Okuma Machine Tool Academy


Okuma America has partnered with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College to provide OEM training for our products and technologies at the Rowan-Cabarrus Advanced Technology Center in Kannapolis, NC.

The purpose of this program is to provide educational opportunities to our distributors and customers on a variety of skills, from legacy machines and controls to the newest technology.

If you’re going to manufacture with the best machine tools on the market, your employees must be well-trained on the technology. From small job shops to large companies like Boeing, John Deere, and General Motors, every student has the same goal: become as efficient as possible on an Okuma machine.

Upcoming Class Schedule

DatesCourse Title
*Nov 27 – Dec 1, 2023Programming and Operation of Lathes
*Dec 4 – 8, 2023Mechanical Maintenance of Lathes
*Dec 11 – 15, 2023Electrical Maintenance for Lathe and Machining Centers OSP-P300A Controls
Jan 8 – 12, 2024Programming & Operation of Machining Centers (HMC & VMC)
Jan 22 – 26, 2024Electrical Maintenance for Lathe & Machining Centers (OSP-P200A & P300 Controls)
Jan 29 – Feb 2, 2024Mechanical Maintenance of Lathes
Feb 5 – 9, 2024Programming & Operation of Lathes
Feb 12 – 16, 2024Electrical Maintenance for Lathes & Machining Centers (OSP-P300A Controls)
Feb 19 – 23, 2024Installation & Alignment of MULTUS
Mar 11 – 15, 2024Electrical Maintenance for Lathe & Machining Centers (OSP-P200A & P300 Controls)
Mar 18 – 22, 2024Mechanical Maintenance of Horizontal Machining Centers
Apr 1 – 5, 2024Mechanical Maintenance of Lathes
Apr 8 – 12, 2024Electrical Maintenance for Lathe & Machining Centers (OSP-P300A Controls)
Apr 15 – 19, 2024Introduction to OSP-P500 Controls (customers only)
May 6 – 10, 2024Installation & Alignment of MULTUS
May 13 – 17, 2024Introduction to OSP-P500 Controls (customers only)
May 20 – 24, 2024Programming and Operation of Machining Centers (HMC & VMC)

*This class is full. Please click on the button below to request more information or to be placed on a waiting list.

Courses Offered

Electrical Maintenance for Lathe and Machining Centers

  • OSP-P300A Controls
  • OSP-P200A and P300 Controls
  • OSP-E100 and E10 Controls
  • OSP-7000 and 700 Controls
  • OSP-5000, 500 and 5020 Controls

Mechanical Maintenance

  • Vertical Machining Centers
  • Horizontal Machining Centers
  • MULTUS B/U Series

Programming and Operation

  • CNC Lathes
  • Horizontal Machining Centers
  • Vertical Machining Centers
  • MULTUS B/U Series

About Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Rowan-Cabarrus’ state-of-the-art Advanced Technology Center (ATC) not only supports an ideal corporate technical training environment, but also provides an aesthetically pleasing and interactive learning atmosphere. Opened in 2019, the ATC facility is over 53,000 square feet, and the Flex Lab is equipped with overhead utilities to support flexible machine layouts. Classrooms are all equipped with AirMedia presentation packages, 10GB Wi-Fi, comfortable seating and tables, and access to collaboration spaces and student lounges.

Other manufacturing-related programs located in the ATC provide interaction and possible integration with other industry disciplines, including mechanical, electrical, and industrial engineering; mechatronics, robotics, additive manufacturing, plastic injection molding and IIoT/Industry 4.0 cyber-physical security.

The ATC is located on the North Carolina Research Campus in Downtown Kannapolis, NC—less than 30 minutes from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport and 42 miles from Okuma America’s Charlotte headquarters. Downtown Kannapolis provides an all-in-one experience for visiting students where they can dine, recreate, and stay (future hotel 2022) within walking distance of the ATC.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Advanced Technology Center
525 John Snow Dr.
Kannapolis, NC 28081

  • For more information about registering for these educational opportunities, please contact Kerry Motley at kerry.motley@rccc.edu or 704.216.7210.
  • To discuss additional training opportunities, please contact Natalie Rogers at training@okuma.com or 704.504.6040.
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