Computer Numeric Control (CNC) is the automation of machine tools that are operated by precisely programmed commands encoded on a storage medium. More and more industries are turning to such machines causing the demand for those trained in CNC operation and programming to skyrocket.
M4Reactor, Wor-Wic Community College and Quality Staffing Services, with funding provided by the United States Department of Agriculture, have formed a partnership to offer this two week course.
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Introduction to CNC Programming is a fast paced, two week course. It is designed to provide a broad overview of the basic skills required to set up and program a CNC machine.
Students will first learn the background of the technology. They will begin to write their first program on day one and move on to more specific technologies based on various machines including mills, lathes, routers, lasers, wire EDM, etc. A general understanding of hand tools is beneficial.
Local experts will be on hand to deliver practical instruction. Should time permit, field trips to local facilities utilizing CNC technology will be arranged. These presentations/tours will give the students a better understanding of what a career in this field will entail and real world examples of where they could go.