The CNC Precision Machining Certificate Program is
designed to prepare students for employment in the precision metal working
industry. Its purpose is to provide the academic course work, hands-on skills
and advanced manufacturing processes required by business. Upon completion of
this program students will be able to enter or advance in such fields as mold
making, model making, die making, machine repair and computer numerical control
(CNC) machining. Students are prepared for employment in both large
manufacturing corporations and small precision machining companies. Graduates
can continue their education in industrial technology, engineering or business
programs leading to jobs in management.
The design of this program will enable a student to be
qualified to do entry-level machining work after completing just two semesters.
This will be extremely effective for those students in search of a short-term
program that will allow them to return to work quickly. Students that
can afford more time for education can advance their knowledge and skills by
completing a second year with all 24 credits applying toward an AOS degree in
Erie Community College has formed an alliance with
machining/manufacturing companies in Western New York in order to prepare
individuals for employment in the precision machining and manufacturing
industry. The college recognizes that the strength of any program is dependent
upon the demand and support of local business, thus the creation of the
Alliance. ECC, working together with the Machining/Manufacturing Alliance, will
prepare students for an industry experiencing a severe shortage of skilled CNC
ECC will work together with the Machining/Manufacturing
Alliance to bring employment opportunities and successful students together.
Placement assistance will be available to students through ECC's Career
Services and the Industrial Technology Department.