This 84-hour blended learning class introduces students to automated machining operations or CNC, computer numerical control technology. By the end of this class students are able to follow setup sheets, perform shop math calculations, work with precision measurements and properly use measuring instruments. Students also set-up and complete projects on Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines, perform basic and advanced machining operations on automated equipment, and make decisions to ensure that work quality is maintained. Additionally, online resources and curriculum are made available. This component of the program is designed to train students for entry-level work as a CNC machine operator.
Lastly, the curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment in entry-level positions such as machine setup and operation. This training teaches attention to detail, the ability to work to close tolerances (+/- .0002), the skills needed to improve mechanical aptitude, and how to solve mechanical challenges by working through logical steps. Shop safety, and good shop work practices, including routine machine shop maintenance activities, are also covered. The tuition for this class covers both the textbook and lab fees.
HACC Midtown Room 116/118
1523 N 4th St
Harrisburg, PA 17102
Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:
• Safely operate and maintain CNC Mills and CNC Lathes
• Select the proper tooling for each machine, as well as any machine setup required.
• Machine components to specific blueprint requirements.
• Understand how G and M codes are created, read and modified.
• Identify CNC CAD systems such as Mastercam and SolidWorks.
Any student who wishes to drop a course may do so by visiting or calling any of the campus Welcome Centers. These requests must be made no less than one calendar day prior to the first class meeting date to be eligible for a full refund of tuition and fees (except for any tuition or fees noted as nonrefundable).
Unless otherwise specifically stated or approved, no refund will be issued after a course-start date.
We do not issue partial refunds in the event that a student starts a course late or does not complete the course.
Online course registration and payments are limited to one per person.