Certificate Programs

CNC Machinist Technology

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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.
Goals & Outcomes
To prepare the students to be proficient with common applications of computer- numerical control machining.
  • The student will demonstrate the ability to produce products using CNC hardware and software.
To prepare graduates to find employment in the field of CNC machining or a related field.
  • 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.
To prepare the student to demonstrate competency in CNC machining issues and problem solving.
  • 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.
To prepare the students to interpret drawings in order to select CNC machining steps directed toward the production of CNC machined objects.
  • The students will be able to interpret mechanical drawings and determine steps needed to machine parts to specified tolerances.
To prepare student to successfully interact with others through drawings and other technical means.
  • 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.
To prepare the student to communicate effectively.
  • The student will demonstrate the ability to clearly describe CNC machining processes in an oral or written presentation.
To prepare the student to quantitatively analyze common CNC machining problems.
  • The student will demonstrate quantitative skills common to CNC machining problems, such as the use of measurement, geometry, and trigonometry.
To prepare students to demonstrate information literacy.
  • Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology.
  • Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information.
First Semester
5.0
MT291 CNC/Machinist 1
This series of assessment-based courses is defined by competencies in a skills-based outcome manual. Evaluation is based on the ability to demonstrate knowledge and experience in all topics of study. Topics include safety, blueprint reading, machining a work piece to drawing specification, use of ACAD to create drawings, programming CNC lathes and milling machines, proper tooling and work-holding methods, determining sequential machining operations or complex parts, using CAM to produce CNC programs, introduction to Automated Manufacturing, and a capstone project. These courses allow students to enter the program at multiple starting points during the academic year. See when this course is offered ...
5.0
MT292 CNC/Machinist 2
5.0
MT293 CNC/Machinist 3
5.0
MT294 CNC/Machinist 4
Second Semester
5.0
MT295 CNC/Machinist 5
5.0
MT296 CNC/Machinist 6
5.0
MT297 CNC/Machinist 7
This series of assessment-based courses as defined by competencies in a skill-based outcomes manual. Students are evaluated based on their ability to demonstrate knowledge and experience in all topics of study. Major program topics include safety, blueprint reading, machining a work piece to drawing specifications, use of ACAD to create drawings, programming both CNC lathes and milling machines, proper tooling and work hold methods, determining sequential machining operations for complex parts, using CAM to produce CNC programs, introduction to Automated Manufacturing, and a capstone project. These courses allow students to enter the program at multiple points during the academic year. See when this course is offered ...
 


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