Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the HTEC Network?Open or Close

    The HTEC Network is an organization of manufacturing technology educators who actively network with and leverage the capabilities and technologies of Haas Automation, the Haas Factory Outlets (HFOs) and HTEC Partners to work with local industry, schools at all levels, government and manufacturing associations to exchange the best manufacturing practices and educational methods and to exploit the power of modern manufacturing equipment for educational purposes.

  • Who can join & what's the cost?Open or Close

    HTEC Network membership is free and is open to all educators who use any Haas CNC products in their programs. Joining is a simple online process and will allow an educator to list their school &program, along with other information that can promote their program to students, parents & local industry.

  • How do I update my HTEC Member Directory profile?Open or Close

    Details on how to update your profile are found on the Member Directory page. Just click and follow the instructions. Up-to-date information on your profile is important as it is used by persons who want to know more about your program.

  • How do I become an HTEC Partner?Open or Close

    Contact Hope Riska at or 763-742-1275 to discuss how your technology fits with CNC education and the program you will offer to all HTEC members.

  • How do I find out about an HTEC Conference in my state or region?Open or Close

    Annually, 15+ one-day state or regional HTEC CNC Educator Conferences are hosted by an HTEC Member school. Date, location and details are listed 60 to 90 days prior to the event on the Conferences page. These events are free to all machining/manufacturing technology educators at any school level, regardless of types of machines currently in use at that school.

  • Is online CNC Learning software available?Open or Close

    Currently four HTEC Partners, listed in the Partner Directory have developed PC-based online training for learning Haas CNC operations & programming. They are Amatrol, LearnCNC for Haas from, Keller North America and ToolingU. Detailed information and contacts are listed in the Partner Directory.

  • What is the Haas Technical Education Council?Open or Close

    The HTEC Council is the guidance and advisory group of educators who represent the various types of schools in the Network Membership. They are elected according to the By-Laws at the Annual HTEC Conference. Feel free to contact your school-type representative to learn more and further discuss becoming more active in the HTEC Network.