Free Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer Training Course

HFCC is offering a free, six-week Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer training course from Feb. 6 to March 16, 2012.
In this training course, students will gain knowledge and experience in CNC machinery, which includes various computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) systems, 2D programming, Solid Works drawing systems, and 3D machining on the Vertical Machining Center (VMC). Students who successfully complete the program will receive an industry-recognized Hass Level II certification.
CNC machines are found in most modern factories, manufacturing plants and machine shops. They are used to cut, shape, and form products from raw wood, metals, and plastics. CNC programmers input highly-detailed instructions--or codes--into these machines to guide robotic arms and tools in performing precision cuts, thus allowing factories and plants to be more efficient and productive.

To participate in this training course, students must meet the following criteria:

provide proof of employment and/or veteran status;

have a minimum of two years working with C.N.C. Milling and Turning centers;

be able to read shop prints;

have at least minimal computer skills (using a word processor, establishing file folders, copying and moving files, launching programs from icons or program lists);

have basic math skills (algebra, geometry); and

CNC Operator training (optional).

“People have to understand that manufacturing is more than just building cars--it’s about rebuilding America,” said Tricia N. Llewellyn, director of Workforce Development for HFCC.

To apply for this training course, please contact Arlicia Summerville at (313) 317-6607 or via email at

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