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MACHINE TOOL & COMPUTERAIDED MANUFACTURING
Students in the Machine Tool and Computer-Aided
Manufacturing program will spend considerable time in the study
and actual operation of industrial equipment and tools to develop
skills used by tool and die making companies and production
and manufacturing facilities. This includes emphasis on the
set up and operation of computer numerical controlled (CNC)
lathes and milling machines. Students will also be introduced to
computer-controlled measuring machines and computer-aided
design/computer-aided machining (CAD/CAM) software and its
applications. A strong project, method-driven curriculum assures
both theoretical and practical skill development.
This program prepares students to enter the workforce fields of
CNC, CAM, tool making, mold making, machine tool operating,
quality control, industrial sales, and production or manufacturing.
High school prerequisites for this program are Algebra I & II, and
a GPA of at least 2.5.
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:
A graduate of this program will be able to do the following:
* Demonstrate safe work habits and be conscious of safety
when working with machinery.
* Read
blueprints,
interpret
drawings,
understand
specifications, and establish tolerances.
* Apply mathematics in the machine tool technology (speeds,
feeds, thread measurement, sine bar, etc.)
* Apply the principles of physics and metallurgy to the science
of heat treatment operations, including hardening of steel,
carburizing, case hardening, tempering, and annealing.
* Operate basic machine tools and demonstrate knowledge of
their construction in relation to the metal industry.
* Demonstrate skills on computer numerical control machines
and in digital readout.
* Operate abrasive cutting machinery; select and plan
machining operations on this equipment.
* Demonstrate skills in quality control, inspection, gauging
methods, and production control as they relate to
manufacturing design and production.
* Demonstrate basic oral communication skills, speak logically,
and use various types of oral and written communication
techniques to promote good business relationships, to
develop leadership, and to establish good employer-employee
relationships.
* Demonstrate understanding of CAD/CAM programs for part
design and generation of CNC code.

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MODEL SCHEDULE FOR
MACHINE TOOL & COMPUTER AIDED
MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY
SEMESTER 1
MACH 106 Blueprint Reading and Related Math
MACH 112 Cutting Tools and Measurement
MACH 118 Lathe and Vertical Milling Machine I
MACH 123 Surface Grinding and Abrasive Machining I
MATH 137 Intermediate Algebra
ENG 106 Composition I

3
3
4
2
3
3

SEMESTER 2
MACH 158 Lathe and Vertical Milling Machine II
MACH 222 CAD/CAM1
MACH 168 Machine Skills Lab
MACH 172 Computer Numerical Control I
MATH 141 Trigonometry
ENG 216 or ENG 221

3
3
3
3
3
3

SEMESTER 3
MACH 229 Machine Skills Lab II
MACH 267 Electrical Discharge Machining
MACH 161 Metallurgy
MACH 272 CACD/CAM II
MACH 227 CNCI
CIS 105 Drawing with AutoCad
SCIENCE Any Physics or Chem Course

4
1
2
3
3
3
3

SEMESTER 4
MACH 257 Machine Skills Lab III or
MACH 231 Machine Tool Internship
MACH 278 CAD/CAM III
MACH 276 CNC III
Humanities Elective

4
3
4
3

ADDITIONAL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
ELECTIVE General Education Elective
3
HEAL Elective HEAL 106 or HEAL 111
1
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