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Computer-Integrated Machining - CNC

Curriculum Description

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.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.


NC CIP: 48.0503
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Fall Semester

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
BPR 111 Blueprint Reading 1 2 0 2
MAC 111 Machining Technology I 2 12 0 6
MAC 121 Intro to CNC 2 0 0 2
MAC 151 Machining Calculations 1 2 0 2
  Total: 6 16 0 12

Spring Semester

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
MAC 122 CNC Turning 1 3 0 2
MAC 124 CNC Milling NEW REQUISITE 1 3 0 2
  Total: 2 6 0 4

Summer Term

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
MEC 110 Intro to CAD/CAM 1 2 0 2
  Total: 1 2 0 2

Total Credit Hours: 18


  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

This program was formerly titled Machining Technology. Students interested in this program are encouraged to contact Mr. Todd Bishop, Program Coordinator, Engineering Technologies Division: