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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

CNC Programming - Lathe & Mill, Certificate of Proficiency

Effective: Spring, 2016

This certificate is designed to prepare students for Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining and is also ideal for students who need to upgrade prior machine shop training to comply with the current needs of industry.  Students learn the 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. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to sit for NIMS certification upon completion of the program. NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) credentials signifies a person can perform the work of a CNC Machine Operator according to recognized national standards.

Program Outcomes

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

  • Perform basic Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming, set up and operations of CNC, conventional machine tools, precision tools and general tools.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of print reading.
  • Use mathematical knowledge to solve machining problems.
  • Develop, document and implement project plan for machining parts.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of safety principles and practices used in modern machining facilities.

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Second Semester (13 credits)

MTT 122 - Lathe Operations II3
MTT 124 - Milling Operations I3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
MTT 210 - CNC Machine Tool Operations3
TME 210 - CNC Operations3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
MAT 120 - Modern College Mathematics3
MAT 121 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
MAT 135 - Business Precalculus3
MAT 151 - College Algebra4

Third Semester (6 credits)

MTT 214 - Milling Operations II3
MTT 220 - CNC Programming3

Total Credits: 33

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