At Blackhawk, we understand our students have busy lives and hectic schedules which is why the college offers a variety of flexible learning options to best serve you. Learn more about all of our flexible class options here.
Several classes in this program are offered in one or more of the following formats:
Experience a “hands-on” approach to learning with Blackhawk's CNC Technician program. Developed using the National Institute of Metalworking Standards (NIMS) and National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) standards, you will receive a broad technical background in both job-shop and production machining.
Using the CNC and CAM software and equipment, including a four-axis machining center, you will learn to select the proper tools and fixtures required to machine parts. Your training will make you proficient in metal machining operations and planning procedures, and you’ll be able to demonstrate practical machining techniques in accordance with engineering drawing specifications.
Topics of study include Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming; Computer Assisted Manufacturing (CAM) software; precision measuring devices including a CMM; precision CNC mills, and precision CNC turning; blueprint reading; and applied shop mathematics.
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Machine Tool Operator
This program may lead to a non-traditional occupation for females. Visit the Non-Traditional Occupations page to learn more.
Interested in getting a head start on your college degree? Blackhawk has options for you.