Computerized Manufacturing (CNC) Certificates

Comprehensive (M1)

Blueprints & Quality Control (COM 100)

This course instills the knowledge of blueprint reading; geometric dimensions and tolerances, use of precision measuring instruments, concepts of quality control and quality assurance, inspection planning, and statistical process control. Students have a practicum where they receive hands-on training in a computerized manufacturing lab. Upon completion of this course, students are able to read and conceptualize blueprints and understand the dimensions, tolerances,
Prerequisite: None

Math Computation Review (ABM 100)

The goal of this course is to provide students with a review of mathematical concepts. Students will go over operations with fractions, decimals, percent, ratio, proportions, and conversion between the US Conventional and metric systems of measurement. Estimation, rounding, and problem solving strategies will also be covered. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to apply the content of the mathematical computation course in their respective fields of study and future workplaces.
Prerequisite: Placement

Computer Productivity Tools & Keyboarding (CIT 090)

In this course students will learn to use the basics of the operating system, navigate the Internet, create documents in Microsoft Word®, develop and deliver presentations in PowerPoint®, and use Outlook e-mail®, calendars, Acrobat Reader® and more. Students also will be working on their keyboarding and alpha/numerical data entry skills. This course includes lab work that focuses on hand placement, accuracy, and speed. Students work on many projects. By the end of the course, students should be able to apply the skills they have learned to the workplace.
Prerequisite: None

Shop Mathematics (COM 090)

This course concentrates on solving mathematical problems applicable in the area of computerized manufacturing and specifically CNC machining. Instruction may include, but is not limited to, skill development in the areas of the Cartesian coordinate system; basic applied algebra, geometry, right-angle trigonometry and the use of scientific calculators. A brief review of operations with decimals, percents, fractions, ratio, and proportion will also be included in this course. Completion of the course will ensure that the student has sufficient knowledge to solve trade-related math problems.
Prerequisite: ABM100 or placement test

Mastercam I: Design & Drafting (COM 101)

The goal of the class is to prepare the student to work with mechanical drawings found in the production environment and to give practical experience in print reading, dimensioning, systems, and tolerances. Basic computer-aided design and parts production are taught using Mastercam software.
Prerequisite: CIT 090 or related computer literacy

CNC Mill G-codes Setup & Operations (COM 103)

This course covers concepts of CNC machining; set-up and operations; tooling and work-holding systems; basics of manual part programming for drilling, milling, tapping, and threading operations by utilizing G codes. By the end of this class, students will be qualified to operate, set up, and edit programs on a CNC Mill with Fanuc-compatible controls. The hands-on practice is an integral part of the class.
Prerequisite: ABM 100 and COM 100

CNC Lathe G-codes Setup & Operations (COM 102)

This course covers concepts of CNC machining; Setup and operations; tooling and work-holding systems; basics of manual part programming for drilling, turning, and threading operations by utilizing G codes. By the end of this class, students will be qualified to operate, set up, and edit programs on a CNC Lathe with Fanuc-compatible controls. The hands-on practice is an integral part of the class.
Prerequisite: COM 100

CNC Mill G-codes Part Programming (COM 203)

This course covers the concepts and components of CNC part programming on three-axis and multi-axis CNC machine tools, CNC machines, and a full 3-D approach, including machining to a surface. By the end of the course, students are able to program a CNC- controlled milling center with Fanuc- compatible controls. The hands-on practice is an integral part of the class.
Prerequisites: COM 090 and COM 103

CNC Lathe G-codes Part Programming (COM 202)

This course covers the concepts and components of CNC part programming on two-axis CNC machine tools. By the end of the course, students are able to write G-code programs for a CNC-controlled turning center with Fanuc-compatible controls. The hands-on practice is an integral part of the class.
Prerequisites: ABM 100, and COM 102

Mastercam II: CNC Programming (COM 303)

This course teaches command structures, keyboard and menu tables; programs and techniques used to develop designs via CAM systems using representative software such as Mastercam or a comparable program. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to create, insert, and modify geometry using the system command structure, and to dimension and detail designs.
Prerequisites: COM 101 and COM 203

CMM Operations in Manufacturing (COM 104)

This course offers in-depth examination of machining processes, tooling and work-holding devices; review of secondary operations such as grinding, finishing and sawing. There will be a discussion of EDM, ECM, laser, water-jet and other modern machining processes. Students learn the fundamentals of the Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM), its software and measurements needed for part programing. The students will be introduced to manufacturing routing, hierarchy of manufacturing processes, basic understanding of machining processes, v3 measuring methods and standards, dimensional metrology and ISO 9000 quality standards. Upon completion of this course, students will understand the machining and manufacturing processes including:, routing, measuring and basics of using of the CMM for precision, as well as ISO 9000 quality standards.
Prerequisite: ABM 100 and COM 100

CNC Conversational Control Part Programming (COM 105)

This course covers concepts of CNC machining: setup and operations; tooling and work-holding systems; basics of manual part programming for milling, drilling, turning, tapping, and threading operations by utilizing conversational controls on CNC machining and/or turning centers. By the end of this class, students will be qualified to operate, set up, and edit programs on CNC mills and/or lathes with Mazatrol® or similar controls. Hands-on practice is an integral part of the class.
Prerequisite: ABM 100 and COM 100

Advanced CMM Skills in Manufacturing (COM 204)

This course provides an overview of Total Quality Management (TQM) as a foundation of modern manufacturing, lean methods and production schematics; advanced metrology, real-time part measurement and certification. The hands-on sessions in statistical process control data collection and charting, measurement systems, gauging, optical comparators and coordinate-measuring machine (CMM) are an integral part of the class. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to design the processes that are used to maintain TQM in a manufacturing environment, and use appropriate tools such as the CMM.
Prerequisite: COM 090 and COM 104

CNC Conversational Control Part Programming (COM 205)

This course covers the concepts and components of CNC part programming on 2-axis (lathe), 3-axis (mill), and multi-axis CNC machines with a 3-D approach. By the end of the course, students are able to program CNC-controlled turning and/or machining centers with Mazatrol® or similar controls. Hands-on practice is an integral part of the class.
Prerequisites: COM 090 and COM 105

Computerized Manufacturing Career Development (COM 310)

Career-entry and mid-career strategies and resources are examined to lay a foundation for career entry and professional growth. Topics include industry trends and overview; self-evaluation, goal setting; potential employer identification, individual’s work history analysis; resumes, cover letters, follow-up communication, recommendations; exercises in confidence building and human resources interviewing.
Prerequisite: Program completion

 

Machine Tool Technology (M2)

Blueprints and Quality Control (COM 100)

This course instills the knowledge of blueprint reading; geometric dimensions and tolerances, use of precision measuring instruments, concepts of quality control and quality assurance, inspection planning, and statistical process control. Students have a practicum where they receive hands-on training in a computerized manufacturing lab. Upon completion of this course, students are able to read and conceptualize blueprints and understand the dimensions, tolerances, and symbols that are commonly used for manufacturing blueprints.
Prerequisite: None

Math Computation Review (ABM 100)

The goal of this course is to provide students with a review of mathematical concepts. Students will go over operations with fractions, decimals, percent, ratio, proportions, and conversion between the US Conventional and metric systems of measurement. Estimation, rounding, and problem solving strategies will also be covered. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to apply the content of the mathematical computation course in their respective fields of study and future workplaces.
Prerequisite: Placement

Computer Productivity Tools & Keyboarding (CIT 090)

In this course students will learn to use the basics of the operating system, navigate the Internet, create documents in Microsoft Word®, develop and deliver presentations in PowerPoint®, and use Outlook e-mail®, calendars, Acrobat Reader® and more. Students also will be working on their keyboarding and alpha/numerical data entry skills. This course includes lab work that focuses on hand placement, accuracy, and speed. Students work on many projects. By the end of the course, students should be able to apply the skills they have learned to the workplace.
Prerequisite: None

Shop Mathematics (COM 090)

This course concentrates on solving mathematical problems applicable in the area of computerized manufacturing and specifically CNC machining. Instruction may include, but is not limited to, skill development in the areas of the Cartesian coordinate system; basic applied algebra, geometry, right-angle trigonometry and the use of scientific calculators. A brief review of operations with decimals, percents, fractions, ratio, and proportion will also be included in this course. Completion of the course will ensure that the student has sufficient knowledge to solve trade-related math problems.
Prerequisite: ABM100 or placement test

Mastercam 1: Design & Drafting (COM 101)

The goal of the class is to prepare the student to work with mechanical drawings found in the production environment and to give practical experience in print reading, dimensioning, systems, and tolerances. Basic computer-aided design and parts production are taught using Mastercam software.
Prerequisite: CIT 090 or related computer literacy

CNC Mill G-codes Setup & Operations (COM 103)

This course covers concepts of CNC machining; set-up and operations; tooling and work-holding systems; basics of manual part programming for drilling, milling, tapping, and threading operations by utilizing G codes. By the end of this class, students will be qualified to operate, set up, and edit programs on a CNC Mill with Fanuc-compatible controls. The hands-on practice is an integral part of the class.
Prerequisite: ABM 100 and COM 100

CNC Lathe G-codes Setup & Operations (COM 102)

This course covers concepts of CNC machining; Setup and operations; tooling and work-holding systems; basics of manual part programming for drilling, turning, and threading operations by utilizing G codes. By the end of this class, students will be qualified to operate, set up, and edit programs on a CNC Lathe with Fanuc-compatible controls. The hands-on practice is an integral part of the class.
Prerequisite: COM 100

CNC Mill G-codes Part Programming (COM 203)

This course covers the concepts and components of CNC part programming on three-axis and multi-axis CNC machine tools, CNC machines, and a full 3-D approach, including machining to a surface. By the end of the course, students are able to program a CNC- controlled milling center with Fanuc- compatible controls. The hands-on practice is an integral part of the class.
Prerequisites: COM 090 and COM 103

CNC Lathe G-codes Part Programming (COM 202)

This course covers the concepts and components of CNC part programming on two-axis CNC machine tools. By the end of the course, students are able to write G-code programs for a CNC- controlled turning center with Fanuc-compatible controls. The hands-on practice is an integral part of the class.
Prerequisites: ABM 100, and COM 102

Mastercam II: CNC Programming (COM 303)

This course teaches command structures, keyboard and menu tables; programs and techniques used to develop designs via CAM systems using representative software such as Mastercam or a comparable program. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to create, insert, and modify geometry using the system command structure, and to dimension and detail designs.
Prerequisites: COM 101 and COM 203

Computerized Manufacturing Career Development (COM 310)

Career-entry and mid-career strategies and resources are examined to lay a foundation for career entry and professional growth. Topics include industry trends and overview; self-evaluation, goal setting; potential employer identification, individual’s work history analysis; resumes, cover letters, follow-up communication, recommendations; exercises in confidence building and human resources interviewing.
Prerequisite: Program completion

 

Machine Tool Operations (M3)

Blueprints and Quality Control (COM 100)

This course instills the knowledge of blueprint reading; geometric dimensions and tolerances, use of precision measuring instruments, concepts of quality control and quality assurance, inspection planning, and statistical process control. Students have a practicum where they receive hands-on training in a computerized manufacturing lab. Upon completion of this course, students are able to read and conceptualize blueprints and understand the dimensions, tolerances, and symbols that are commonly used for manufacturing blueprints.
Prerequisite: None

Shop Mathematics (COM 090)

This course concentrates on solving mathematical problems applicable in the area of computerized manufacturing and specifically CNC machining. Instruction may include, but is not limited to, skill development in the areas of the Cartesian coordinate system; basic applied algebra, geometry, right-angle trigonometry and the use of scientific calculators. A brief review of operations with decimals, percents, fractions, ratio, and proportion will also be included in this course. Completion of the course will ensure that the student has sufficient knowledge to solve trade-related math problems.
Prerequisite: ABM100 or placement test

Computer Productivity Tools & Keyboarding (CIT 090)

In this course students will learn to use the basics of the operating system, navigate the Internet, create documents in Microsoft Word®, develop and deliver presentations in PowerPoint®, and use Outlook e-mail®, calendars, Acrobat Reader® and more. Students also will be working on their keyboarding and alpha/numerical data entry skills. This course includes lab work that focuses on hand placement, accuracy, and speed. Students work on many projects. By the end of the course, students should be able to apply the skills they have learned to the workplace.
Prerequisite: None

CNC Lathe G-codes Setup & Operations (COM 102)

This course covers concepts of CNC machining; Setup and operations; tooling and work-holding systems; basics of manual part programming for drilling, turning, and threading operations by utilizing G codes. By the end of this class, students will be qualified to operate, set up, and edit programs on a CNC Lathe with Fanuc-compatible controls. The hands-on practice is an integral part of the class.
Prerequisite: COM 100

CNC Lathe G-codes Part Programming (COM 202)

This course covers the concepts and components of CNC part programming on two-axis CNC machine tools. By the end of the course, students are able to write G-code programs for a CNC- controlled turning center with Fanuc-compatible controls. The hands-on practice is an integral part of the class.
Prerequisites: ABM 100, and COM 102

Computerized Manufacturing Career Development (COM 310)

Career-entry and mid-career strategies and resources are examined to lay a foundation for career entry and professional growth. Topics include industry trends and overview; self-evaluation, goal setting; potential employer identification, individual’s work history analysis; resumes, cover letters, follow-up communication, recommendations; exercises in confidence building and human resources interviewing.
Prerequisite: Program completion