulating those found in today’s industries. Students learn how to write programs using Computer Aided Drafting and Computer Aided Machining software (CAD/CAM), make their own setups, choose the correct machine for the job, and accurately measure the finished product.

When is the program offered?
Courses are taught year round during the day, evening, and split-term to accommodate a wide range of schedules for full-time and part-time students.

What awards does the program lead to and how long does it take?
Students may earn a Certificate or an Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS). Students enrolled full-time may complete a Certificate in as little as three to four semesters (12 to 18 months) or an AAS in two years.

What requirements do I need in order to enroll?
Any student possessing a high school diploma or GED certificate is eligible to enter the Computerized Numerical Control program. Prior training and experience as a machinist or transfer from the Machine Tool Program is required for admission to the CNC program. Students interested in entering the program should contact the CNC instructor for admission requirements.

What jobs will this program prepare me for?

The Computerized Numerical Control program has a high job placement for CNC operators, CNC programmers, and quality control technicians.

Contact:

Ronnie Guy
Email: rguy@sheltonstate.edu
Phone:  205.391.2441
Office:  1301 Martin