Computer-Integrated Machining Technology

Computer-Integrated Machining Technology curriculum is designed to develop skills in the theory and safe use of hand tools, power machinery, computerized machining equipment and sophisticated precision measurement instruments. Students learn to interpret blueprints, set up manual and CNC machines, perform basic and advanced machining operations and make decisions to insure that work quality is maintained. Employment opportunities for machining technicians exist in manufacturing industries, public institutions, government agencies and in a wide range of specialty machining shops.

The Computer-Integrated Machining Technology Program at CPCC provides students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in CNC programming and a broader knowledge in CNC Graphics Programming. All projects are performed on full-scale industrial equipment used in local industry.

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Computer-Integrated Machining Technology (A50210)

Degree Awarded

The Associate in Applied Science degree - Computer- Integrated Machining Technology will be awarded by the College upon completion of the program.

Admissions

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • CPCC placement tests are required in English and mathematics. Developmental mathematics and English courses are available for students to build skills and knowledge.
  • A counseling/orientation appointment follows placement testing.
  • Many courses have prerequisites or co-requisites. Check the Courses section for details.

Note: Students who do not take program-related courses for two consecutive semesters must reenter the program under the Catalog in effect at the time of reentry.

Contact Information

The Computer-Integrated Machining Technology program is in the Engineering Technologies Division. For more information, call the Program Chair at 704.330.6608.

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General Education Requirements
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3.0
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
Literature-Based Research
Professional Research & Reporting
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
Introduction to Communication
Public Speaking
Select 1 of the following courses:3.0
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy
Algebra/Trigonometry I
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
Art Appreciation
Art History Survey I
Art History Survey II
Cultural Studies
Myth in Human Culture
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Jazz
Philosophical Issues
Introduction to Ethics
World Religions
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
American History I
American History II
American Government
General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Major Requirements
MAC 111Machining Technology I6.0
MAC 142Machining Applications II4.0
MAC 121Introduction to CNC2.0
MAC 122CNC Turning2.0
MAC 131Blueprint Reading-Machining I2.0
MAC 143Machining Applications III4.0
MAC 114Introduction to Metrology2.0
or ISC 212 Metrology
MAC 152Advanced Machining Calculations2.0
MAC 124CNC Milling2.0
MAC 222Advanced CNC Turning2.0
MAC 224Advanced CNC Milling2.0
MAC 234Advanced Multi-Axis MacHining3.0
MAC 231Cam: Computer Numerical Control Turning3.0
MAC 232CAM: Computer Numerical Control Milling3.0
EGR 120Engineering and Design Graphics3.0
MAC 228Advanced CNC Processes3.0
Select one of the following:2.0
Basic PC Literacy
Appl Software for Tech
Technical Electives
Select 3.0 credits from the following:3.0
Intro to Solid Modeling
Engineering Materials
Basic Welding Processes
Work-Based Learning I
Work-Based Learning II
Industrial Safety
Total Credits68

Computer-Integrated Machining Technology Diploma (D50210)

Computer-Integrated Machining Technology Diploma gives individuals the opportunity to gain entry-level employment in the metal working industries. A basic knowledge of conventional machine tools, CNC programming and CNC operations is provided by hands-on activities on equipment commonly used in industry. Coursework will apply toward Computer-Integrated Machining Technology A.A.S. Degree program.

Degree Awarded

A Diploma in Computer-Integrated Machining Technology is awarded by the College upon completion of this program.

Admissions

Completion of a high school diploma or the equivalent is encouraged as a foundation of a career in this area.Many courses have prerequisites or co-requisites; check the Course Descriptions section for details.

Note: Students who do not enroll in program-related courses for two consecutive semesters must reenter the program under the Catalog in effect at the time of reentry.

Contact Information

Computer-Integrated Machining Technology program is in the Engineering Technologies Division. For more information, call the Program Chair at 704.330.6608.

General Education Requirements
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3.0
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology3.0
Major Requirements
MAC 111Machining Technology I6.0
MAC 131Blueprint Reading-Machining I2.0
MAC 142Machining Applications II4.0
MAC 114Introduction to Metrology2.0
MAC 121Introduction to CNC2.0
MAC 124CNC Milling2.0
MAC 122CNC Turning2.0
MAC 143Machining Applications III4.0
MAC 152Advanced Machining Calculations2.0
MAC 222Advanced CNC Turning2.0
MAC 224Advanced CNC Milling2.0
Total Credits36

Computer-Integrated Machining Technology Certificates (C50210)

Computer-Integrated Machining Technology Certificate with a Specialization in CNC Programming and Operations (C50210-C1)

This certificate provides study in CNC programming and machining operations. Coursework includes manual programming, set-up and operation and provides in-depth study in both 2-D and 3-D Graphics programming. Coursework will apply toward Computer-Integrated Machining Technology A.A.S. degree program. Certificate Awarded - A certificate is awarded in CNC Programming and Operations upon completion of this program.

Certificate Awarded

A certificate is awarded in CNC Programming and Operations upon completion of this program.

Admissions

  • Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent is required as a foundation of a career in this area.
  • Individuals entering this certificate program should have a basic knowledge of manual machining and/or minimum experience with CNC machine tools.
  • Many courses have prerequisites or co-requisites; check the Courses section for details.

Contact Information

Computer-Integrated Machining Technology Program is in the Engineering Technologies Division. For more information, call the Program Chair at 704.330.6608.

Major Requirements
MAC 121Introduction to CNC2.0
MAC 122CNC Turning2.0
MAC 124CNC Milling2.0
MAC 222Advanced CNC Turning2.0
MAC 224Advanced CNC Milling2.0
MAC 231Cam: Computer Numerical Control Turning3.0
MAC 232CAM: Computer Numerical Control Milling3.0
Total Credits16

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Computer-Integrated Machining Technology Certificate Specialization in Basic Machining Skills (C50210-C3)

Major Requirements
MAC 111Machining Technology I6.0
MAC 131Blueprint Reading-Machining I2.0
MAC 114Introduction to Metrology2.0
MAC 121Introduction to CNC2.0
Total Credits12

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Computer-Integrated Machining Technology Certificate with a Specialization in Motorsports Machining Certificate I (C50210-C4)

This certificate provides the graduate with basic skills in the set-up and operation of conventional and computer numerical control machine tools used in the Motorsports machining labs.

Certificate Awarded

A certificate is awarded in Motorsports Machining by the College upon completion of the program.

Admissions

Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent is encouraged as a foundation of a career in this area.

Contact Information

Computer-Integrated Machining Technology Program is in the Engineering Technologies Division. For more information, call the Program Chair at 704.330.6608.

Major Requirements
MAC 111Machining Technology I6.0
MAC 121Introduction to CNC2.0
MAC 122CNC Turning2.0
MAC 114Introduction to Metrology2.0
MAC 124CNC Milling2.0
MAC 131Blueprint Reading-Machining I2.0
Total Credits16

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Computer-Integrated Machining Technology Certificate with a Specialization in Computer-Integrated Machining Pathway (C50210-C6)

This certificate also is available to students enrolled in Career and College Promise.

Major Requirements
MAC 111Machining Technology I6.0
MAC 131Blueprint Reading-Machining I2.0
MAC 121Introduction to CNC2.0
MAC 124CNC Milling2.0
Total Credits12

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Computer-Integrated Machining Technology Certificate with a Specialization in Advanced CNC Technology (C50210-C7)

This certificate provides the graduate with enhanced skills in the operation and set up of multi-axis CNC machining centers. This certificate will provide additional studies in multi-axis CNC machine tool operation.

Certificate Awarded

A certificate is awarded in Advanced CNC Technology by the College upon completion of this program.

Admissions

  • Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent is encouraged as a foundation of a career in this area.
  • Some courses have pre-requisites. Check the Courses section for details.
  • This certificate requires the completion of Computer-Integrated Machining Technology Certificate Specialization in CNC Programming and Operations (C50210-C1) for admission.

Contact information

Computer Integrated Machining Technology Program is in the Engineering Technologies Division. For more information, call the Program Chair at 704.330.6608.

Major Requirements
MAC 114Introduction to Metrology2.0
DFT 154Intro to Solid Modeling3.0
EGR 120Engineering and Design Graphics3.0
MAC 228Advanced CNC Processes3.0
MAC 232CAM: Computer Numerical Control Milling3.0
MAC 234Advanced Multi-Axis MacHining3.0
Total Credits17

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Courses

MAC 111AB. Machining Technology I. 3.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-6.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces machining operations as they relate to the metalworking industry. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, lathes, drilling machines, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments. Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform the basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. This course emphasizes engine lathe setup and operation.

MAC 111BB. Machining Technology I. 3.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-6.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces machining operations as they relate to the metalworking industry. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, lathes, drilling machines, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments. Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform the basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. This is the second part of a course sequence and emphasizes milling machine setup and operation.

MAC 111. Machining Technology I. 6.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-12.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces machining operations as they relate to the metalworking industry. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, lathes, drilling machines, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments. Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform the basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. This course emphasizes milling machine setup and operation.

MAC 114. Introduction to Metrology. 2.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the care and use of precision measuring instruments. Emphasis is placed on the inspection of machine parts and use of a wide variety of measuring instruments. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the correct use of measuring instruments.

MAC 121. Introduction to CNC. 2.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the concepts and capabilities of computer numerical control machine tools. Topics include setup, operation, and basic applications. Upon completion, students should be able to explain operator safety, machine protection, data input, program preparation, and program storage.

MAC 122. CNC Turning. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the programming, setup, and operation of CNC turning centers. Topics include programming formats, control functions, program editing, part production, and inspection. Upon completion, students should be able to manufacture simple parts using CNC turning centers.

Prerequisites: Take MAC 121

MAC 124. CNC Milling. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the manual programming, setup, and operation of CNC machining centers. Topics include programming formats, control functions, program editing, part production, and inspection. Upon completion, students should be able to manufacture simple parts using CNC machining centers.

Prerequisites: Take MAC 121

MAC 131. Blueprint Reading-Machining I. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course covers the basic principles of blueprint reading and sketching. Topics include multi-view drawings; interpretation of conventional lines; and dimensions, notes, and thread notations. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret basic drawings, visualize parts, and make pictorial sketches.

MAC 132. Blueprint Reading-Machining II. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces more complex industrial blueprints. Emphasis is placed on auxiliary views, section views, violations of true project, special views, applications of GD & T, and interpretation of complex parts. Upon completion, students should be able to read and interpret complex industrial blueprints.

Prerequisites: Take MAC 131 with a minimum grade of C

MAC 142. Machining Applications II. 4.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-6.0. Work-0.0

This course provides instruction in the wide variety of processes associated with machining. Topics include safety, equipment set-up, holding fixtures, tooling, cutting speeds and depths, metal properties, and proper finishes. Upon completion, students should be able to safely demonstrate advanced machining operations, accurately measure components, and produce accurate components with a proper finish.

Prerequisites: Take MAC 111AB MAC 111BB MAC 114 with a minimum grade of C

MAC 143. Machining Applications III. 4.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-6.0. Work-0.0

This course provides instruction in the field of advanced machining. Emphasis is placed on creating complex components, close-tolerance machining, precise measurement, and proper equipment usage. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to produce an accurately machined component with a quality finish using the proper machining process.

Prerequisites: Take MAC 142 with a minimum grade of C

MAC 151. Machining Calculations. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces basic calculations as they relate to machining occupations. Emphasis is placed on basic calculations and their applications in the machine shop. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic shop calculations.

MAC 152. Advanced Machining Calculations. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course combines mathematical functions with practical machine shop applications and problems. Emphasis is placed on gear ratios, lead screws, indexing problems, and their applications in the machine shop. Upon completion, students should be able to calculate solutions to machining problems.

Prerequisites: Take MAT 110 or MAT 121

MAC 192. Selected Topics in MacHining. 2.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-6.0. Work-0.0

This course provides an opportunity to explore areas of current interest in the specific program or discipline areas. Emphasis is placed on subject matter appropriate to the program or discipline. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the specific area of study.

MAC 222. Advanced CNC Turning. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course covers advanced methods in setup and operation of CNC turning centers. Emphasis is placed on programming and production of complex parts. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in programming, operations, and setup of CNC turning centers. This course covers advanced methods in setup and operation of CNC turning centers. Emphasis is placed on programming and production of complex parts. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in programming, operations, and setup of CNC turning centers.

Prerequisites: Take MAC 122

MAC 224. Advanced CNC Milling. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course covers advanced methods in setup and operation of CNC machining centers. Emphasis is placed on programming and production of complex parts. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in programming, operations, and setup of CNC machining centers.

Prerequisites: Take MAC 124

MAC 228. Advanced CNC Processes. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course covers advanced programming, setup, and operation of CNC turning centers and CNC milling centers. Topics include advanced programming formats, control functions, program editing, and part production and inspection. Upon completion, students should be able to manufacture complex parts using CNC turning and milling centers.

Prerequisites: Take MAC 232

MAC 231. Cam: Computer Numerical Control Turning. 3.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces Computer Numerical Control graphics programming and concepts for turning center applications. Emphasis is placed on the interaction of menus to develop a shape file in a graphics CAM system and to develop tool path geometry and part geometry. Upon completion, students should be able to develop a job plan using CAM software, including machine selection, tool selection, operational sequence, speed, feed, and cutting depth. Students will write transfer machine code from CAM graphics to the CNC turning center.

Prerequisites: Take MAC 122

MAC 232. CAM: Computer Numerical Control Milling. 3.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces Computer Numerical Control graphics programming and concepts for machining center applications. Emphasis is placed on developing a shape file in a graphics CAM system and transferring coded information from CAM graphics to the CNC milling center. Upon completion, students should be able to develop a complete job plan using CAM software to create a multi-axis CNC program.

Prerequisites: Take MAC 124

MAC 234. Advanced Multi-Axis Machining. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course includes multi-axis machining using machining centers with multi-axis capabilities. Emphasis is placed on generation of machining center input with a CAM system and setup of pallet changer and rotary system for multi-axis machining fixtures. Upon completion, students should be able to convert CAD to output for multi-axis machining centers, including tooling, setup, and debugging processes.

Prerequisites: Take MAC 232 Minimum grade C

MAC 292. Selected Topics in MacHining. 2.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-6.0. Work-0.0

This course provides an opportunity to explore areas of current interest in specific program or discipline areas. Emphasis is placed on subject matter appropriate to the program or discipline. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the specific area of study.