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CNC Machine Training in Grand Prairie, TX

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist

31 Week CNC Machinist Program Overview | 43 Week CNC Machinist Program Overview

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the following requirements before being admitted into the CNC machinist program at the MT Training Center: Must be able to read and write English, possess a high school diploma, GED, or pass a Wonderlic Basic Skills Test. The applicant must schedule an interview with the admissions office and submit a completed enrollment form. All students will be notified concerning his/her acceptance after review by the Admission’s Office. Once the student has been accepted they will be subject to the school’s refund and cancellation policy. Class size is limited based upon space availability. The MT Training Center is open to all candidates without regard to race, color, nationality, national origin, religion, creed. age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, or marital status. The admission standards are in complete compliance with the Texas Workforce Career School and Colleges Regulatory Board, the Texas Veterans Commission, and the U.S. Department of Education’s regulations.

Registration: $100.00

Tuition: $14,850.00

Total Cost: $14,950.00

Day classes are scheduled Monday through Saturday from 7:30am – 2:45pm, as indicated below. The day class will end 31 weeks after the start date. Evening classes are 43 weeks and are scheduled Monday through Friday from 4:00pm-9:00p.m. The CNC Machinist program offers a total of 1070 hours of student instruction, divided into: 590 hours of classroom training and 480 hours of lab training. The student will receive a certificate of completion upon completion of the CNC machinist program. Enrollment into the program begins every Monday of each month.

Day Schedule Monday – Friday

Period 1 07:30 a.m. – 08:50 a.m. Break 08:50 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.

Period 2 09:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Period 3 11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. Break 12:50 a.m. – 01:00 p.m.

Period 4 01:00 p.m. – 02:45 p.m.

Evening Schedule Monday – Friday

Period 1 04:00 p.m. – 05:50 p.m. Break 05:50 p.m. – 06:00 p.m.

Period 2 06:00 p.m. – 07:50 p.m. Break 07:50 p.m. – 08:00 p.m.

Period 3 08:00 p.m. – 09:00 p.m.

Total Clock Hours: 1070

Length: 31 Weeks (Day Class), 43 Weeks (Evening Class)

Ratios: 15:1 (student/instructor)

The graduating student must possess knowledge of set-up and use of the CNC mill and lathe machinery, as well as be able to perform a final examination using G, S, M, and F codes. The student will also be required to produce manufactured pieces of computer-aided design and computer aided manufacturing.
The CNC Machinist program is designed to provide the student with entry level skills and competencies necessary to perform entry-level CNC operator duties. Through classroom training, as well as hands-on experience, the student will be able to safely operate a CNC mill, lathe, and other related equipment by the end of the course. Students will also learn basic programming for the CNC machinery and will be able to complete necessary paperwork and adhere to all safety rules and regulations required of CNC operators. The graduate will qualify for employment as a CNC operator, machinist, lathe operator, mill operator for various manufacturing companies.

Subject Hours
Number Lectures Lab Credits
BP-100 Blueprint Reading 60 60 9.0
CM-101 CNC Milling Processes 170 140 24.0
MM-200 Machining Mathematics 60 60 9.0
CM-201 CNC Lathe Processes 170 140 24.0
CP-101 Basic CNC Programming 100 80 14.0
PE-200 Pre-Employment Skills 30 0 3.0
Total Hours/Credits 590 480 83.0
Total Clock Hours: 1,070
BP-100 Blueprint Reading –The student will learn abbreviations and symbols used in machining. The student will also master orthographic projections, reading multi-view drawings, inclined planes, sectional views, hold specifications, typical dimensions, metric drawings, auxiliary views, as well as geometric and location tolerances.

Prerequisites: None.

60/60/0 Clock Hours: 120 Quarter Credit Hours: 9.0

CM-101 CNC Milling Processes – The student will master different types of machine, basic machine set up, hole making, and basic milling operations. The student will also learn how to properly and safely use the tool changers, as well as master G, M, S, and F codes. The student will also learn basic safety rules and regulations for the CNC mills.

Prerequisites: None.

170/140/0 Clock Hours: 310 Quarter Credit Hours: 24.0

MM-200 Machining Mathematics – The student will learn the purpose of tool path calculations, face milling calculations, X-axis, Y-7axis, full circle calculations, pocket milling and calculations. The student will also learn proper calculations of coordinates to prepare for basic programming.

Prerequisites: None.

60/60/0 Clock Hours: 120 Quarter Credit Hours: 9.0

CM-201 CNC Lathe Processes – The student will learn the various types of lathe machines, as well as their specifications and features, capacity, spindle speed, tools and cutting tools associated with lathes. The student will also learn various types of turning centers, the history of the lathe, cutting variables, as well as master the inner and outer diameter operations of the lathe. The student will master the basic safety rules and regulations for properly and safely operating a lathe.

Prerequisites: None.

170/140/ Clock Hours: 310 Quarter Credit Hours: 24.0

CP-101 Basic CNC Programming – The student will learn the importance of CAD/CAM, the role of database, the stages of part design and manufacturing, geometric modeling, solid modeling, designing in CAD, CAD drawings and documentation, as well as the combination of CAD/CAM. The student will also learn initial graphic exchange specifications and drawing exchange formats.

Prerequisites: MM-200

100/80/0 Clock Hours: 180 Quarter Credit Hours: 14.0

PE-200 Pre-Employment Skills – The student will learn how to properly fill out an employment application, as well as to create resumes, salary requirements, and reference sheets. The student will also master basic interviewing skills and be able to answer most commonly asked interviewing questions as it pertains to the manufacturing industry. The student will also learn the appropriate dress for the interviewing process.

Prerequisites: None

30/0/0 Clock Hours: 30 Quarter Credit Hours: 3.0

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