Recommended: Knowledge of general machine shop practices, including clamping, cutting tools, speeds and feeds, blueprint reading and Grade 11 math. This introductory CNC course is designed for students interested in the general field of Computerized Numerical Control (CNC), who have some machining and engineering drawing interpretation experience. This course is aimed towards general machinists, machine operators, designers and engineers, production planners, CAD/CAM and other professionals, as well as quality technicians who want to understand and apply the complexities of this modern manufacturing process. The main topics will cover all general principles and requirements of CNC programming, from the basic elements to actual development of simple part programs for common machining operations. To gain hands on experience students will use tool path simulation software.