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Computer Numerical Control, CSC

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PURPOSE: This three-semester program prepares students for entry-level jobs in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining. Jobs include CNC machine tool operator and CNC machine tool programmer. This program is offered at the Chester Campus. All career-technical degrees are guided by advisory committees comprised of local business leaders.

CREDENTIALS: A Career Studies Certificate (CSC) is a program of study typically less than one year in length with a major in a career-technical area. Students receiving a CSC intend to pursue immediate employment. Students who complete this program earn nationally recognized Level One CNC credentials through the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS).

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet Brightpoint admission requirements. New students should work with their New Student Navigator to get ready for their first semester. They can also email for assistance. Continuing students should work with their faculty advisor on academic planning and graduation requirements.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an introductory level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Develop a program for the manufacture of a simple part, using the principles of Cartesian coordinates and using G and M codes.
  2. Earn nationally recognized Level One Computer Numeric Control (CNC) credentials through the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS).
  3. Read and interpret blueprints and working drawings.

Required Courses

Course NameCredits:Semester TakenNotes
MAC 181 - Machine Blueprint Reading I (Offered Fall Only) 3 credits
MAC 130 - Introduction to Electric Discharge Machining (EDM) (Offered Fall Only)

Prerequisite(s): MAC 181.

2 credits
MAC 134 - CMM Operation and Programming (Offered Fall Only)

Prerequisite(s): MAC 181. 

2 credits
MAC 122 - Computer Numerical Control II (Offered Fall Only) 3 credits
MAC 121 - Computer Numerical Control I (Offered Spring Only) 3 credits
MAC 123 - Computer Numerical Control III (Offered Spring Only) 3 credits
MAC 150 - Introduction to Computer-Aided Manufacturing (Offered Spring Only)

Prerequisite(s): MAC 181.

3 credits

Total Credits to Complete: 19


Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their degree progress by accessing advisement reports in the Student Information System (SIS) in the myBrightpoint portal or the Academic Planner in Navigate.

Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.