CNC Machining and Tool-Making Technology

CNC Machining Technology Diploma Course Descriptions

Award: Diploma
Academic Year: 2016–2017

Semester 1

MAT772 Applied Math -OR-

3 credits—This course is designed to present basic facts of arithmetic including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, powers, roots, English and metric measurement, ratio-proportion, percents, introduction to algebra, and introduction to geometry. Instruction includes use of scientific hand-held calculators and emphasis placed on critical thinking, problem solving skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Math Electives 3 credits

MFG122 Machine Trade Printreading I

3 credits—This course provides the student with the necessary knowledge to read and interpret basic prints used in the machining industry. It covers terminology, line-types, and drawing interpretation. First and third angle orthographic projection, dimensioning methods, and tolerancing are the major topics covered.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MFG157 Introduction to CNC Programming I *

2 credits—In this course students will create basic programs for CNC mills. Student will use a plain ASCII text editor (like Notepad) to input basic industry standard G and M code programs. Programs are run on verification software to ensure accuracy. Speed and feed calculations, operator notes and start-up lines, mill tooling types and procedures, rectangular coordinates, canned (drill) cycles, and file management are other areas of study.

Lecture Hours: 32

Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of D in MFG302.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

MFG158 Introduction to CNC Programming II **

2 credits—In this course students will create programs for CNC mills using cutter diameter compensation, sub-routines, and sub-programs. Students will also write start-up lines and basic level programs on CNC lathes. Students will use a plain ASCII text editor (like Notepad) to input basic industry standard G and M code programs. Programs are run on verification software to ensure accuracy. Lathe tooling, typical turning procedures, cutter nose radius compensation, and tip orientation are other areas of study.

Lecture Hours: 32

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of D in MFG157 and MFG302.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

MFG211 Basic Machine Theory

2 credits—This course presents basic machining processes and concepts necessary to set-up and operate machine shop equipment.

Lecture Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

MFG222 Machine Operations I

4 credits—An introductory machining course presenting basic machining operations. Student will perform basic operations on lathes, horizontal + vertical-milling machines, drilling machines, saws, various types of grinders, and precision measuring equipment.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 128

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of D in MFG211.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $970.00

MFG302 CNC Fundamentals

3 credits—Covers computer numerical control (CNC) as it relates to milling machines, lathes, and related software. Emphasis on machine set-up and operation, inspection of parts, and communication of peripherals.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 96

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Semester 2

COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace -OR-

3 credits—This course focuses on composition and editing of curriculum-specific technical and business-related writing projects. Instruction includes formatting, information gathering, document drafting, editing, and written employment strategies.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in ENG061.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ENG105 Composition I

3 credits—Composition I emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate COMPASS scores or equivalent.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MFG142 Geometric Dimensioning Tolerancing

3 credits—This course introduces the student to the use of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. It consists primarily learning the names , meanings and application of the symbols used on engineering drawings that include GD&T.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MFG122

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MFG214 Advanced Machine Theory

2 credits—Learn advanced machining processes and concepts used while operating machine shop equipment.

Lecture Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): MFG211 and MFG222

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

MFG228 Machine Operations II

4 credits—This is an advanced hands-on machining course.

Lecture Hours: 0 Co-op Hours: 128

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D in MFG211 and MFG222.

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of D in MFG214.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $734.00

MFG309 CNC Programming Theory II

4 credits—This course teaches mid-level CNC programming including canned/auto cycles, cutter compensation, and using subroutine + sub-programs. Machine capabilities such as mirror imaging, axis rotation, and part size scaling will be discussed. Students will draw basic part prints on our CAD/CAM software. Prints will be dimensioned and part drawings will be extruded into solids.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D in MFG308.

Co-requisite(s): MFG335

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MFG335 CNC Operations

3 credits—This course is similar to CNC Fundamentals except students will run Hawkeye's CNC lathes and machining centers individually, rather than in groups to prove individual understanding of CNC machine operation. Manual equipment will be utilized to perform secondary operations. Manual and CMM inspection equipment will also be experienced. Students will back-plot, set-up, and run unproven programs to ensure the student can find and correct CNC program errors.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 96

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MFG302, MFG157, and MFG158.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Semester 3

MFG320 Computer Aided Machining

3 credits—Computer-Aided Machining provides an opportunity to study all steps in the computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing processes. This includes drawing, dimensioning, creating solids, creating tool-paths, back-plotting, and program correction. Students utilize CAD/CAM software in creating and running functional CNC programs.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D in MFG309.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MFG364 Hydraulic Jigs and Fixtures

4 credits—A course in building using blueprints, knowledge and skills developed in basic machine concepts and operations. Students are required to build and run jigs and fixtures working within the tolerance of the print.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 96

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D in MFG214 and MFG228.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MFG380 EDM Fundamentals

2 credits—This course covers the basics of wire and ram type EDMing. Classroom instruction includes the theory and fundamentals of EDMing, wire and electrode materials, the role of deionized water and dielectric fluids, power supplies, computer numerical control (CNC) EDM. Lab work consists of fabrication of electrodes and setup and operation of EDM machine tools.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

Math Electives

MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts

3 credits—This is a one semester, liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problem-solving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT063 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT122 College Algebra

5 credits—Begins a two semester sequence to prepare students for the calculus sequence. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

Lecture Hours: 80

Prerequisite(s): MAT102 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $842.50

MAT128 Precalculus

4 credits—This one-semester pre-calculus course is intended for the student with a solid algebra background who intends to take calculus. It is also beneficial (but not required) for the student to have a background in trigonometry. The course will emphasize functions using an analytical, numerical, and graphical approach. The student will study linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions along with their applications.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement scores

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry

3 credits—The second course of a two-semester pre-calculus sequence. Topics include trigonometry and applications, vectors, analytic geometry, and polar and parametric equations.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT122 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT156 Statistics

3 credits—This course is a study of descriptive statistics including graphical representation, central tendency, correlation and regression, intuitive treatment of probability and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT063

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT210 Calculus I

4 credits—The first in a calculus sequence, this course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives, applications of the derivative, and integrals.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT134 or MAT128 or appropriate placement scores.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT216 Calculus II

4 credits—A continuation of MAT-210, this course covers topics including integration techniques, applications of integration, infinite series, conic sections, parametric and polar equations.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT210.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT219 Calculus III

4 credits—This course covers topics including integration and differentiation techniques related to vectors, vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, multiple integration, and vector analysis.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): MAT216

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

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Program Advisors

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