Machine Tool Technician Curriculum

Machine Tool Technician Curriculum


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Machine Tool Technician

2017-18 - Fall Start

Machine Tool Technician

Suggested Course List

Machine Tool Technician

Suggested Course List

Machine Tool Technician Curriculum Checklist

2018-19 (Fall Start)

Machine Tool Technician Curriculum Checklist

2018-19 (Spring Start)


Required Program Courses

32420312
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UGRD
| 2 CR
Students will learn about program structure (startup, work, shutdown), and basic G-codes including variations caused by machine type and programmer style. They will write simple programs and edit prewritten programs in order to hone their skill. The goal will be to start out simple and move to programs that are both efficient and effective. PREREQUISITE: 32420365 CNC Fundamentals or consent of instructor.
32420313
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UGRD
| 2 CR
CNC turning centers produce many of the cylindrical shapes machined in production machine shops today. This course will include machine/control familiarization, machine startup procedures, program transfers, work holding preparation, tooling preparation, setting tooling offsets, and part origins. In addition, students learn how to run the first part including dry runs and making minor tool offset adjustments. PREREQUISITE: 32420365 CNC Fundamentals or consent of instructor.
32420315
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UGRD
| 2 CR
Productive users of CNC machining centers benefit from the execution of effective and efficient CNC programs. Students will become familiar with frequently used G-codes and will be exposed to canned cycles. They will learn how to convert print specifications into CNC G-code format using linear and circular interpolation functions as well as utilizing the benefits of canned cycles for drilling, reaming, tapping, and boring holes. Programs will be entered and edited on personal computers and at the CNC Machining Center. PREREQUISITE: 32420365 CNC Fundamentals or consent of instructor.
32420316
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UGRD
| 2 CR
CNC machining centers will be utilized in this course for the production of machined parts. This course will include machine/control familiarization, machine startup procedures, program transfers, work-holding preparation, tooling preparation, setting tooling offsets, and part origins. In addition, students will learn how to run the first part including dry runs and making minor tool offset adjustments. PREREQUISITE: 32420365 CNC Fundamentals or consent of instructor.
32420320
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UGRD
| 2 CR
Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Assisted Manufacturing (CAM) have become standard tools used almost wherever CNC production in metalworking takes place. Students will use the CAD/CAM software to build geometry, tool and material libraries, and define cutting paths/patterns. Post-processing of these CAD/CAM files will generate CNC programs in machine-specific G-code format. PREREQUISITE: 32420361 Introduction to CAD/CAM or consent of instructor.
32420321
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UGRD
| 1 CR
This course will cover the basic principles of print reading. The emphasis is on interpreting standard lines and symbols in single- and multiple-view working drawings. Topics include print reading procedures, drawing changes, machining specifications, and the reading of prints in specialized areas including ANSI and ISO standards. Strongly recommend a basic understanding of mathematics concepts.
32420325
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UGRD
| 4 CR
Students will be assigned introductory, specifically designed projects that will be machined using the engine lathe, milling machine, drill press, and various saws. Students will be in a job-like setting. The capability and safe use of machine tools will be stressed.
32420326
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UGRD
| 4 CR
Students will be assigned basic, specifically designed projects that will be machined using the engine lathe, milling machine, drill press, and various saws. Students will also machine parts on conversationally-programmed CNC lathes and vertical mills. Students will be in a job-like setting. The capability and safe use of machine tools will be stressed. COREQUISITE: 32420325 Machine Tool Operation 1.
32420327
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UGRD
| 4 CR
A continuation of Machine Tool Operation featuring advanced operations on milling machines, grinders, lathes, and drill presses. CNC operation and programming on a vertical mill and a turning center are introduced. Also included are machine maintenance and precision measurement. The capability and safe use of machine tools will be stressed. PREREQUISITE: 32420326 Machine Tool Operation 2.
32420328
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UGRD
| 4 CR
Machine Tool Operation 4 features advanced operations on milling machines, grinders, lathes, and drill presses. CNC programming and operation on vertical mills and turning centers will be emphasized. The capability and safe use of machine tools will be stressed. COREQUISITE: 32420327 Machine Tool Operation 3.
32420329
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This course will cover the basic principles of machine tool theory. The course will emphasize safety in the machine shop, measurement, metal cutting technology, basic lathe and mill operations, drilling machines, saws, layout procedures, and an introduction to CNC machining. The capability and safe use of machine tools will be stressed.
32420330
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This course will cover principles of machine tool theory emphasizing conventional and CNC machining operations. There will be in-depth training on the engine lathe, milling machines, CNC programming and operation, grinding machines, and metallurgy. The capability and safe use of machine tools will be stressed. PREREQUISITES: 32420329 Machine Tool Theory I
32420353
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This course is intended to develop the concepts of production planning for machined parts. The student will develop process plans for parts that will be machined in the Job Shop Machining class. The student will also develop a portfolio to document processes and quality assurance methods.
32420360
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This course will introduce the elements involved in the manufacture of a product with emphasis on jig and fixture design. The course will also include information on manufacturing management styles and industrial organization.
32420361
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UGRD
| 1 CR
This course will introduce students to computer-aided drafting (CAD) and computer-aided machining (CAM). Students will use appropriate CAD software to prepare mechanical drawings. Students will be introduced to CAD/CAM equipment.
32420365
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This course introduces the student to the development and editing of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programs. The basic elements of CNC machine setup and operation are covered for the production of acceptable parts. Safety concerns are also addressed. Strongly recommend a basic understanding of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
32420373
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UGRD
| 5 CR
This course is intended to develop the advanced skills and knowledge needed for entry into a production machining environment. The student machinist will use knowledge and skills developed in previous study to solve production machining problems. Emphasis will be placed on machine elements and prototype development and testing. PREREQUISITES: 32420330 Machine Tool Theory 2 and 32420328 Machine Tool Operation 4 (WBL) and COREQUISITE 32420373 Production Machining 1
32420374
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UGRD
| 5 CR
This course will continue to develop the advanced skills and knowledge needed for entry into a production machining environment. The student machinist will use knowledge and skills developed in previous study to solve production machining problems. Emphasis will be placed on the efficient manufacture of parts in higher quantities. This course will also serve as a work-based learning experience. PREREQUISITES: 32420330 Machine Tool Theory 2, 32420328 Machine Tool Operation 4 (WBL), and Corequisite: 32420373 Production Machining 1
32420375
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UGRD
| 4 CR
This course is intended to develop the skills and knowledge needed in a job shop environment. The student machinist will use knowledge and skills developed in previous study to solve typical job shop problems. PREREQUISITES: 32420330 Machine Tool Theory 2 and 32420328 Machine Tool Operation 4 (WBL)
32420376
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UGRD
| 4 CR
This course is intended to develop the advanced skills and knowledge needed in a job shop environment. The student machinist will use knowledge and skills developed in previous study to solve typical job shop problems. This course builds on Job Shop Machining 1 experiences and provides additional skills in cutting tool selection and material characteristics. PREREQUISITES: 32420330 Machine Tool Theory 2, 32420328 Machine Tool Operation 4 (WBL) and Corequisite: 32420375 Job Shop Machining 1

Required General Studies Courses

32801361
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This basic communication course focuses on effective listening, speaking, reading, and writing in life and at work. Students demonstrate their skills both individually and in groups. Students also produce such employment documents as a cover letter, a resume, and a preliminary job portfolio.
32804325
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This technical diploma course begins with a short review of basic arithmetic skills and continues with the application of these skills. Problem solving involving fractional and decimal dimensions is emphasized. The course also includes introductory algebra with emphasis on utilization of formulas including work with signed numbers. First-degree equation solution is also emphasized.
32804334
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This technical diploma course is a continuation of Applied Technical Math 1 . Topics covered include the basic geometry of plane and solid figures, right-triangle trigonometry, oblique-triangle trigonometry, and applications of these topics to trade and industry programs. PREREQUISITE: 32804325 Applied Technical Math 1.
32809380
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UGRD
| 2 CR
Improve intrapersonal and interpersonal skills in high demand by employers to enhance life-long learning both professionally and personally. Areas that are highlighted include providing excellent customer service in a diverse workplace, working ethically, improving motivation, applying critical thinking skills, and managing difficult situations.

Total: 65 Credits


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