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Composites Technology CNC Machining & Programming
Award Type
Short Term Certificate
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James Russell
Peninsula College’s CNC Machining and Programming Short Term Certificate Program prepares students for a variety of jobs related to computer numerically controlled (CNC) equipment. Occupational fields includes CNC machine tool operators and CNC machine tool programmers. Industries that utilize these occupations include, but are not limited to, aerospace, marine, automotive, sports-equipment fabrication, and many others. Students that successfully complete the
program will be equipped with skills to safely load, unload, operate, and maintain CNC equipment. Further, students will receive training in appropriate tooling, fixturing, and programming. Finally, students will complete a course that explores current challenges in CNC machining as they relate to composite materials manufacturing.
Skill Sets
At completion of certificate, student will successfully:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of composites, machining, and software terminology.
  • Demonstrate introductory knowledge of CAD/CAM Software: -Geometry creation -Geometry manipulation -Tool path creation -Tool path application
  • Demonstrate knowledge of WinCNC, and the safe operation of a CNC machine
  • Demonstrate ability to set up and operate CNC router, and change tools manually and with automatic tool changer.
  • Demonstrate ability to select tooling for appropriate materials.
  • Solve applicable mathematical problems.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of G-Code programming language.
  • Program repeatable operations using sub-programs.
  • Configure and use canned cycles, and troubleshoot and correct program’s appropriate feed rates and spindle speeds.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fixturing and cutting small parts, and fixture parts for multi-axis machines using vacuum, magnetic vises and interchangeable/multi-function fixturing.
  • Identify and program for difficult part geometries.
  • Demonstrate ability to calculate correct speeds and feeds for cutting tools.
  • Reconfigure existing processes to reduce cycle time.
  • Demonstrate ability to follow CNC set-up sheets.
  • Program parametric macro functions.

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1502 E Lauridsen Blvd
Port Angeles, WA 98362