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Machine Tool Technology - Computer Numerical Control Programmer Certificate

Technical and General Education Division

General Description | Semester Layout  | Course Requirements | Printable Checklist

Mission

To provide students with basic CNC skills which will prepare them for employment opportunities in CNC programming and operating.

Description

The curriculum relies on a "hands-on" and lecture approach to learning, and students will spend a large portion of their time working in a practical setting. Students will become proficient in metal machining operations and planning procedures, with emphasis on practical machining techniques. Students will be introduced to modern manufacturing processes including: Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programming; Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD); and Computer Assisted Manufacturing (CAM) software. This computer training will enhance the graduates' ability to program, set up and produce pieces in accordance with engineering drawing specifications.

Program Entrance Requirements

Course Level Required Courses
High School

None

College None
Other Required

Diploma or GED

(NOTE: Non-high school graduates or those who do not have a GED, must score 61 or better on the reading portion of the COMPASS test. )

No

Approval/Permission Needed -- Application Process

Departmental Approval

Yes

Prior Experience/Observation

Minimum three years of machining experience with supervisor

Yes

Minimum Cumulative GPA  of 2.0 No

Current CPR Certification

by American Heart Association or American Red Cross

No
First Aid Certification No

Hepatitis B Immunization

or Signed Informed Refusal or Titer

No
MMR Immunization or Titer No
Chicken Pox Vaccination or Titer No
Two-step PPD / Chest X-Ray No

Medical Examination

Forms are provided by the college and should be current (within one year) and complete.

No

Dental Examination

Forms are provided by the college and should be current (within one year) and complete.

Dental health must meet departmental standards.

No

Technical Standards

Forms are provided by the college and should be current (within one year) and complete.

No

Negative Drug Screen

No

Satisfactory Background Check

No

Other Diplomas, Licensures, etc.

No

Recent Photograph

Photograph will not be returned.

No

Transportation and Materials

  • It is recommended that students purchase tools each semester at a cost of approximately $500 per semester.

Academic Standards

Standard Criteria Required

Courses requiring a grade of "C" or better

No

Courses that may not be attempted more than twice

No

Complete or Maintain CPR Certification

by American Heart Association or American Red Cross

No

Curriculum Completion Requirement

No

Drug Calculation Competency

Students must demonstrate drug calculation competency each semester in order to progress in curriculum courses.

No

Dismissal Policy

No

Re-entry Policy

No

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete all required courses specified in the curriculum.
  • Fulfill all financial obligations to the College.
  • Achieve a cumulative final GPA of 2.0.
  • Earn at least 25 percent of the total credit hours of his/her curriculum at FDTC.  Exceptions can be made only by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.