Jul 16, 2024  
2013-2014 Catalog-EXPIRED 

Machinist/CNC Technician

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GRCC Job Training Choices (non-credit)

18 Weeks


As a Machine Tool/Computer Numerical Control (MT/CNC) technician, you will shape metal and various materials to precise dimensions by using machine tools.  MT/CNC technicians plan and set up the correct sequence of machine operations in accordance with blueprints, layouts or other instructions to write both manual and computer-generated machine programs.  The technician is required to use various hand tools, micrometers, gauges and other precision measuring instruments.  To be most effective in today’s manufacturing environment, you will need to read blueprints, perform basic shop math, read measurement tools, and communicate effectively with other using current Machine Tool/CNC terminology.

Course Recommendations:

The applicant should have the desire to work in a manufacturing environment.  The ability to work with others, good hand/eye coordination, and manual dexterity are also needed.


See Job Training Web site.

Course Outline:

  • Blueprint Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Using the Machinist Handbook
  • Using Hand Tools
  • Bench Work
  • Layout
  • Manual Machine Tool Operations
  • Precision Measuring
  • CNC and Conversational Machine Tool Operations
  • Computer Operation
  • Teamwork and Communication Skills

Contact: Job Training

(616) 234-3800
E-mail: training@grcc.edu

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