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2017-2018 Catalog Year
MTT-230: Computer Numerical Control I

General Information

  • Name: Computer Numerical Control I
  • Discipline: Machine Tool Technology
  • Units (Credits): 4
  • Transfer Information: (Courses with numbers 100 to 299) This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Career and Technical Education
  • Prerequisites: MTT 105, MTT 110, COT 105, COT 204 or consent of instructor

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

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, AB or AS Degree.

II: Course Objectives

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.

III: Course Linkage

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:

  • Know the proper safety and work etiquette that is appropriate for a Machine Shop environment.
  • Be able to perform various types of machining operations and techniques.
  • Will make progress with reaching their performance goals, whether they are for personal or professional development.

Scheduled MTT-230 classes:

Fall 2017