Why Choose CNC Technologies Diploma at CLC?
CNC TECHNOLOGIES DIPLOMA
Program Course Requirements
Fall Semester – 1st Year
CMAE 1528 OR CMAE 1529 Career Success Skills (1 cr)
MATH 1500 Applied Mathematics (3 cr)
MTTS 1110 Principles of Machine Operations I (2 cr)
MTTS 1120 Machine Operations I (3 cr)
MTTS 1121 Machine Operations II (3 cr)
MTTS 1130 Print Reading (2 cr)
RAST 1109 Computers in Industry (2 cr)
Total – 16 credits
Spring Semester – 1st Year
MTTS 1111* Principles of Machine Operations II (2 cr)
MTTS 1122* Machine Operations III (3 cr)
MTTS 1124 Introduction to Engineering Graphics (2 cr)
MTTS 1131* Print Applications (2 cr)
MTTS 1134* CNC Operations (3 cr)
MTTS 1135 CNC Programming and Process Planning (2 cr)
MTTS 1140 CAD/CAM I (2 cr)
Total – 16 credits
Fall Semester – 2nd Year
MTTS 2110 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (1 cr)
MTTS 2112 Metallurgy (1 cr)
MTTS 2116* Introduction to EDM (2 cr)
MTTS 2118* Jigs and Fixtures (1 cr)
MTTS 2130* CNC Milling and Turning (4 cr)
MTTS 2134* CNC Operations Theory (2 cr)
MTTS 2140* CAD/CAM II (2 cr)
General Education (3 cr)
Total – 16 credits
GRADUATION REQUIREMENT – 48 CREDITS
Career Description: The machine shop technologist does precise creation and modification of metal parts. In this program, students learn how to use machines to make various parts for the repair, design, or manufacture of other products. Most jobs are in manufacturing settings and in a variety of industries, including aerospace, medical, and paper. Math, computer, and engineering skills are important in this field but machinists also use a creative side to solve problems and make new designs. Machinists work with their hands to create and fix tools and machines and work on parts that are cast, formed, shaped, or molded. They also work on parts that are heat-treated, cut, or twisted. In addition, students can work on parts that are pressed, fused, stamped, or worked.
Program Information: In our Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) Technologies Diploma you will learn how to use hand tools, power machinery, and computerized equipment. In addition, you will learn how to use lathes and mills. Our one-year diploma curriculum includes the use computer-aided-drafting and design software. Instruction takes place in a well-equipped shop for a hands-on, practical experience.
Graduates will be able to:
- Read and interpret a mechanical working drawing;
- Perform precision measurement, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, milling, and precision grinding safely;
- Perform shop calculations;
- Program, setup, and operate a computer numerical control (CNC) turning center and machining center;
- Anticipate, choose, and troubleshoot the proper tooling based on manufacturing requirements;
- Manufacture assemblies to specification; and
- Apply effective communication and interpersonal skills in the machining industry.
Career Opportunities: The CLC Machine Tool Technologies program includes advanced courses in CNC and Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM). A CLC graduate is well prepared for related career opportunities. These opportunities include machinists, tool and die makers, mold makers, maintenance machinists, machine setup lead, machine operator, quality control analyst, machine tool sales person, industrial repairer, plastics injection, and many other related positions.
Career Titles: Employment opportunities include computer numerical control (CNC) machine operator, CNC programmer, numerical control drill press technician, lathe technician, automated cutting machine technician, machinist tool and die maker, precision instrument maker, and tool maker.
Machine Trades Instructor
Ronn Redemske obtained his Machine Tool Technology Degree at Staples Technical College in 1986. He spent the next nine years gaining industry experience building molds for high precision plastic injection, die cast molds, rubber molds and metal stamping dies. He returned to Central Lakes College and has spent the last eighteen years sharing his knowledge and experience to prepare his students to be successful in today’s machine trades industry. He continually adapts and updates the program to meet the needs of industry employers.