Precision Machining CNC

Precision Machining CNC

Program Details
Career Studies Certificate
Academic Division: 
Science, Engineering, and Technology

Open new doors to bigger possibilities in a manufacturing career.

Advanced Integrated Manufacturing

For more information, please contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology division at (757) 825-2898 or Learn more about Advanced Integrated Manufacturing programs at Thomas Nelson.

Today, CNC Machines are used to manufacture products from scratch with the use of a computer. CNC Machines create products used everyday such as watches, car parts, tools, bottle openers, weapons and so much more. CNC Machining is a skill that is used in multiple industries, giving you multiple opportunities to find a state of the art career.  

Thomas Nelson has partnered with an area manufacturing company to provide CNC Machining training to the Virginia Peninsula. Get quality and affordable training in a real work environment.

CNC Machining training will teach you how to use precision instruments to check your work, interpret modern engineering drawings, find and correct program troubles, quickly and accurately set up machines and how to use Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software.


Upon completion of the certificate, you will be prepared to attain technical positions as conventional machinist, machine operator, and basic CNC programmer/operator. Job placement assistance is available to help you find a position with leading manufacturers in the area.


Precision Machining CNC

Course # Course Title Credits
CAD 120 Introduction to Graphic Representation 2
MAC 101 Machine Shop I 8
MTH 103 Applied Technical Mathematics I 3
SAF 130 Shop Safety 1
DRF 160 Machine Blueprint Reading 3
MAC 121 Numerical Control I 2
  Total Minimum Credits 19

Advanced Precision Machining CNC

Course # Course Title Credits
MAC 127 Advanced CNC Programming 3
MAC 221 Advanced Machine Tool Operations 7
MAC 209 Standards, Measurement and Calculations 2
MAC 122 Numerical Control II 2
MAC 134 CMM Operations & Programming 2
MAC 222 Advanced Machine Tool Operations II 7
  Total Minimum Credits 23

College Catalog

For the most up-to-date information about this program, including courses, credits, and other requirements, please refer to our College Catalog.