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Computer Numerical Control



The manufacturing world is becoming more automated everyday, creating an ever increasing demand for qualified people to run and program high tech equipment. Numerical controlled machine tools are at the heart of Computer Numerical Controlled(CNC) modern manufacturing operations. This certificate program is designed to provide CNC skill basics that lead participants into existing manufacturing positions.


Course presentations include drafting techniques required to create the solid graphic model, used is high tech machining computer programs, like MasterCam. The operation of the machine tools and the programming are major focuses of this program. As a student, you will learn several methods of programming CNC machine tools, enhancing your employment opportunities in a high demand career field.



General Courses Title Credit Hours
ET 1100 Engineering Graphics Fundamentals 2
IMT 1170 Metal Machining I 4
IMT 2170 Metal Machining II 3
IMT 1890 Intermediate CNC Programming (Special Topics) 1-3
IMT 2930 Advanced CNC Programming (Independent Study) 1-4


Note: Completion of Math 1200 (or equivalent) is recommended prior to starting this program.


Career Opportunities

This certificate program provides the student with a foundation for manufacturing and production-related careers.


General education and business-related courses also assist the student in managing and operating a business while laying the foundation for higher level coursework at Ohio University.



*For additional information, please contact Maryann Lape, the Community and Corporate Learning Center at Ohio University Lancaster Campus by phone, 740-654-6711, ext 249 or by email at

*The requirements listed in this fact sheet are accurate as of the publication date and are subject to change without notice at the discretion of Ohio University.