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Turning Setup and Operation, Certificate of Completion

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The Turning 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 2-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 X and Z offsets
  • set offsets for ID, OD, and groove/part-off tooling
  • hand write and edit basic 2-axis G-code programs
  • 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

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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