CNC Machinist Technology35
This is an assessment-based certificate where students are evaluated on their ability to demonstrate their knowledge and experience in all the topics of study. Students each have an assessment book to track and document their progress and achievements. As they demonstrate their ability of a given skill, the instructor documents it and they move onto the next learning task. This permits students to learn and advance at their own pace. After students complete the minimum skills required in their assessment books, they continue their training by developing their own advanced machining projects. These projects include design, manufacturing, and evaluation of their own product ideas. This certificate includes 840 hours of instruction and hands-on practical training. Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. , for 22 consecutive days. Students take one course at a time, and a new course starts approximately every 22 days. There are a total of seven courses needed to complete the certificate. Courses do not have to be taken in numerical order, and there are multiple starting points during the academic year.
- The student will demonstrate the ability to produce products using CNC hardware and software.
- The graduate will enter a career in the machining (or related) field within 1 year of graduation or be in the process of continuing their education.
- The students will demonstrate the ability to select appropriate tools, work holding methods, and calculated feeds and speeds.
- The students will be able to operate, program, and troubleshoot CNC machines.
- The students will demonstrate the use of standard CNC programming and CAD drawing methods to achieve desired CNC machining outcomes.
- The students will be able to interpret mechanical drawings and determine steps needed to machine parts to specified tolerances.
- The student will demonstrate the ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings.
- The student will demonstrate the ability to successfully interact with others by participation in and completion of group projects.
- The student will demonstrate the ability to clearly describe CNC machining processes in an oral or written presentation.
- The student will demonstrate quantitative skills common to CNC machining problems, such as the use of measurement, geometry, and trigonometry.
- Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology.
- Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information.