Certificate in CNC Machining

The CNC Machining certificate is generally associated with manufacturing engineering technology. It is a tool used by a variety of engineers and it can be attained while on the way to achieving an associate degree in manufacturing or by itself.

NVCC's Engineering Technology programs prepare graduates to be engineering technicians who are able to respond to the changing demands of Connecticut's "high tech" industries. This certificate will teach you how to write basic and advanced MDI NC programs, produce NC programs using Mastercam and demonstrate proficiency in a variety of CAD and manufacturing disciplines.

College Catalog

Course No. Title Credits
MFG*H104 Manufacturing Processes 4
CAD*H150 CAD 2D 3
MFG*H106 Computer-Aided Mfg I 3
MFG*H201 Computer-Aided Mfg. II 3
Elective Directed Elective 3
Elective Directed Elective† 3
Total Credit Hours 19
Directed Electives:
CAD*H200 3D CAD Modeling
CAD*H220 Parametric Design
EET*H102 Electrical Applications
MAT*H172 College Algebra (or higher level Mathematics course)
MEC*H114 Statics
MEC*H251 Materials Strengths
Any MFG* course
PHY*H121 General Physics I
PHY*H122 General Physics II
TCN*H101 Introduction to Engineering Technology

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of engineering graphics and conventional 2-dimensional drafting practices such as orthographic and isometric projection, section, detail, auxiliary views, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of CAD software for 2-dimensional applications.
  • Explain concepts and skills required for manufacturing processes.
  • Demonstrate proper setup and procedures for various manufacturing processes.
  • Write basic and advanced MDI NC programs.
  • Produce NC programs using Mastercam®, being able to;
    1. import or generate CAD files
    2. utilize tool and material libraries.
    3. generate tool pass.
    4. verify tool pass.
    5. post process using appropriate controller.

Program Coordinator
Peter S Angelastro
203-596-8690 (p)
Room: T618