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Choice Career College Now a FANUC Certified Education CNC School
FANUC America Corporation Posted 09/22/2014
Choice Career College (Des Plaines, IL) is now a FANUC Certified Education CNC school offering students in the Chicago area a computerized manufacturing diploma from their FANUC CNC Program. Upon graduation, this qualifies students to be immediately employable with the skills the manufacturing industry demands taught from FANUC CNC certified instructors, using FANUC CNC approved curriculum on genuine FANUC CNC equipment.
The Choice Career College computerized manufacturing diploma program is a comprehensive qualified FANUC CNC Program that can be completed in four months focusing on English, mathematics, blueprint reading, machine processes, measuring (GD&T), CNC setup, programming, operations and G-code applications. Students are qualified throughout the entire education process to ensure competency; enrollment application, testing during courses, final comprehensive and certification exams. Students are taught CNC programming by first using FANUC NCGuide simulation software on a PC for the most extensive hands-on experience. Then, the Levil CNC certification cart, equipped with a FANUC Series 0i-Mate MODEL D CNC, allows students to experience the complete programming, setup and operational workflow right inside the classroom.
"As a result of being a FANUC certified education CNC school, Choice Career College is offering a CNC program that answers the demand from the manufacturing industry for skilled FANUC CNC operators and programmers. This will set graduates up for success in their manufacturing career to effectively read and interpret blueprints, develop the required process for the blueprint, determine machine coordinate values, develop CNC code, test the NC programs, QC the part and implement the part into production," states William Jones, CNC Program Director/Faculty at Choice Career College. "Choice Career College graduates will also be proficient in using simulation software such as NCGuide, Mastercam and Vericut as well as being able to machine efficiently, understand how to reduce machine wear and avoid machine crashes."
"FANUC America is addressing the industry need for skilled workers at educational institutions with our Certified Education CNC Training (CERT) program," states Dean Steadman, Education Program Manager at FANUC America. "Being a FANUC Certified Education CNC school will assist Choice Career College in providing the best possible training to ensure that qualified students have the skills required by industry today as employable operators and programmers and can hit the ground running from day one."
With the ongoing problem of a shortage of skilled workers, the need to train future machinists is paramount to fill growing gaps in the domestic work force. A new employee needs to be productive right out of the gate with knowledge of modern CNC technology that is dominant in the market today, and they need to run their CNC machine with minimum supervision.
FANUC is the leading CNC manufacturer in the industry with the largest installed base, students are most likely going to be using a FANUC CNC than all of the other controls combined when they enter the workforce. As a result, FANUC is assisting the educational community in providing the best possible training to ensure that the students have the skills required by industry. The FANUC America Certified Education CNC Training (CERT) program was created to ensure that students that qualify have learned suitable basic computer numerical control (CNC) skills from a FANUC certified instructor, teaching a FANUC approved curriculum and using genuine FANUC CNC equipment.
About FANUC CORPORATION
FANUC CORPORATION, headquartered at the foot of Mt. Fuji, Japan, is the global leader and the most innovative manufacturer of Factory Automation, Robots and ROBOMACHINEs in the world. With over 230 offices in 45 countries, FANUC provides world-class service and support to customers globally. Since its inception in 1956, FANUC has contributed to the automation of machine tools as a pioneer in the development of computer numerical control equipment. FANUC technology has been a leading force in a worldwide manufacturing revolution, which evolved from the automation of a single machine to the automation of entire production lines.
About FANUC America Corporation
FANUC America Corporation is headquartered at 3900 W. Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, and is a subsidiary of FANUC CORPORATION in Japan. FANUC America provides innovative automation solutions in the Americas including industry-leading CNC systems, robotics and factory automation solutions with 39 locations supporting customers throughout North and South America.