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Heartland Community College

CNC Machining

16 credit hours

Catalog Year 2024-2025

The Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machining Certificate prepares individuals with skills for employment as CNC Programmers and CNC Operators. The CNC Machining Certificate introduces students to CNC lathes and mills, including setup, operation, and troubleshooting CNC technologies. Students will develop advanced CNC programming skills, learn jig and fixture applications, and gain the advanced applied skillsets required to effectively run CNC lathe and mill machines. Students will earn a 10-Hour or 30-Hour OSHA Construction or General Industry Safety Cards. Students completing this certificate can continue their coursework to earn the Machine Tool Technology Skills Certificate.    

Certificate Requirements

Class Title Credit Hours
MTT 122 Basic CNC Lathe Machining 3
MTT 132 Basic CNC Mill Machining 3
MTT 222 Advanced CNC Lathe Machining 3
MTT 232 Advanced CNC Mill Machining 3
TECH 114 Introduction to Technical Graphics 3

TECH 171 or TECH 172


TECH 271 or TECH 272

10-Hour OSHA Construction or General Industry Safety


30-Hour OSHA Construction or General Industry Safety

1 or 2
Total Credit Hours 16

Suggested Sequence:

Fall - TECH 114, TECH 172
Spring - MTT 122**, MTT 132**, MTT 222**, MTT 232**
**denotes spring only class

Contact Us

Career and Technical Education Division
AMC 1600
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 268-8860
Fax: (309) 268-7963

Email the CTE Division

Adam Campbell

Dean, Career and Technical Education
AMC 1607
Phone: (309) 268-8895