CNC Machining, Vocational Certificate

Program Information

Vocational Certificate - Code 121400 - Catalog 2019/2020

Frank Snyder, Director, 386-506-4171,

Bridgette Cherry, Administrative Specialist, 386-506-4165,

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes


The mission of the CNC Machining program is to provide the knowledge, practice and skill development necessary to become a successful machinist. The program provides access to the vocational student with the latest technological equipment and methods. The program embraces diversity, equal access, and equal opportunity for training in the local, state manufacturing market.


The program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be employed in the manufacturing industry. The instruction covers lathe and mill operations, proper care and use of measuring tools, CNC programming and operations, CAD/CAM programming, and manufacturing skills related to industry standards.



Graduates of the program will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate the ability to follow safety rules and regulations to machining standards.

  2. Utilize appropriate machine tooling, equipment, materials and electrical products found in the industry.

  3. Demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of the industry including but not limited to theory, application, and troubleshooting.

  4. Demonstrate the steps needed to successfully complete projects. 

  5. Demonstrate the skills needed in the commercial and industrial markets.

Financial Aid

This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state Bright Futures Scholarship Program.

Financing Options: All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by visiting FAFSA at For more information on grants, loans and work programs available please visit the Office of Financial Aid webpage at Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the many Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see:

Approximate Additional Costs

Program Tuition and Fees*: $1,644.80

Access Fee: $22.40 ($1.12 per credit)

Assessment Fee: $34

Lab Fees: $120

Textbook Estimate: $300

*In-state tuition only; out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Additional Admission Requirements

Students who do not have a standard high school diploma/GED may be eligible for admission, on an alternative basis, to this program if they meet the following criteria:

  1. Take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) which measures reading, English and math skills, and achieve specified minimum scores.

  2. Meet with a counselor/advisor for placement test evaluation to receive advice on course selection and registration.

  3. Students who do not have a standard high school diploma/GED cannot receive student financial aid.


The following information is required by federal regulations to be provided to students for all vocational and certificate programs. Additional information on any career, job, or salary potential can be found at  For additional career information, please see: 

51-4041.00 Machinists

51-4011 – Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

51-4012 – Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

Program Length: The typical length of this program is two (2) semesters (30 weeks) for a full-time student.  The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) placement rate for this program is unavailable at this time.

CIP Code (6 digit) 48.0503

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Program Specific Courses

PMT0202CIntroduction to Machining and Lab


PMT0251CCNC Mill and Lab


PMT0260CCAD/CAM Programming and Lab


PMT0720CCNC Lathe and Lab


Sample Program of Study

1st Semester

PMT0202CIntroduction to Machining and Lab


PMT0251CCNC Mill and Lab


2nd Semester

PMT0260CCAD/CAM Programming and Lab


PMT0720CCNC Lathe and Lab



Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.