The CNC Operations certificate is designed to provide students with basic operation and control of modern computer numerical control machinery. The CNC certificate prepares the student for an entry-level position in manufacturing companies in the greater Springfield—Hartford area. Students can enroll in the program either Fall or Spring, however, if the student wishes to complete the certificate in one year, it must be started in the fall.
- Estimated Length of Program: 1 year
- Credential Awarded: Certificate of Completion in CNC Operations
The MET Program at STCC helped me develop rich skills that lead me to success in my career and encouraged me to seek further education. The devotion of the faculty, structured curriculum, and flexibility of this program is unparalleled to any other.Elizabeth Ryan, Class of 2017, Savage Arms, Westfield
The CNC certificate is designed to provide students with basic operation and control of modern computer numerical control machinery. The CNC certificate prepares the student for an entry-level position in manufacturing companies in the greater Springfield--Hartford area. This certificate can be completed in one year (two semesters), however; it must be started in the fall semester.
Students are instructed in CNC programming, machine set-up, and operation of a CNC mill and lathe. Advanced programming is included for multi-axis machining. Students also learn the integration of solid models from CAD with CAM to obtain a fundamental understanding of how to proceed from the design stage to manufacturing.
Students may obtain CNC operator positions in companies who products include (but are not limited to) aerospace components, medical devices, laser cutting and welding, and consumer products.
Upon successful completion of the requirements of the program a Certificate of Completion in CNC Operations from STCC will be awarded.