Explore MyEdChoice classes. You can attend in-person or online because this option allows you to choose how you attend each class and does not lock you into one format. Learn more about all of our flexible class options here.
Several classes in this program are offered in one or more of the following formats:
“Do not rule out working with your hands, it does not preclude using your head.” – Andy Rooney
Experience a “hands-on” approach to learning with Blackhawk's CNC Technician program. Developed using the National Institute of Metalworking Standards (NIMS) and National Tooling and Machining Association standards, you will receive a broad technical background in both job-shop and production machining. Plus, you’ll spend your time learning in a practical setting at our Advanced Manufacturing Training Center, a state-of-the-art facility that will give you a leg up in a field that is in need of skilled technicians.
Using the CNC and CAM software and equipment, including a four-axis machining center, you will learn to select the proper tools and fixtures required to machine parts. Your training will make you proficient in metal machining operations and planning procedures, and you’ll be able to demonstrate practical machining techniques in accordance with engineering drawing specifications. Topics of study include Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming; Computer Assisted Manufacturing (CAM) software; precision measuring devices including a CMM; precision CNC mills, and precision CNC turning; blueprint reading; and applied shop mathematics.
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Machine Tool Operator
This program may lead to a non-traditional occupation for females. Visit the Non-Traditional Occupations page to learn more.
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