Catalog 2023-2024 
    
    Apr 25, 2024  
Catalog 2023-2024

Milling Setup and Operation, Certificate of Completion


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15 CREDITS

The Milling Setup and Operation certificate prepares students for entry-level setup machining positions in machining technology and related fields that utilize CNC programming. Students learn to apply the following knowledge and skills to 3-axis machining applications:

  • set up fixtures, load programs onto machines, dry run programs, run first articles, and inspect first articles in order to get first part buy-offs and enter into production
  • identify and set correct fixture offsets
  • complete initial setting of tool length offsets
  • create original CNC programs using CAD/CAM software
  • troubleshoot toolpaths, offsets, and error codes

Students also learn CNC safety, blueprint reading, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T).

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 LWTech.edu/IBEST.

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


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