CNC Programming & Operations

Prepare for an entry-level career as a machinist.

This is a G3 program. Students may qualify for free tuition, fees, and books.

Caucasian female professional using CNC programming and systems


FastForward Credential Program

Program Information

Learn advanced functions in programming computer numeric control (CNC) milling machines. Topics include CNC G-code programming, print reading, process planning, tools and fixtures, part inspection, machining applications and applied mathematics.

Upon completion, students are eligible to earn the CNC Mill Programming Setup & Operations credential by successfully demonstrating skills and passing the written knowledge test offered by the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS).

Prerequisite: Earned CNC Mill Operations credential and completion of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) Fundamentals program.

Note: This credential program is the sixth in a series of six industry credentials for entry-level machining professionals.

Contact Hours: 80

Take the Next Steps

Complete the Workforce Services Student Questionnaire.

Meet with a coach and/or attend a FastForward Funding Session.

Check the schedule page to see when this FastForward program is next offered.