Industrial Machine Technology (CNC)

The Industrial Machine Technology CNC program provides instruction in the theory, operation and programming of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine tools. This program teaches the skills necessary to pursue an entry level career as an Industrial Machine programmer/operator employing CNC technology. Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Read and interpret manufacturing part blueprints;
  • Operate manual vertical turning and machine centers;
  • Operate manual and CNC controlled lathes;
  • Perform setups and tool selection for CNC vertical mill and lathe tools;
  • Perform tool off-sets;
  • Generate CNC program code manually or using computer software;
  • Develop CAD/CAM programs and control routines in MASTERCAM, and SOLIDWORKS, an introductory transition to GIBBSCAM and PROENGINEER application programs will also be provided;
  • Edit CNC programs;
  • Upload and download CNC programs from offline computers to CNC machine tools; and
  • Measure and inspect parts produced using both manual and CNC technology to established quality control and assurance standards.

For general information, contact the Admissions office: (406) 756-3847.

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Last modified: July 18, 2014