The CNC Production Specialist (CCI) Certification
Overview of the Certification
The CNC (computer numeric controlled) Production Specialist (CCI) certification enables participants to show their knowledge of computer-aided programming systems of CAD/CNC coupling and the CIM environment. They are able to generate CNC programs on their own with a graphical programming system and to apply their knowledge to multi-axial turning and milling centers. Topics will include application software, input and output devices, CAD system 2D/3D, menu-tablet-oriented operation, basic drawing commands, object snap functions, editing functions, layers, formats, CAD/CAM coupling, program transfer, drawing jigs, program documentation, transmitting technical and organizational data, data exchange formats, CAD 3D/CNC coupling, interfaces, transmission conditions, program and run-time optimization, program management, CNC operation, graphical simulation and CNC machining.
Upon successful completion of the exam, participants will be able to earn the CCI certification, making them more attractive to companies domestically and abroad. IHK provides the content and oversees awarding student certification upon successful completion of the exam.
How Participants Can Benefit from this Certification
The shortage of employees with CNC skills has been well documented. Many manufacturers continue to struggle finding qualified candidates with CNC training or experience. The CNC Production Specialist Certification gives participants the skills needed for this field that is in high demand. The certification greatly improves a candidate's ability to obtain employment in a manufacturing career.
- Each candidate must be at least 16 years old to receive a CNC Production Specialist Certification
- A High School Diploma or equivalent is recommended, but not required.
- Basic math and reading comprehension is necessary for successful completion of the certification assessment test.
- Basic CNC machine and programming knowledge is also necessary for successful completion of the certification assessment test.
- Each participant must be comfortable with mouse and keyboard operation, as well as navigating the testing application.
Knowledge Needed for Completion of the Exam
Who Benefits from this Certification
The CNC Production Specialist Certification Exam
The format of the CNC Production Specialist Certification exam is a cloze deletion test. Cloze deletion tets require an understanding of context and terminology to successfully complete missing content. The exam format consists of a portion of text with certain words omitted and each participant is prompted to replace the missing words.
The exam takes place over a four (4) hour period and consists of fifty (50) questions.
A score of 70% or better is required to earn the CNC Production Specialist Certification. The exam will be graded by IHK and students receive their results and their certification, if earned, within ten (10) business days.
A candidate may retake a failed exam. The candidate must wait a full 15 days before retaking a failed test. After 3 failed attempts, the individual must wait 60 days before taking the test again.
All proctors for MTS adhere to the following testing standards to ensure an accurate score for each student: