This course will introduce the student to computer-assisted design and computer-assisted machining.  Machining processes and post-processor selection will also be covered.




METS1000 or basic computer skills

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 CNC fundamentals
Explain CAD/CAM programming processes
Compare CAD/CAM cartesian coordinate system to machine tool coordinate system
Explain CAD/CAM techniques
Relate coordinate axis to CNC mills and lathes
Construct various geometry for CNC milling
Select modify functions
Construct CNC milling/turning toolpaths
Prepare process sheets
Construct various geometry for CNC turning
Select CNC turning modify functions
Utilize verify operation
Utilize post-processors
Explore creation of wire frame models

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