20 weeks 1 session per week 4- hours per session Total Class: 80 hours


This training program has been created to advance experienced CNC machinists and operators in the use of NC programming and CAD/CAM technology to develop NC code for milling and turning centers. Our MasterCAM training program has been tailored using Mastercam 2017, one of the most popular CAD/CAM software packages for creating toolpaths for turning and milling centers. The participants will develop skills in job planning, NC programming, CAD drawing, and preparing toolpaths from 2-D and 3-D CAD models for both mill and lathe applications.


This is not an entry-level program for beginners. Participants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in blueprint reading, shop mathematics and computer skills using Microsoft Windows®. Participants must have at least 1 year of full-time experience in setup and operation of CNC machining centers.


CNC Milling and Turning Application
•    CNC milling and turning processes and functions
•    Cutting tool materials and selection
•    CNC machine tool systems and design
•    Machine axes designation and direction conventions
•    Holding fixture theory and design
•    CNC positioning systems
•    Selecting and using cutter inserts and holders
•    Understanding and calculating speeds and feeds
•    Developing a CNC machining operations plan from engineering drawings and specifications

CAD/CAM Programming Using Mastercam 2017
•    Strategy for using CAD/CAM on-the-job
•    Working in the CAD/CAM software environment
•    Toolpath and operations planning in the CAD/CAM environment
•    Developing 2-D and 3-D CAD geometry
•    Preparing contouring, drilling, and pocketing toolpaths for CNC milling applications
•    Strategy and technique for entry and exit leads and advanced pocketing
•    Preparing OD, ID, and threading toolpaths for turning applications
•    Creating setup sheets and tool lists
•    Customizing machines and post processors

G-Code Verification

•    Vericut and MetaCut view
•    Haas CNC Lathe and Mill control simulators
•    Fully functional CNC machine shop with 2 to 5 axis capacity