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CNC Machining for Wood and Plastics (BP) Advanced Technical Certificate

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

The CNC Machining for Wood and Plastics certificate is offered at Hennepin Technical College`s Brooklyn Park Campus. The certificate focuses on training individuals in the operation of numerical controlled equipment used for machining wood, plastic and related material.

Participants will refine skills in creating geometry for component parts using AutoCAD. Manual numerical code generation will be taught to reinforce machine manipulation and program knowledge. Computer Aided Machining (CAM) numerical code generation will be accomplished using Router-CIM software. Basic fixturing, controller manipulation, maintenance, tooling and hands-on part manufacturing will be accomplished using KOMO 408 CNC router.

Award Outcomes

Exhibit safety on CNC machinery.

Draw using a CAD program.

Assign tooling using CAM programs.

Set up CNC machines.

Operate CNC machines.

Manufacture parts using CNC machines.

Troubleshoot the manufacturing process of a part.

Career Opportunities

This certificate program prepares individuals to enter the wood and plastics CNC machining industry. The student will gain experience preparing parts drawings, generating machine code and operating a CNC router. This training may lead to entry-level employment in this very exciting and challenging field.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 13 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CBTG1170AutoCAD

4

CBTG2522Advanced CNC Programming

3

CBTG2532CNC Router Operation

3

CBTG2551Point to Point Machining

3

General Education Required 0 Credits

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Advanced Technical Certificate Credits 13

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CBTG1170AutoCAD

4

CBTG2551Point to Point Machining

3

Total Credits  7

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CBTG2522Advanced CNC Programming

3

CBTG2532CNC Router Operation

3

Total Credits  6

Graduation (13 Credits)

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


6/13/2018 : BP 3108 / EP