The CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) Machining Program prepares students for great careers as CNC machinists. CNC Machinists are highly skilled operators that fabricate finished goods from a wide variety of materials. Students will learn to machine parts with high precision through the use of blueprints, sketches, or their own designs. Students begin training on manual lathes, mills, before moving into basic mechanical drafting, then learn to program and operate a CNC Machine. The CNC Machining program includes an industry externship.
Students will be introduced to Inspection tools (caliper, micrometer, height gage) and Manual Machines (mills, lathes, horizontal band-saw).
Shop Safety is the most important thing in the machining industry, so we take safety very seriously. Students will learn about safety precautions and rules.
A few of the principles students will learn are: Intuit programming, Renishaw optical part probe use, CNC mill, CNC lathe safety, setup of tools, manual programming from drawing exercises, and setup and run part.
Setup and run CNC production-type parts, build fixtures, and run multiple parts of the same type. Students will learn CAD / CAM basics.
Students will work directly with the instructors and design parts, Build holding fixtures and run parts.
All students are required to go to an off-site shop and work for 60 hours to gain real-life experience in the machining field. This helps us verify that the class instruction is relevant to the students.
Are eager to learn how to fabricate various designs using a variety of materials.
Pay attention to detail and have the desire to learn about multiple machines, their functions, and how to use them.
Are intrigued by the possibilities when using their ingenuity in combination with their new knowledge of machining.
They find value in the time they spend in the shop learning how to safely operate inspection tools and manual machines.
They appreciate the real-world knowledge they gain during offsite 60-hour externships required for graduation.
They prove their new skills with a final project to design, build, and utilize fabricated parts.
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