ITC Hosts CNC Training


National Park College (NPC) Innovative Technologies Center (ITC) is conducting a series of computer numerical controller (CNC) machining classes created at the request of local industry partners. Classes began this month and include machining fundamentals, CNC milling, CNC programming, and CNC lathe. Each course lasts for 8-weeks and includes a combination of lecture, discussion, lab work and projects.

ITC instructor demonstrating how a drill machine works while a group of students observe.Students in the class are from industry partners AirTech Supply, Craft Manufacturing and Tooling (CMT), and Triumph Fabrications.

Pictured left to right, Hayden Whitehead of CMT, Rob Pratt and Clifford Jackson Jr. of AirTech Supply look on as instructor Phillip Stauffer demonstrates drill press skills.

Vice President for Workforce & Strategic Initiatives, Kelli Albrecht, said, “The ITC was established in response to our local companies’ need for a highly skilled workforce. The CNC Machining series was developed at their request and with their input.”

The next course in the series, CNC milling, will begin in August. For more information about upcoming classes or registration information, visit