cnc swiss machine operations

80 Clock Hours 5 Weeks

The purpose of the CNC Swiss Machine Operations program is to address the growing need for competent operators skilled in this technology. More and more machining companies are transitioning to these machines as they realize the long-term benefit over conventional CNC processes. This program is not for beginners in the machining field. CITC will only accept individuals who can demonstrate competency and/or experience in the areas of blueprint reading, gauging, basic shop math and general machining concepts. Recent graduates (3 years) of CITC or the Akron CNC Training Center’s 272-hour CNC Programming and Operations program are automatically eligible for acceptance. The program provides both classroom instruction and hands on experience throughout. During the final two weeks of the program, students will have the opportunity to apply what they learned by doing actual hands-on set-ups on a Citizen CNC Swiss machine and barfeed system.

Graduates of the CNC Swiss Turning Operations Program will qualify for entry to mid-level positions as operators, depending on previous background.


Course No. Course Title Lecture Hrs. Lab Hrs.
S101 Introduction to CNC Swiss Machines 4 0
S102 Barfeeder Orientation 4 12
S103 Main Spindle Area & Guide Bushing 8 16
S104 Sub Spindle Area and Back-working tools 8 16
S105 Controller Orientation/  
  Basic Programming 6 6
  TOTALS 30 50