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November 14, 2016

Joe Verkennes, Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161
(734) 384-4207 (O), (419) 343-3063 (M) 


MONROE, Mich. – Monroe County Community College is now a FANUC-America Certified Education CNC (computer numerical control) training facility offering students industry-recognized credentials towards their manufacturing technology programs.  Upon graduation, students are qualified to work in manufacturing with FANUC CNC equipment. 

FANUC America, headquartered in Rochester Hills, is a subsidiary of FANUC Corporation in Japan and provides industry-leading robotics, CNC systems and factory automation.  FANUC’s innovative technologies and proven expertise help manufacturers in the Americas maximize efficiency, reliability and profitability.

MCCC is certified to provide FANUC’s CNC programming, setup and operation training for milling and/or turning machines.  This curriculum can be incorporated into existing manufacturing technology programs that also focus on English, mathematics, blueprint reading, machine processes, measuring and machine shop safety.  Students are qualified throughout the education process to ensure competency through several avenues:  enrollment application, testing during courses, and final comprehensive and certification exams.  Initially, students are taught CNC programming using FANUC’s NCGuide simulation software on a PC or FANUC’s CNC education simulators for an extensive hands-on experience.  Next, students are exposed to machines incorporating FANUC CNC controls to experience the complete programming, setup and operational workflow.  Throughout the process, students follow approved curriculum for milling and turning to ensure consistency, and instructors attend FANUC courses for control training to ensure quality and knowledge of the control. 

“As a result of being a FANUC Certified Education CNC school, Monroe County Community College is offering a CNC program that answers the demand from the manufacturing industry for skilled FANUC CNC operators and programmers,” said Bob Leonard, assistant professor of product and process technology at MCCC.  

“FANUC America’s Certified Education CNC Training program addresses the industry need for skilled workers,” said Dean Steadman, education program manager at FANUC America. “Schools that offer a FANUC Certified Education CNC program provide qualified students the best possible training for high-tech careers as operators and programmers.”

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located in Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at