Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2020-2021

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) machinists manufacture precision parts and products. They often complete many set-ups for short runs to meet just-in-time delivery demands. People who enter this field must be flexible and have basic knowledge of machine tool CNC.

Students program, edit, set up and operate CNC lathes and mills, as well as study quality control methods known as statistical process control. They also learn special quality control equipment, such as coordinate measuring machines, and advanced automated production methods.

Students can transfer credits from this program to UNI and work toward a B.A. in Technology Management and the University of Iowa and work towards a B.A. in Applied Studies.

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

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

MFG-128

Measurement, Materials, and Safety (NIMS)

2

MFG-129

Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout (NIMS)

2

MFG-297

Milling Machine Operations (NIMS)

3

MFG-299

Turning Operations (Turning Between Centers - NIMS)

3

MFG-324

Turning Operations (Turning in a Chuck - NIMS)

3

MAT-735

Machinist Mathematics I

2

MFG-120

Machinist Trade Printreading I

1

 

 

16

Term 2-Spring

MFG-173

CNC Mill Operator (NIMS)

2

MFG-174

CNC Lathe Operator (NIMS)

2

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

MAT-736

Machinist Mathematics II

1

MFG-130

Machine Trade Printreading II

1

IND-155

Microcomputer Applications

2

 

 

16

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

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

 

 

17

Term 5-Spring

MFG-288

Water Jet Operations

2

MFG-283

Laser Cutting Operations

2

MFG-317

Automated Production Methods

5

MFG-348

EDM Wire Operations (NIMS)

1

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Communication Course

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management OR

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

 

 

 

16

Total program credit hours

75

Optional Courses

MFG-924

Honors Project

1

MFG-928

Independent Study

1

Diploma Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1-Fall

MFG-128

Measurement, Materials, and Safety (NIMS)

2

MFG-129

Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout (NIMS)

2

MFG-297

Milling Machine Operations (NIMS)

3

MFG-299

Turning Operations (Turning Between Centers - NIMS)

3

MFG-324

Turning Operations (Turning in a Chuck - NIMS)

3

MAT-735

Machinist Mathematics I

2

MFG-120

Machinist Trade Printreading I

1

 

 

16

Term 2-Spring

MFG-173

CNC Mill Operator (NIMS)

2

MFG-174

CNC Lathe Operator (NIMS)

2

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

MAT-736

Machinist Mathematics II

1

MFG-130

Machine Trade Printreading II

1

IND-155

Microcomputer Applications

2

 

 

16

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

42

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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