Computerized (CNC) Precision Machining Technology

Learn precision skills that lead to employment.


Machining Basics - Certificate

1) 1000 level (minimum) General Education courses required unless specified

Machining Basics - 16 credit Certificate
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Math requirement
Choose one 2 credit (or greater) Math course.
2 cr
Computers: Issues and Applications
This course will develop computer concepts and applications for the general computer user. The focus may include such topics as: historical events and current/future trends, PC (personal computer) concepts, file management and storage, the Internet, digital communications, and computer security, ethics, and privacy. The course will examine the computer's role as a productivity tool in society through an understanding of computing systems and proficiency in popular software applications (word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentation graphics), as well as online learning software. Microsoft Office 2013/Office 365 is required software for those taking this course online. (Prerequisite: None) (3 Credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
5 crs
Introduction to Precision Machining
This course covers the fundamental elements of basic machine shop theory that would be applied to shop applications. Students taking the course will be able to apply skills learned in the classroom to the lab where they will have hands on experience on basic machine shop equipment. Topics of study include safety, measuring parts to print, proper set up, speeds & feeds, and cutting tool usage. (Prerequisites: None) (4 Credits: 2 lecture/2 lab)

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4 cr
Blueprint Reading I
This course covers the fundamentals of basic blueprint reading. The student will learn skills to interpret blueprint and sketches that would be used in industry. Topics of study will be sketching, dimensioning, line interpretation, section views, tolerance, and working drawings. (Prerequisites: None) (2 Credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
Precision Measuring and Gauging
This course will provide the theory, technique, and care of typical measuring tools used in the Machining profession. Students will learn various measuring techniques used in the manufacture of machined parts. (Prerequisites: None) (2 Credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
Precision Machining Processes
This course will familiarize the student with what can be done with both manual machine tools and computer aided machine tools used in the manufacturing process. The student will have hands on experience with manual and computer type machines. Topics of study include setup, operation, and troubleshooting on both machine types. Safety, measuring parts to print, proper set up, speeds & feeds, and cutting tool usage, manual programming of CNC machines will also be covered. (Prerequisites: CPMT1601 [or taken concurrently]) (3 Credits: 0 lecture/3 lab)

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3 cr
11 crs

Total Credit Requirement - 16

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