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CNC Operator, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CM_MTCO

Control Number: 41042

Not Financial Aid Eligible

This Professional Upgrade Certificate is designed for students who are already machinists. Before starting on this plan you should be able to set up and operate both conventional lathes and mills. You should be able to read blueprints and use all common machine shop measuring tools. If you have a deficiency in these areas, please refer back to the basic machining courses found in the Machinist certificate.

Program Outcome

Set-up and operate CNC Lathes and Milling Machines.


Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
MACH A125CNC Machine Operation 13
MACH A126CNC Machine Operation 22
MACH A130Introduction to CNC and Manual Programming3
MACH A147Introduction to 5 Axis Machining2
MACH A148 Advanced Multi Axis Programming & Machining5
Total Units15

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 A125 CNC Machine Operation 1 3
MACH A130 Introduction to CNC and Manual Programming 3
Semester 2
MACH A126 CNC Machine Operation 2 2
MACH A147 Introduction to 5 Axis Machining 2
MACH A148 Advanced Multi Axis Programming & Machining 5
 Total Units15