GRCC Job Training Choices (non-credit)
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.
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.
- Blueprint Reading
- Using the Machinist Handbook
- Using Hand Tools
- Bench Work
- Manual Machine Tool Operations
- Precision Measuring
- CNC and Conversational Machine Tool Operations
- Computer Operation
- Teamwork and Communication Skills
Contact: Job Training
Gainful Employment Disclosure
Grand Rapids Community College has been committed to creating an educated workforce by offering occupational programs that lead to gainful employment. We invite you to learn the job outlook for the Machinist/CNC Technician, Certificate of Completion program, our completion rates, and financial cost associated with completion.