Associate in Science - CNC Machining

The Associate in Science in CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Machining program, prepares students for entry-level positions in CNC Manufacturing or to pursue a baccalaureate degree. It is also an excellent program for people already working in the CNC Machining field without a degree, who seek advancement opportunities in their chosen career which require an associate degree.

The program prepares graduates for employment in the manufacturing field as a CNC Machinist. This program of study integrates an understanding of manufacturing processes, a knowledge of materials, a working knowledge of manufacturing mathematics, a competence in technical drawing and specifications, an understanding of computer aided machining, and the hands-on machining skills needed for CNC machining.

Students completing an Associate in Science in CNC Machining, will earn 64 credits and have the opportunity to receive nationally recognized credentials from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) as a Certified Production Technician (CPT). Students will also have the opportunity to earn National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Enhance their skills and knowledge of computer numerical control (CNC) machining in manufacturing sectors through collaboration, presentation and continuous learning;
  2. Earn nationally recognized, portable credentials from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) and the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS);
  3. Promote and facilitate upward educational and career mobility by providing students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively integrate themselves into any manufacturing organization;
  4. Practice critical thinking and creativity that empowers them to reach their personal, academic, and professional goals;
  5. Apply critical thinking skills, the scientific method and problem analysis in manufacturing;
  6. Integrate the fields of management, social sciences, and humanities into an academic tract that prepares students to utilize the skills learned in the classroom within diverse settings and with a variety of populations;
  7. Develop skills to participate meaningfully in the manufacturing operations for the long-term viability of a manufacturing business for the purpose of promoting the mission, vision and core values.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all graduation requirements as stated in the catalog. In addition, students must complete the following programmatic graduation requirement:

1. Maintain a GPA of 2.3 in the major.

Curriculum

Associate in CNC Machining

General Education Core Requirements 24 - 25 Credits

ENG 101

English Composition

3

ENG 1XX

Writing Competency (WR)

3

COM 1XX

Communications Competency (COM)

3

CAP 1XX

Computer Literacy Competency (CL)

3

MATH 1XX

Math Competency (MATH 130 or 135)

3

 

Science Competency (SCI)

3-4

PSY 112

Introduction to Psychology (SS)

3

Cultural Competency (CU or E/P)

3

Non-Major Core Requirements - 3 Credits

ASD 120

The College Experience or Open Elective

3

CNC Machining Major Core Requirements - 33 Credits

Freshman Year

BMM 101

Key Principles of Manufacturing

3

BMM 110

Technology in Advanced Manufacturing

3

OS 101

Team Dynamics and Individual Skills

3

BMM 222

Technical Drawing and Specifications

3

BMM 140

Principles in Manufacturing Mathematics

3

BMM 175

CNC Machining I

3

Sophomore Year

BMM 220

Materials and Processes in Manufacturing

3

BMM 275

CNC Machining II

3

BMM 240

CAM I

3

BMM 276

CNC Machining Applications

3

BMM 241

CAM II or BMM 190 CAD

3

Total Credits in the Program

60-61