Catalog: 2015–2016 Catalog Year
Offers an introductory class to provide a basic understanding of computer numerical control. During this course the student is introduced to the axis systems, absolute and incremental programming, tool offsets, controller operation, and fixture offsets.
To better understand the CNC programming process, CNC II is recommended as a follow-up. Includes three hours lecture, three hours lab per week.
Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.
After successful completion of this course, the student will have the basic understanding and skills to read and write a Computer Numerical Control program using the G and M codes used to make up the program language. To upload and download programs, edit programs in the CNC controller, setup and operate CNC machinery, in the WNC Machine Shop.
Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.
This course may be chosen to fulfill a Degree Requirement for the Machine Tool Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree and Certificate of Achievement.
The mission of the Associate of Applied science Degree and Certificate of Achievement is to provide employment-related knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a chosen field of study.
Upon completion of this course, successful students will: