CNC Machine Operator


This program is designed to develop the knowledge and skills used in today's advanced manufacturing facilities. It is designed to prepare students for an entry-level position in this high-demand field.

Program Description

In this 210-hour program, students will learn fundamental knowledge and skills in CNC Machine operation. This program includes an online content that is available to the student 24/7. Instructors are available to guide and assist students throughout the course in the lab. Program will be held at North Montco Technical Career Center where students will be provided hands on labs with both theory and practical experiences throughout the course. Topics include precision measurement and gauging; geometric dimensioning and tolerancing; tool identification, use and maintenance; machining operations; fixture set-up and operation, CNC mill, lathe and grinder set-up and operation; CNC program operation; CNC maintenance and troubleshooting; statistical process control; and quality and time cycle optimization.

Primary Goals

Upon successful completion, students will learn how to execute a series of automated machine operations to produce metal, wood or plastic components.

Consideration for Industry Certification

Students who successfully complete all modules will qualify for the CNC Machine Operator Certificate issued by Montgomery County Community College and the CNC Turning: Operations and CNC Milling: Operations certificates issued by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS).


CNC Machining Operator: Course Code: TACT 1002


Attainment of a level 4 in reading, math and locating information on the KeyTrain assessment exams.

Recognition of Completion

A certificate of program completion will be awarded by the College.