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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Computer Aided Manufacturing/CNC Technology (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
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Description:

An introduction to the manufacturing processes used in the tooling and machining industry. Safety, mechanical hardware, hand tools, metrology, drill press, vertical mill, lathe, and the surface grinder will be the major focus of this course. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Description:

This course will cover machine safety, setup and operation of computer numerical control (CNC) milling machines and lathes. Adjusting tool and work offsets to hold part tolerances on both types of equipment. Calculation of spindle speeds and feed rates. Introduction to basic programming codes and development of CNC programs for three axis mills and two axis lathes. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Description: Various measurement techniques involving shop measuring instruments; correct use and care of basic inspection instruments; interpretation of blueprints as well as machined products related to engineering needs. Introduction to Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM). One classroom, three lab hours per week.

Description:

Use ratio and proportion to solve applications in technology; convert within and between metric and customary systems of measurement; read and interpret measurement tools and gauges; simplify algebraic expressions; solve linear equations; apply the geometry of lines, angles, and circles to technology applications.

Prerequisites: MAT 0050 and MAT 0050 or Other (Satisfactory score on math placement test) or Other (Satisfactory score on math placement test)

Description: Applied computer tools to solve engineering technology problems, emphasizing the integration of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software and engineering research skills using the Internet. Applications of an integrated approach to research papers, engineering technology analysis, technical laboratory reports and technical presentations. One-half classroom, one and one-half lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: DEV 0015 and DEV 0015 or MAT 0600 and MAT 0100 and MAT 0100 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1110

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score)

 

Term hours subtotal:

15

Spring Semester (First Year)
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Description: The course focuses on the study and interpretation of the graphic language used in manufacturing and engineering. This will include principles of: shape description, axonometric projection, specifications, symbology and spatial relationships.The student will apply problem solving and critical thinking skills using both standard and automated communication methods. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Description:

This is an intermediate course covering the development of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programs for three axis milling machines including spindle controls, tool changes, linear and circular interpolation, drilling and tapping, subroutines, and G&M codes. Setup and operation of milling machines. Adjusting tool and work offsets to hold part tolerance. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: CAM 1109 or CAM 1161 and CAM 1116

Description: This course applies the principles of geometry and trigonometry and the computing of angles using law of sines and law of cosines dealing with situations encountered in the machining industry. It also gives a brief introduction to the calculations required in computer numerical control programming. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 1110

Description:

Operation and programming of conversational controlled lathe and milling machines. Includes programming and manufacturing a variety of machined parts utilizing ProtoTRAK two-axis and three-axis conversational CNC controls. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: CAM 1109 or CAM 1161

Description: American political system at the national level, including process of government; democratic theory and development of the U. S. Constitution; citizen participation through voting; interest groups and political parties; structure, functions and powers of legislative, executive and judicial branches; issues of civil liberties and equal rights.

Notes: Choose any OT36 Social & Behavioral Science Elective. View all course options here: https://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

 

Term hours subtotal:

15

Fall Semester (Second Year)
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Description:

Development of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programs for two axis CNC lathes including linear and circular interpolation, turning,grooving and threading cycles; drilling and tapping; G & M codes. Review setup and operation of CNC lathe; adjusting tool offsets to hold part tolerance. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: CAM 1109 or CAM 1161 and CAM 1116

Description:

An introductory course in the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD)/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software (MasterCAM) as applied to computer numerical control vertical machining centers. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: CAM 1107 and CAM 1214

Description:

Theory, principles and drawing techniques for the design of jigs and fixtures. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: CAM 1107 and CAM 1109 or CAM 1161

Description: This course is a broad introduction to welding with in-depth hands-on labs to include SMAW, GMAW, OAW, GTAW, and Resistance, commonly known as MIG, TIG, Ox-acetylene, and Stick (ARC) welding along with other types of metal joining options and instruction to include sheet metal layout, shearing, bending, riveting, brazing and spot welding. Welding safety, personal protection equipment, special welding tools will be taught in-depth and used by the students within the lab setting. The student will apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to achieve the end results required using blue prints, verbal instructions or a combination of both. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: OR OPT-1101 Introduction to Industrial Engineering Technology or OPT-2240 Six Sigma: Green Belt

Description: Exploration of the development, maintenance and termination of interpersonal relationships. The focus is on effective verbal and nonverbal interactions between two people, highlighting methods of initiating and maintaining effective communication with, and understanding of, others through learning and applying interpersonal communication theory.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course) or Other (Any other college level English course)

 

Term hours subtotal:

15

Spring Semester (Second Year)
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Description:

Assessment of achievement by Computer Aided Manufacturing students in attaining program-related outcomes by completing a project demonstrating principles and practices of the major. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Spring Only - Department Permission Required

Prerequisites: CAM 1110 and CAM 2114 and CAM 2204 and CAM 2212 or Approval of Department

Description: Design theory, principles and drawing techniques for the tool design industry. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: CAM 2114

Description:

This course will increase student’s proficiency in the use of manually operated machine shop equipment with an emphasis on high tolerance parts where precision machining is necessary for project completion. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: CAM 1109 and CAM 1107 and MAT 1110 or Approval of Department

Description: Course will prepare students to use and program coordinate measurement machines, apply Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) principles, use advanced operating techniques for a servo driven coordinate measuring device. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: OPT 1100

Description: Development of the people of the United States in political, social, economic, and cultural areas from pre-Columbian America through Reconstruction.

Notes: Choose any OT36 Arts & Humanities Elective. View all course options here: https://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

 

Term hours subtotal:

15

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.