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CNC Boot Camp Curriculum

444-337 - Fundamentals of Blueprint Safety - 3 credits

This course provides students with the skills to read and interpret information found on shop prints. Rectangular coordinate and inch/metric systems will be covered and will allow students to perform math calculations to obtain necessary dimensions and tolerances shown by symbols, notes and various views. Students will also study general shop safety for a machining environment, raising the awareness of workers to the hazards around them and identifying work and personal safety practices. Other safety topics will be covered, including MSDS sheets, personal protective equipment, and lockout tag out. Students who successfully complete this course will be eligible to complete an additional exam to receive MSSC certification.

444-331 - ​CNC Machine Technology - 3 credits

This course provides an introduction to CNC machining processes and the technology that supports them. Some of the processes covered are spot drilling, drilling, reaming, tapping, counterboring, countersinking, defining and calculating speed and feed rates, screw thread identification, and drill sharpening. Students will perform these processes on manual equipment prior to observing them on CNC equipment. Basic computer skills are also covered in this course.

801-302 - Speaking Principles - 1 credit

Covers techniques of verbal and non-verbal communication. Presentation techniques in informative, demonstrative, persuasive and impromptu situations are stressed.

444-339 - Gauging & Quality Control - 3 credits

This course introduces the methods and applications of Statistical Process Control (SPC) used in manufacturing operations. Emphasis will be placed upon the concepts of central tendency, variation and normal distribution of data. The development, application, and interpretation of variable and attribute control charts will be the main focus of this course. Students will also learn to apply blueprint specifications, perform shop math calculations, understand geometric dimensions and tolerances, and correctly use different analog and digital measuring instruments, including various types of micrometers, calipers, scales, gauges (height, plug, thread, and surface roughness), and optical comparators.

804-370 - Applied Mathematics I - 2 credits

Reviews the four basic mathematical operations on whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Also covers basic algebra and trigonometry related to technical fields.

444-338 - Fundamentals of Machine Apps. - 4 credits

This course is designed to give students a familiarization with the necessary practices and techniques used to operate Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machines. Some of the topics covered include CNC machine introduction, safe practices and techniques used to remove burrs, basic CNC machine operator maintenance, and production support equipment use and operation. Topics such as machine homing, tooling used, an understanding of offsets, setting offsets, and the application of offsets in the CNC machine will also be covered. Actual run time in the lab will be provided for hands on machine operation. Students will work in groups and as individuals to gain experience in machine operation during a production run, applying theories learned to the production process.

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