CNC Technologies Diploma

CNC Technologies Diploma

Program Description

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 of computer-aided-drafting and design software. Instruction takes place in a well-equipped shop for a hands-on, practical experience.

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Program Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • 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 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. A CLC graduate is well prepared for related career opportunities including 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.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the program requirements, students must meet the following conditions in order to graduate:

  1. College Cumulative GPA Requirement: cumulative grade point average (GPA) of credits attempted and completed at CLC must be at least 2.0;
  2. College Technical Core GPA Requirement: cumulative GPA of credits attempted and completed towards the technical core of the diploma or degree must be at least 2.0;
  3. Residency Requirement: students must complete 25% of their credits at Central Lakes College.

Employment Statistics

For more information regarding employment statistics, career salary information and estimated job growth, follow the resource links below:

https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/ces/
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.htm
http://www.iseek.org/jobs/jobmarket.html

Gainful Employment – CNC Technologies Diploma

Program Course Requirements

CMAE 1528    Career Success Skills OR
CMAE 1529    Career Success Skills…………………………… 1 cr
ENGL 1422     Practical Writing……………………………….. 3 cr
MATH 1500   Applied Mathematics…………………………. 3 cr
MTTS 1110     Principles of Machine Operations I………….. 2 cr
MTTS 1111*  Principles of Machine Operations II…………. 2 cr
MTTS 1120     Machine Operations I…………………………. 3 cr
MTTS 1121     Machine Operations II………………………… 3 cr
MTTS 1122*  Machine Operations III……………………….. 3 cr
MTTS 1124     Introduction to Engineering Graphics………. 2 cr
MTTS 1130     Print Reading…………………………………… 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
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
RAST 1109      Computers in Industry………………………… 2 cr

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT – 48 CREDITS
*Denotes Prerequisites

Program Instructors

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Mike Fitcher

Adjunct Instructor
Phone: 218-855-8000
Staples Machine Tool Lab
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Ronn Redemske

Machine Trades Instructor
Phone: 218-894-5117
Staples A115
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