CNC Technologies Diploma

CNC Technologies Diploma

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. 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.

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.

Program 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.

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Program Course Requirements

Fall Semester – 1st Year (16 credits)
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

Spring Semester – 1st Year (16 credits)
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

Fall Semester – 2nd Year (16 credits)
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

*Denotes Prerequisites

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