CNC Machining Technology Program

The CNC Machining Technology Program is your fast track to becoming a CNC operator and/or CNC programmer. You will learn principles of machining, setup, processing, part inspection, and standard shop practices - the skills you need to program and operate complex metal working machines such as CNC mills, and lathes.

Partial scholarships are available.  Call 501-760-4223 to learn more!

Fast Track Day Series

Complete all four classes in just four months! This program is designed to get students training and in the workforce quickly with the skills many employers need.

Machining Fundamentals

Phillip Stauffer $250
8 sessions, 40 hours                                                                                                   T/TH
                                                                                                                      9:00am - 2:30pm

The Machining Fundamentals class will cover the topics and skills preparatory to the start of a CNC machining course. Subjects include shop safety, blueprint reading, precision measurement and inspection, shop math, job planning, layout, machining principles, setup, processing, and basic mill operations. Subjects will be taught through a combination of lecture, discussion, and hands on projects.

CNC Milling: Setup and Operation

Phillip Stauffer $250
8 sessions, 40 hours                                                                                                   T/TH
                                                                                                                      9:00am - 2:30pm

CNC Mill prepares students for entry-level positions as CNC Operators or set-up technicians. Students will learn basic programming, set-up, and operation of a Haas TM1p Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Milling part production, and inspection. Students will manufacture simple parts and machine. Topics include programming formats, control functions, program editing, part production, and inspection. Students will manufacture simple parts and will gain experience performing quality control inspections before, during, and after CNC operations.

CNC Programming

Phillip Stauffer $250
8 sessions, 40 hours                                                                                                    T/TH
                                                                                                                      9:00am - 2:30pm

CNC Programming prepares students for entry-level positions as CNC Operators/Programmers or set-up technicians. Students will learn basic programming, set-up, and operation of a HAAS TM 1p Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine. Students will use machine control simulators throughout. Topics include programming formats, control functions, and program editing. Students will manufacture simple parts using a HAAS TM1p CNC milling machine and will gain the experience of performing quality control inspections before, during and after CNC operations.

CNC Lathe

Phillip Stauffer $250
8 sessions, 40 hours                                                                                                    T/TH
                                                                                                                      9:00am - 2:30pm

CNC Lathe prepares students for entry-level positions as CNC Operators or set-up technicians. Students will learn basic programming, set-up, and operation of a HAAS TL 1 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Lathe. Students will use machine control simulators throughout. Topics include programming formats, control functions, program editing, part production, and inspection. Students will manufacture simple parts using a HAAS TL 1 CNC Lathe and will gain the experience of performing quality control inspections before, during, and after CNC operations.

Evening Classes

Designed with the existing worker in mind, this series can be completed in nine months. Students will enter the workforce with the skills employers need.

 

Machining Fundamentals

Phillip Stauffer $250
16 sessions, 40 hours                                                                                                M/W
                                                                                                                      4:15pm - 6:45pm

The Machining Fundamentals class will cover the topics and skills preparatory to the start of a CNC machining course. Subjects include shop safety, blueprint reading, precision measurement and inspection, shop math, job planning, layout, machining principles, setup, processing, and basic mill operations. Subjects will be taught through a combination of lecture, discussion, and hands on projects.

 

CNC Milling: Setup and Operation

Phillip Stauffer $250
16 sessions, 40 hours                                                                                                M/W
                                                                                                                      4:15pm - 6:45pm

CNC Mill prepares students for entry-level positions as CNC Operators or set-up technicians. Students will learn basic programming, set-up, and operation of a Haas TM1p Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Milling machine. Topics include programming formats, control functions, program editing, part production, and inspection. Students will manufacture simple parts and will gain experience performing quality control inspections before, during, and after CNC operations.

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CNC Programming

Phillip Stauffer $250
16 sessions, 40 hours                                                                                                M/W
                                                                                                                      4:15pm - 6:45pm

CNC Programming prepares students for entry-level positions as CNC Operators/Programmers or set-up technicians. Students will learn basic programming, set-up, and operation of a HAAS TM 1p Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine. Students will use machine control simulators throughout. Topics include programming formats, control functions, and program editing. Students will manufacture simple parts using a HAAS TM1p CNC milling machine and will gain the experience of performing quality control inspections before, during and after CNC operations.

CNC Lathe

Phillip Stauffer $250
16 sessions, 40 hours                                                                                                M/W
                                                                                                                      4:15pm - 6:45pm

CNC Lathe prepares students for entry-level positions as CNC Operators or set-up technicians. Students will learn basic programming, set-up, and operation of a HAAS TL 1 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Lathe. Students will use machine control simulators throughout. Topics include programming formats, control functions, program editing, part production, and inspection. Students will manufacture simple parts using a HAAS TL 1 CNC Lathe and will gain the experience of performing quality control inspections before, during, and after CNC operations.

FANUC Robotics Series

FANUC Robotics: Basic Programming and Operation
Level 1 - Option A

Michael Karr
$149
2 sessions, 8 hoursTues/Thur
8/06 - 8/08 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This class covers basic FANUC six-axis arm operation in HandlingTool applications and is ideal for technicians and operators. Students successfully completing this course will be able to power up and jog the robot, master the robot, teach frames, recover from common program and robot faults, create, modify, and execute a material handling program, and safely operate the FANUC Robot in both Teach and Run mode.

FANUC Robotics: Basic Programming and Operation
Level 1 - Option B

Michael Karr
$149
2 sessions, 8 hoursTues/Thur
10/08 - 10/10 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This class covers basic FANUC six-axis arm operation in HandlingTool applications and is ideal for technicians and operators. Students successfully completing this course will be able to power up and jog the robot, master the robot, teach frames, recover from common program and robot faults, create, modify, and execute a material handling program, and safely operate the FANUC Robot in both Teach and Run mode.

FANUC Robotics: Logic
Level 2 - Option A

Michael Karr
$149
2 sessions, 8 hoursTues/Thur
8/13 - 8/15 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Level 2 Robotics class expands on a technician's or operator's knowledge by introducing logic capabilities. Students successfully completing this course will be able to utilize IF/THEN statements to create conditional programming within a HandlingTool application, calculate with Registers, program Jump Labels, use existing internal and external I/O, and troubleshoot and test logic programming for batch processes.

FANUC Robotics: Logic
Level 2 - Option B

Michael Karr
$149
2 sessions, 8 hoursTues/Thur
10/15 - 10/17 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Level 2 Robotics class expands on a technician's or operator's knowledge by introducing logic capabilities. Students successfully completing this course will be able to utilize IF/THEN statements to create conditional programming within a HandlingTool application, calculate with Registers, program Jump Labels, use existing internal and external I/O, and troubleshoot and test logic programming for batch processes.

FANUC Robotics: Intermediate Programming
Level 3 - Option A

Michael Karr
$149
2 sessions, 8 hoursTues/Thur
8/20 - 8/22 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The class will introduce the student to utilization of programmable logic to write more advanced programs for robotic operation. Students successfully completing this course will be able to design and write a program for a process, setup and use I/O, Registers, and Frames for continuous manufacturing, and troubleshoot branching logic.

FANUC Robotics: Intermediate Programming
Level 3 - Option B

Michael Karr
$149
2 sessions, 8 hoursTues/Thur
10/22 - 10/24 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The class will introduce the student to utilization of programmable logic to write more advanced programs for robotic operation. Students successfully completing this course will be able to design and write a program for a process, setup and use I/O, Registers, and Frames for continuous manufacturing, and troubleshoot branching logic.


Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions (AMS) is a participant in and receives a portion of its total budget requirements from federal funds through the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program (the "MEP Program") operated under the oversight of the Department of Commerce (DOC) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (N 1ST). As a recipient of such funding, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) on behalf of AMS has a primary purpose to assist the state's small and medium sized manufacturers with their economic development activities. One method of accomplishing this programmatic objective is for recipients to identify and pursue with other business partners cooperative efforts that will both benefit and increase the availability of project expertise and training, and the distribution of products and services to small and medium sized manufacturers. AEDC MS is partnering with NPC ITC to deliver products, projects, and services with a specific focus on automation, robotics and industry 4.0 technologies to meet the needs of manufacturers.

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