CNC for Operators I

Course Description:

The CNC operator I course is a 30-hour course covering the very basics of EIA codes and how they are used (math skills not required).  

The student will learn basic programming concepts and techniques which will include; 

  • a study of EIA word address and conversational formats
  • numerical control systems and machinery
  • process planning
  • two and three axis programming 
  • math for numerical control. 

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to understand numerical control systems components, identify CNC machines and tooling, plan CNC strategies from working drawings and apply these methods to a shop environment.  

*This course is not part of the apprentice program.  Please see CNCI, II & III for apprentice details. *

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Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received at least 10 business working days prior to class start date. Substitutions will be accepted at anytime. No shows and cancellations less than 10 business days prior to class start will be charged the advertised price for the class.

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The Manufacturers' Association
320 Busser Road, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 493
Emigsville PA, 17318
(717) 843-3891