Advanced CNC Programming Certificate (ACNC)

(CIP Code 480501)

19 Semester Hours

The Advanced CNC Programming Certificate develops skills in advanced machining and computer numerical control (CNC) operations. Because of the fast-growing nature of industrial technology, those who have developed skills in CNC operations are always in demand. CNC operators usually enjoy security as well as good wages. This program teaches the student to take metal and cut, drill, and shape it into useful components. CNC opportunities abound, including the following types of positions: machine shop apprentice, tool room machinist apprentice, maintenance machinist, production machine operator, tool and die apprentice, machinery sales and service, and CNC operator. Students may also earn credentials through NIMS.

This program is available during the day and evening.

The Advanced CNC Programming program is accredited by the National Institute for Metal Working Skills (NIMS).

Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses must be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the College. The developmental courses are MAT 013 and RWR 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

courses required to complete this program

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:


EGT 151 Introduction to CAD 332

MTT 254 CNC Programming I 332

MTT 255 CNC Programming II 332



EGT 152 Fundamentals of CAD 332

MTT 256 CNC Programming III 332

MTT 260 Advanced Multi-Axis Programming and Operations I 433



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This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Manufacturing

Program Contact

Humphries, Ladell Machine Tool-Academic Program Manager