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CNC Machine Operator, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CT_MTMO

Control Number: 19542

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The CNC Machine Operator certificate enhances the skills of students who have earned the Machinist certificate by providing that student with CNC machine operating skills and manual programming skills. The courses required for earning this certificate are designed to make the machine operator capable of setting up and manually programming a CNC machine tool. The CNC Machine Operator Professional Upgrade Certificate is specifically for the returning student with on-the-job machining experience.

Program Outcome

Set-up and operate CNC Lathes and Milling Machines.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Required Prerequisites

Machinist Certificate of Achievement (24 Units)

Course Title Units
MACH A100Introduction to Machine Shop3
MACH A105Lathe5
MACH A110Milling Machine5
MACH A115Production Machining Techniques2
MACH A120Measurement and Blueprint Reading3
MACH A121Computations for Machinists3
MACH A130Introduction to CNC and Manual Programming3
Total Units24

Required Courses

Course Title Units
MACH A125CNC Machine Operation 13
MACH A126CNC Machine Operation 22
MACH A133CNC Programming-Mastercam 13
Total Units8
Requirement Units
Program Prerequisites 24
Award Units 8
Total Units 32

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing. 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
MACH A100 Introduction to Machine Shop 3
MACH A105 Lathe 5
MACH A120 Measurement and Blueprint Reading 3
MACH A121 Computations for Machinists 3
Semester 2
MACH A110 Milling Machine 5
MACH A130 Introduction to CNC and Manual Programming 3
Year 2
Semester 1
MACH A125 CNC Machine Operation 1 3
MACH A115 Production Machining Techniques 2
Semester 2
MACH A126 CNC Machine Operation 2 2
MACH A133 CNC Programming-Mastercam 1 3
 Total Units32