An FDTC student operates a CNC machine in the advanced manufacturing arena

Computer Numerical Control Operator

Program Type: Certificate in Applied Science

Program Level: UG

Division: Career & Technical Education

Program Duration: 8 months

Program Contact: Shawn Reed

Time: Day

Program overview

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 be- come 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.

Entry Requirements

To see a list of entrance requirements for this program, please check the FDTC Course Catalog.

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Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety and environmental requirements in the transportation repair industry.
  • Differentiate engine system’s components.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the servicing of automotive brake systems.