SLCC General Catalog

Machining CNC/CAM Technology CC

CTE Certificate of Completion
30 credits minimum

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Program Description

Machining CNC/CAM Technology - trained machinists are continuously needed in engineering, manufacturing and fabrication companies and there are not enough new workers available to fill the entry-level positions.  This 30-week, 31-credit hour curriculum provides students with the manual and CNC skills required for work as an entry-level machinist, equivalent to 6 months of on-the-job training.  The two-semester certificate of completion in machining technology provides the student with the entry-level skills required for work as a machinist in industry and includes: manual and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining, CAD (Computer Assisted Design), CAM (Computer Assisted Manufacturing), Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, and manufacturing processes.

Career Opportunities

Entry-level wages for machinists start between $10 and $12 per hour and a machinist with two to five years of work experience will earn between $28,000 and $50,000 per year.

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the sample schedule, time to completion is two semesters.

General Education Requirements

Quantitative Studies (QS) 3-4 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1010

Intermed Algebra

4

A

RDG 0900; within the last year MATH 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

OR

 

 

 

 

IND 1120

Math for Industry

3

F, Sp

MATH 0900 w/C grade or better

NOTE: MATH 1010 is a prerequisite for the math courses required in the AS degree for students who may want to continue.

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved CM course

 

 

 

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved HR course

 

 

 

NOTE: COMM 2110 will also meet the Interdisciplinary (ID) requirement for students who may want to continue toward as AS transfer degree studying Manufacturing Engineering Technology or Mechanical Engineering Technology.

 

Required Courses: (22 Credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

*EDDT 1040

Intro to AutoCAD

3

A

 

EDDT 2340

Manufacturing Process

2

F, Sp

EDDT 1040 or concurrently. Coreq: EDDT 2350

EDDT 2350

Manufacturing Lab

1

F, Sp

Coreq: EDDT 2340

EDDT 2540

Geo Dimen & Tol

2

Sp

EDDT 1040

EDDT 2600

Modeling w/ SolidWorks

3

F, Sp

EDDT 1040 or CAD experience

MCCT 1500

Manual Machining

2

F

Coreq: MCCT 1510

MCCT 1510

Man. Machining Lab

1

F

Coreq: MCCT 1500

MCCT 1600

CNC Machine Theo

2

Sp

Coreq: MCCT 1610

MCCT 1610

CNC Machining Lab

1

Sp

Coreq: MCCT 1600

MCCT 2650

CAD/CAM

2

Sp

EDDT 2540. Recommended coreq: EDDT 2600

WLD 1005

Related Welding

3

A

 

*May be waived for equivalent experience or course.

 

Sample Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

EDDT 1040*

3

HR

2-3

EDDT 2600*

3

EDDT 2540

2

EDDT 2340

2

CM

3

EDDT 2350

1

MCCT 2650

2

MCCT 1500

2

MCCT 1600

2

MCCT 1510

1

MCCT 1610

1

MATH 1010

4

WLD 1005

3

OR

 

 

 

IND 1120

3

 

 

Total

15-16

Total

15-16

*EDDT 1040 is taught the first half-term (8 weeks) of the semester and EDDT 2600 is taught the second half-term of the semester so students can take both in one semester.

Advising Notes

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes or preparation. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken and may require extra time to complete the program.  Students should check the semester class schedule for the day/evening availability and modifications caused by varying enrollment.

Students acquiring an Associate of Science Degree with a pre-major in General Studies may simultaneously earn a Certificate in Machining CNC/CAM Technology by selecting the above courses to fulfill the elective component of the AS degree.

EDDT classes are offered summer term as requested by students. Classes taken summer can reduce the credit hours required in other semesters or shorten the time to acquire the degree.

EDDT evening classes are generally offered on alternating semesters than those listed or in summer term.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  7. Develop computer and information literacy

General Education

Basic Communication

Human Relations

Quantitative Literacy

2, 3, 5

Machining and CNC Skills

1. Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge of safety rules and identify the various machining processes and equipment.
  • produce precision parts to design specification and demonstrate the ability to use precision measuring equipment.
  • demonstrate competency in the operation of lathes, grinders and mills (MCCT 1500, 1510).

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2. Students will:

  • produce CNC code and select the proper machining process by programming and building projects on CNC mills and lathes
  • demonstrate understanding of tolerance limits for each machining process and verify that projects meet blueprint requirements (MCCT 1600,1610).

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Related Cad and Design Knowledge and Skills

3. Students will:

  • produce drawings that demonstrate competency in AutoCAD and are neat and professional
  • demonstrate proficiency with drawing and screen setup: layouts, layers, dimension styles, scale factors, blocks, profiles, and plotting
  • demonstrate knowledge of CAD commands and use them appropriately for efficiency and accuracy (EDDT 1040).

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4. Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge of solid modeling tools, creating and defining sketches, 3D features, mating assemblies, design tables, and fabrication and assembly drawings from models.
  • produce accurate parts, assemblies, and drawings per industry standard.
  • demonstrate the ability to analyze design intent and process (EDDT 2600).

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5. Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing symbols and applications of form, function, and tolerances.
  • produce drawings with correctly applied symbols.
  • demonstrate understanding of the use of GD&T in automated manufacturing and quality inspection (EDDT 2540).

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Related Manufacturing Knowledge and Skills

6. Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge of industrial materials and processes and the principles of material behavior.
  • demonstrate ability to apply this knowledge in hands-on lab experience with molding, casting and forming.
  • participate as a member of a design team to create designs and finished products (EDDT 2340, 2350).

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7. Students will learn basic principles of arc and acetylene welding.

(WLS 1005)

1, 2

CAD/CAM and Teamwork

8. Students will:

  • demonstrate the proper use of CAM software
  • demonstrate knowledge of post processing
  • be evaluated on their participation in a concurrent engineering team with other students to design, layout, and build a project.
  • produce project documentation and perform inspection on finished product (MCCT 2650).

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Department Contact Info

Division of Natural Sciences

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Science & Industry Building (SI) 341

General Information
801-957-4827

Program Information
801-957-4150

Engineering Design/Drafting Technology Department

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Science & Industry Building (SI) 209
801-957-4858

Program Faculty
Instructors
Joel Clarkston
Michael Stenquist