Imagine having a large piece of metal that can be transformed into an intricate shape, perhaps a tool, or maybe a piece that will connect to form an operating motor. This can all be done with precision machining. You will work in teams to convert raw materials into durable goods by using computer numerical control (CNC) machines and various tools.
Successful completion of your hours makes you eligible to apply for graduation to receive your certificate of competency.
Virtual Enrollment Session Attendance
Advisor Office Hours:
Mon - Fri: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. / 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Office Number: (602) 286-8633
Enrollment Sessions: Mondays, from 3 - 4 p.m. | Thursdays, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Clock Hour Program
Clock-based Certificates of Competency are training programs that provide skills for quick entry into the workforce. The clock-hour programs have specific year-round start dates.
CNC Machining I
The Level I Certificate of Competency (CCT) in Machining I prepares students for employment as entry-level operators and technicians in the manufacturing industry. The program provides applied skills in process planning, quality control, setup, and operation of manual/computer numeric control (CNC) machines for current and future needs of the manufacturing industry. This program introduces students to manual data programming and CAD/CAM. A CCT in Machining II and an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Manufacturing and Production Technology are also available.
CNC Machine Operator
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.
Program Notes: 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.
*Day program months based on 24 hours a week/4 weeks a month. Actual completion times may vary. Night program months based on 20 hours a week/4 weeks a month. Costs include tuition, lab and estimated book fees. Amount based on current estimates and will vary. A separate $15 Registration Fee will be charged per academic year.
The CNC/Precision Machining program has introduced two new certificates of competency in Mill and Lathe technologies. To learn more about the programs, for enrollment information or to see the new lab space at GateWay Community College-Central City (1245 E. Buckeye Road in the A Building), call (602) 238-4350.