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CNC Boot Camp Curriculum

CNC Intro/Support Equipment Basics - 420-342 - 1 credit

This course is designed to give the student a familiarization with the necessary practices and techniques used to operate Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machines.  Topics include CNC machine operation, safe practices and techniques used to remove burrs, equipment handbook usage, basic CNC machine operator maintenance, and production support equipment use and operation.

CNC Machine Tool Operation - 420-343 - 4 credits

This course provides the actual run time in the lab for hands-on machine operation.  Students will work in groups and individually to gain experience in machine operation during a production run.  This course brings together all of the theories learned and applies them to the production process. 

CNC Offsets and Operations - 420-344 - 1 credit

This course covers basic CNC machine operations.   Topics covered include machine homing, tooling used, an understanding of offsets, setting offsets, and the application of offsets in the CNC machine. 

Gauging/Inspection - 420-345 - 2 credits

In this course students will learn to read and interpret prints, perform shop math calculations, understand geometric dimensions and tolerances, and correctly use many different analog and digital measuring instruments, including various types of micrometers, calipers and scales, height, plug, and thread gages, surface roughness gages, and optical comparators.

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt  - 623-810 - ACE

This course leads to Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification.  Major concepts covered include Lean, Six Sigma, and the theory of constraints.  This course combines classroom learning and online courses.  

Workplace Safety MSSC - 623-125 - 1 credit

Introduces safety and team building skills with an emphasis on the workers’ awareness for maintaining a safe, productive environment through safety concepts, hazard controls, developing safety and health programs, and federal and state mandated regulations. The course will also concentrate on the specific content covered in the MSSC Safety module to prepare students for taking the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Safety Online assessment.

Blueprint Reading - 421-376 - 2 credits

This course teaches the student to read and interpret information found on shop prints.  Topics covered include visualization of objects from various views and performing math calculations to obtain necessary dimensions and tolerances shown by symbols, notes and various views.  Also covered is the rectangular coordinate system and inch/metric systems.  This course provides introductory information on geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T).

Applied Mathematics 1 - 804-370 - 2 credits

This course reviews the four basic mathematical operations on whole numbers, fractions and decimals and also covers basic algebra and trigonometry in relation to technical fields.

Oral Interpersonal Communication - 801-196  - 3 credits

This course focuses on developing speaking skills, verbal and nonverbal communication and strengthening listening skills through individual presentations, group activities and other projects.