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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.
Mike Stricklett   

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.

  • Manual & CNC Machining Theory
    Emphasizes calculations and machining operations on lathes, milling machines, and surface grinders and their accessories. Introduces CNC programming and machining.

  • 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.

  • Manual & CNC Machining Lab Application
    Utilize machining hand tools for craftsmanship; layout projects and use drill press, saw and hand tools to complete layout project. Students also complete manual and CNC lathe and mill projects and learn to operate surface grinder. Students are also graded on performance, use of tools, attendance, motivation and teamwork skills.

  • CNC Programming & Setup
    Learn mill and 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. Gain experience building up tools for CNC mill and 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.


  • Class meets from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Monday through Wednesday

  • September 10, 2018 - April 3, 2019

    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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