Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Certificate


The Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Certificate is designed to prepare students for programming multi-axis CNC machines. This certificate program is designed for students wishing to further pursue a career in machining or manufacturing. This type of certificate program typically leads to entry to intermediate level careers as a machinist, toolmaker, CNC operator, CNC programmer, manufacturing engineer, process engineer, field service technician as well as a number of other manufacturing/service positions. This Certificate Program requires 33-36 units to be taken in required courses. An additional 10-14 units must be chosen from the restricted electives listed below. This certificate requires a total of 43-50 units. At least one half of the units toward the certificate must be completed at Fullerton college. A grade of C or better is required for each course taken.

Required Courses (33-36 units):
DRAF 101 F Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing (formerly DRAF 070 F)2
DRAF 140 FAutoCAD for Industry3
DRAF 173 F Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing2
MACH 101 F Introduction to Machine Tools (formerly MACH 091 F)2-5
or MACH 116 F Machine Tools
MACH 110 F CNC Machine Set-Up and Operation (formerly MACH 086 F)3
MACH 115 F CNC Parts Programming (formerly MACH 087 F)3
MACH 150 F CNC Programming Using Mastercam (formerly MACH 050 F)3
MACH 152 F Advanced CNC Programming Using Mastercam (formerly MACH 052 F)3
or MACH 156 F Advanced CNC Programming Using Surfcam (formerly MACH 062 F)
MACH 154 F CNC Programming Using Surfcam (formerly MACH 060 F)3
METL 192 FFundamentals of Metallurgy3
TECH 081 FTechnical Mathematics I3
TECH 108 FManufacturing Processes3
Restricted Electives (10-14 units):10-14
Intermediate Machine Tools (formerly MACH 092 F)5
Advanced CNC Machining (formerly MACH 088 F)3
Technical Science3
Industrial Safety2
Introduction to Welding (formerly WELD 121AF)3
Total Units43-50

Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of computer numerical control programs for CNC turning and milling machines and prepare a program to machine piece parts per drawing specifications.

Outcome 2: Demonstrate the ability to evaluate machined parts per drawing specifications by selecting and utilizing the appropriate measuring tools.