• CNC Machining Technician

    Career Pathway Certificate

    Program code: CC.CNCMACHTECH

    The CNC Machining Technician program at Clackamas provides the training necessary for employment within the advanced manufacturing field. The program is arranged with core CNC competencies in mind while allowing the student flexibility to take other relevant manufacturing courses. Course work covers blueprint reading, technical mathematics, safety, and manual and CNC machining. The program is fully transferable to the one-year Manufacturing Technology Certificate or two-year Manufacturing Technology AAS Degree.

    This certificate is part of the manufacturing career pathway preparing students for a wide variety of manufacturing careers and opportunities to continue at a four-year institution.


    Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • accurately interpret technical drawings to determine key inspection dimensions and specifications,
    • work safely in an industrial environment around machinery, power tools and chemicals,
    • operate manual machine tools to produce simple products to required specifications,
    • operate CNC machine tools including: program try-out, tooling/work-piece setup and adjustment of three-axis lathes,
    • apply mathematics to solve manufacturing problems in machining and inspection.


    Career opportunities may include entry-level CNC operator, machinist or general manufacturing technician.

    For information contact the Manufacturing Department, 503-594-3318.


    COURSE Credits

    MFG-104 Print Reading 2

    MFG-107 Industrial Safety & First Aid 3

    MFG-111 Machine Tool Fundamentals I 9

    MFG-201 CNC I: Set-up & Operation 4

    MTH-050 Technical Mathematics I 3

    — — CNC Machining Technician program elective 2-4

    Credits required for certificate 23-25


    COURSE Credits

    MFG-105 Dimensional Inspection 2

    MFG-106 Applied Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing for Manufacturing 2

    MFG-112 Machine Tool Fundamentals II 3

    MFG-202 CNC II: Programming & Operation 4

    MFG-204 Computer-Aided Manufacturing I 4

    WLD-150 Welding Processes 4

    Information from the 2015-2016 catalog.

  • Contact our Manufacturing Technology Department

    Oregon City - 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

    Call us: 503-594-3318