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Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Machining Associate in Applied Science

Manufacturing Manufacturing Technology: CNC Machining

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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The AAS degree program in Manufacturing Technology offers the technologies required for maintenance mechanics in the manufacturing or service industries and covers theory and practical projects. The program is appropriate for career changers, high school graduates, general education diploma holders, and machining workers with a need to enhance their careers.

Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Credit Hours (CH)

Program/Plan Number

0770

Funding Options

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Prerequisites

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General Education Requirements

16  CH
Students should refer to the General Education Requirements for AAS degrees and speak to an advisor. The A.A.S. model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement.
Art
ART 103
Art Appreciation 3
Appreciation of art works taken from all cultures and periods. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
History
HISTORY 215
History of Latin America 3
Political and constitutional history of principal Latin American nations; European, American and Indian backgrounds, movements for independence, and social and economic movements pertinent to their present relationships with the United States. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Mathematics
MATH 125-1
Introductory Statistics 4
Basic descriptive statistics including frequency distributions, mode, mean and standard deviation. Permutations, combinations, probability rules and Bayes Theorem. Binomial and normal distributions. Basic inferential statistics including sampling theory, confidence intervals for means and proportions, test of hypotheses. Chi-square distribution. Introduction to correlation and regression. Includes at least one hour per week using computers in statistical application. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Math 99; or COMPASS PRE-ALGEBRA (17-99), ALGEBRA (43-99), and College ALGEBRA (1-50); or ACT Math (min. 21); or SAT Math 500+ if before 3/1/16 (530+ if after 3/1/16); or ALGEBRA Placement Test Waiver, or Consent of Dept.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Sociology
SOC 207
The Sociology Of Sex & Gender 3
Examines the difference between behavior based on what society says is appropriate in order to be masculine or feminine. Examines the question of what forces in society are most influential in determining the place or men and women with special emphasis on power. Examines how this influence works through the process of socialization and core social institutions, including marriage and family, education, religion, the economy, and politics. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Program Core Requirements

46  CH
Manufacturing Tech TC1
340MFGT 104
Statistical Process Control 3
This course introduces the use of statistical process control (SPC) which ensures that production systems maintain quality through predictive control of variations. Various distribution curves and statistical control charts are introduced through specific production problems. The interpretation and use of process and product control data is presented through simulations of real scenarios. The course will also prepare students for the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council's Quality Practices and Measurement exam. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 340MFGT 139, AND Grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment in Math 125; OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 111
Machining Processes I 3
This course is an introduction to machine tools and metal-cutting processes used in manufacturing. Students complete projects that require precision layout, set-up, machining, and inspection. These projects require students to perform various operations on engine lathes, drill presses and power saws. Students are also prepared to take the NIMS Level 1 Measurement, Materials and Safety test, and the MSSC Safety test. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Reading 099 by COMPASS Reading (50-64), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
340MFGT 112-1
Machining Processes II 3
This course is an introduction to machine tools and metal-cutting processes used in manufacturing. Students complete projects that require precision layout, set up, machining, and inspection. These projects require students to perform various operations on vertical milling machines, power saws and surface grinders. Students also have the opportunity to earn one or more NIMS Level 1 machining credentials including "Measurement, Materials and Safety," or "Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout." Students with machine shop experience may attempt to earn NIMS Machining Level 1 in "Milling," or "Drill Press," or "Surface Grinding." Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Reading 099 by COMPASS Reading (50-64), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
340MFGT 123
CNC Milling Operations & Programming 3
This course introduces the programming setup and operation of CNC machining center. Topics include programming formats, control functions, program editing, part production, and inspection. Various projects will strengthen the students' skills in the proper use, programming, troubleshooting of this equipment. Students will also earn the NIMS level 1 CNC Milling Program, Setup, and Operate credentials. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 340MFGT 140 AND 340MFGT 112-1 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
340MFGT 137
CNC Turning Operations & Programming 3
This course introduces the programming, setup, and operation of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) turning centers. Topics include: programming formats, control functions, program editing, part production and inspection. Various projects will strengthen the students' skills in the proper use, programming and troubleshooting of this equipment. Students will also have the chance to earn the NIMS Level 1 CNC Turning Program, Setup, and Operate Credential. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 340MFGT 140 AND 340MFGT 111-1 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
340MFGT 138
Intro to Solidworks 3
This course covers part modeling, detailing and assembly design using SolidWorks software. SolidWorks is a feature-based parametric solid modeler used for mechanical design and manufacturing. The topics include the basic functions needed to use SolidWorks to create parts, assemblies and production drawings. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Math 99 AND Grade of C or better in 340MFGT 139 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 139
Print Requirements-Quality Assurance 3
This course focuses on the fundamentals of print reading and the measuring skills needed to verify print requirements. VisualIzation of 3D objects from orthographic views and the use of micrometers and dial calipers are stressed. The concepts of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, and quality tools (such as Pareto diagrams and fishbone charts) are introduced. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Math 98 and Reading 99 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 140
CNC Fundamentals 3
This course introduces students to the CNC process, the operation of the CNC lathe and mill, and to the basic set up, tooling, operation, and trouble shooting of CNC Machining. Students will earn at least one NIMS Level 1 CNC Operator credential. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Math 099 AND Grade of C or better in 340MFGT 111-1 OR 340MFGT 112-1 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
340MFGT 141
Manufacturing Materials & Processes 3
The course will provides a general understanding of the behavior of the materials commonly used in manufacturing; the basic techniques used in processing them into useful products, the scientific theory underlying those processes, and the criteria for selecting particular tools, machines, and processes. Students will have the opportunity to earn the MSSC Manufacturing Processes and Production credential. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Reading 99 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 142
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
This course expands upon the student's basic knowledge of mechanical drawings by adding form and feature controls in order to meet assembly requirements at the lowest cost. The differences between traditional dimensioning and geometric dimensioning will be stressed. This course prepares students for an ASME certification in GDT. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 340MFGT 139 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 143
Advanced Metrology 3
The course focuses on the use of the Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) and the optical comparator to inspect machine parts to the current ASME Y 14.5 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) standards. Lab exercises will focus on the set up and operation of precision measuring tools, including the CMM and the optical comparator, to inspect complex parts. Bore gages, attribute gages, gage blocks and pins and their use in calibration will also be covered. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better OR Concurrent enrollment in 340MFGT 142 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 144
Wire Electrical Discharge Machining 3
The course covers operations and procedures for Wire Electrical Discharge Machining systems (Wire EDM). The course content includes an overview of the Wire EDM, EDM operating processes, EDM machine functions, EDM manual part programming, and EDM application in tool rooms and production. Students may also earn the NIMS Wire EDM credential. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 340MFGT 140 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 191
Industrial Electricity 4
A study of DC and AC electricity as applied to industrial circuits. The topics include: fundamentals of circuit analysis, single and three phase circuits; and parameters, safety issues in industrial electricity, such as current, voltage and power and troubleshooting methods using test equipment. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Math 99 and Reading 99 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 207
Introduction to MASTERCAM 3
This course trains students to use Mastercam software to create programs that will drive computerized machine tools (CNC machines). These "g-code" programs are generated from part geometry created in Mastercam software or in a computer-aided- drawing (CAD) software such as Solidworks. Students will learn to create part geometry, generate toolpaths, assign appropriate tools to the toolpaths, and upload their program to a CNC machine, which will precisely cut the part from metal stock. Student projects will focus on 2-D milling operations. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 340MFGT 140 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 292
Principles of Mechanisms 3
This course covers the basic principles of industrial mechanisms. The motion characteristics of drive mechanisms, bearings, lubricants, cams, gears, pulleys are covered in the context of manufacturing processes and factory automation. Troubleshooting and maintenance procedures used in industrial settings are stressed throughout. Students completing the course will be prepared to earn the Manufacturing Skill Standard Council's Maintenance Awareness module of the Certified Production Technician credential. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Math 99 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley

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