CNC Machining Technology


The mission of the CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Machining Program is to provide the student with a broad range of experience of all machine tools that one will come in contact with after graduation and throughout their career. Machinists, tool and die makers, industrial maintenance employees, and machine operators all require skills in the machining of metal by machine tools. The CNC Program includes instruction relating to safety, blueprint reading, mathematics, manual milling and turning machines, drill presses, grinders, wire EDM machines, CNC lathes, and CNC milling equipment. Other areas include layout work, precision measuring and metallurgy. A wide range of opportunities await graduates of the CNC Machining Technology Program.





Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,344.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $2,039.11

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Production Machine Tender 864Certificate
Machine Set-Up Operator1296Certificate
Machinist I 1728Diploma

Campus Locations

Lawrence County Instructional Service Center
100 Hicks Street
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Orientation, Safety, Haven training, and Alcohol EDU
Technology Foundations
Related Mathematics
Basic Blue Print Reading
Shop Safety
Hand Tools
Measuring Tools
Drill Presses and Sharpening Drills
Materials and Heat Treating
Preparation for Machining Operators
How to Use the Haring Speed and Feed Calculator
Sawing Machines
Turning Machines
Tool Materials and Single Point Cutting Tools
Manual Lathe Projects
Milling Cutters and Milling
Tramming Milling Head and Vise
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Manual Mill Projects Combined with Lathe Projects
Grinding and Abrasive Machining Processes
Advanced Blue Print Reading
Advanced Mathematics
Advanced Machining Processes
Wire EDM Basic Machine Functions
Wire EDM Projects
EDM Die Sinking
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Basic CNC Programming
CNC Lathe Machine Functions
CNC Lathe Projects
Manual Lathe and Mill Projects
Fourth Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance
Master Cam and CNC Communications
Master Cam Generated Programs for CNC Machines
Comprehensive Practical Applications
Internship/Final Project


NIMS certifications

Books and Supplies Lists


Robert Fulford

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