CURRICULUM GUIDE

CNC Programming
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0266  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

Computer numerical control programmers are responsible for writing programs
that are used to control automated manufacturing systems and equipment.  The
programmer is primarily concerned with taking engineering specifications and
developing procedures and programmed instructions to manufacture requested
components.  The CNC programmer must be knowledgeable in many areas such as
computer systems, CAD, CAM, manufacturing processes, machine tools and
metallurgy.  Strong math, communication and problem-solving skills are needed
in order to manage the large and diverse amount of information that must be
brought together in order to successfully write programs.  Because of their
many skills, CNC programmers are employed in all industries, including
aerospace, textile, agriculture, electronics, and manufacturing.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Manufacturing and Land Technologies Department, Gannon Vocational-
Technical Center, Room 1380, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 64 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
CADD 101    Mechanical Drafting/Basic CAD                                    4
CADD 131    AutoCAD Basic 2-D                                                4
CADD 242    Unigraphics Basic                                                4
CNCP 110    Foundations of CNC Programming                                   4
CNCP 130    Machine Controls and Setup                                       4
MACH 105    Machine Tool Survey                                              3
MACH 110    Machine Tool Technology I                                        4
MACH 111    Machine Tool Technology II                                       4
MACH 120    Effect Use Machinery Handbook                                    4
MACH 135    Metallurgy and Heat Treat                                        4
MACH 140    Tooling Theory and Practices                                     4
MATH 114    Technical Math I                                                 4
MATH 115    Technical Math II                                                4
MGMT 234    Diversity in the Workplace                                       3
PHYS 120    The Art of Physics                                               4
SPCH 110    Oral Communication in the Workplace                              3
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                 TOTAL: 7-8 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             0 Credits
(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill
these requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are
available for each core area.)
            Communication Core Area (See Note 1)                             0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 1)         0
            Mathematics Core Area (See Note 1)                               0
            Science Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0

CHOICE 2:   Drafting                                               3-4 Credits
CADD 104    Descriptive Geometry                                             4
CADD 110    Industrial Blueprint Reading                                     3
CNCP 101    PC Applications for Technology                                   3
MFGM 250    Manufacturing Internship                                         3

CHOICE 3:   Computer-Aided Manufacturing                             4 Credits
CNCP 200    Unigraphics NC                                                   4
CNCP 210    Mastercam                                                        4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   71

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
CADD 101          CADD 131          CADD 242          SPCH 110
MACH 105          CNCP 110          CNCP 130          WRIT 124
MACH 120          MACH 110          MACH 135          Lim.Ch.
MATH 114          MACH 111          MACH 140          Lim.Ch.
MGMT 234          MATH 115          PHYS 120