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  Jan 23, 2018
2016-2017 College Catalog

CNC Manufacturing

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CIP Code - 480510


The mission of the Certificate in Technical Studies is two-fold. It prepares students for entry level jobs in areas of general manufacturing, and it prepares students with the skill of operating Computerized Numerical Controlled (CNC) equipment in the manufacturing environment. The program involves one Technical Competency Areas that may be pursued separately or as combined with the CTS CNC Operator to create a Certificate of Technical Studies in CNC Manufacturing.

Program Description

The Certificate of Technical Studies in CNC Manufacturing involves one distinct components: (1) Technical Competency Area (TCA) Certification for Manufacturing (C4M), (2) Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) CNC Operator. The C4M TCA produces skilled employees for manufacturing industries. Skills taught have been derived from typical business requirements for existing manufacturing employees and those entering the workforce. The CNC Operator CTS prepares individuals to shape metal parts on Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machines programmed as lathes and milling machines.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Louisiana Delta Community CNC Operator program will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of basic manufacturing organizational principles.
  • communicate effectively in various settings and successfully work with team members to solve problems.
  • demonstrate an understanding of manufacturing production requirements.
  • demonstrate an understanding of automated manufacturing operations.
  • demonstrate an understanding of mechanical and electrical fundamentals as well as computers and automated controls.
  • set-up and operate a CNC lathe.
  • set-up and operate a CNC mill.
  • perform part measurement and gauging.
  • exhibit the ability to read and interpret blueprints.
  • make tooling decisions.
  • respond to machine malfunctions.


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TCA - Certification for Manufacturing (C4M)

Total: 14 credit hours / 360 clock hours

CTS - CNC Operator

Total: 22 credit hours / 495 clock hours

CTS - CNC Manufacturing

TCA Certification for Manufacturing Plus CTS CNC Operator Creates CTS - CNC Manufacturing.

Total: 36 credit hours / 855 clock hours

Optional Elective

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