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 Course Title:   Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) Basics

 Title Abbreviation:   CNC BASICS

 Department:    MANF

 Course #:    190

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    6

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Introduction to Computer Aided Drawing (CAD), Computer Aided Machining (CAM), and to the Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) process. Covers the basics of CNC machine operation, advanced print reading and programming methodologies. Also introduced are machining processes for CNC mill, CNC lathe and CNC Wire EDM.

 Prerequisite  

WT 115 or instructor permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 44

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Perform advanced print reading, surface and finish callouts, advanced GD&T.
  2. Recognize the advantages of invoking cutter diameter compensation in programs.
  3. Understand the commands and rules for creating and processing subprograms.
  4. Describe the most important cutting operations performed on the CNC lathe.
  5. Explore the requirements for utilization of a wire EDM CNC machine.
  6. Understand the advantages of off-line programming.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.4 Evaluate decisions by analyzing outcomes and the impact of actions.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

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 . . .
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.

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. Print reading, surface and finish callouts, advanced GD&T.
  2. Cutter diameter compensation in programs.
  3. Commands and rules for creating and processing subprograms.
  4. Cutting operations performed on the CNC lathe.
  5. Requirements for utilization of a wire EDM CNC machine.
  6. Advantages of off-line programming.