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Advanced Machine Tool Programming (CVMTPA)

Advanced Certificate


In this program, students will learn advanced CNC programming skills. Students will practice the fundamentals of Intuitive Probing Systems (IPS) and Visual Quick Code (VQC) needed to create machine tool programs. Starting with 2D and 3D CAM programming and advancing to 4th and 5th axis machining, students will learn the proper methods for creating tool paths.

Admissions Requirements

Completion of the Machine Tool Programming (CNC) certificate.

Contact Information

Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Advanced Manufacturing
Thomas Penird
Julie N. (Niki) Lee


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Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
MEC 120 3D-Printing: Machine, Process and Innovation 4
NCT 255 Probes, Macros and Conversational Programming for CNC 4
NCT 259 MasterCam 2D and 3D CAM CNC Programming for Mills 4
NCT 269 4 and 5 Axis Machining for the CNC Vertical Mills 4
Total 16
Total Credits Required

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