Machine Tool Operation - CNC Curriculum

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Rice Lake Curriculum

Machine Tool Operation - CNC (Fall 2021 - Term 1)

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Machine Tool Operation - CNC (Spring 2022 - Term 2)

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Machine Tool Operation - CNC Curriculum Checklist

2021-22

Machine Tool Operation - CNC Curriculum Checklist

2020-21

Machine Tool Operation - CNC Curriculum Checklist

2022-23

This program will be modified for the 2022-2023 academic year. The required program course list, including course descriptions, will be updated below on June 1, 2022 or will be available to view in the 2022-2023 catalog available February 2022.

 


Required Program Courses

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.
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.
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.
31444310
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course includes instruction of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) lathes and mills including calling up programs in the machine control unit, loading and deleting programs; setting work offsets; loading and unloading parts; loading tooling and tool offsets; running programs to make parts; and part inspection. By the end of the course, learners will set up work pieces in machines, enter programs, set up tool offsets, enter work offsets, and complete parts and projects.
31444311
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UGRD
| 5 CR
This course includes the operation of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) mills and lathes by providing instruction and practice in the use of milling and turning machines. This course will also provide an introduction to job planning for CNC lathes and mills using standard G and M codes, including the use of process plans, inspection sheets, and set up guides will also be covered. This course will also provide the opportunity for learners to write their own job planning and editing of provided programs. By the end of this course, learners will edit programs, change speeds and feeds as needed, and adjust tool and work offsets to produce parts within specified tolerances. COREQUISITE: 31444310 Milling and Turning 1
32444302
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This course will provide the basic machining information needed by the learner in subsequent CNC Machine Tool Operation courses. It will also provide instruction and practice in the use of sawing and drilling machines and related processes.
31444312
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course includes the operation of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) mills and lathes including selection of tools, custom-made fixtures and other work holding devices such 4-jaw chucks, collets, and use of tail stocks to provide part support. Use of fixed cycles are introduced. Learners will be provided the opportunity to set the project, load and edit programs, change and modify tooling and programs to complete the required parts without the need to have the changes approved. This is the first class that the students will have both the opportunity and skills to complete a project using their own process. PREREQUISITE: 31444311 Milling and Turning 2
31444313
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UGRD
| 4 CR
This course includes more advanced processes and tooling as it builds upon skills learned in the previous courses in the Milling and Turning sequence. Applications include selection of tools and work-holding devices, auto setting of tool offsets and work coordinate positions, load and editing programs, proofing programs, and making machine parameter adjustments. Advanced level programming will include canned machine cycles and use of software to assist in complex profiles. Learners will write complete programs, machine processes and set-up instruction. Including monitoring tool wear and offset updates designing and building customer-made fixtures for manufacturing and inspection. Learners will machine multiple parts to prove out programs and produce projects. This course will also provide an introduction and instruction to manual surface grinding set ups and operations. PREREQUISITE: 31444311 Milling and Turning 2 and COREQUISITE: 31444312 Milling and Turning 3
31444314
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UGRD
| 4 CR
This course will continue to develop the skills and knowledge needed for entry into a machining workplace environment by providing instruction and practice in the use of milling, turning and grinding machines and the various manufacturing processes performed on them. It also includes an introduction to the automated surface grinding machines. This course allows the students to perfect the skills learned in the pre-requisite Milling and Turning courses. Students will have the opportunity to complete the capstone project using the tooling, machines and processes they deem best to meet the project requirements, though guidance will be given as needed. Students will be responsible for all aspects of their project using the skills learned in earlier classes such as material selection, tooling, work holding, inspection requirements, programming, editing, assembly, and documentation of the project. PREREQUISITE: 31444311 Milling and Turning 2 and COREQUISITE: 31444313 Milling and Turning 4

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.

Total: 32 Credits


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