Computer-Integrated Machining Technology
The Computer Integrated Machining Technology curriculum is designed to develop skills in the theory and safe use of hand tools, power machinery, computerized equipment and sophisticated precision inspection instruments. Students will learn to interpret blueprints, set up manual and CNC machines, perform basic and advanced machining operations and make decisions to insure that work quality is maintained.
Employment opportunities for machining technicians exist in manufacturing industries, public institutions, governmental agencies and in a wide range of specialty machining job shops.
The Computer Integrated Machining Technology Program at CPCC provides students the opportunity to expand their know-ledge and skills in CNC programming and a broader knowledge in CNC Graphics Programming. All projects are performed on full-scale industrial equipment used in local industry.
The Associate in Applied Science Degree-Computer Integrated Machining Technology will be awarded by the College upon completion of the program.
High School Diploma or equivalent is required. High school students preparing for an Engineering Technology program should complete courses in algebra, geometry, and advanced math. Skills and proficiencies should be developed in writing, computer literacy, and science.
Placement tests in English and mathematics determine the entry-level courses that match individual needs. Advancement Studies mathematics and English courses are available for students to build basic skills and knowledge. A counseling/orientation appointment follows placement testing.
Many courses have prerequisites or corequisites; check the catalog for details.