This certificate is designed to prepare participants for jobs as computer-controlled milling machine operators for metal and plastic. Courses are taught over two semesters, with the first semester covering foundation skills and prerequisites for the CNC course. The next semester provides basic skills, including milling, inspection, and computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing. Courses in this certificate prepare students for entry-level jobs as CNC operators.
Students enrolled in the CNC Certificate program may elect to enroll in the Associate Degree in Technical Studies. Dual enrollment is contingent upon active or graduate status of the certificate. Completion of the CNC certificate satisfies the requirement for the technical specialty core (24 credits) of the Technical Studies degree.
This certificate program is offered at our Rochester Campus.
Faculty Q&A: Meet Kurt Douglas
Kurt Douglas is Program Coordinator and instructor of the high-tech trades (CNC, NDT, ACM, etc.) at Great Bay’s Rochester campus. During his career, Douglas spent 35 years at Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant. An electronics technician by trade, Douglas became director of maintenance at Seabrook Station and helped supervise maintenance at sister plants in Wisconsin and Florida.