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Manufacturing/Engineering Technology: Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technician

2020-21 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technician (PDF)*

Certificate of Completion
Courses for this Certificate

About the Program

This three-term certificate integrates conventional manufacturing techniques with computer numerical
control (CNC) manufacturing skills. Computer aided drafting (CAD) is used as a basic tool in
the manufacturing engineering process. In addition to technical training, students receive a solid
education in mathematics, along with human relations and computer skills courses. Graduates
typically enter the workforce as computer numerical control (CNC) technicians or computer aided
design drafters. With additional on-the-job experience, this training facilitates movement into fields
such as quality control inspector and CNC programmer. This certificate completes the first-year
requirements for RCC’s Manufacturing and Engineering Technology AAS degree program.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for Manufacturing programs are:

Set up, operate, and program manual lathes to print specifications.

Interpret and create mechanical blueprints to industry standards.

Follow, develop, and troubleshoot manufacturing processes and procedures.

Demonstrate the ability to adhere to personal and industry safety standards to protect personnel and equipment.

Operate and program CNC mills and lathes to print specifications.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college
policies and the Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Department chair's recommendation.
In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over four years old must
be reviewed and approved by the appropriate program coordinator before being accepted toward
core requirements. Official transcripts must be filed with the Enrollment Services Office and the
Manufacturing/Engineering Technology Department.

Credits earned in the successful completion of Career Pathways Certificates can be applied to other
certificates and degrees in the Career Pathway. For more information, speak to a program advisor.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all courses in this program with a grade of “C” or better to receive their
certificates. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for
these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.

Course No.
Course Title
CIS/CS__ Approved credit Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CIS120/CIS120 or above or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years 1 0-2
MEC102 Mechanical Fabrication 3
MTH20 Pre-algebra or designated placement score 0-4
RD90/WR90 College Reading/Fundamentals of Composition or
WR91 Fundamentals of Academic Literacy (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement score
  Total Prerequisite Credits 3-17
Required Courses
Course No.
Course Title
First Term
MET101 Mechanical Drafting 3
MET105 Blueprint Reading - Mechanical 3
MFG101 Introduction to Manufacturing 3
MFG116 Metrology 2
MFG121 Manufacturing Processes I 4
MTH63 Applied Algebra I or MTH60 Fundamentals of Algebra I or higher level math 4
Second Term
MET104 Applied Shop Practices or MTH112 Elementary Functions 3-4
MET121 CAD I: Mechanical (SolidWorks) 3
MET160 Materials and Metallurgy or WLD225 Industrial Metallurgy 3
MFG122 Manufacturing Processes II 4
MFG140 CNC Controls 2
WR115 Introduction to Expository Writing or BT113 Business English I or higher level composition 3-4
Third Term
MET122 CAD II: Mechanical (SolidWorks) 3
MFG123 Manufacturing Processes III 4
MFG241 CNC Programming − Mill 4
PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations or BT101 Human Relations in Organizations 3
  Total Program Credits 51-53

1 Required for graduation.

For more information, contact the Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Department:

Grants Pass or Medford: 541-245-7902
Toll free in Oregon: 800-411-6508, Ext. 7902
Web address:
TTY Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711

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