January 5, 2020 Duc Tinh

Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Certificate

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. Click here for more details about this merger.


Laura McCarthy, lmccarthy@nwcc.edu

Larry Pomerleau, lpomerleau@nwcc.edu


Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the proper methods for the operation and set-up of CNC Milling and Turning machines and for shot safety, print reading, hand tools, measurement, layout work and fluids cutting.
  2. Demonstrate the proper use of tools, programs, and machines used by machine operators and programmers.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to cut parts efficiently and accurately contour, drill, pocket, face, peel mill, and engrave.


MFG* 156 Manufacturing Machinery: CNC I – 2 credits

MFG* 258 Manufacturing Machinery: CNC Operations – 3 credits
MFG* 205 3D Principles of CNC w/MasterCAM – 3 credits

Total Credits 8


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