CNC Technology (Diploma)

Program Description

The CNC Technology program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the CNC technology field. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of CNC theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a CNC Technology diploma and have the qualifications of a CNC technician.

Program Details

  • Location: Griffin Campus
  • Major Code: CT12
  • Award Level: Diploma
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 3 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 54

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements.

New Program-Ready Fall and Spring Semester CNC Technology Students:

  • MCHT 1011, MCHT 1012, AND MATH 1012
  • Students who wish to enroll in additional classes are encouraged to contact the program coordinator for further advisement.

New Program-Ready Summer Semester CNC Technology Students:

  • First Semester Summer students are advised to enroll in core (general education) classes only. This schedule should include MATH 1012 when applicable. Student should be aware of the compressed nature of the summer semester (8 weeks) compared to the Fall and Spring (16 weeks).

Subsequent to the first semester, students are asked to first meet with the program advisor for recommended enrollment.


The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Program Courses

Term Course Title Credits
First Term
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
MCHT 1011 Introduction to Machine Tool 4
MCHT 1012 Print Reading for Machine Tool 3
Second Term
MCHT 1120 Mill Operations I 4
MCHT 1119 Lathe Operations I 4
MCHT 1020 Heat Treatment and Surface Grinding 4
Math Options Choose 1 of the following Math Options:
Option 1: MCHT 1013 - Machine Tool Math 3
Option 2: MATH 1013 - Algebraic Concepts AND
MATH 1015 - Geometry and Trigonometry
Third Term
AMCA 2110 CNC Fundamentals 4
AMCA 2130 CNC Mill Manual Programming 5
Elective Specific Occupational elective(s) (See options below) 3
Fourth Term
AMCA 2150 CNC Lathe Manual Programming 5
AMCA 2190 CAD/CAM Programming 4
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Prof Development 2
Elective Specific Occupational elective(s) (See options below) 3


Specific Occupational Elective Options

Choose any course using the following course headings

Note: Chosen course must have 3 or more credit hours

You may also choose:

cnc technology

Program Advisor

Keith Smith
Griffin campus