
CNC Machine Operator – Evening Certificate Course Descriptions
Award: Certificate
Academic Year: 2015–2016
Semester 1
MAT772 Applied Math
3 credits—This course is designed to present basic facts of arithmetic including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, powers, roots, English and metric measurement, ratioproportion, percents, introduction to algebra, and introduction to geometry. Instruction includes use of scientific handheld calculators and emphasis placed on critical thinking, problem solving skills.
Lecture Hours: 48
2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50
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MFG122 Machine Trade Printreading I
3 credits—This course provides the student with the necessary knowledge to read and interpret basic prints used in the machining industry. It covers terminology, linetypes, and drawing interpretation. First and third angle orthographic projection, dimensioning methods, and tolerancing are the major topics covered.
Lecture Hours: 48
2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50
MFG211 Basic Machine Theory
2 credits—This course presents basic machining processes and concepts necessary to setup and operate machine shop equipment.
Lecture Hours: 32
2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00
MFG222 Machine Operations I
4 credits—This course is an introductory machining course presenting basic machining operations. The student will perform basic operations on lathes, horizontal + verticalmilling machines, drilling machines, saws, various types of grinders, and precision measuring equipment.
Lecture Hours: 32
Lab Hours: 96
Prerequisite(s): MFG211 Basic Machine Theory
2015–2016 Course Cost: $934.00
Semester 2
MFG157 Intro to CNC Programming I
2 credits—In this course students will create basic programs for CNC mills. Student will use a plain ASCII text editor (like Notepad) to input basic industry standard G and M code programs. Programs are run on verification software to ensure accuracy. Speed and feed calculations, operator notes and startup lines, mill tooling types and procedures, rectangular coordinates, canned (drill) cycles, and file management are other areas of study.
Lecture Hours: 32
Corequisite(s): MFG305 CNC Operations
2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00
MFG158 Intro to CNC Programming II
2 credits—In this course students will create programs for CNC mills using cutter diameter
compensation, subroutines, and subprograms. Students will also write startup lines and basic level programs on CNC lathes. Students will use a plain ASCII text editor (like Notepad) to input basic industry standard G and M code programs. Programs are run on verification software to ensure accuracy. Lathe tooling, typical turning procedures, cutter nose radius compensation, and tip orientation are other areas of study.
Lecture Hours: 32
Prerequisite(s): MFG157 Intro to CNC Programming I
Corequisite(s): MFG305 CNC Operations, MFG157 Intro to CNC Programming I
2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00
MFG305 CNC Operations
2 credits—This course introduces CNC Lathe and CNC Mill operation, shop safety, part inspection, CNC cutting tool types and uses, as well as part holding techniques. Students will work in small groups on industrial sized CNC lathes and CNC machining centers to simulate what CNC Operators do in industry. Fanuc and other common CNC machine controllers are used. BackPlotting (to simulate cutting operations) is used to help eliminate errors before actually running parts on CNC equipment.
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 96
2015–2016 Course Cost: $361.00
Math Electives
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts
3 credits—This is a one semester liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problemsolving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.
Lecture Hours: 48
Prerequisite(s): MAT063 Elementary Algebra or equivalent COMPASS score
2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50
MAT122 College Algebra
5 credits—Begins a two semester sequence to prepare students for the calculus sequence. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.
Lecture Hours: 80
Prerequisite(s): MAT102 Intermediate Algebra or equivalent COMPASS score
2015–2016 Course Cost: $797.50
MAT128 Precalculus
4 credits—This onesemester precalculus course is intended for the student with a solid algebra background who intends to take calculus. It is also beneficial (but not required) for the student to have a background in trigonometry. The course will emphasize functions using an analytical, numerical, and graphical approach. The student will study linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions along with their applications.
Lecture Hours: 64
Prerequisite(s): Appropriate Placement Test Scores: ACT Math Score of 25 OR Compass Score of 51100 in the College Algebra Domain or 3150 in the Trigonometry Domain.
Other Requirements: Successful completion (C or better) of three years of high school mathematics including two years of algebra and one year of geometry and/or trigonometry, or appropriate mathematics placement score.
2015–2016 Course Cost: $638.00
MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry
3 credits—This course is the second course of a twosemester precalculus sequence. Topics include trigonometry and applications, vectors, analytic geometry, and polar and parametric equations.
Lecture Hours: 48
Prerequisite(s): MAT122 College Algebra
2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50
MAT156 Statistics
3 credits—This course is a study of descriptive statistics including graphical representation, central tendency, correlation and regression, intuitive treatment of probability, and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing.
Lecture Hours: 48
Prerequisite(s): MAT063 Elementary Algebra or appropriate placement score.
2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50
MAT210 Calculus I
4 credits—This course is the first in a calculus sequence. The course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives and applications of differentiation, and integrals.
Lecture Hours: 64
Prerequisite(s): MAT134 Trigonometry & Analytic Geometry and three years of high school mathematics including trigonometry
2015–2016 Course Cost: $638.00
MAT216 Calculus II
4 credits—This course is a continuation of MAT210 Calculus I. The course covers topics including integration techniques related to surface areas and volumes, infinite series, conic sections, parametric equations, and polar coordinates.
Lecture Hours: 64
Prerequisite(s): MAT210 Calculus I or equivalent
2015–2016 Course Cost: $638.00
MAT219 Calculus III
4 credits—This course is a continuation of MAT216 Calculus II. The course covers topics including integration and differentiation techniques related to vectors, vectorvalued functions, functions of several variables, multiple integration, and vector analysis.
Lecture Hours: 64
Prerequisite(s): MAT216 Calculus II or equivalent
2015–2016 Course Cost: $638.00

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