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CNC - Machining (With an Introduction to Solidworks) Certificate (0016)

CNC - Machining (With an Introduction to Solidworks) Certificate: Non-Credit  (0016)

Are you a logical thinker who enjoys machinery and fixing things? Do you have the ability to make decisions and ensure that work quality is maintained? Our 10- to 12-week program may be for you!


What can I do with this in the workforce?

You can apply for entry-level positions related to machine setup, operation and programming.


What is the average salary?

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What is HACC’s program like? 

Mechanically YOURS, our 240-hour program is designed to prepare you to interpret blueprints, set up manual and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines, perform basic and advanced machining operations among many other things, including:

  • Create basic CNC programs for milling and turning from part prints
  • Define Lean concepts
  • Demonstrate measuring skills, Vernier calipers, sine bar, micrometer, height gage, gage block, dial indicator and comparator
  • Demonstrate ability to set up conventional and CNC mills and lathes
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of Solidworks functions and be able to understand the relationship between MasterCAM and Solidworks
  • Describe common “G” and “M” codes and their functions
  • Demonstrate safe machine shop practices
  • Interpret machine part blueprints
  • Select proper tools, speeds and feeds to machine a part
  • Take the OSHA 10-hour industry safety exam


What classes will I take?

We encourage you to:
  • View summaries of every course at HACC by browsing our class schedules database.
  • Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.


Can I transfer my credits to a four-year college or university?

Upon completing your certificate, you can continue your education and choose from a variety of associate degrees including mechanical engineering technology at HACC!
When you complete your associate degree, you can transfer credits to a four-year school.


Where can I complete this program?

For your convenience, you can complete the entire program at our Harrisburg Campus.


Does HACC offer scholarships?

Yes! Through the HACC Foundation, there are scholarships available. Please visit for details and deadlines.


When can I apply?

To learn start dates and application deadlines, please use the information below to contact us.   


How can I learn more?

We are passionate about providing a high-quality education and an opportunity for you to pursue your goals. Please contact Rusty Brink at 717-221-1338 for more information.