CNC Machining and Tool-Making Technology

CNC Machining Technology Diploma Course Descriptions

Award: Diploma

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COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace

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

ENG105 Composition I

3 credits – This course 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

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

Pre-requisites: MAT063 Elementary Algebra or equivalent COMPASS score

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

Pre-requisites: MAT102 Intermediate Algebra or equivalent COMPASS score

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

Pre-requisites: Appropriate Placement Test Scores: ACT Math Score of 25 OR Compass Score of 51-100 in the College Algebra Domain or 31-50 in the Trigonometry Domain.

Other Requirements: Successful completion (C or better) of three years of high school mathematics including two years of algebra and one year of geometry and/or trigonometry, or appropriate mathematics placement score.

MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry

3 credits – This course is 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

Pre-requisites: MAT122 College Algebra

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

Pre-requisites: MAT063 Elementary Algebra or appropriate placement score.

MAT210 Calculus I

4 credits – This course is the first in a calculus sequence. The course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives and applications of differentiation, and integrals.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MAT134 Trigonometry & Analytic Geometry and three years of high school mathematics including trigonometry

MAT216 Calculus II

4 credits – This course is a continuation of MAT-210 Calculus I. The course covers topics including integration techniques related to surface areas and volumes, infinite series, conic sections, parametric equations, and polar coordinates.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MAT210 Calculus I or equivalent

MAT219 Calculus III

4 credits – This course is a continuation of MAT-216 Calculus II. The 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

Pre-requisites: MAT216 Calculus II or equivalent

MAT772 Applied Math

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

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

MFG142 Geometric Dimensioning and 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

Pre-requisites: MFG122 Machine Trade Printreading I OR equivalent print reading skills as determined by the instructor.

MFG157 Intro 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-requisites: MFG305 CNC Operations

MFG158 Intro 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-requisites: MFG157 Intro to CNC Programming I

Co-requisites: MFG305 CNC Operations, MFG157 Intro to CNC Programming I

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

MFG214 Advanced Machine Theory

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

Lecture Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: MFG211 Basic Machine Theory and MFG222 Machine Operations I

MFG222 Machine Operations I

4 credits – This course is an introductory machining course presenting basic machining operations. The student will perform basic operations on lathes, horizontal + vertical-milling machines, drilling machines, saws, various types of grinders, and precision measuring equipment.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 96

Pre-requisites: MFG211 Basic Machine Theory

Course Fee: $242.00

MFG228 Machine Operations II

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

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 96

Pre-requisites: MFG211 Basic Machine Theory and MFG222 Machine Operations I

Course Fee: $60.00

MFG305 CNC Operations

2 credits – This course introduces CNC Lathe and CNC Mill operation, shop safety, part inspection, CNC cutting tool types and uses, as well as part holding techniques. Students will work in small groups on industrial sized CNC lathes and CNC machining centers to simulate what CNC Operators do in industry. Fanuc and other common CNC machine controllers are used. Back-Plotting (to simulate cutting operations) is used to help eliminate errors before actually running parts on CNC equipment.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 96

Course Fee: $42.00

MFG306 CNC Operations II

2 credits – This program is similar to CNC Operations I 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

Pre-requisites: MFG305 CNC Operations and MFG308 CNC Programming Theory

Course Fee: $42.00

MFG308 CNC Programming Theory

4 credits – In this course students will create basic programs for CNC lathes and CNC mills and will use certification software to assure accuracy. Programming on other common CNC machine types are experienced through computer simulation. Students use Windows 95 to create CNC programs and perform file management operations. Other areas of study will include common machining techniques, tool holder and insert selection, and problem solving.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MFG305 CNC Operations is recommended

MFG309 CNC Programming Theory II

4 credits – This course teaches mid-level CNC programming including controller specific canned cycles, cutter compensation, machine capabilities, and optimizing speeds and feeds by using insert manufacturer's test data. Programming on other common CNC machine types are experienced through computer simulation. Students use Windows 95 to create CNC programs and perform file management operations. There is also a review of basic CNC machining techniques.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MFG308 CNC Programming Theory

MFG321 Computer Aided Machining

4 credits – This course introduces the student to computer aided manufacturing. Master CAM software will be used to generate part geometry, tool paths, and machine language programs in both turning centers and machining centers.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MFG306 CNC Operations II and MFG309 CNC Programming Theory II

MFG363 Hydraulic Jigs and Fixtures

3 credits – In this course students will build jigs and fixtures using blueprints, knowledge, and skills developed in Basic Machine Concepts and Operations. Students are required to build and run hydraulic jigs and fixtures working within the tolerance of the print.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 96

Pre-requisites: MFG211 Basic Machine Theory and MFG222 Machine Operations I

Course Fee: $93.00

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: 48

 

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