Computer Aided Manufacturing Programming Technology - Grand Prairie
CMMT102C - Certificate Program
CIP Code: 48.051
SOC Code: 51-4011
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 Computer Aided Manufacturing Programming Technology program prepares experienced industry professionals in computer aided manufacturing CAM software. Students learn how to create geometry for milling and turning parts. Students will use CAM software to strategize and create parts that will be machined on a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining Center. Students also learn how to transition and export CAM programs from Computer Aided Design CAD software. Students will also utilize complex manufacturing machines that use turning, milling and multi-axis machining technology. Upon successfully completing this course students will be able to seek opportunities as CAM programmers and as a multi-axis CNC set up Technician/ Machinist. Students will be able work at manufacturing facilities and on manufacturing operations that utilize CAM software and 5 axis machining technology. At the completion of this course students will be prepared to sit for the Associate level of MasterCam Certification. This program is only available to CURRENT EXPERIENCED CNC PROFESSIONALS. Students will be required to complete out-of-class assignments in each course.
Course DescriptionThis course teaches students the integration of Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided-Manufacturing (CAM) with a concentration in milling machines. It is a study of modern machining methods and teaches the use of software in creating geometry for milling parts. Students will use CAM software to strategize and create parts that will be machined on a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining Center. Students will then use software to create tool paths from 2D and 3D geometry.
Course DescriptionThis course teaches students the integration of Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided-Manufacturing (CAM) with a concentration on turning machines. It is a study of modern machining methods and teaches the use of software in creating geometry for turning parts. Students use CAM software to strategies and create tool paths that will be machined on a CNC turning centers. Students will use software to create tool paths from 2D and 3D geometry.
Course DescriptionWith an emphasis on modern milling, drilling, and workholding processes, students in this course will also learn about high speed machining in modern manufacturing. Students will learn the advantages of using the International System of Units (IS unit) instead of the English measurement system and their grasp of English to Metric conversion will be reinforced. Students will learn about climb milling and conventional milling on Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines. Students will receive instruction on the types, accuracy, and proper care of tool holders for manufacturing machines, working toward a mastery of the different types of CNC Milling Centers, their components, and the advantages of each. Students will perform projects using the latest technology in CNC milling, tooling, and cutting tools. Students will also understand how to use modern cutting tools for complex projects. Students will also learn how to utilize different types of machine controls using simulated labs and equipment.
Course DescriptionStudents will learn about advanced multi-axis machining. Applying advanced Computer-Aided-Manufacturing (CAM) features and concepts used in modern manufacturing industries, students will learn how to properly manufacture complex parts. Students will work on complex manufacturing projects that will demonstrate competency in advanced machining concepts. Students will also complete instructional activities to prepare them for obtaining their Associate Level Certification in Mill, Lathe, and Multi-axis Machining. This Mastercam certification serves to demonstrate that students have the ability to program and cut quality parts.