CNC Programmer/CATIA Certificate

Provides students with knowledge and understanding of CATIA for employment advancement as a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programmer in the manufacturing industry.

Students will develop proficiencies in basic to more advanced functions of CATIA, including organization and navigation of model and assembly functions, managing profiles, saving parts in a CATIA environment, creating simple and complex parts and assemblies, understanding of CATIA’s product hierarchy principles, and utilization of different tools and techniques for designing products using a variety materials. Students will also develop skills in programming, preparing, and operating CNC machining centers. Students will utilize knowledge in blueprint reading, shop math, precision measuring, and CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Drawing & Computer-Aided Machining) to interpret data from CATIA and evaluate machining codes to manufacture designed products.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the CNC Programmer/CATIA certificate, students will be able to:

  • Perform precision machining operations according to industry standards.
  • Inspect machined parts for quality according to industry standards.
  • Design parts and programs for computer numerical control machines.

Program Length

This program is approximately three quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all certificate requirements.

Admission Dates

Summer, fall, winter, and spring quarters, or by instructor’s permission.

Completion Requirements

Prerequisite(s)

Instructor’s permission.

Program Course List

MCH 202Introduction to CNC

7

MCH 201CATIA I

5

MCH 211Intermediate CNC

10

MCH 203CATIA II

3

MCH 216Advanced CNC

12

MCH 206CATIA III

3

COLL 102College Success for All

3

Total Credit Hours:43

Optional Course

MCH 240Training & Practice

1--10