Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

CNC Machining Technology

Industrial Technologies

101 Jones Hall

319-398-4983

www.kirkwood.edu/industrialtech

Entry time
Fall

Award
Associate of Applied Science degree
2 years (5 terms including summer)
Diploma
1 year (3 terms including summer)

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining provides instruction in the manufacturing of precision parts and products. The traditional production machinist role has changed to the type of production machining that requires many set-ups for short runs to meet just-in-time delivery demands of customers

People who enter this field must be flexible in performing operations and must have a basic knowledge of the computer numerical control of machine tools. Program graduates will be able to program, edit, set up, and operate CNC lathes and mills. CNC students study quality control methods known as statistical process control. Special quality control equipment, such as coordinate measuring machines, are taught in this program. An introduction to advanced automated production methods is also included. Students can transfer credits from this program to UNI and work toward a B.A. in Technology Management.

Students are required to attain the following third party credentials as a part of the two year A.A.S degree program: OSHA 10-General Industry, Adult First Aid with CPR, Forklift 1,3,4,5,7, NIMS Level 1 Certifications and National Career Readiness Certificate.

Career opportunities: machinist; mold builder; salesperson; job shop technician; CNC programmer/operator; quality control technician; tool and die maker.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1-Fall

MAT-735

Machinist Mathematics I

2

MFG-120

Machinist Trade Printreading I

1

MFG-286

Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout (NIMS)

3

MFG-259

Measurement, Materials & Safety (NIMS)

3

MFG-299

Turning Operations (Turning Between Centers - NIMS)

3

MFG-324

Turning Operations (Turning in a Chuck - NIMS)

3

MFG-297

Milling Machine Operations (NIMS)

3

 

 

18

Term 2-Spring

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

MAT-736

Machinist Mathematics II

1

MFG-130

Machine Trade Printreading II

1

MFG-291

CNC Mill Operator (NIMS)

3

MFG-292

CNC Lathe Operator (NIMS)

3

MFG-298

Surface Grinding Operations (NIMS)

2

MFG-332

CNC Mill Program and Setup (NIMS)

3

MFG-334

CNC Lathe Program and Setup (NIMS)

3

 

 

19

Term 3-Summer

MFG-281

CNC Punch Press Operations (NIMS)

3

MFG-287

Manual Press Brake Operator (NIMS)

3

MFG-339

CNC Press Brake Operator (NIMS)

2

MFG-420

Jig and Fixture Design

2

 

 

10

Term 4-Fall

CAD-237

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

3

CAD-300

AutoCAD for Applied Engineering

2

CAD-301

Inventor for Applied Engineering

2

MAT-137

Applications of Geometry

1

MFG-342

CNC Lathe Operations (NIMS)

2

MFG-343

CNC Milling Operations (NIMS)

2

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Communications Course

3

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Humanities or History/Cultures Course

3

 

 

18

Term 5-Spring

MFG-283

Laser Cutting Operations

2

MFG-288

Water Jet Operations

2

MFG-317

Automated Production Methods

5

MFG-348

EDM Wire Operations (NIMS)

1

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management OR

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

 

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Communications Course

3

 

 

16

Total program credit hours

81

Optional Courses

MFG-924

Honors Project

1

MFG-928

Independent Study

1

Diploma Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1-Fall

MAT-735

Machinist Mathematics I

2

MFG-120

Machinist Trade Printreading I

1

MFG-286

Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout (NIMS)

3

MFG-259

Measurement, Materials & Safety (NIMS)

3

MFG-299

Turning Operations (Turning Between Centers - NIMS)

3

MFG-324

Turning Operations (Turning in a Chuck - NIMS)

3

MFG-297

Milling Machine Operations (NIMS)

3

 

 

18

Term 2-Spring

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

MAT-736

Machinist Mathematics II

1

MFG-130

Machine Trade Printreading II

1

MFG-291

CNC Mill Operator (NIMS)

3

 

 

 

MFG-292

CNC Lathe Operator (NIMS)

3

MFG-332

CNC Mill Program and Setup (NIMS)

3

MFG-334

CNC Lathe Program and Setup (NIMS)

3

MFG-298

Surface Grinding Operations (NIMS)

2

 

 

19

Term 3-Summer

MFG-281

CNC Punch Press Operations (NIMS)

3

MFG-287

Manual Press Brake Operator (NIMS)

3

MFG-339

CNC Press Brake Operator (NIMS)

2

MFG-420

Jig and Fixture Design

2

 

 

10

Total program credit hours

47

CNC Machining Technology tool requirements
Students in the CNC Machining Technology program are required to have a tool set for lab activities. During the first or second week of classes, a tool vendor will offer products to students at a considerable discount off the list prices. Instructors provide students with a list of minimum tool requirements. The cost of tools is estimated to be around $2,500 and payment plans are arranged directly with manufacturers.

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