MATC CNC Machining Certifcate

The Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining One-Year Certificate of Completion program is a  self-directed, outcome-based program designed to prepare students for technician-level employment in CNC machining in a manufacturing environment. The program is offered exclusively at the Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center (MATC) at COCC's Redmond Campus. Departmental approval is required for enrollment at the Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center. 

Building on a strong foundation of blueprint reading, CAD and basic manual machining skills, students learn about CNC machining by understanding:

  • Setup and operation of modern CNC mills and lathes and modifying code using conversational programming.
  • Conventional M&G code programming for CNC machinings including simulation and proofing of code.
  • Using Mastercam©  CAM software to process part models and create post processed machine code to drive the CNC machines.

All credits required to satisfy the requirements of this One-Year Certificate can also be applied towards the Associate of Applied Science degree in Manufacturing Technology.

This certificate/degree is designed for students planning to enter their chosen career upon graduation. Often only selected credits are considered transferrable to public or private baccalaureate institutions. Prior to starting any MATC program, students are advised to contact the institution they intend to transfer to and identify what credits may be transferable.

A career pathway is a series of connected educational programs, with integrated work experience, on-the-job training, and support services, that enables students to combine school and work and advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. Career pathways target jobs of importance to local economies. They are designed to create educational "stepping stones" for advancement of workers and jobs seekers, particularly those stuck in low-wage jobs, and a supply of qualified workers for employers. As such, career pathways help to ensure that investment in education and training pays off in enhanced economic development. - From Davis Jenkins, University of Illinois at Chicago

Regional Employment Projections from  OLMIS(Oregon Labor Market Information System) indicate that jobs as   CNC Machinists are expected to grow at a somewhat faster rate than the statewide average. Total job openings are projected to be somewhat higher than the statewide average. Jobs as  CNC Programmersare expected to grow at a somewhat faster rate than the statewide average.


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