This program teaches you how to operate Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling and turning machines and perform minor setups. Employers are looking for CNC operators who have math, print reading, measurement, and inspection skills. This certificate provides these important skills, and the credits apply directly toward two of Western’s machining technical diplomas. Get an entry-level operator job and continue your education for further career opportunities.
Starting in Fall 2021, this program will be offered using a Competency-Based Education (CBE) format where learning takes place at an individualized pace. CBE measures skills and learning as you progress through the coursework by demonstrating your mastery over each specific skill. This approach often accelerates progress, allowing you to get your degree faster!