We Proudly Present CNC and Robotic Manufacturing Technology Graduate Mitchell Thompson

We Proudly Present CNC and Robotic Manufacturing Technology Graduate Mitchell Thompson
DATE On January 13, 2022

"We have two ends with a common link. With one we sit, with one we think. Success depends on what you use." This quote inspired Mitchell Thompson to expand his knowledge so he could pursue success in his desired career field. Mitchell applied himself in our CNC and robotic manufacturing technology program and developed his technical skills in our on-campus lab. We are so proud of Mitchell for graduating on our Dean's List and starting a new career!

What You Learn in a CNC and Robotic Manufacturing Technology Program

For each graduate of a program, we highlight three different courses. During the program, Mitchell took courses such as: Metallurgy, CNC Programming – Turning (HAAS), and Continuous Improvement – Lean Manufacturing. 

In these courses, he learned about:

  • Functions of the metallurgical laboratory and equipment, including mechanical testing, metallography, heat treatment and extractive metallurgy; basic principles concerning materials science, including atomic and crystal arrangements and their effect on mechanical properties; and metal and alloy classification systems
  • Concepts of CNC lathe machining, setup, and operations; tooling and work-holding systems; and the basics of manual part programming for drilling, turning, and threading operations using G codes
  • Applying Lean/CI journey concepts to the manufacturing environment

How Our Graduate Became a CNC Machinist

Like Mitchell, you too could become a CNC machinist in just a matter of months and start your career journey in this interesting and necessary profession. Hands-on training in the lab prepares students for a career in stone and tile manufacturing, automotive manufacturing, engineering, and many other industries. Whether you need assistance with completing the enrollment process, finding a free tutor, or networking with local employers, we are here to help you. The College even offers financial aid to those who qualify.

Rockford Career College's CNC and Robotic Manufacturing Technology Program at a Glance

Program Length: 10 months
Learning Environment: 100% of this program is taught on campus
Lead Instructor CNC and Robotic Manufacturing Technology 
Job Outlook: 22% increase in the U.S. projected from 2019-20291

Find out more about our CNC and robotic manufacturing technology program today. Call 888.680.6682 or submit the Request Information form on our website. Like Mitchell, we want to see you succeed in your chosen career path. Take the time to increase your knowledge and learn more about what you love.

1 National Center for O*NET Development. Illinois Employment Trends: 51-9162.00 - Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers.  O*NET OnLine.  Retrieved May 24, 2021, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/51-9162.00?st=IL&g=Go

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