Workforce Training

Computer Numerical Control

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) is a flexible method of automation utilizing numbers and letters separately and in combination to program and direct the actions and movements of a variety of machines used in business and industry. Wentworth's computer numerical control course provides students with the basic knowledge to seek positions with manufacturers that use machine tools for the cutting and forming of materials. Specific topics covered in the course include: CNC drafting principles, machine tool operations, tooling, and program proving routines.

Wentworth's computer numerical control course is offered on a part-time basis with evening courses to suit the needs of busy adults.

Students who complete both the Computer Numerical Control and Machine Tooling programs will receive a certificate of completion in Advanced Manufacturing Training.

Applicants for this course should have a general knowledge of the machine tools used in industry, speeds/feeds, materials and their applications, and knowledge of mathematics in general.

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student in computer numerical control class

Admissions Requirements

Course Details

  • Length: 15 weeks
    One class meeting per week
  • CEUs: 4.5

Course Description

This course consists of classroom instruction covering standard CNC programming formats. The course will include such topics as CNC drafting principles, machine tool operations, tooling and program proving routines. The course will utilize a CAD/CAM package known as Part Maker. Milling and turning centers will be covered using this package. Part Maker is a popular CAD/CAM software that is current in today's industry.  Prerequisite: Machine Tool Setup and Operation II within the Machine Tooling workforce training program.

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