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The Fundamentals of Machining Program prepares students for a high-demand, entry-level position as a CNC machine operator or general machinist. CNC operators work in a variety of manufacturing environments and are trained to program, set-up, and operate a computer numerical control (CNC) machine, inspect parts, perform production runs and set-up jobs.

The program starts by helping students learn what it’s really like to be a machinist. Computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinists develop and operate computer and mechanically controlled tools to produce other instruments and apparatus. They control the machinery that produces the speed and cuts to create a specific part. CNC machinists program CNC machinery to determine the rate and cuts of production. The Fundamentals of Machining program trains you in the skills you need to work as a CNC Machiner worldwide:

  • Operates and maintains lathe and milling machines.
  • Reviews drawings, instructions, blueprints or samples to ensure accurate production.
  • Takes precise measurements for cutting or shaping.
  • Selects appropriate machine and settings for a given task.
  • Plans proper sequence of tasks to complete the assignment.
  • Monitors production, adjusting feed and other settings as necessary.
  • Maintains inventory of completed products.
  • Checks output for quality assurance and documents or discards defects.
  • Identifies need for and performs machine maintenance and minor repairs.
  • Maintains a safe and clean workstation.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed.

The course starts with explaining the physics of the cutting process. The objective of this study is to provide an analytical basis which relates cutting forces, tool stresses, and temperature, etc. Non-traditional machining processes are now being widely used to generate intricate and accurate shapes in materials, like titanium, stainless steel and other difficult-to-machine alloys.

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We begin with the basics – assuming you have no previous CNC experience. Each lesson builds upon prior material, so by the time you have finished the multiple practice exercises, you will know what it takes to program and run a CNC machining center.

Upon successful completion of this Certificate, students will have a knowledge base in:

  • Shop safety
  • Shop math
  • Blueprint reading
  • Tolerance interpretation
  • Measuring devices
  • Machining operations (related to milling operations)
  • Cutting tools (related to milling operations)

Pre-Apprenticeship programs develop the required competencies to meet industry standards for milling apprentices. Presentation of program content will draw heavily on

1. Respecting others’ work and developing healthy work relationships that respect fellow workers in all trades. This instructional strategy will help to prepare the students to work collaboratively with other trades personal toward a common end result.

2. development of skills through practice, effort, action, and patience. Instructors will seek to balance instructional methods through the use of learning labs and project-based learning assignments, in addition to conventional lectures.

3. Instructors will also promote an environment of inclusive participation through open dialogue and continuous feedback throughout the program. This instructional strategy draws upon a collaborative approach among students by forming working relationships with each other to collectively solve problems as they strive toward a common goal. Inuktitut will be the language of instruction wherever possible.

Industry Standard Instruction

We Teach Relevant Material In This Ever-Evolving Field Of Machining. Today’s executives are acutely aware that the future of manufacturing is digital, where digital manufacturing has become essential to solving complex production problems and improving business for machine shops.

Digital manufacturing creates continuity between innovative product designs and best-in-class performance. Companies that embrace digital manufacturing are seeing:

  • Greater speed-to-market
  • Reduced risk
  • Increased margins
  • Enhanced market position
Live Instructor Chats

Having Necessary Guidance Throughout The Course Is Crucial. Most Of Our Material Is Available Online   Our Instructors And Assistants Are Available Via Chat, Cell, Video, And In Person.

Lab Access

Lab Has Proven To Be A Crucial Factor For Success In The Class. The material just doesn’t work if the students aren’t in lab to implement what they learned in class, through video and simulation instruction.

Video Demonstration & Instruction

Most Of Our curriculum Instruction Has Been Filmed And Is Available Without Limits At Any Students Discretion Online. We Took About 3 Months To Film The Class. Variables are answered in labs, video chats, simulations, knowledge checks or otherwise.

Resume Preparation

We Have Unique Relationships With Our Ready To Hire Employers. Students Also Apply For Jobs Themselves. We Assist In The Process With Keyworded Resumes and a professional development block in the class.

Hands-On Training

KVT Owns Several Businesses. Our Students Benefit As A Result Of The Properties That We Own and lab facilities. This Provides Irreplaceable Hands-On Experience.

Admission Requirements:

In order to enter this program, applicants must have the following education:

High school diploma including a minimum of English, Math and 3 credits in Science

OR, as a Mature Student:
Must be a minimum of 17 years old and have been out of school for at least one school year

Full participation requires individuals to be physically capable of performing the work.


DPOR, IACET, DOL Credentials: Upon successful completion of the classes, students will receive a certificate of completion in pre welding apprenticeship studies.

Course Length

Most of our students finish the course in as little as 16 – 20 weeks. You have the ability to take your time yet we will diligently view your progression.

The variance is there because some students are working professionals, have children, and or life is happening. The course is here for you at your own pace yet we are your biggest cheerleaders to get the course work done in a reasonable amount of time.

Employment is Expected to Grow for Machining in the US to 452,500 Jobs by 2029!

– Bureau of Labor and Statistics