Program Overview

CNC

CNC Machining Technology


Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences Division, Room T302, (847) 543-2044

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/cnc
Degree: Associate in Applied Science
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The Precision Machining Technology program provides training in a broad technical background in CNC machine shop operations required of today’s precision machining technicians. Covering an array of equipment and processes used to manufacture components used in the automotive, medical, military, and gas & oil industries, the students will learn basic and advanced principles and techniques using sawing, cutting, grinding, milling, and turning machine tools. Training will also provide an opportunity to learn basic and advanced precision measuring tools and techniques related to quality control and inspection of completed components. Advanced training will provide skills in G&M coding, Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) programming, Computer-Aided Drawing (CAD), and setup and operation of Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) machine tools such as Mills, Lathes, Wire EDM’s, and Water Jet.  

The certificate and degree options in the program include CNC Operator certificate, CNC Setup Technician Certificate, CNC Programming Certificate and the AAS degree in CNC Precision Machining Technology. The 8 credit-hour CNC Operator certificate allows graduates immediate employment skills working with many of the local employers in high-tech manufacturing environments operating and tending to different machine tools. The 22 credit-hour CNC Setup Technician certificate allows graduates to setup and operate common conventional and CNC machine tools such as mills, lathes, wire EDM’s and water jets. Students obtaining the 34 credit-hour CNC Programming Certificate will possess the advanced skills to setup, operate and program various high-tech CNC machine tools used by many local employers in the metalworking industry. The 61credit-hour Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in CNC Precision Machining Technology is designed to prepare students for the modern, fast-paced demanding manufacturing environment of the 21st century. The AAS degree graduate would complete additional advanced machining courses along with general educational coursework to obtain knowledge and skills to be successful leaders and team members using critical thinking and communication skills.

The Precision Machining Technology program is accredited by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) and national credentialing is available. Upon completion of certain courses, students will be prepared to take credentialing exams for an additional fee.

To complete an A.A.S., students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Academic Success Advisor to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements.


Recommended Plan of Study

First Semester

13 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

College Success Seminar

2

course

Manufacturing Your Success

1

course

Blueprint Reading & Precision Measurement      

3

course

Machining Processes I

3

course

Job Readiness Skills

1

course

Applied Mathematics I

3

Second Semester

15 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Machining Processes II

3

course

CNC Machining

3

course

EDM Waterjet Technology or

course

Internship I

3

course

Introduction to AutoCAD or

course

Introduction to SolidWorks

3

course

Economics for Business and Industry

3

Third Semester (Summer)

6 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Advanced Inspection & Measurement

3

course

Jig & Fixture Design

3

Third Semester

12 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Precision Grinding

3

course

CNC Mill Setup & Programming

3

course

CAM Programming-2D

3

course

Technical Composition I or

course

English Composition I

3

Fourth Semester

14 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

CNC Lathe Setup & Programming

3

course

Metallurgy for Metalworking

2

course

CAM Programming-3D

3

course

Communication Skills or

course

Fundamentals of Speech

3

Humanities or Fine Arts Elective

3

Total Hours for A.A.S. Degree

60

For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, contact faculty member Jeff Hines at (847) 543-2506 or the Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences division at (847) 543-2044.