Catalog 2023-2024 
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Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CNC Production and Inspection, Certificate of Completion


The CNC Production and Inspection certificate prepares students for entry-level CNC operator positions in machining technology and related fields that utilize CNC programming. Students are prepared to:

  • monitor runs of parts for quality
  • recognize when parts are in and out of tolerance
  • make adjustments to bring parts back into tolerance
  • navigate CNC error codes
  • replace broken or dull tools and resetting tool length offsets
  • use cutter compensation at the machine
  • apply basics of precision measurements

Students also learn the basics of conversational set up and programming as a foundation for more advanced set up and programming skills.

For this certificate, I-BEST support is available. I-BEST support provides students in-class help in writing and math, notetaking, presentation, study skills, and career readiness. To learn more about I-BEST and to connect with an advisor, visit

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

Program Requirements

Required Courses

Total Program Credits: 15