2019-2020 Catalog 
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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Numeric Control Operator/Programmer I Certificate

Computer Numeric Control Operator/Programmer I, Level 1 Certificate

[C1_CNA1 certificate offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-University Park]

Prerequisite: Completion of courses shared with the Machinist, Level 1 Certificate:

  • MCHN 1302 - Print Reading for Machine Trades,
  • MCHN 1338 - Basic Machine Shop I,
  • MCHN 1343 - Machine Shop Mathematics, and
  • EDUC 1300 - Learning Framework: 1st Year Experience

Total Credit Hours Required for Certificate: 22

Computer Numeric Control Operator/Programmer I Certificate also referred to as CNC 1 is a continuation of the skills learned in the Machinist I Certificate. In this certificate the machinist student is taught computer numeric control (CNC) programming and operational skills to successfully operate/program 3 axis machining and 2 axis turning centers. These are the same basic type of machines (lathe, mill and drill) as in the manual program except they are more precise, faster, student programed, and computer controlled. The student in this certificate is taught the industry standard in design and programming through CAD/CAM (computer aided design / computer aided manufacturing) software.This is the next step, the next set of skills to move into the machine tool technology and manufacturing career and it stacks (builds) onto the next machining certificate to eventually yield the student if desired the AAS degree in Machining Technology.