Link to Kirkwood Community College
Program - CNC Machining Technology

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining provides instruction in the manufacturing of precision parts and products. The traditional production machinist role has changed to the type of production machining that requires many set-ups for short runs to meet just-in-time delivery demands of customers.

People who enter this field must be flexible in performing operations and must have a basic knowledge of the computer numerical control of machine tools. Program graduates will be able to program, edit, set up, and operate CNC lathes and mills. CNC students study quality control methods known as statistical process control. Special quality control equipment, such as coordinate measuring machines, are taught in this program. An introduction to advanced automated production methods is also included. Students can transfer credits from this program to UNI and work toward a B.A. in Technology Management.

Students in this program may be eligible to have half their tuition paid for by the Kibbie Grant. Click here for more details.