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Instructor:    The Precision Machining/CNC Technology is a 375-hour program packed full of hands-on manual and CNC machining, machine setup and operations, CNC programming, industrial mold maintenance, applied mathematics, and blueprint reading. Students learn to operate a variety of equipment and machines including our CNC mill, CNC lathe, and CNC tool room lathe. Program prepares students for National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certification and Injection Mold Maintenance competency upon passage of certification exams.

A student may enter at the beginning of Module 2 on a space-available basis if he or she has prior machining experience. The program prepares students for National Institue for Metalworking (NIMS) and Injection Mold Maintenance certification.
David Liebhart    Jim Thompson
NIMS Certified
Level 1 (all areas)
NIMS Certified
Level 1 (all areas)

Precision Machining/CNC Technology Course:

  • Applied Math
    Review of fractions, decimals and conversions, measurements and metric conversions; calculate surface footage for mills, lathes and other machines; calculate precision measurements; figure speeds and feeds; trigonometry for machining.

  • Blueprint Reading
    Understand blueprint drawings and sketches; Learn geometric symbols, blueprint layouts and tolerances; Practice reading and creating various types of blueprints and sketches. Use blueprints to machine parts.

  • CNC Simulation
    Use Immerse2Learn software to review Math and Blueprint Reading; learn to format and write CNC programs; Students input programs into HAAS CNC simulator to proof out program.

  • Metalworking Projects
    Utilize machining hand tools for craftsmanship; students layout project and use drill press, saw and hand tools to complete layout project. Students also complete manual lathe projects, manual mill projects and learn to operate surface grinder.

  • Safety
    Learn to operate all equipment with safety precautions (eye protection, dress, appearance). Become aware of various moving parts on equipment and considerations. Read MSDS sheets and discuss hazardous materials.

  • Lab
    Gain hands on experience operating metalworking and CNC equipment and projects. Students are graded on their performance, use of tools, attendance, motivation and teamwork skills.

  • CNC Lathe Programming
    Learn lathe axes and Cartesian coordinate systems for plotting points. Learn basic G and M codes and single line programming. Use linear and circular interpolation and tool nose radius compensation to write lathe programs.

  • CNC Lathe Setup
    Gain experience building up tools for CNC lathe operation; Learn to build tool data; touch off turning tools; understand tool geometry and create work shifts to set up CNC Lathes. Perform by proofing out programs and running parts complete.

  • CNC Mill Programming
    Learn mill axes and Cartesian coordinate systems for plotting points. Learn basic G and M codes and single line programming. Use linear and circular interpolation and cutter compensation to write mill programs.

  • CNC Mill Setup
    Gain experience building up tools for CNC mill operation. Learn to build tool data; understand tool geometry; touch off tooling and create work shifts to set up CNC Mills. Perform by proofing out program and running parts complete.


  • Class meets from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

  • September 11, 2017 - March 30, 2018

    Please call 419-589-6363 for class and registration information.

Fees (375-hour program)
Program Total
*Estimated Fees include: books, tools, lab fees, certification exams, and personal/career counseling services.
Fees may change before class begins.

Articulation Agreements
Franklin University - 12.5 credit hours
(Bachelor of Science in Applied Management degree)

North Central State College - 27 credit hours
(Associate in Technical Studies/Manufacturing degree)

Contact Director:
Sonja Pluck

600 Esley Lane

Mansfield, OH 44905

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