Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technician (BP) Diploma

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

CNC Technicians are machinists with additional skills in programming, setup and operating computer driven machine tools. Most high-tech products including computers, aircraft and medical devices use precision components made on CNC machine tools. The CNC Technician relies on a strong background of machining skills. This includes the understanding of machines, tooling, blueprints, and additional methods used to produce and inspect a part. After determining the best manufacturing strategies and selecting tools, a CNC program is developed. CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) software is many times used to assist in developing the CNC program.

Award Outcomes

Apply precision measurement techniques.

Demonstrate sawing procedures.

Demonstrate drilling procedures.

Demonstrate grinding procedures.

Demonstrate milling procedures.

Demonstrate turning procedures.

Interpret blueprints/drawings.

Apply heat treating principles.

Machine parts with tolerance.

Apply math skills necessary for industry requirements.

Operate equipment safely.

Inspect machined parts for tolerance requirements.

Operate CNC machines efficiently.

Demonstrate teamwork.

Develop part designs within a group.

Career Opportunities

The successful CNC Technician may start his/her career as a CNC operator and progress to CNC setup, programmer, or inspector. Well paying jobs are available in the medical, aerospace, computer and recreational fields.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 52 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH1056Blueprint Reading I

3

MACH1100Introduction to Machining Technology

3

MACH1105Drilling and Sawing Processes

2

MACH1110Turning Technology I

3

MACH1120Turning Technology II

3

MACH1125Milling Technology I

3

MACH1130Milling Technology II

3

MACH1135Precision Grinding

2

MACH1140Introduction to CNC

3

MACH2400CNC Setup and Operation

3

MACH2406CNC Programming

3

MACH2410CAD/CAM

3

MACH2415CNC Milling

3

MACH2420Blueprint Reading II for Machinists

2

MACH2425Geometry/Trigonometry for Machinists

2

MACH2430CNC Machining Centers

3

MACH2435CNC Turning Centers

3

MACH2440Quality Assurance

2

MACH2500Introduction to Swiss-Style Machining

3

General Education Required 6 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

or

ENGL1026Writing for Careers

3

 

MATH1500Beginning Algebra

3

or

MATH1650Mathematical Literacy

4

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 6 Credits

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH1145Machinists Reference Materials

1

MACH2440Quality Assurance

2

MACH2445Heat Treating and Metallurgy

2

MACH2450Fundamentals of EDM

2

MACH2470Advanced CNC Turning Centers

3

MACH2480ESPRIT Programming

3

MACH2600Introduction to Quality Assurance

3

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

ENGC1250SolidWorks I

4

Total Diploma Credits 64

Semester Sequence - Full-Time

Offered at Brooklyn Park Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH1056Blueprint Reading I

3

MACH1100Introduction to Machining Technology

3

MACH1105Drilling and Sawing Processes

2

MACH1110Turning Technology I

3

MACH1125Milling Technology I

3

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

or

ENGL1026Writing for Careers

3

Total Credits  17

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH1120Turning Technology II

3

MACH1130Milling Technology II

3

MACH1135Precision Grinding

2

MACH1140Introduction to CNC

3

MATH1500Beginning Algebra

3

or

MATH1650Mathematical Literacy

4

Technical Studies Electives

3

Total Credits  17

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH2400CNC Setup and Operation

3

MACH2406CNC Programming

3

MACH2410CAD/CAM

3

MACH2415CNC Milling

3

MACH2420Blueprint Reading II for Machinists

2

MACH2425Geometry/Trigonometry for Machinists

2

Total Credits  16

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH2430CNC Machining Centers

3

MACH2435CNC Turning Centers

3

MACH2440Quality Assurance

2

MACH2500Introduction to Swiss-Style Machining

3

Technical Studies Electives

3

Total Credits  14

Technical Studies Electives

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH1145Machinists Reference Materials

1

MACH1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

MACH2445Heat Treating and Metallurgy

2

MACH2450Fundamentals of EDM

2

MACH2470Advanced CNC Turning Centers

3

MACH2475Gibbs CAD/CAM Milling

3

MACH2480ESPRIT Programming

3

MACH2600Introduction to Quality Assurance

3

MACH2610Inspection Processes

3

MACH2615Inspection Equipment and Techniques

3

MACH2620Quality Systems

3

MACH2625Computer Analysis of Manufacturing Data

2

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

ENGC1050Additive Manufacturing

3

ENGC1250SolidWorks I

4

Choose a Total of:  6 Credits

Graduation (64 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.

 

6/20/2019 : BP 4306 / EP

Semester Sequence - Part-Time

Offered at Brooklyn Park Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH1056Blueprint Reading I

3

MACH1100Introduction to Machining Technology

3

MACH1105Drilling and Sawing Processes

2

Total Credits  8

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH1110Turning Technology I

3

MACH1125Milling Technology I

3

MACH1135Precision Grinding

2

Total Credits  8

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

or

ENGL1026Writing for Careers

3

Total Credits  3

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH1120Turning Technology II

3

MACH1130Milling Technology II

3

MATH1500Beginning Algebra

3

or

MATH1650Mathematical Literacy

4

Total Credits  9

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH1140Introduction to CNC

3

MACH2410CAD/CAM

3

MACH2425Geometry/Trigonometry for Machinists

2

Total Credits  8

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
Technical Studies Electives

3

Total Credits  3

Fifth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH2400CNC Setup and Operation

3

MACH2406CNC Programming

3

MACH2415CNC Milling

3

Total Credits  9

Sixth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH2420Blueprint Reading II for Machinists

2

MACH2430CNC Machining Centers

3

MACH2435CNC Turning Centers

3

Total Credits  8

Seventh Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH2440Quality Assurance

2

MACH2500Introduction to Swiss-Style Machining

3

Technical Studies Electives

3

Total Credits  8

Technical Studies Electives

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH1145Machinists Reference Materials

1

MACH1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

MACH2445Heat Treating and Metallurgy

2

MACH2450Fundamentals of EDM

2

MACH2470Advanced CNC Turning Centers

3

MACH2475Gibbs CAD/CAM Milling

3

MACH2480ESPRIT Programming

3

MACH2600Introduction to Quality Assurance

3

MACH2610Inspection Processes

3

MACH2615Inspection Equipment and Techniques

3

MACH2620Quality Systems

3

MACH2625Computer Analysis of Manufacturing Data

2

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

ENGC1050Additive Manufacturing

3

ENGC1250SolidWorks I

4

Choose a Total of:  6 Credits

Graduation (64 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.

 

6/20/2019 : BP 4306 / EP