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Instructor – Jerry Logan

Take a look at what you will learn in the CNC Manufacturing program!

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The CNC Manufacturing program teaches general manufacturing using a variety of advanced precision machines and a variety of materials.  Students learn practical skills in manufacturing that lead to all levels of employment in the manufacturing industry.

Students are prepared to design, develop, construct and implement manufacturing equipment and production systems and/or assist design engineers in this capacity.  Students are instructed in manufacturing fundamentals, safety rules and regulations, and print reading along with metal preparation, precision measurement, and principles and proper techniques of precision grinding.  Also included are computer numerical control (CNC) setup, programming, and production applications of lathes and milling machines using computer-aided machining (CAM) principles and computer-aided drafting (CAD) applications.  Lab work is a required component of this major.

Students are encouraged to join and participate in the regional and state competitions at SkillsUSA.

Entrance Requirements

  • Enrollment for this career major is open to high school and adult applicants.
  • Applicants must complete an Application for Admissions.
  • High School Applicants must have the written consent of his/her parent or guardian.
  • High School Applicants must receive the approval of his/her local high school principal and/or counselor.
  • Adult enrollment is based upon availability of the program, satisfactory completion of assessment, personal interview, and proof of funding or payment arrangement.
  • A $200 non-refundable deposit is required for guarantee of enrollment for adult students.

Financial Aid & Scholarships
Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.


  • NIMS – Level 1 – Measurement, Materials, & Safety
  • NIMS – Level 1 – CNC Milling Operator
  • NIMS – Level 1 – CNC Turning Operator
  • NIMS – Level 1 – Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout
  • Career Tech Testing – CNC Machining Center  Operator
  • Career Tech Testing – Drill Press Operator
  • Career Tech Testing – Lathe Operator
Hours of Instruction – 1050
Estimated time to complete (adult students) – 10 months
Estimated time to complete (high school student) – 2 yearsSchedule

  • Morning session – 8:00 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
  • Lunch – 10:55 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.
  • Afternoon session – 12:30 p.m. to 3:25 p.m

Start Dates

  • August 10th, 2017
  • January 3rd, 2018

College Credit
Through Cooperative Alliance agreements, many GCTC majors are eligible to earn college credit from Oklahoma State University- Institute of Technology.

OCAS Code 9679
SOC Code 51-4041
CIP Code 48.0503

Courses of Instruction
Computer-Aided Machining 150
Intro to Quality Control 60
Computer Numerical Control Programming 100
CNC Operations 105
CNC Setup 100
CNC Lathe Operations 100
CNC Milling Operations 150
Precision Measurement 45
Print Reading for Machining 60
Machine Tool Theory 45
Fundamentals of Manufacturing 45
Manual Machining Techniques 90
Program Cost  Adult Student

  • Tuition (In district) – $2,625
  • Tuition (Out of district) – $5,250
  • Tools – $0
  • Certification Testing – $180

High School Student

  • Tuition – $0
  • Tools – $0
  • Certification Testing – $0

Additional costs may include books, supplies, and student organization dues.


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