CNC Programming - Lathe & Mill, Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare the student for entry-level positions in the occupational specialty of manual programmer of CNC lathes and mills. The Certificate of Competency in CNC Programming - Lathe and Mill will be awarded upon successful completion of the minimum competencies as out-lined below.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Via manual methods interpret and convert basic (part drawings) in order to produce proceduralized manufacturing process/operation, workholding, tooling documentation sheets, and job plans for a CNC mill (router on similar machine tool), and a CNC lathe.
  • Apply principles of mathematics, engineering print interpretation and geometric analysis to describe part datum's, surfaces, and feature locations in terms of 2 and 2 1/2 axes machine tool positions.
  • Prepare and proof a written manuscript for the production of parts on a CNC mill, (or similar machine) or a CNC lathe.
  • Utilize mathematical calculations, and concepts of geometric relationships combined with techniques, hardware, software menus and computer system practices associated with a Computer Aided Machining/Distributed Numerical Control (CAM/DNC) system to manually write, save, retrieve and transfer CNC machine tool programs.
  • Size conductors, receivers, reservoirs, and accumulators.
  • Construct and demonstrate use of control devices, circuits and systems.
  • Develop objectives and goals of a machining manufacturing project.
  • Prepare schedules and allocate resources.

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Required CoursesCredits
MTT 210 - CNC Machine Tool Operations 3
MTT 220 - CNC Programming 3
TME 229 - Fluid Power and Controls 4
TCC 121 - Project Management Processes 3

Total Credits: 16

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