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 machining 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. For requirement details see:

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.

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 Programmers are expected to grow at a somewhat faster rate than the statewide average.


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