MACH2400 CNC Setup and Operation

This course will familiarize students with CNC machines. The student will be trained in safety procedures, setup, and operation of various types of CNC machines. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.




CNC Operators certificate, or equivalent industry experience with instructor's 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 CNC machines
Explain CNC controls
Explain CNC programming language
Explain CNC language format
Complete CNC machining center setups
Demonstrate conversational machining center programming
Demonstrate conversational turning center programming
Explain manual programming applications
Simulate program on machine controllers
Demonstrate optical tool setter
Demonstrate CNC tuning center tool setting probe

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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Brooklyn Park Campus:  952-995-1300

Credit Details