Machine Tool CNC Precision Operator


The certificate teaches the core principles and practices for employment as an entry-level CNC operator.

Students in this program will be introduced to modern practices which include Precision Measurement techniques and the foundational principles of CNC Operations. Students will learn and perfect introductory skills in the programming and daily maintenance of CNC machines. Various types of automated equipment, such as Coordinate Measuring Machines are utilized so that students gain practical experience that will help them obtain gainful employment in industry.

Note: The Machine Tool CNC Precision Operator Certificate is primarily focused on providing training for the industrial and manufacturing sectors. Students are required to contact their primary advisor before enrolling into the Machine Tool CNC Precision Operator Certificate.

Required Courses

Courses Credit Hours
MTT 105 Machine Tool Math Applications 3.0
MTT 120 Machine Tool Print Reading 3.0
MTT 121 Machine Tool Theory I 3.0
MTT 130 Fundamentals of Geometric Dimensions and Tolerancing 2.0
MTT 143 Precision Measurements / CMM 2.0
MTT 251 CNC Operations 3.0
MTT 253 CNC Programming and Operations 3.0
Subtotal 19.0
Total Credit Hours 19.0


Advisement Information

Program Notes

  • This certificate is primarily industry driven and can be completed in special terms, typically A and B terms.  It is offered by demand at L-CAM. 


  • You can find the name of your assigned academic advisor by reviewing Degree Works, your Class Schedule, or by visiting the Advising webpage.
  • You may contact Phillip Calhoun (at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Laurens) for information about this program.
  • Please email if this advising information needs to be updated or corrected.

Advisement Information updated/reviewed 10/2018.