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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Computer-Aided Machining Lathe, Mill and EDM, Certificate


Effective: Spring, 2016

This advanced certificate is designed for students who have completed the CNC Programming-Lathe and Mill Certificate and also have prior machining experience. The Program prepares 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 in the program 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.  Departmental approval is required to enroll in the Program.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students 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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First Semester (16 credits)

MTT 129 - Solids (CAM) Modeling3
MTT 219 - CAM Solids I3
MTT 229 - CAM Solids II3
MTT 230 - Electrical Discharge Machining4

Total Credits: 16

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