Computer-Aided Machining Lathe, Mill and EDM, Certificate

Program of Study Attributes: 
Gainful Employment

This certificate is designed to prepare the student for entry-level positions in the occupational specialty of Computer Aided Manufacturing/Machining in Lathe, Mill and EDM programming and operations. Concepts covered include CAM as a design, management and operational tool, principles of EDM technology, and production utilizing EDM equipment. The students will learn how to maximize efficiencies and effectiveness via software and equipment integration. Learning will be further developed and reinforced with the opportunity for work-based experience. The Certificate of Competency in Computer Aided Machining (CAM) Lathe, Mill and EDM will be awarded upon successful completion of the minimum competencies as outlined below.

Students seeking to pursue this certificate program must meet the following prerequisites:

Mathematics for Occupational Technologies (MTT 108) or Technical Mathematics (MAT 110), Prints, Layouts, and Measurements for Machining (MTT 110), Introduction to Manufacturing (MTT 111), Lathe Operations I (MTT 112), Milling Operations I (MTT 124), Lathe Operations II (MTT 122), Milling Operations II (MTT 214), Manufacturing Processes (MTT 213), Technical Communications (TCC 111), CNC Machine Tool Operations (MTT 210), CNC Programming and Advanced Operations (MTT 220), Fluid Power and Controls (TME 229), Project Management Processes (TCC 121).

Program Outcomes

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

  • Interact with hardware/software in order to create and manipulate various views as a means for appropriately displaying a model.
  • Plan and demonstrate steps for creating and modifying (manufactured) part models.
  • Structure a plan for approaching multi-part, same set-up, tool path generation for difficult to machine piece-parts.
  • Generate tool paths for creating cross drilling, face contouring, and c-axis contours on mill-turn machine tool.
  • Set-up and operate a ram and a wire EDM machine tool in order to achieve desired inspection/quality characteristics on a finished part.
  • Utilize CAM software programming options to modify cutting parameters and settings, part geometry at various points on a contour.

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Required CoursesCredits
MTT 129 - Solids (CAM) Modeling3
MTT 219 - CAM Solids I3
MTT 229 - CAM Solids II3
MTT 230 - Electrical Discharge Machining4
Required Electives:
  • MTT 199 Co-op/Internship is also required 2 Credits

Total Credits: 15

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