Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technician Diploma
Computer numerical control (CNC) technology uses machines to automate operations that are time consuming or may be inconsistent with conventional tools, such as drilling holes, cutting, milling, turning, grooving, and threading. These functions can be programmed into CNC machines, which cut away material from a solid block of metal, plastic, or glass to form a finished part design that meets precise specifications. Programming and operating CNC equipment requires specialized training in CNC technology. Get the training you need at Kaplan Career Institute.
Training for Your Career
The Computer Numerical Control Technology Diploma program at Kaplan Career Institute in Cleveland, OH, focuses on helping you develop the skills to succeed in the manufacturing industry. Hands-on training with equipment used in the industry can help you master the skills you need on the job, so you may seek entry-level employment upon graduation.* You will receive training in how to:
- Operate manual lathes and vertical mills to cut and shape parts to print specifications
- Program and operate CNC lathes and mills
- Read and interpret industrial drawings
- Use a personal computer to create and manage files
- Use precision measuring tools, including micrometers, calipers, and dial indicators
Our CNC program offers students training in computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software as it relates to the manufacture of parts on CNC machines. In their coursework, students will have the opportunity to understand and discuss the concept and advantages of CAD/CAM, as well as perform procedures on a CNC lathe and milling machine using CAD/CAM.
CNC Career Opportunities
Through this program you will have an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills to pursue entry-level positions in CNC machining, general machining, mold making, tool and die making, and quality control in the manufacturing industry. You may seek employment in machine shops or plants that manufacture plastics products, machinery, or aerospace and automobile parts.