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2023 - 2024 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CNC Machine Operator, Certificate

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Campus: Scott Community College

The Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machine Operator certificate program prepares students with entry level skills as a CNC machine operator. Coursework will develop knowledge and skills in manual machining, blueprint reading, CNC machining, computer aided design (CAD), and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) using applied instructional techniques.

The CNC Machine Operator certificate includes proficiencies required by industry. Learning is hands-on in our modern laboratory furnished with the same types of equipment used by local manufacturing plants.

Program Learning Outcomes 

Upon completion of the CNC Machine Operator program, students will be able to: 

  1. Use computer-aided drafting (CAD) programs to generate digital models. 
  2. Safely set up and run computerized machine tools. 
  3. Generate and troubleshoot G code and M code (G&M) code programs by hand. 
  4. Apply mathematical concepts to solve machining problems. 
  5. Use computers to generate machine-readable code for computerized machine tools. 

Plan of Study

Term Total: 16.00 Credits

CNC Machine Operator, Certificate Total: 16.00 Credits

Non-discrimination Statement / Equal Educational Opportunities

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).


If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact EICC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-5222, equity@eicc.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730- 1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

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