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Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining Training

No cost training in partnership with America’s Cutting Edge

What is a CNC Machinist?

A CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machinist operates and programs machine tools such as lathes, mills, and grinders that are controlled by a computer to produce precision metal or plastic parts. To produce high-quality parts, machinists set up machines, write and test programs, and make adjustments as needed.

Part 1: Master the Basics Online

Dive into the world of manufacturing with our comprehensive online course. This self-paced program includes detailed modules covering everything from the basics of computer numerical control (CNC) machining to advanced 3D modeling and virtual machining applications. Each module concludes with a quiz to help you assess your knowledge and track your progress.

Part 2: Hands-On Training Bootcamp

After mastering the online components, you’re ready to roll up your sleeves at our 40-hour hands-on lab training bootcamp. This intensive experience provides qualified participants with practical, hands-on training, enabling you to apply what you’ve learned in a real-world setting.

Eligibility and Cost

No prior training or experience is required to enroll in the ACE CNC machining training program. There is no cost to participate in this exciting opportunity, however registration is required.


  • ACE CNC Machining Certificate
  • Machining Experience Hours
  • Earn CFCC Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)
  • ACE Certified Badge on Credly’s portal
  • Free ACE shirt
  • Free ACE handbook, slides, and course materials
  • Free lunches and refreshments through the training

How Do I Get Started

Step 1

Complete the self-paced, online CNC Machining Course (approximately 6 hours).

Topics Covered
  • Introduction to machining
  • CAM instruction
  • Introduction to machining dynamics
  • Additional CAM instruction using CAM+, app that simulates machining force and vibration
  • Introduction to machining cost
  • All students who complete the online training will receive a certificate of completion, 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), a digital copy of Machining Dynamics: Frequency Response to Improved Productivity, and the ACE CNC Machining Digital Credential from Credly.

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Step 2

Register for a free 40-hour, in person CNC boot camp at CFCC*.

Current offerings:

  • July 29, 2024 – August 2, 2024: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. -4 p.m.
  • September 9, 2024 – September 20, 2024: Mondays through Thursdays 5 – 10 p.m.

*Once you complete the online CNC training, we will reach out to you to register for the in person boot camp. Boot camps are filled on a first come first serve basis. Space is limited to 10 students.

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