Learn CNC Now

The CNC course you've been looking for

  • Setup CAM in Fusion 360 & VCarve

  • NO ADS – Premium Experience

  • Know when to use different types of tooling

  • How to Output G-Code to run a CNC

  • Get Portland CNC's best practices


Discounted till fully published

 Currently:  Only $99 
Regular Price:  $200

Watch Intro Video

What's in the course?


Owner, Portland CNC

Justin Brouillette

Justin started and owns Portland CNC and has over a decade of experience in design, CAD, and CNC. He's also the main character in most of our social media and YouTube videos.

This is what we do, every day

Course Topics

Take this course – anywhere

Go at your pace

This online course is designed to be picked up and started easily on any internet-capable device. The course player tracks your progress so you can focus on learning.

Just a smartphone or laptop is all you need!

Kind Words

From our Students

Simple and Enjoyable

Lisa, K-6th grade teacher

This course does a fabulous job of breaking down all of the aspects of using a CNC into small, yet very understandable segments.

I’m in my early 50’s. I’ve been learning woodworking for the past 3 years, mostly through YouTube. Many of the makers I watch have begun to include CNC’s in their work. I am a lifelong learner, but somehow thought that learning about CNC’s would be over my head. I was wrong! I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the lessons didn’t assume that I had prior knowledge and they broke everything down in an easy to understand format.

So glad that I decided to take this course!

Comprehensive Intro Course


I recently began diving into Fusion 360 and found that Justin has great videos on YouTube explaining very practical uses along with tips and tricks that make Fusion such a joy to use. But the missing link for me was how to go from Fusion to actually CNC machining.

Thankfully they have put together a very comprehensive course that outlines the basics of CNC in an easy-to-understand format. Whenever I'm looking for very specific knowledge on a certain subject, I always prefer to reach out to the experts in that field and PDX CNC is one of the best.


  • How does this course work?

    This course is an online, go-at-your-own-pace learning tool. Most of the content will be pre-recorded screen-recording, and video of our CNC shop to show you the best practices we use daily.

  • How do I see the free preview?

    To see the free preview, just click Free Preview and sign up to check out the course. Absolutely no payment required.

  • Is this course worth it?

    CNC manufacturer training is typically well into the $100s if not $1,000's. At the end of this course, you'll have a great beginner's knowledge of CNC, CAM, and common software used to create that CAM.

    The course will give you a good beginner's knowledge of both CNC & CAM.

  • What do I need to have to take this course?

    Honestly, just a device capable of streaming video. It can be a smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer. Ideally, you'll want to follow along and repeat the steps we're showing in your own software (for CAD/CAM) but this is not necessary.

  • How quickly can I start?

    You can start today! As of 7 July 2020, the first chapter(s) are available. We'll release a new chapter each week until the whole course is available.

    Already signed up? Go check it out.

    If you've purchased an online course, you'll have access for one year (365 days) from the date of the last published lesson. You can easily renew if your access has lapsed.

  • Do I need a CNC to take this course?

    Absolutely not! I (Justin, the instructor) learned a ton of CAM and CNC knowledge online before ever owning a CNC. It sticks with you and - downside - only makes you more apt to buy a CNC 😉.

  • Who is Portland CNC?

    Portland CNC is a consulting and production CNC shop in Portland, Oregon. It was founded by Justin Brouillette and aspires to make high-quality parts and share our combined knowledge in doing so.

  • Do I get a certificate?

    Absolutely! Those that pass the course will receive a completion certificate.

  • What if I am unsatisfied?

    If you didn't get your money's worth, we'll gladly refund your purchase.


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Setup CAM in Fusion 360

Access to Software Included

We'll walk you through setting up a project for a CNC job and outputting G-Code in Fusion 360 and VCarve Pro.

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Course Reviews

5 star rating

Amazing content

hugues sinz

Sharp, precise, with clear présentation.

Sharp, precise, with clear présentation.

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5 star rating

good ideas easy to understand

Andrzej Orlowski

excellent program for basic understanding CNC machinig

excellent program for basic understanding CNC machinig

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