Wednesday – October 01, 2014

 

CNC Machine Operator/Programmer
Technical Diploma 
School of Technology and Applied Sciences
Oak Creek Campus
Program Code: 31-444-1

For Information: 414-571-4500

Overview — Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machine Operator/Programmer is a two-semester technical diploma program preparing you for employment in manufacturing industries that use CNC machine tools. MATC’s equipment includes six industrial-based CNC machining centers and turning centers, and CAD/CAM workstations, with hands-on experience provided in all phases of programming and operations.


Career Outlook
— Large and small manufacturers employ CNC machine operators/programmers, and due to the high number of industrial companies in southeastern Wisconsin, there is a need for skilled people. The job prospects are especially positive for trained CNC programmers. 

The duties of positions typically available to program graduates include developing and preparing numerically controlled programs, assisting in the development of the operational process plan for products to be manufactured, and serving as a liaison between engineering and manufacturing departments.


Program Learning Outcomes — Employers expect program graduates to:

  • Apply a background in math, including trigonometry, and read engineering drawings
  • Operate CNC machining and turning centers, and CNC program proveouts
  • Apply CAD/CAM programming methods and procedures needed for CNC centers
  • Understand fixturing techniques and tooling selection for machining typical piece parts
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of computer hardware and software applications related to CNC programming

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment
  • Completion of CNC Machine Tool Diploma program
  • Completion of two years of hands-on CNC machine tool experience
High mechanical aptitude, problem-solving skills, and keen spatial and visual abilities are also important.


Possible Careers:
CNC Machine Operator
CNC Machine Programmer


Related Programs:
Machine Tool Operations
Tool and Die Making

 

Start Dates: August/January

 

Curriculum effective 2013-14.

EIGHT-WEEK TERMS

Credits

 

Select one group of programming courses per quarter:                                                                             

CNC Machining Center Programming:

CNC-324

CNC Machine Programming/Prove Out 1 ‡

3

 

CNC-325

CNC Machine Programming/Prove Out 2 ‡

3

 

CNC-326

Machining Center CAD/CAM Programming 1 ‡

3

 

CNC-327

Machining Center CAD/CAM Programming 2 ‡

3

 

CNC Turning Center Programming:

 

CNC-332

CNC Turning Programming/Prove Out 1 ‡ 

3

 

CNC-333

CNC Turning Programming/Prove Out 2 ‡ 

3

 

CNC-334

Turning Center CAD/CAM Programming 1 ‡ 

3

 

CNC-335

Turning Center CAD/CAM Programming 2 ‡ 

3

 

Related Courses - Sixteen-Week Terms:

 

ENG-347

Communications 2 

1

 

CNC-302

Computer Application/CNC 

1

 

MACHTL-386

Machine Trades Mathematics 3 ‡ 

1

 

MDRAFT-320

Coordinate Blueprint Reading ‡ 

1

 

CNC-320

Tooling and Fixturing 

1

 

CNC-321

CNC Machine Technology

1

 

MTLGY-321

Metallurgy 1 

1

 

SOCSCI-330

Applied Economics and Human Relations 

1

 


TOTAL CREDITS: 32

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2013.