CNC Machining Technology - Grand Prairie
CMMT101C - Certificate Program
CIP Code: 48.0599
SOC Code: 51-4199
Program ObjectiveA strong domestic manufacturing base is vital to the United States economy, as manufactured goods are necessary for trade. The term manufacturing is very broad and includes the use of machine tools required to manufacture finished products. These products can range from an array of plastics to wood and metals. Manufacturers use sophisticated turning and milling machines, grinders, and computerized numerical control (CNC) machines to bring products from concept design to reality. The CNC Machining Technology program prepares students for entry-level positions as CNC Machine assistants within a Modern Manufacturing facility. Students will learn about the fundamental skills needed for the operation and setup of complex manufacturing machines that utilize turning, milling and multi-axis machining technology. Students will be prepared to qualify for credentials from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) in the areas of Materials, Measurement and Safety, Job Planning, Bench work and Layout, CNC Milling (setup and programming), CNC Turning (setup and programming), CNC Operator - Turning, and CNC Operator - Milling. Students will be required to complete out-of-class assignments in each course.
Course DescriptionThe overall goal of this course is to facilitate a smooth transition to school by engaging the student in curriculum focusing on academic, career, and life skills. Students will make connections with key personnel within the school that will assist with their questions and provide guidance throughout their education. The student will be introduced to modern manufacturing techniques, industry certifications, and job opportunities. Students will learn essential skills involved in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining. Emphasis will be placed on safety, equipment, fundamentals of machining, and the proper use of measurement tools used in CNC machining. The machining content will be balanced by an emphasis on skills that will enable students to be successful in school and in life. These skills will include time management, financial management, goal setting, learning strategies, career planning, and critical thinking strategies. Students will also complete instructional activities to prepare them for credentials from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). An emphasis will be placed on all mathematical computations critical to the machining industry. Students will also learn the proper operation of the Machinist Calculator to determine precise and accurate calculations for tolerance, positioning, quality control, and machine setup.
Course DescriptionThis course prepares students to understand technical information when reading manufacturing blueprints. Emphasis is placed on locating geometry to create tool paths. Students will learn how to use Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) when determining specifications and how to properly calculate tool paths using standard mechanical blueprints. They will also learn to use information located in the title block to calculate acceptable tolerances for part features and determine suitable feeds and speeds for a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) program using Machinist Calculator Pro. Students will also study the proper use of semi-precision and precision measuring tools and how to read dial, digital, and vernier measuring scales for precision measuring requirements. Students will learn how to calibrate, maintain, and apply the use of precision measuring tools to obtain accurate measurements. Students will also complete instructional activities designed to prepare them for obtaining their level one Materials Measurement and Safety credential from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS).
Course DescriptionThe content of this course will provide students with an understanding of the fundamentals of the machining process. An emphasis is placed on the safety procedures that apply to machining, manufacturing processes, and general safety that applies to industrial manufacturing operations. Students will explore the manual machining procedures that include cutting, drilling, milling, and turning. Students will also use hand tools to prepare a semi-precision layout that will demonstrate their ability in job planning, bench work, and job layout. Students will reinforce their measurement and blueprint reading skills by producing precision parts on manual metalworking machines. In addition, students will be given instruction in the types of materials used in machining. Students will learn the procedures used for hand tools, cutting, drilling, milling, and turning and will apply those procedures on manual milling and turning machines. Students will use precision and semi-precision measuring instruments to complete their projects. Students will also engage in instructional activities to prepare them for obtaining their level one Job Planning, Bench work & Layout credential from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS).
Course DescriptionStudents will learn to program, set-up, and operate Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling equipment. Students will receive instruction in machine motion, mill control panels, machine startup, and operations. Topics include programming formats, control functions, program editing, part production, and inspection. Students will manufacture simple parts using CNC milling equipment and will gain the experience of performing quality control inspections before, during, and after CNC operations. Students will complete instructional activities to prepare them for obtaining two credentials from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) in CNC Milling (set-up and programming) and CNC Operator - Milling.
Course DescriptionStudents will learn the programming, setup, and operation of in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) lathes and turning centers. Students will receive instruction in machine motion, lathe control panel, machine startup and operations. Topics include programming formats, control functions, program editing, part production, and inspection. Students will manufacture simple parts using CNC turning centers and will perform quality control and inspections before, during, and after CNC operations. Students will complete instructional activities to prepare them for obtaining two credentials from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) in CNC Turning (setup and programming) and CNC Operator - Turning.