The Computer-Integrated Machining curriculum prepares students with the analytical, creative and innovative skills necessary to take a production idea from an initial concept through design, development and production, resulting in a finished product.
Coursework may include manual machining,
computer applications, engineering design, computer-aided drafting (CAD), computer-aided machining (CAM), blueprint interpretation, advanced computerized numeric control (CNC) equipment, basic and advanced machining operations, precision measurement and high-speed multi-axis machining.
Graduates should qualify for employment as machining technicians in high-tech manufacturing, rapid-prototyping and rapid-manufacturing industries, specialty machine shops, fabrication industries, and high-tech or emerging industries such as aerospace, aviation, medical, and renewable energy, and to sit for machining certification examinations.
Admission to this program requires that students be high school graduates or have a recognized equivalency.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate an ability to interpret mechanical work drawings, and develop/produce complex parts from these drawings, using a variety of machining tools and CNC equipment
- Demonstrate proficiency in the use of CNC tools and equipment to include programming the CNC machine, set-up, operation, control functions, and inspection
- Demonstrate proficiency in set-up and operation of advanced CNC machining techniques to include, turning, milling, wire EDM machining, and CNC programming
- Demonstrate proficiency in CNC Graphics and Multi-Axis Machining to include the use of CAD/CAM software, tool path and part geometry, operations sequencing, speed, feed and cutting depth.
Graduates should qualify for employment in:
- aerospace product and parts manufacturing
- motor vehicle parts manufacturing metalworking machinery manufacturing
- machine shops
- other industrial settings
While the AAS is a degree leading to immediate job placement upon graduation, Craven Community College has a special relationship for transfer to a BS degree in Industrial Technology with East Carolina University.
Executive Director of Career Programs
Courses in this program
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This course introduces machining operations as they relate to the metalworking industry. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, lathes, drilling machines, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments. Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform the basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling.
This course introduces the concepts and capabilities of computer numerical control machine tools. Topics include setup, operation, and basic applications. Upon completion, students should be able to explain operator safety, machine protection, data input, program preparation, and program storage.
This course introduces the programming, setup, and, operation of CNC turning centers. Topics include programming formats, control functions, program, editing, part production, and inspection. Upon completion, students should be able to manufacture simple parts using CNC turning centers.
This course introduces the manual programming, setup, and operation of CNC machining centers. Topics include programming formats, control, functions, program editing, part production, and inspection. Upon completion, students should be able to manufacture simple parts using CNC machining centers.
This course introduces the basic principles of print reading. Topics include line types, orthographic projections, dimensioning methods, and notes. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret basic prints and visualize the features of a part or system.