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MACHINE TOOL TECHNOLOGY - COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROL PROGRAMMER

CERTIFICATE: Certificate in Applied Science with a major in Computer Numerical Control

To provide students with basic CNC skills which will prepare them for employment opportunities in CNC programming and operating.

The curriculum relies on a "hands-on" and lecture approach to learning, and students will spend a large portion of their time working in a practical setting. Students will become proficient in metal machining operations and planning procedures, with emphasis on practical machining techniques. Students will be introduced to modern manufacturing processes including: Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programming; Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD); and Computer Assisted Manufacturing (CAM) software. This computer training will enhance the graduates' ability to program, set up and produce pieces in accordance with engineering drawing specifications.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTRANCE

Required Courses

High School: None
College: None

NOTE:  A grade of "C" or better is required for each prerequisite course.

Other Requirements

  1. Does Not Require High School Diploma or GED (NOTE: Non-high school graduates or those who do not have a GED, must score 61 or better on the reading portion of the COMPASS test. )
  2. Departmental Approval
  3. Prior Experience/Observation - Minimum three years of machining experience with supervisor

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Course Requirements


Course Class Lab Credit
MTT 205 Tool & Die Math Applications 3 0 3
MTT 250 Principles of CNC 3 0 3
MTT 251 CNC Operations 2 3 3
MTT 252 CNC Setup and Operations 2 6 4
MTT 253 CNC Programming & Operations 0 9 3
MTT 254 CNC Programming I 0 9 3
MTT 255 CNC Programming II 2 3 3
MTT 256 CNC Programming III 1 6 3
MTT 258 Machine Tool Cam 2 3 3
15 39 28
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  28

SEMESTER CURRICULUM

SEMESTER 1 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
MTT 205 Tool & Die Math Applications 3 0 3
MTT 250 Principles of CNC 3 0 3
MTT 251 CNC Operations 2 3 3
MTT 253 CNC Programming & Operations 0 9 3
8 12 12

SEMESTER 2 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
MTT 252 CNC Setup and Operations 2 6 4
MTT 254 CNC Programming I 0 9 3
MTT 255 CNC Programming II 2 3 3
4 18 10

SEMESTER 3 (Summer)


Course Class Lab Credit
MTT 256 CNC Programming III 1 6 3
MTT 258 Machine Tool Cam 2 3 3
3 9 6
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  28

PROGRAM AND EMPLOYMENT TIDBITS

Contact Person: Shawn Reed

Waiting List: No

Local Starting Salary: $15.00

Local Average Salary: $21.00

National Starting Salary: $17.00

National Average Salary: $27.00