CNC Machining and Tool-Making Technology

CNC Machining Technology Diploma Courses

Award: Diploma
Required number of credits: 45
Enrollment Status: Full-time or part-time
Program Start: Fall only

The CNC Machining Technology program requires a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following list of courses is the suggested sequence of study for a full-time student.

Part-time students, visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

When registering for classes refer to your Program Evaluation to see your specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.

2015–2016 Suggested Sequence of Study and Course Cost

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

Semester 1
MAT772 Applied Math -OR- 3 $478.50
Math Elective 3  
MFG122 Machine Trade Printreading I 3 $478.50
MFG211 Basic Machine Theory 2 $319.00
MFG222 Machine Operations I 4 $934.00
MFG305 CNC Operations 2 $361.00
MFG308 CNC Programming Theory -OR- 4 $638.00
MFG157 Introduction to CNC Programming I -AND- 2 $319.00
MFG158 Introduction to CNC Programming II 2 $319.00

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Total Credits 18
Semester 2
COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace -OR- 3 $478.50
ENG105 Composition I 3 $478.50
MFG142 Geometric Dimensioning Tolerancing 3 $478.50
MFG214 Advanced Machine Theory 2 $319.00
MFG228 Machine Operations II 4 $698.00
MFG306 CNC Operations II 2 $361.00
MFG309 CNC Programming Theory II 4 $638.00

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Total Credits 18
Semester 3
MFG321 Computer Aided Machining 4 $638.00
MFG363 Hydraulic Jigs and Fixtures 3 $571.50
MFG380 EDM Fundamentals 2 $319.00

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Total Credits 9
Math Electives
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts 3 $478.50
MAT122 College Algebra 5 $797.50
MAT128 Precalculus 4 $638.00
MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 $478.50
MAT156 Statistics 3 $478.50
MAT210 Calculus I 4 $638.00
MAT216 Calculus II 4 $638.00
MAT219 Calculus III 4 $638.00

Course Cost Calculation:
2015–2016 resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Kendra Wyatt-Koger
Buchanan Hall 128
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Program Advisors

Keith Siers
Buchanan Hall 153E
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Jamie Dettmer
Buchanan Hall 128
319-296-2329 ext.1430
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Brent Blythe
Buchanan Hall 153A
319-296-2329 ext.1391
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Dave Grunklee
Butler Hall 131A
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