MACH1140 Introduction to CNC

This course will introduce the students to the fundamentals of computer numerical control (CNC) milling and turning. Basic CNC operation and conversational programming will be covered. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.




MACH1125 or Instructor approval

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Demonstrate safe shop procedures
Identify CNC system components
Explain axis and coordinate systems
Identify RS274 words
Interpret Word Address Format programs
Identify conversational programs
Operate Bridgeport Easy Trac machine
Operate Haas Toolroom Mill
Operate Haas Toolroom Lathe
Produce parts using conversational programming
Produce parts using Word Address Format programming

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details