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LCTI offers entry-level and upskill training courses for those already in the industry. Courses available at LCTI are:

  • CNC/Precision Machine Tool Technology
  • Conventional & CNC Machine Operations
    • Must be currently employed in the machining industry with employer reccomendation
  • CNC Programming
    • Prior machining education and/or currently employed in the machining industry

CNC/Precision Machine Tool Technology

This program is designed to provide fast-track, high-skilled manufacturing training in the following areas; safety, precision measurement, job planning, bench work, materials, manual milling, manual turning, CNC milling and CNC turning. This program was designed as a partnership between the President’s Jobs Council and the manufacturing industry to address the current shortage of CNC operators. Graduates from this program are prepared to enter the industry as entry-level manual and CNC machine tool operators.

The program is broken down into 400 hours of in-person theory classes, and hands-on lab work at LCTI, followed by a 5-week internship (200 hours). The curriculum is closely aligned with standards set forth by National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS). Graduates earn a set of NIMS credentials that are recognized across the industry.

Skills and Competencies:

  • General Machine Shop Competencies
  • Related Math
  • Semi-Precision and Precision Measurement
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Drill Press
  • Vertical Milling Machine
  • Lathe
  • CNC Milling
  • CNC Lathe
  • Certifications and Work Experience

Course Schedule:

Next Class Available: Fall 2023
Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Every other Saturday 8:00 – 3:30 PM

Conventional & CNC Machine Operations

The CNC/Precision Machine Tool Technology program is designed to provide fast-track, high-skilled manufacturing training to those currently employed in the machining industry. Graduates from this course are equipped with the skills and knowledge to expand their roles as manual and CNC machine tool operators. The course covers safety, precision measurement, job planning, bench-work, materials, conventional machining, CNC milling and CNC turning.

The course is 330 hours of theory and hands-on lab work in LCTI’s state-of-the-art facility with over 44 conventional and CNC machines. Instructors have years of industry experience and will assist students in building their knowledge and confidence with machining skills necessary in this expanding industry. The curriculum is aligned with standards set forth by National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) and may be customized to meet the employer’s specific needs.

Prerequisite: Must currently be employed in the machining industry with employer recommendation to enroll in this program.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Personal and environmental safety
  • Basic hand tool identification and use
  • Basic machining math skills
  • Precision measurement
  • Blueprint reading
  • Job planning, bench work and materials
  • General machine maintenance practices
  • Conventional milling and turning
  • CNC mill set-up and operation
  • CNC lathe set-up and operation

Course Schedule:

Next Class Available: Fall 2023
Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00 – 9:00 PM
One Saturday/month 8:00 – 3:30 PM

CNC Programming

The CNC Programming course is designed to prepare students, with prior machining experience, to continue their education in CNC machine operations and programming. This course provides a refresher on conventional machines and CNC operations and takes a deeper dive into CNC programming. Machining tools, fundamental concepts, terminology, applications, capabilities, advantages and disadvantages of numerically controlled equipment will be covered. Mathematical applications for definition of location, set-up, positioning and movement within specific coordinate systems will be presented, and various aspects of programming (G and M codes) and computerized conversational graphics modeling will be included. Criteria and practices basic to effective preventative maintenance, accident prevention practices and procedures, process planning, tooling, machine set-up and operation will also be addressed. Upon course completion, students will have gained the skills required to set-up, operate and program CNC machines.

Prerequisite: Must have prior machining education and/or be currently employed in the machining industry.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Personal and environmental safety
  • Machining math
  • Precision measurement
  • Blueprint reading
  • Job planning, bench work and materials
  • Conventional machine review
  • CNC mill programming and operations
  • CNC lathe programming and operations

Course Schedule:

Next Class Available: Fall 2023
Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

If you’d like more information in regards to Adult Workforce Education, please contact Amy Rex at 610-799-1316 or rexa@mylcti.org. Individual tours are available by appointment.


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