MACH2406 CNC Programming

This course will introduce the student to computer numerical control machine tools. CNC programming, setup, and operation will be studied. Milling and turning programs will be developed and examined. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.




CNC Operators Certificate, 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:
Explain coordinate system/axis orientation
Utilize shop mathematics
Compare carbide tool holders/inserts
Explain CNC machining/turning center safety
Examine CNC mill tool length/radius compensation
Examine CNC machining center workholding devices
Examine CNC machining center tool holders/tools
Explain climb and conventional milling
Select CNC machining center speeds and feeds
Explain CNC turning center tool length/diameter compensation
Explain tool nose radius/direction compensation
Select CNC turning center speeds and feeds

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