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CNC Production Specialist (Milling, Programming & Operations)


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Full course description

Course Meeting Location: 

This course will be delivered in a hybrid format; with some content delivered online in live instructor-led sessions and the remaining on-campus in our manufacturing and computer lab.

Online Session Location:  Canvas - Big Blue Button (access provided upon registration)

Lab Session Location: TBD

Meeting Times: TBD

Meeting Days: TBD

Instructor Information:  David Miller -

Overview: Introducing the students to programming, setup, and operation of CNC machining centers; machine safety, manufacturing methodology, blueprint reading, and machining techniques.

Objective: To provide the skills necessary to obtain gainful employment in the machining and manufacturing environment.

Certifications: NIMS Level 1 CNC Milling Programming Setup & Operations

Target Audience: Ages 18 and above needing and desiring career advancement or entrance in the machining industry

Prerequisite Skills and Experience: 10th Grade Math or equivalent

Technical Skill Learning Objectives:

  • Machine and Shop Safety
  • CNC programming
  • Metal machining techniques
  • Blueprint reading
  • Use of measuring equipment

Soft Skills Learning Objectives:

  • Workplace communication
  • Problem-solving
  • Creativity
  • Adaptability
  • Work ethic

Funding Opportunity:

Apprenticeship-to-Career Empowerment (ACE) Program   The ACE Program was created so that the youth of Hillsborough County have the resources to connect to a career ladder with future, self-sustaining wages, employment security and the training to succeed in industries with high-demand occupations such as IT, Health Care, and Manufacturing.  

ACE Program Application The following screening assessment is used to review your eligibility and suitability for the ACE Program. and send to any relevant students.

Please call (813)-930-7400 for questions and ask for ACE program.


Financial Assistance (Pre-Payment Plan):