Numerical Control (444)

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For complete 2019-2020 programs/academic plans, please refer to Academic Programs.

444-100 Manual Milling 1

In this course students will explore the purpose and function of milling machines and their components. Students will practice simple mill operations such as squaring stock and basic drilling, as well as related skills such as maintenance, the use of cutting tools, and work holding. Students will also practice shop safety procedures.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1

444-101 Manual Milling 2

In this course students will identify and use tool holding and advanced workholding concepts. Students will also explore alignment concepts as they practice using vises and fixtures, as well as aligning machine axes and using part datums to acurately locate holes and other component fixtures.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-100)

444-102 Lathe - Manual Basic 1

In this course students will identify the purpose and function of manual lathe machines and their components. Students will practice and perform simple turn operations such as simple diameters and shoulder features. Students will also practice safety and maintenance procedures as they relate to manual lathes.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-101)

444-103 Lathe - Manual Basic 2

In this course students will identify and practice tool holding and advanced workholding techniques. Students will explore and apply alignment concepts related to tools, centers, and fixtures, as well as aligning machine axes and using part datums to acurately locate radial and axial and other component features.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-102)

444-104 Blueprint Reading 1

In this course students will identify the purpose and function of different types of technical drawings, as well as proper drawing structure and drawing terminology. Students will practice producing simple sketches and visualizing two and three-dimensional parts. Students will practice visualizing drawings and blueprints using the orthographic and isometric projections in first and third angle formats.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-103)

444-105 Blueprint Reading 2

In this course students will identify the purpose and function of advanced projection types, section views, coordinate systems, and other interpretations of information found on standard industrial blueprints.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-104)

444-106 Metrology - Basic

In this course students will explore metrology, the study of measurement. Students will identify and practice methods of inspecting parts for size and accuracy of features using an assortment of precision and semi-precision measuring instruments. Students will also practice instrument care, calibration, handling, and instrument reading.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-105)

444-107 Metrology - Table Techniques

In this course students will practice using advanced inspection instruments to carry out high precision inspection, including surface plates, blocks, pins, and dial indicators.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-106)

444-108 Layout & Benchwork

In this course students will practice layout techniques, hand tool usage, and benchwork using hand tools. Students will also practice using bandsaws, drill presses, and other power tools.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-107)

444-109 Secondary Operations - Drill Press

In this course students will practice advanced hand tool and manual power tool use and operation, including the use of of a drill press for production, pedestal grinder for tool maintenance, and sanders for various operations.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-108)

444-110

In this course students will use a computer to create basic G-code CNC programs. Students will practice using CNC program codes, words, and functions to create basic drilling programs for a CNC mill.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-109)

444-111 CNC G-Code Programming 2

In this course students will practice creating G-code CNC programs for lathe (turning) processes.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-110)

444-112 Lathe - Manual Intermediate

In this course students will practice and perform advanced machining operations using various materials and work holding devices. Students will practice precision boring operation, as well as precision hole and taper feature locating and machining.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-111)

444-113 Lathe - Manual Advanced

In this course students will practice and perform advanced machining, using a variety of materials and holding devices, emphasizing speed and accuracy. Student will practice using advanced lathe features and setups to machine complex multi-process (mill/turn) lathe parts.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-112)

444-114 Milling - Manual Intermediate

In this course students will practice and perform advanced machining operations using various materials and work holding devices. Students will practice precision boring operation, as well as precision hole and taper feature locating and machining.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-113)

444-115 Milling - Manual Advanced

In this course students will practice and perform advanced machining, using a variety of materials and holding devices, emphasizing speed and accuracy. Student will practice using radial axes and dividing heads for advanced machining of precision components.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-114)

444-116 CNC Mill Fundamentals

In this course students will practice basic mill operation, setup, and the fundamentals of manual programming for CNC mills.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-115)

444-117 CNC Lathe Fundamentals

In this course students will practice basic lathe operation, setup, and the fundamentals of manual programming for CNC lathes.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-116)

444-118 Surface Grinding Operations

In this course students will explore the use and purpose of grinding machines. Students will practice setting up and operating surface grinding machines to perform simple grinding operations to typical tolerances.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-117)

444-119 Introduction to Gears & Gear Cutting

In this course students will explore tools and techniques used in the process of gearmaking. Students will practice cutting standard spur gears.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-118)

444-120 Milling - Advanced Setups & Tooling

In this course students will practice selecting and applying work holding devices when operating a mill. Students will also practice gathering data using formulas and reference material to support machining operation.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-144)

444-121 Lathe - Advanced Setups & Tooling

In this course students will practice selecting and applying work holding devices when operating a lathe. Students will also practice gathering data using formulas and reference material to support machining operation.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-120)

444-122 CMM Concepts

In this course students will practice the use of a coordinate measuring machine. Students will identify their types and demonstrate their care, limits, setup, and applications.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-145)

444-123 Advanced Metrology Concepts

In this course students will demonstrate the use of advanced measuring tools including hand tools and electronic devices. Students will practice proper setup of piece to measure and proper documentation of results.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-122)

444-124 Basic CAD - Solidworks and AutoCAD

In this course students will demonstrate the use of CAD software to create blueprints for the manufacturing sector. SolidWorks and AutoCad will be used.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-123)

444-125 Intermediate CAD - Solidworks and AutoCAD

In this course students will demonstrate the use of CAD software to create complex blueprints for the manufacturing sector. SolidWorks and AutoCAD will be used.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-124)

444-126 CNC Turning Operations 1

In this course students will demonstrate machine familiarization, machine start-up procedures, program transfers, work holder preparation, tooling installation, setting tooling offsets, and establishing a part origin on a CNC Lathe.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-125)

444-127 CNC Turning Operations 2

In this course students will demonstrate how to safely run the first part and make minor adjustments to create quality parts on a CNC Lathe.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-126)

444-128 CNC Turning Operations & Programming 1

In this course students will demonstrate writing a simple program using correct structure and style. Students will start using the basic "G" codes necessary for program basic turned part features such as, faces, outside diameters, and holes on a CNC Lathe.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-127)

444-129 CNC Turning Operations & Programming 2

In this course students will practice writing and editing simple programs in order to create common part features. Students will develop more advanced programs that are efficient, effective, and clearly written for the CNC Lathe.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-128)

444-130 CNC Milling Operations 1

In this course students will demonstrate machine familiarization, machine start-up procedures, program transfers, work holder preparation, tooling installation, setting tooling offsets, and establishing a part origin on a CNC Mill.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-129)

444-131 CNC Milling Operations 2

In this course students will demonstrate how to safely run the first part and make minor adjustments to create quality parts on a CNC Mill.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-130)

444-132 CNC Milling Operations & Programming 1

In this course students will demonstrate writing a simple program using correct structure and style. Students will start using the basic "G" codes necessary for program basic turned part features such as, faces, outside diameters, and holes on a CNC Mill.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-131)

444-133 CNC Milling Operations & Programming 2

In this course students will practice writing and editing simple programs in order to create common part features. Students will develop more advanced programs that are efficient, effective, and clearly written for the CNC Mill.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-132)

444-134 CNC Milling Operations & Programming 3

In this course students will practice writing more complex features utilizing more advanced programming methods. The learner will program and machine rectangular/circular pockets.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-133)

444-135 CNC Milling Operations & Programming 4

In this course students will demonstrate writing more complex features utilizing more advanced programming methods. The learner will program and machine internal and external threads, and will use cutter compensation.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-134)

444-136 CNC Milling Problem Solving 1

In this course students will practice solving basic CNC milling problems. They will use multiple work offsets, loops, subprograms, and use variables in programs to shorten and simplify programs.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-135)

444-137 CNC Milling Problem Solving 2

In this course students will practice solving complicated CNC milling problems utilizing tools and methods from previous courses.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-136)

444-138 CNC Turning Problem Solving 1

In this course students will demonstrate solving basic CNC Lathe problems. Students will practice using loops, subprograms, and variables in programs to shorten and simplify programs.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-137)

444-139 CNC Turning Problem Solving 2

In this course students will practice solving complicated CNC lathe problems utilizing tools and methods from previous courses.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-138)

444-140 Basic CAM - MasterCAM

In this course students will demonstrate the use of CAM software for creating CNC machine programs. MasterCam will be used.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-139)

444-141 Intermediate CAM - MasterCAM

In this course students will demonstrate the use of CAM software to create more complex programs for CNC machines. MasterCam will be used.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-140)

444-142 CNC Internship

In this course students will demonstrate the use of all the tools they have learned in the program to complete an internship at a local business, or complete the internship at the college.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-141)

444-143 CNC Capstone

In this course students will demonstrate the use of all the tools they have learned in the program to complete an all exclusive project.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-142)

444-144 GD&T Interpretations

In this course students will practice the use of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing as it pertains to mechanical specifications and relationships in technical drawings. Students will practice interpretation of these symbols, as well as basic inspection methodologies.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-119)

444-145 Manufacturing Support Systems

In this course students will explore part production and sequencing planning in manufacturing facilities. Students will identify the impact that sudden changes, such as scrapping and reworking, can have on these processes.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (444-121)

444-300

The ability to use a computer has become one of the most basic skills. In this course the learner will learn to use a computer to navigate through the learning process as well as being able to use the computer to operate an assortment of software. Students learn how to operate the computer's operating system to perform many common tasks such as opening, closing, saving, and printing files. They will practice these operating system functions on files created from software used in the machine shop.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 2

444-301 Metrology

Metrology is the study of measurement. The production of quality parts is impossible without adequate measurement. Therefore, this is a course that should be taken before any machining course. You will learn about an assortment of precision and semi-precision measuring instruments used for the job shop or where large numbers of parts are produced. Material will cover instrument care, types, components, scales, calibration, handling, and reading the instrument. You will have an opportunity to use and gain profi ciency in most of the measuring instruments that are discussed.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 2

444-302 Semi-Precision Machining

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the semi-precision/fabrication machines in the machine shop. These machines are easier to operate and provide a good starting point for the beginner. These machines should not be considered to be less important in the machine shop or to require less skill to operate. These drill presses, pedestal grinders, bench tools, and saws are extremely important tools. The associated work holding, cutting tools, processes, and measuring instruments are also taught.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 2

444-303 Turning Fundamentals

This module covers the introduction to the engine lathe. Emphasis is on knowing the machine parts, their function, and performing simple lathe operations. Engine lathes are one of the basic machines with the ability to produce cylindrical parts to close tolerances. Introductory subjects such as related safety, maintenance, metal cutting theory, cutting tools, and work holding for lathes will be taught. There is an emphasis on safety. All of these subjects will be introduced and built upon as the learner progresses to higher levels of proficiency.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 2

444-304 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Interpretations

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing is a system of symbols used to portray mechanical specifications and relationships on mechanical drawings. Industries using this system include large automotive, aircraft, and agricultural manufacturers, a growing number of smaller industries and most European manufacturers. Students will explore ANSI (American National Standard Institute) Standard symbols and methods of interpretation of these symbols to meet the expectations of the mechanical design engineer that specified them on the drawing.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 1

444-305

This module covers the introduction to the milling machines. Emphasis is on knowing the machine parts, their function, and performing simple lathe operations. Introductory subjects such as related safety, maintenance, metal cutting theory, cutting tools, and work holding for the mill will be taught. There is an emphasis on safety. All of these subjects will be introduced and built upon as the learner progresses to higher levels of proficiency.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 2

444-306 Turning Applications

This advanced turning course involves performing more difficult machining operations, using different materials, and using different work holding devices. The material, work holding devices and setups will present the learner with challenging situations that require them to apply their past experiences along with what they have learned in theory to produce quality parts. In situations where the student is performing previously learned operations, the learner will be expected to develop their speed and accuracy. One of the requirements of an advanced course is that students apply their knowledge to problems through the trouble shooting process.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 2

444-307 Manufacturing Support Systems

Producing machined parts routinely requires that components be cut on different machines in a specified sequence. While dozens to thousands of different parts may be at various stages of completion at any given instant within a manufacturing facility, it is necessary that these parts be sequenced properly and progress tracked so product can be shipped to the customer when expected. Students will be exposed to this environment and will learn to understand how sudden changes (scrap/rework) influence this critical manufacturing function.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 1

444-308 Milling Applications

The advanced milling course involves performing more difficult machining operations, using different materials, and using different work holding devices. The materials, work holding devices and setups will present the learner with challenging situations that require them to apply their past experiences along with what they have learned in theory to produce quality parts. In situations where the student is performing previously learned operations, the learner will be expected to develop their speed and accuracy. One of the requirements of an advanced course is that students apply their knowledge to problems through the trouble shooting process.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 2

444-309 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Fundamentals

This class is geared for the beginner or the person wishing to brush up on the fundamentals. It will focus on NC terminology, basic machine operation, setup, and the fundamentals of manual programming for CNC lathes and mills. Participants will learn about rectangular systems, the word address programming format, and absolute/incremental tool positioning.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 2

444-310 Grinding and Gear Techniques

The grinding portion of this course will start you out at the beginning with grinding terminology, machine types, control names and functions, and processes. The related grinding information grinding theory, tooling, safety, and work holding will be taught. This course will result in the learner being able to setup and operate a surface grinding machine to perform simple grinding operation to typical grinding tolerances. The purpose of the gear cutting activity is to introduce the student to the terminology, math, tools, and techniques for cutting gears. Gear cutting besides being a specialized machining operation is an occupational discipline in itself. That is, students may find they would like to cut gears as a career. It is a highly specialized process so it is only possible for a student to get an introduction. This introduction should prepare the student adequately for a job entry level position.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 2

444-311 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Turning Operations

CNC turning centers produce many of the cylindrical shapes machined in production machine shops today. This course is the introductory course for CNC Turning Centers and includes machine/control familiarization, machine startup procedures, program transfers, work holder preparation, tooling installation, setting tooling offsets, and establishing a part origin. In addition, students learn how to safely run the first part and make minor adjustments to create quality parts.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 2

444-312 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Turning - Operations and Programming 1

This course introduces the student to the programming process for CNC Turning Centers. The student will learn to create very simple programs and to run them on the machine. Students will learn about program structure and style. Students will start using the basic "G" codes necessary for program basic turned part features such as, faces, outside diameters, and holes. They will write/edit simple programs in order to create these common part features. The goal will be to start out simple and move to programs that are efficient, effective, and clearly written.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 2

444-313 Tooling and Workholding

This module consists of competencies relating to work holding devices and methods. Students will learn about the basic work holding principles, work holding devices, and work holding methods. These topics will be discussed in depth so that the student will be able to select and apply the best work holding device for the situation. Advanced knowledge of work holding will promote safety, setup speed, and cutter/work rigidity. Cutting tool information is vital for an in-depth and complete understanding of the machining processes. The selection of cutting tools and cutting tool data may be one of the most complex areas of study. Students will learn to select tools based on part geometry and machining operation. The learner will acquire the cutting data from formulas along with using reference material to obtain the data. This is very important because one of the most common complaints from employers is that employees cannot set machine feeds and speeds resulting in either wasted time or damaged tooling. As the student becomes more proficient, they will gain the ability to troubleshoot machining problems that are related to cutting tools.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 2

444-314 Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM) Techniques

In this course you will learn about Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM). You will learn about their types, care, limits, setup, and applications. The CMM is a high tech solution to many measuring situations with (as with all measuring instruments) limitations. Often it is as important to know when not to use a particular instrument as when to use it. Proper use of the CMM will result in good and consistent measurements. Students will be able to setup and measure parts.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 2

444-315 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Milling- Operations

CNC mills produce many of the prismatic shapes machined in production machine shops today. This course is the introductory course for CNC Machining Centers and includes machine/control familiarization, machine startup procedures, program transfers, work holding preparation, tooling installation, setting tooling offsets, and the part origin. In addition, students will learn how to safely run the first part and make minor tool offset adjustments to produce quality parts.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 2

444-316 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Milling-Operations and Programming 1

This course introduces the student to the programming process for CNC Machining Centers. The student will learn to create very simple programs and to run them on the machine. Students will learn about program structure and style. Students will start using the basic "G" codes necessary for program basic milled part features such as, faces, steps, slots, holes, improved holes, and circular contours. They will write/edit simple programs in order to create these common part features. The goal will be to start out simple and move to programs that are effi cient, effective, and clearly written.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 2

444-318 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Milling-Operations and Programming 2

Students will learn to program and machine more complex features using more advanced programming methods. The learner will program and machine rectangular/circular pockets, mill internal threads, and will use cutter compensation.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 2

444-319 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Turning-Operations and Programming 2

Students will learn to program and machine more complex features. The learner will program and machine taper, radii, threads, use cutter compensation, and live tooling.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 2

444-320 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Milling-Operations and Programming 3

Students will learn the advantages of several advanced programming techniques. They will learn to use multiple work offsets, loops, subprograms, and use variables in programs to shorten and simplify programs. All these programming techniques will be performed on 3 axis and 4 axis machining centers. Students will also learn advanced techniques for making programs run more efficiently.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 2

444-321 Basic Computer Aided Design (CAD) / Computer Assisted Manufacturing (CAM)

Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Assisted Manufacturing (CAM) have become standard tools used almost wherever CNC machines make parts. Students will use the Virtual Gibbs software to create geometry, setup tools, and produce machining operations. The learner will create machining operations for typical milled/turned part features such as faces, diameters, steps, slots, contours, holes, etc. Students will then post-process their CAD/CAM files to generate the CNC programs for specific CNC machines.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 2

444-324 Intermediate Computer Aided Design (CAD) / Computer Assisted Manufacturing (CAM)

Using Virtual Gibbs, students will learn to create machining operations for additional milled/turned part features. They will create machining operations for threading, pockets, bored holes, and text. The student will then learn to create simple 3-D shapes (solids) and create the machining operations necessary to machine them. Once the fi le has been created and post processed, the student will run the part on a CNC machine.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 2