CERTIFICATE IN

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Subtractive Manufacturing

15 Credits
  • Learn to solve technical CNC manufacturing problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics
  • Ability to design, test and conduct hands-on projects that are current with today's CNC manufacturing industry
Subtractive Manufacturing

ENGINEERING PROGRAMS DESIGNED FOR THE FUTURE

This certificate program will cover CNC manufacturing equipment and systems used in the subtractive manufacturing field. Students will gain hands-on experience by developing computer aided manufacturing (CAM) programs with G-Code, Mastercam and Catia for the Haas mill and Okuma Lathe CNC machines. Best industry practices for safety machine shop management and organization will be shown to students in preparation for entry into the manufacturing field. Part inspection will be conducted with the use of traditional gauges and a granite inspection table, in addition to precision measuring with a complex measuring machine (CMM) from Aims Metrology and Renishaw. Upon completion of this program, students will have a strong foundation in real-world CNC and CAM problem-solving skills for manufacturing.

This certificate program will enable students to develop a strong foundation for real-world problem-solving as well as hands-on experience with CNC manufacturing equipment and systems used in the subtractive manufacturing field. Are you considering a career in engineering? The skills and knowledge you gain at Vaughn College will guarantee you a successful future in an engineering career.

99% of Vaughn grads are employed or continue their education within one year.*
of Vaughn grads are employed or continue their education within one year.*
89% of Vaughn grads are employed in their field or continue their education within one year.*
of Vaughn grads are employed in their field or continue their education within one year.*

WHAT YOU'LL STUDY

Students will explore the field of CNC manufacturing through this certificate program while learning hands-on skills that address what they’ll need to know in order to become successful as versatile engineers and technicians.

Graduates will develop their career paths as CNC machining technicians, which will qualify them to obtain positions that require CAD and CAM programs with G-Code, Mastercam and Catia for the Haas mill and Okuma Lathe CNC machines.

Upon completion of this program, students will demonstrate an ability to:

  • Solve technical CNC manufacturing problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics
  • Design, test and conduct hands-on projects that are current with today’s CNC manufacturing industry
  • Apply creativity in the design of CNC manufacturing systems, components and process, and demonstrate an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools used in the CNC programming and manufacturing fields
REQUIRED CLASSES
  • Computer Numerical Control Manufacturing I
  • Computer Numerical Control Manufacturing II
  • Computer Numerical Control CAM Programming
  • Precision Measurement for CNC
  • Programming Fundamentals

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*Outcomes include data within one year of graduation for graduates who reported via survey. There were a total of 304 graduates in 2019. 168 reported an outcome for a 55% response rate. The 2019 graduate class includes September 2018, December 2018 and May 2019 graduates.