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 Course Title:   Intro to Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) Operations

 Title Abbreviation:   INTRO/CNC OPERATIONS

 Department:    MANF

 Course #:    115

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Introduction to Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) machine operation theory and practice. Covers basic G&M codes needed to program and operate CNC machinery. Course includes an introduction to hands-on CNC machine operations in the shop setting.


Prerequisite: WMATH 100.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe points, lines, and planes in the 3-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system.
  2. Plan a series of tool paths and cuts to render finished parts.
  3. Generate G & M codes to accomplish required tool paths and cuts.
  4. Run program using the dry run feature. Perform basic debugging and program editing.
  5. Demonstrate shop safety practices.
  6. Perform part cutting on CNC machine.
  7. Check dimensional accuracy of finished part. Determine acceptability based on design tolerances.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.1 Apply theories and concepts studied in the classroom to field, clinical, shop, research, or laboratory settings.
0.3 Identify and evaluate the relationships among different perspectives within a field of study and among different fields of study.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).
8.4 Communicate mathematical information effectively.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Points, lines, and planes in the 3-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system.
  2. Tool paths and cuts to render finished parts.
  3. G & M codes to accomplish required tool paths and cuts.
  4. Dry run feature.
  5. Basic debugging and program editing.
  6. Shop safety practices.
  7. Part cutting on CNC machine.
  8. Dimensional accuracy of finished part.
  9. Design tolerances.