CNC Machine trade school
The New Castle School of Trades has a CNC Training School in Pennsylvania, and the Machinist Technology program provides you with the skills that you need for an entry-level CNC machinist position. You learn both in the classroom and hands-on in a technology lab. You learn the fundamentals of CNC machining, and you learn how to operate different equipment, including shapers, drill presses, lathes and milling machines. Coursework also includes computer-aided design (CAD) principles and tool programming. This is a 60-week course, and the school also has a job placement assistance program, which helps you find a job when you graduate.
The NTMA Training Centers of Southern California offer CNC machining course, which is for mainly for working operators and machinists, and it helps these people improve or refresh their skills. You learn how to program a CNC machine, about CNC program codes and how to run CNC mills and lathes. You also learn about computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) systems. You take classes within a traditional classroom, shop and computer lab. To take this class, you must know how read and write in English and how to read blueprints, and you must have a background in shop mathematics. The school only accepts 20 students per class.
The CNC programming courses offered by this school are at-home learning courses, and the school offers different courses for different skill levels. The CNC programming -- Secrets Revealed is for beginning CNC machinist, and it teaches programming terms, fundamentals and processes. You learn how to work with CAM and CAD tools, about MasterCAM and about CNC turning and milling procedures. Coursework includes lathe cycles, machine zero return, fixed cycles and horizontal machining.
The Meridian Technology Center's CNC machining program in Stillwater, Oklahoma, teaches students how to use CNC milling and CNC lathe machines, and you learn in a hands-on environment. This program gives you the skills that you need to work in machining or manufacturing fields. You learn basic computing skills and how to read blueprints and engineering drawings. The school recommends that you have a basic understanding of reading and math and that you have one year of machine shop training.