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
May 15 – 19, 2023Electrical Maintenance for Lathe and Machining Centers OSP-P200A & P300 Controls
May 22 – 26, 2023Mechanical Maintenance for Lathes
Jul 31 – Aug 4, 2023Programming and Operation of Machining Centers (Combined HMC & VMC Course)
Aug 7 – 11, 2023Electrical Maintenance for Lathe and Machining Centers OSP-P200A & P300 Controls
Aug 14 – 18, 2023Mechanical Maintenance of Vertical Machining Centers
Aug 28 – Sep 1, 2023Programming and Operation of Lathes

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
  • LB-EX Series
  • MULTUS B/U Series
  • Lathe Spindle Rebuild

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 these educational opportunities, contact Natalie Rogers at 704.504.6040 or email training@okuma.com.

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