HTEC Teacher Training

HTEC Teacher Training

Training Excellent Trainers

HTEC Teacher TrainingDCC is proud to be not only on the forefront of precision machining training for students, but also one of the first to develop instructors in these growing tech fields. Haas Automation has entrusted DCC to become one of four teacher training and certificate centers in North America. Our Haas Technical Education Center (HTEC) is dedicated to teacher training for high school and community college precision machining instructors, as well as leading manufacturers who want their employees to earn NIMS certification. HTEC also provides CNC training opportunities for incumbent workers, veterans and other adult learners.

HTEC is dedicated to helping educators elevate their programs to the next level, and to prepare trainers to pass along their knowledge and insights. The Center is also committed to helping veterans and other adults receive the training they need to begin a career as a CNC machinist.

HTEC Program Objectives:

  • HTEC Network Teacher Training And Certification
  • Business and Industry CNC Training and Certification
  • Market-driven custom training courses and seminars for business and industry
  • Promoting manufacturing to people of all ages

Education and Industry Partners:

Extensive and significant partnerships with Haas and other industry leaders enable HTEC to deliver high quality training in many aspects of CNC machining and related technologies. For a complete list and description of our partners, please see our Partners page.

What makes DCC HTEC a world-class training and certification center?

  • One of a handful of HTEC teacher training centers in the world for over 1400 HTEC schools.
  • Works with partners to set the standard for CNC training.
  • Increases the intellectual capital of the workforce through training and certifying Haas customers and the teachers at the high school, community college and university levels.
  • Provides opportunities for presenters to come on campus to make special presentations on advanced manufacturing related topics.
  • Helps the United States to become more competitive in advanced manufacturing by touching the lives of thousands of future programmers, CNC machinists, designers, engineers, metrologists, and manufacturers through training and certifying their instructors.

Scholarships for Teachers

A Gene Haas scholarship is available for teachers. Please open each course listing to see the amount of the scholarship and final cost of the course for teachers.

To Find Out More About HTEC Teacher Training

If you have questions or would like more information about our training programs, please fill out the form below. If you would like to register for a class, please go to our Non-Credit Online Registration Portal.

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HTEC Teacher Training Courses

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All dates are subject to change • Dates subject to change based on demand • Class time 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, unless stated

5-Axis CNC Milling
This course will provide the skills required to program, setup and operate 5-axis milling machines using a Haas UMC-750. Participants will learn about 5-axis milling fundamentals such as dynamic work offsets, tool center point control, inverse feed time, and machine rotary zero point offsets. Participants will also learn to set up and operate a trunnion on a Haas VF3-YT machine.

During the training participants will be exposed to various 3+2 and 5 axis simultaneous projects. Attendees will be exposed to various 5 axis fixture types. Participants will also gain hands on experience will dampened long reach tooling in a 3+2 application. The course will include extensive lab time programming, setting up, and operating Haas machine tools.

3 eight hour days

Classroom and lab time

Cost: $1350.00 ($1,000 Gene Haas Scholarship available for teachers)
Cost for teachers: $350

Advanced Tooling Applications
This course will provide an advanced understanding of Sandvik Coromant cutting tool selection and application with regard to tool geometries, tool coatings, and toolpath strategy. This course will teach participants how to maximize the efficiently of Haas machine tools through proper tool selection and application. Participants will learn intelligent toolpath strategies to maximize tool life and optimize tool performance.

Attendees will learn how to properly select an insert based on grade and geometry. Participants will also learn techniques for maintaining radial, axial, and ball nose chip thickness while using various Sandvik Coromant face mills, shoulder mills, and solid carbide cutting tools. Attendees will be exposed to various drill applications including the use of Sandvik Coromant solid carbide and inserted indexable drills. Lathe applications will include threading, internal turning, and external turning. Participants will also be exposed to the advantages of dampened tools in long reach applications.

3 eight hour days

Classroom and lab time

Cost: $1350.00 ($1,000 Gene Haas Scholarship available for teachers)
Cost for teachers: $350

Renishaw Probing and Macro Programming
This course will provide the skills required to use Renishaw probes with Haas Wireless Intuitive Programming System (WIPS) for part set up, tool setting, and various inspection routines. Attendees will also learn about Renishaw Inspection Plus probing macros and how to incorporate them into machining programs to check for dimensional conformity, update work offsets, update tool wear and output this data to the Haas controller or Measurlink software.

Participants will also gain experience calibrating and setting up the Haas WIPS system. Participants will gain hands on experience with Haas machine tools during extensive lab time. Attendees will learn the vast advantages associated with probing and learn how to maximize the probing capabilities of the Haas machining center.

3 eight hour days

Classroom and lab time

Cost: $1350.00 ($1,000 Gene Haas Scholarship available for teachers)
Cost for teachers: $350

CNC Mill/Lathe Programming Operations Level 1
This course is designed for those with some basic CNC Lathe and Mill G-code programming, setup and operations experience. Subjects covered in the textbook include: workplace skills, safety, measurement, math, quality, metals, maintenance, drawings including GD&T, layout, hand tools, saws, offhand grinding, drilling operations, CNC basics, CNC lathe setup and operation, basic CNC mill G-code programming, and an introduction to CAD/CAM. Attendees should be able to use basic measuring tools and understand the basics of machining operations and shop math. Because this class is tailored to teachers we do not require the textbook work prior to the start of class but we do highly recommend reading through the sections on CNC Machining. We do require the completion of the on-line training for both machine types. The skills covered in the online training include CNC lathe/mill setup, programming and operation. The Haas CNC Lathe and Mill Workbook also covers G&M-Code programming in much detail. The hands-on portion involves six 8-hour days directly on Haas CNC machines with 1 person to a machine.

Class size is limited to 5 people for the highest quality training possible. The hands-on training includes safety, machine pre-checks, startup, tooling and work holding, setting work and tool offsets manually, basic G-code programming, inputting and editing programs, adjusting wear offsets, machining parts and inspecting results with precision measuring tools and probes. The last day of each 3 day segment is set aside for NIMS level 1 testing. This is optional but most do attempt it. If you wish, you may take the NIMS test, or the day can be treated as another day of training. We have alternate projects for this. If you do not attempt the NIMS test the instructor will be able to help you with point plotting, program writing, machine set up, and making the part.

30-40 hours textbook and online (begin at least 4 weeks prior to on-site training)

6 eight hour days on-site

Cost: $2700.00 ($2,000 Gene Haas Scholarship available for teachers)
Cost for teachers: $700

CNC Milling: Programming, Setup & Operations 1
This course is designed for teachers either new to CNC Machining or with some experience. Attendees should be able to use basic measuring tools and understand the basics of machining operations and shop math. Because this class is tailored to teachers we do not require the textbook work prior to the start of class but we do highly recommend reading through the sections on CNC Machining. We do require the completion of the on-line training for both machine types. The skills covered in the online training include CNC mill setup, programming and operation. The Haas CNC Mill Workbook also covers G&M-Code programming in much detail. The hands-on portion involves three 8-hour days directly on Haas CNC machines with 1 person to a machine.

Class size is limited to 5 people for the highest quality training possible. The hands-on training includes safety, machine pre-checks, startup, tooling and work holding, setting work and tool offsets manually, basic G-code programming, inputting and editing programs, adjusting wear offsets, machining parts and inspecting results with precision measuring tools and probes. The last day of each 3 day segment is set aside for NIMS level 1 testing. This is optional but most do attempt it. If you wish, you may take the NIMS test, or the day can be treated as another day of training. We have alternate projects for this. If you do not attempt the NIMS test the instructor will be able to help you with point plotting, program writing, machine set up, and making the part.

30-40 hours textbook and online (begin at least 4 weeks prior to on-site training)

3 eight hour days on-site

Cost: $1350.00 ($1,000 Gene Haas Scholarship available for teachers)
Cost for teachers: $350

CNC Turning: Programming, Setup & Operations 1
This course is designed for teachers with some basic CNC lathe G-code programming, setup and operations experience. Subjects covered in the textbook include: workplace skills, safety, measurement, math, quality, metals, maintenance, drawings including GD&T, layout, hand tools, saws, offhand grinding, drilling operations, CNC basics, CNC lathe setup and operation, basic CNC mill G-code programming, and an introduction to CAD/CAM. The skills covered in the online emulator training include CNC lathe setup, programming and operation. The Haas Lathe Programming Workbook also covers G&M-Code programming in much detail. The hands-on portion involves three 8-hour days directly on Haas CNC lathes with 1 person to a machine.

Class size is limited to 5 people for the highest quality training possible. The hands-on training includes safety, machine pre-checks, coolant management, startup, tooling and workholding, setting work and tool offsets manually, basic G-code programming, inputting and editing programs, adjusting wear offsets, machining parts and inspecting results with precision measuring tools. Projects: The Lathe level 1 work pieces are aluminum; carbide inserted turning tools are used; parts are dimensioned in inch; machines are run in the inch system; tool nose compensation and type 1 turning cycles are used. The final day of the class is dedicated to the NIMS Performance Test. The completed part is sent out to the NIMS Met-Tec Committee members for inspection. If the part is 100% within spec. then DCC will provide instructions for taking the theory test to complete the credential.

30-40 hours textbook and online (begin at least 4 weeks prior to on-site training)

3 eight hour days on-site

Cost: $1350.00 ($1,000 Gene Haas Scholarship available for teachers)
Cost for teachers: $350

CNC Milling: Programming, Setup & Operations 2
This course is designed for those that have completed the DCC HTEC CNC Milling: Programming, Setup & Operations Level 1 course and that have earned the NIMS CNC Milling: Programming Setup & Operations Level 1 Credential. (In some cases this prerequisite can be waived, contact the HTEC CNC Training Center.) The hands-on portion involves three 8-hour days directly on Haas CNC machining centers with 1 person to a machine.

Class size is limited to 5 people for the highest quality training possible. The hands-on training includes safety, machine pre-checks, coolant management, startup, tooling and workholding, setting work and tool offsets manually, more advanced G-code programming, inputting and editing programs, adjusting wear offsets, machining parts and inspecting results with precision measuring tools and probes. Projects: The Mill level 2 work pieces are steel; the parts are dimensioned in metric and the machine is run in the metric system; the cutting tools are high performance tools and they are metric; tool diameter compensation is used; geometry and trig calculations are required; chamfer milling calculations and operations; drilling and tapping; and the use of sub-programming. The final day of the class is dedicated to the NIMS Performance Test. The completed part is sent out to the NIMS Met-Tec Committee members for inspection. If the part is 100% within specification then DCC will provide instructions for taking the theory test to complete the credential.

30-40 hours textbook and online (begin at least 4 weeks prior to on-site training)

3 eight hour days on-site

Cost: $1350.00 ($1,000 Gene Haas Scholarship available for teachers)
Cost for teachers: $350

CNC Turning: Programming, Setup & Operations 2
This course is designed for those that have completed the DCC HTEC CNC Milling: Programming, Setup & Operations Level 1 course and that have earned the NIMS CNC Milling: Programming Setup & Operations Level 1 Credential. (In some cases this prerequisite can be waived, contact the HTEC CNC Training Center.) The hands-on portion involves three 8-hour days directly on Haas CNC machining centers with 1 person to a machine.

Class size is limited to 5 people for the highest quality training possible. The hands-on training includes safety, machine pre-checks, coolant management, startup, tooling and workholding, setting work and tool offsets manually, more advanced G-code programming, inputting and editing programs, adjusting wear offsets, machining parts and inspecting results with precision measuring tools and probes. Projects: The Mill level 2 work pieces are steel; the parts are dimensioned in metric and the machine is run in the metric system; the cutting tools are high performance tools and they are metric; tool diameter compensation is used; geometry and trig calculations are required; chamfer milling calculations and operations; drilling and tapping; and the use of sub-programming. The final day of the class is dedicated to the NIMS Performance Test. The completed part is sent out to the NIMS Met-Tec Committee members for inspection. If the part is 100% within specification then DCC will provide instructions for taking the theory test to complete the credential.

30-40 hours textbook and online (begin at least 4 weeks prior to on-site training)

3 eight hour days on-site

Cost: $1350.00 ($1,000 Gene Haas Scholarship available for teachers)
Cost for teachers: $350

Register For A Course

If you would like to register for a course, please go to our Non-Credit Online Registration Portal.

Contacts

Kevin Poole

Kevin Poole

Assistant Professor of Precision Machining Technology
434-797-8580
kpoole@dcc.vccs.edu

 

Amanda Hylton

Amanda Hylton

Program Administrator
434-766-6607
Amanda.hylton@dcc.vccs.edu

Timothy Robertson

Timothy Robertson

Technician, Integrated Machine Technology
434-766-6659
trobertson@dcc.vccs.edu

Todd Sanders

Todd Sanders

Assistant Professor of Precision Machining Technology
434-797-8530
tsanders@dcc.vccs.edu

Jeremiah Williams

Jeremiah Williams

Director, Integrated Machine Technology
434-766-6725
jewilliams@dcc.vccs.edu

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