CNC Machining Basics

About the course

Gain entry-level CNC machining experience through this ?-week, 96-hour introductory course, including an opportunity to earn National Institute of Metal Working Skills (NIMS) creditentials and HAAS certificates of completion in mill and lathe areas.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • CNC Mill & Lathe set up

  • Entry Level Geometric Dimension & Tolerancing concepts

  • Identifying machining processes

  • Successful machine operation

  • Lathe / mill work holding

  • Lath / mill tooling / tool holding

  • Utilizing applied measurement and inspection

  • Interpreting blueprints

  • Conventional machine tool theory

  • Identifying calibration equipment

  • Reviewing quality process controls

  • Metallurgy basics

  • Manufacturing processes (part design and production

During the course, you will work with hand tools, computerized equipment, lathes, and mills, while learning baout CNC interfacing, precision measurement, and gauging. This course will prepare you to be an entry-level CNC operator.

When is this course offered? 

New dates will be coming for a fall 2019 course.

Cost to attend

$3,195 plus applicable tax. Scholarships are available.



No prior machining experience is needed to take this course, but we encourage high school students to gain as much machining and precision measurement experience as possible through their high school offerings.

Future opportunities: TBA