The CNC Router Certificate is a 7 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.



Introduces learner to basic G & M code programming, progressing into PC-based integrative computer graphic systems used to create and convert computer-generated designs into tool paths for computer numerically controlled (CNC) wood routers. After loading and simulating programs the learner will learn how to operate a production sized CNC wood router. Stock preparation, safe set-up, tool selection, quality control and maintenance are covered in detail.



Introduces basic knowledge and skill development of technical drawing with emphases on freehand sketching and introductory CAD drawing.

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Explores the foundational skills needed to read and interpret industrial prints. Beginning with the basics, the learner progresses in a logical order through orthographic, pictorial, assembly, section and auxiliary views of products. In addition, you will learn how to interpret part dimensions and tolerances. Emphasis is also placed on title blocks, change blocks and shop notes and symbols. The symbols of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing are introduced.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Youth Apprenticeship Certificate

Test-Out Option Term Definitions


An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.


A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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If you have further questions regarding our Credit for Prior Learning options, please contact Student Records at or 715.803.1023.