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CNC Lathe Machine Programming Certificate
Semester Hours:  16
Effective Term: Spring 2017
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None


Program Description: The CNC Lathe Machine Programming Certificate prepares the student to operate CNC systems that produce the machined product on CNC turning centers in an industrial environment. The certificate also prepares the student for the National Institute of Metal Working Skills (NIMS) Level One, Two & Three CNC credentials. A typical graduate seeks employment as: CNC Mill-Turn Programmer, CNC Mill-Turn Operator, and CNC Mill-Turn Processing Technicians for 2 Axis Plus C & Y Axis Turning Centers.

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Turning Center Programming uses 3D Computer Aided Design software systems (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software systems, Tool Path Verification software, and the operation and control of advanced CNC turning equipment to create parts.

Recommended Proficiencies: None

Course Requirements
Core Requirements (16)
MET 102 Machine Processing, Theory and Application (5)
MET 115 Employment Readiness (1)
MET 206 CNC Programming (3)
MET 208 CNC Lathe: Operator Training I (3)
MET 210 CNC Lathe: Operator Training II (3)

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CBA 113A MS Excel - Basic (1)
CBA 113B MS Excel - Intermediate (1)

Other Requirements
Students must earn:
a grade of C or better in all core courses.
Students must earn:
a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
at least one-third of the certificate credits from CAC.


Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Synthesis Level) Write a CNC program to control CNC machine functions, multi-axis coordinate paths and miscellaneous CNC machine functions. (CSLO 3)
2.(Evaluation Level) Use the multi-axis CNC machine to verify the CNC program. (CSLO 3)
3.(Application Level) Employ tool path verification with back plot software and the CNC machine control verify mode. (CSLO 3)
4.(Evaluation Level) Verify the sequence of operations prior to machining the parts to ensure quality. (CSLO 3)
5.(Application Level) Determine necessary tooling to produce precision parts. (CSLO 4)
6.(Synthesis Level) Set tool length offset and diameter offset variables to produce a CNC machined part from a dimensional annotated document. (CSLO 2)
Standards for Program
None