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CNC operator

CNC operator

CNC Machine operator vocational training course

About this course

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CNC Machine Operators, or CNC Machinists, manage computer numeric controlled (CNC) equipment from setup to operation, producing parts and tools from different resources including metal and plastic. They’re tasked with monitoring machinery, inspecting finished products, and leading test runs.


The course focuses on the operation and programming of CNC machines of level 1.

  • Language: GR / EN
  • Total Duration: 45 hours
  • Duration / Class: 4 hours
  • Classes per week (approx.): 2-3

Potential Job Placements

  • CNC Operator
  • CNC Lathe Operator
  • Machinist
  • CNC Machine Technician

Course Syllabus

  • CNC machines’ origin, history and impact
  • CNC movement
  • Varieties of CNC machines
  • The Cartesian coordinate system
  • Positive and negative movement
  • Rotational axes and movement
  • Contouring movement
  • Machine control unit
  • Point-to-point positioning and continuous path movement
  • Open-loop and closed-loop systems.
  • Input methods
  • Control and operation features
  • CAD and CAM for machining
  • Describe the basic CAD/CAM process
  • 2D and 3D CAD part models
  • CAD part testing and analysis
  • Post-processing
  • International standards for CAD/CAM data



The course is part of the SKILLS 4 ALL action implemented under Piraeus Bank’s EQUALL programme in strategic cooperation with Odyssea.