Students following the study plan will complete the Machine Tool - CNC Technician technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.
10-420-100 CNC Interface Methods
10-804-104 Math 2-Trades
* 10-890-101 College 101
31-420-336 Intro to CNC Milling Operation
31-420-337 Intro to G-Code and CAM 1
31-420-341 Machine Tool Set-Ups
31-420-345 Machine Shop 1
31-420-346 Machine Shop 2
31-421-352 Blueprint Rdg/Sket-Mach 1
31-420-339 Intro to CNC Turning Operation
31-420-340 Intro to G-Code & CAM 2
31-420-347 Cutting Tool Technology
31-420-356 Machine Shop 3
31-420-357 Machine Shop 4
31-421-362 Blueprint Rdg/Sket-Mach 2
31-422-359 Metallurgy for Machinist
31-801-386 Communicating Effectively
31-442-361 Welding-Machine Trades
32-420-306 Stamping Die Construction
32-420-307 EDM & Waterjet Machining
32-420-308 Quality Control Applications
32-420-335 CNC Turning Operation
32-420-336 CNC Machining Center Oper
32-420-337 3D CAM Programming
32-420-300 Mold Die Construction
32-420-301 Fixture and Tool Making
32-420-303 Fixture and Tooling Design
32-420-310 CNC Techniques-Adv
32-420-312 CNC Machine Mechanics
32-420-342 Multi-Axis CAM Programming
*The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements.
These courses provide an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required for employment in this field.
10-420-100 CNC INTERFACE METHODS ...this course provides the learner the opportunity to develop and learn the computer interface skills needed to operate and program CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines, through the machines' HMI (Human Machine Interface) and CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) system.
31-420-336 INTRO TO CNC MILLING OPERATIONS ...shop safety around CNC milling machines, CNC milling machine controls and preparing basic G-Code milling programs. (Prerequisite: Accepted into Machine Tool Operation or CNC; Corequisite: 10-804-104, Math 2-Trades)
31-420-337 INTRO TO G-CODE AND CAM 1 ...CNC basics, Cartesian coordinate systems, G-Code programs for milling machines, using a personal computer to create geometry and programs using CAD CAM systems for CNC milling machines. (Prerequisite: Accepted into Machine Tool Operation or CNC; Corequisites: 10-420-100, CNC Interface Methods; 10-804-104, Math 2-Trades)
31-420-339 INTRO TO CNC TURNING OPERATIONS ...shop safety around CNC turning machines, CNC turning machine controls, preparing basic G-Code lathe programs, set up, and operation of CNC turning machines. (Prerequisites: Accepted in the Machine Tool Operation, CNC or Machine Tool Technics program; 31-420-336, Intro to CNC Milling Operations; 31-420-337, Intro to G-Code and CAM 1)
31-420-340 INTRO TO G-CODE & CAM 2 ...computer controlled milling machines, basic programming on computer aided manufacturing (CAM) systems, fundamental programming of computer numerically controlled (CNC) milling machines, and turning machines. (Prerequisites: Accepted in the Machine Tool Operation, CNC or Machine Tool Technics program; 31-420-336, Intro to CNC Milling Operations; 31-420-337, Intro to G-Code and CAM 1)
31-420-341 MACHINE TOOL SET-UPS ...CNC mill and lathe-tool holder selection, loading and unloading tools, work holding, setting part zero, fixture offsets, setting length and dial offsets, boring bars, and bar feeding. (Prerequisite: Accepted into the Machine Tool Operation or CNC; Corequisites: 10-804-102, Math 2-Trades)
31-420-345 MACHINE SHOP 1 ...shop safety, measuring tools/layout, power saw theory/operation, basic theory, operation of drilling machines, bench work, basic engine lathe operation, basic vertical, horizontal, CNC milling machine, surface grinder. (Prerequisite: Accepted into Machine Tool Operation or CNC; Corequisite: 10-804-104, Math 2-Trades)
31-420-346 MACHINE SHOP 2 ...safety, measuring tools/layout, power saw operation, drilling machine operation basic/theory and operation of engine lathes, basic theory/operation vertical/horizontal milling machines, CNC milling, lathe operation, surface grinder operations. (Prerequisite: Accepted into Machine Tool Operation or CNC; Corequisites: 31-420-345, Machine Shop 1; 10-804-104, Math 2-Trades)
31-420-347 CUTTING TOOL TECHNOLOGY ...tool materials, tool geometry, lathe tools, milling cutters, cutting speeds/feeds, drills, reamers, taps, threading tools, carbide inserts, and diamond, ceramic, Cermet and polycrystalline cutting tools. (Prerequisite: Accepted into Machine Tool Operation or CNC)
31-420-356 MACHINE SHOP 3 ...shop safety, measuring tools/layout, power saws, drilling machine operation, intermediate engine lathed operation and vertical horizontal, CNC milling machine operation, theory/operating grinding machines, operating CNC turning centers. (Prerequisites: Accepted into Machine Tool Operation or CNC program; 31-420-346, Machine Shop 2; 31-420-336, Intro to CNC Milling Operations; 31-420-337, Intro to G-Code and CAM 1)
31-420-357 MACHINE SHOP 4 ...shop safety, measuring tools, power saw operation, drilling machines, bench work and maintenance, advanced engine lathe operation, advanced vertical horizontal and CNC milling operation, grinding machine operation, and CNC turning centers. (Prerequisite: Accepted into Machine Tool Operation or CNC; Corequisite: 31-420-356, Machine Shop 3)
31-421-352 BLUEPRINT READING/SKETCHING-MACHINE 1 ...fundamentals of sketching, orthographic projection, auxiliary views, sectional views, dimensioning, precision and non-precision measurement, and general print reading.
31-421-362 BLUEPRINT READING/SKETCHING-MACHINE TRADES 2 ...blueprint reading, tolerancing, surface finishes, fits (inch & metric), basic welding symbols, casting, stamping, gearing and CAM drawings, and basic geometric tolerancing and dimensioning. (Prerequisite: 31-421-352, Blueprint Reading Sketching-Machine Trades I)
31-422-359 METALLURGY FOR MACHINIST ...manufacture of iron and steel, basic composition of metals, metal identification, applied heat treating processes.
31-442-361 WELDING-MACHINE TRADES ...oxyacetylene, brazing, soldering, cutting and hardsurfacing, beads and types of joints, plasma arc cutting, gas metal arc, tungsten metal arc welding.
32-420-300 MOLD DIE CONSTRUCTION ...squaring plates, boring/milling/turning components, grinding/polishing operations, heat treating, fitting ejector systems, heating/cooling systems, applying fasteners, engraving/stamping, RAM EDM machining, molding machine setup. (Prerequisite: Accepted in the CNC program; completion of Machine Tool Operation program)
32-420-301 FIXTURE AND TOOL MAKING ...performing various machining, heat-treating, and assembly operations necessary to produce a tool or fixture to be used in a typical manufacturing process. (Prerequisites: Accepted in the CNC program; completion of the Machine Tool Operation program; Corequisite: 32-420-303, Fixture and Tooling Design)
32-420-303 FIXTURE AND TOOLING DESIGN ...interpreting tool and fixturing prints, designing a tool or fixture to be used in a typical manufacturing process. (Prerequisites: Accepted in the CNC program; completion of the Machine Tool Operation program; Corequisite: 32-420-301, Fixture and Tool Making)
32-420-306 STAMPING DIE CONSTRUCTION ...machine die blocks, punches, punch plates, gages, stops, strippers, die shoes using CNC lathes, CNC mills, CNC wire EDM; assemble components into a working die set; set-up on punch press. (Prerequisites: Accepted in the Machine Tool Operation or CNC program; 31-420-357, Machine Shop 4)
32-420-307 EDM & WATERJET MACHINING ...electrical discharge machining (EDM), high speed machining concepts, rapid setup and quick change over procedures, abrasive waterjet, abrasive flow, chemical machining, laser and plasma, palletizing systems. (Prerequisites: Accepted into CNC; Completion of the Machine Tool Operation program; Corequisites: 32-420-337, 3D CAM Programming; 32-420-306, Stamping Die Construction)
32-420-308 QUALITY CONTROL APPLICATIONS ...ISO 9000 concepts, Statistical Process Control (SPC) theory and applications, coordinate measuring machine setup and applications, surface texture measurement concepts, and applications for geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), optical comparator and high amplification techniques. (Prerequisite: Accepted in the Machine Tool Operation or CNC program)
32-420-310 CNC TECHNIQUES-ADV ...Mill 4th and 5th multi-axis programming, parametric programming, 3D surface machining, productivity optimization, lathe live tooling, and c-axis control. (Prerequisites: Accepted into CNC program; 32-420-335, CNC Turning Operation; 32-420-336, CNC Machining Center Oper; Corequisite: 32-420-342, Multi-Axis CAM Programming)
32-420-312 CNC MACHINE MECHANICS ...CNC machine hydraulics, pneumatics, control, and drive systems. (Prerequisite: Accepted in the CNC program or completion of the Machine Tool Operation program)
32-420-335 CNC TURNING OPERATION ...equipment overview, production planning, machine start-up, control panel operations, CNC control tools, operational codes and functions, operation modes and CNC code generation. (Prerequisites: Accepted into Machine Tool Operation or CNC; Completion of the Machine Tool Operation program)
32-420-336 CNC MACHINING CENTER OPERATION ...equipment overview, production planning, machine start-up, control panel operations, CNC control tools, operational codes and functions, operation modes and CNC code generation. (Prerequisite: Accepted in the CNC program or completion of the Machine Tool Operation program)
32-420-337 3D CAM PROGRAMMING ...basic AutoCAD, CNC production planning, advanced 2D programming, 3D surface programming, computer-assisted CNC programming. (Prerequisite: 31-420-349, G-Code & CAM 2)
32-420-342 MULTI-AXIS CAM PROGRAMMING ...CNC process modeling, 4th axis indexing, advanced CNC lathe programming, 4th axis CNC wire EDM programming, and CNC fabrication punch/burner programming applications. (Prerequisites: Accepted in the CNC program; 32-420-337, 3D CAM Programming)
10-804-104 MATH 2-TRADES ...provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge skills process and understanding of solving equations, ratio, proportion, percents, practical plane geometry, solid figures, trigonometry, and statistics. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer-Arithmetic score=65 or ACT-Math score=18 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer-Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading) 2 cr.
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr.
31-801-386 COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY ...interpersonal communication, including the function of interpersonal communication, listening techniques, perception, non-verbal communication, language, self-concept, conflict resolution and customer service. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer-Reading=55 OR ACT-English=16 AND ACT Reading=15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing with a "C" or better OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills with a "C" or better OR equivalent) 1 cr.