Machine Shop/Computer Numerical Control (CNC)

Available: Phil Campbell and Shoals Campuses
Advisors: M. Johnson (5247)
M. Grissom (5420)

This certificate is designed to prepare students to enter the machine tool industry. Students entering this plan should have good manual dexterity to operate equipment, spatial comprehension, and math skills to interpret part shape and size from blueprints and a good mechanical aptitude. No high school diploma or GED is required, but students must be at least 16 years of age to enroll. Students without GED’s are encouraged to use the College facilities to obtain a diploma while in the program.

The five-semester day plan (nine semester extended plan) exposes the student to most machine shop equipment. The student will operate drills, lathes, milling machines, and grinders. During the fourth semester, the student has the opportunity to learn the basics of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) programming, setup, and operation. An extensive study of CAM (Computer Aided Machining) is available through an elective course.

Entering students are required to complete ORI 107. Transfer students are exempt from this requirement.



* A high school diploma or GED certificate is not required for admission to this program. Students must be at least 16 years old to enroll.

* Transfer Credit: Students may receive up to one semester of Advanced Placement for Career Technical coursework completed at another institution.

Total credits:




Career Certificate