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.
This program provides a foundation for many careers such as those on the following list provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Center for Education Statistics. For more information on specific career requirements, please contact an FVCC career advisor at (406) 756-3880.
|Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic|
|Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers|
Average costs for this program are generally:
|Tuition & fees||Room & board||Books & supplies||Transportation & Personal Expenses|
21 Students completed this program in the last financial aid reporting year. (includes Fall 2009, Spring 201, Summer 2010 semesters) Of those students, 11 completed within the normal time.
The Median loan debt incurred by students who completed this program is $0.00. This includes the amount borrowed under Title IV, private educational loans and institutional finance plans.