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Numerical Control Programming (CTNCPC)


This program is being discontinued. Students currently enrolled need to complete it by the end of the Spring/Summer 2022 semester.

If you have questions about this program please contact a program advisor or contact a general student advisor.


This program prepares students for jobs as a numerical control operator or programmer. The program gives students skills in manual and computer assisted programming languages, using CAD/CAM software to program challenging and complex 2 and 3 axes CNC machine tool operations. Students will also become proficient in the interpretation of engineering drawings, visualization of machine operations, and the setup requirements of numerical controlled machine tools.


Eastern Michigan University, several BS degrees.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/curriculum/articulation/levelone/colleges.

Contact Information

Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Industrial Technology Dept
Thomas Penird


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
NCT 110 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - II 2
NCT 121 Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation 4
NCT 221 Advanced Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation 4
NCT 249 CAD/CAM CNC Programming 4
Total 14
Core Courses
Class Title Minimum Credits
MEC 100 Materials and Processes 3
BMG 241 Innovation: Process and Application 1
FLP 101 Fluid Power Fundamentals - I 2
MTT 102 Machining for the Technologies 2
NCT 101 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - I 2
ROB 101 Robotics I - I 2
*Core courses must be taken before Major/Area Requirements. 0
Total 12
Total Credits Required


This certificate can also lead to an associate degree in Automation Technology or Occupational Studies.

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