Computer Aided Manufacturing

Precision.

Computer Aided Manufacturing is designed to prepare students as entry-level machinists in many areas. Students will study machining processes and procedures using lathes, mills, drill presses, cylindrical grinders, and surface grinders. The first year students will use a variety of manual machines, including engine lathes, horizontal and vertical mills, cylindrical grinders, surface grinders, drill presses, and radial arm drill. Students will work from blueprints and follow exact specifications and apply practical shop math to accomplish the required tasks. The second-year CNC portion of machine shop is devoted to the programming and operation of the CNC machine. Students will be prepared to enter the work force as entry level programmers and CAD/CAM technicians. Students will program and operate machine centers and turning centers in the lab. Students will learn the Mastercam programming system, which allows students to design parts on the computer and then manufacture them in the lab. Students will work from blueprints and exact specifications that are used in industry. Lab work will include manual and CNC machine use. These machines will be used for manufacturing fixtures, project work, and production projects. Students will learn the Mastercam programming system, which allows students to design parts on the computer and manufacture them in the lab.

FANUCHelena College is pleased to be a FANUC Certified Educational Certified Institution. The FANUC Certified Education CNC Training program ensures that students learn the skills that industry demands from FANUC certified instructors, using a FANUC approved curriculum on genuine FANUC CNC equipment. FANUC’s comprehensive curriculum teaches the critical aspects of CNC machine setup, operation and programming using industry-leading equipment and providing sufficient repetition to ensure effective learning.

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Perform machining operations to exacting tolerances common in industry
  • Prepare and demonstrate cutting tool applications
  • Prepare, setup, and operate precision manufacturing equipment
  • Interpret and create various blueprint types and information
  • Demonstrate and complete machine and tooling maintenance

Machine Tool Technology C.A.S.

First Semester Courses
Course # Title
MCH120 Blueprint Reading and Interpretation for the Machinist
MCH130 Machine Shop
MCH132 Introduction to Engine Lathes
MCH134 Introduction to Mills
M111T Technical Mathematics
Second Semester Courses
Course # Title
MCH136 Advanced Lathes
MCH137 Advanced Mills
MCH139 Grinding Applications
MCH240 Metallurgy
MCH245 Shop Practices
WRIT121T Introduction to Technical Writing
COMX106 Communicating in a Dynamic Workplace

Computer Aided Manufacturing A.A.S.

First Semester Courses
Course # Title
MCH120 Blueprint Reading and Interpretation for the Machinist
MCH130 Machine Shop
MCH132 Introduction to Engine Lathes
MCH134 Introduction to Mills
M111T Technical Mathematics
Second Semester Courses
Course # Title
MCH136 Advanced Lathes
MCH137 Advanced Mills
MCH139 Grinding Applications
MCH240 Metallurgy
MCH245 Shop Practices
WRIT121T Introduction to Technical Writing
Third Semester Courses
Course # Title
MCH230 Tooling and Fixtures in CNC
MCH231 CNC Turning Operations Level 1
MCH232 CNC Turning Programming Operations 2
MCH234 CNC Milling Operations Level 1
MCH235 CNC Milling Programming Operations 2
Fourth Semester Courses
Course # Title
MCH233 CNC Turning Programming Operations 3
MCH236 CNC Milling Programming Operations 3
MCH237 CAD/CAM CNC Turning Center
MCH238 CAD/CAM CNC Machining Center
COMX106 Communicating in a Dynamic Workplace

Computer Aided Manufacturing and Machine Tool Technology Tool Set

$1,200 (Approximately)

  1. 2 Uniform Shirts
  2. Starrett machinists kit (0-1 micrometer, 6” calipers, 6” scale)
  3. Allen Wrenches (cluster pack) – metric and standard
  4. 1” Indicator Dial
  5. Dead Blow Hammer – 1 pound
  6. 2” Indicator Dial
  7. Center Punch Set
  8. Magnetic Base (Noga)
  9. Mighty Mag Base (magnetic)
  10. 4 pc. Combination Square
  11. De-burring Tool
  12. Double End Edge/Center Finder
  13. Pocket Flashlight
  14. Carbide Scribe
  15. Screwdriver Set
  16. 6” Rigid Scale, 32nds and 64ths one side/100th on flip side (Starrett)
  17. Standard Set Combo Wrenches 3/8” – 1”
  18. 6” Flex Scale, 32nds and 64ths one side/100ths on slip side (Starrett)
  19. Measuring Tape – 10 foot
  1. Thread Wire set
  2. 3-pc Snap Gauges (Brown and Sharp or Starrett)
  3. Pitch Gauges, inch and metric
  4. File Set with Handles (Snap-on)
  5. One Set of Parallels
  6. File Brush
  7. Clamp Set for Mills
  8. Drills, Fractional, Letters, Numbers
  9. Safety Glasses
  10. Tool Box – max 26” wide, 20” deep, 37” high (minimum height 37” No top boxes)
  11. 1-2-3 Blocks
  12. V-Block Set
  13. Acme Screw Pitch Gauge Required 2nd semester
  14. Carbide Insert Holders – RH turning and threading (Kennametal only)
  15. Carbide Inserts – 2 threading, 2 timing, 2 grooving. (Kennametal only)
  16. Test Dial Indicator .0005 res
  17. Coaxial Indicator
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