The Certificate of Competency (CCT) in CNC Machine Operator prepares students for employment as entry-level operators and technicians in the manufacturing industry. The program provides applied skills in the operation of manual/computer numeric control (CNC) machines for current and future needs of the manufacturing industry. Certificates of completion in Machining I and Machining II and an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Manufacturing and Production Technology are also available.
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.
This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Perform basic preventive maintenance checks on computer numerical control (CNC) equipment.
- Safely start up, operate and power down computer numerical control (CNC) equipment.
- Use a fundamental understanding of technical documentation to safely monitor CNC equipment.
- Appropriately use tool and work holding devices.
- Demonstrate the ability to set a tool compensation including height, length, diameter, and wear.
- Use appropriate devices to confirm a part`s compliance.
- Use a fundamental understanding of program code to properly operate a CNC machine.
- Effectively document work.
Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.
Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
The following is the suggested course sequence by block. Please keep in mind:
- Students should meet with a navigator to discuss their academic and career goals.
- The course sequence is laid out by block and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- This is a cohort program in which students progress through their course of study together in the required course sequence.
|Course Name||Requisites||Notes||Clock Hours|
|MFC130||CNC Machine Operator||150|
Students must earn a grade of ‘P’ or ‘C’ or better (depending on the course grading scale) for all courses required within the program.
Weekly hour requirements vary by program. Students should meet with a navigator to discuss these requirements further. Actual completion times may vary. A separate $15 Registration Fee will be charged per academic year.
This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Competency in CNC Machine Operator (Night) (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm12?id=149650).
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.
The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:
|Catalog Year||Effective Dates|
|2020-2021||5/26/2020 – 5/24/2021|