Certificate of Completion in CNC Machining I


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Academic Plan

CCL CNC Machining I

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Career Pathway

Associated Programs

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in CNC Machining I program prepares the student to operate the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) systems that produce the machined product on CNC turning centers, machining centers, and other manufacturing equipment in a safety industrial environment preparing student for the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level One CNC credentials.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the Required Courses area

When to Start Taking Classes

It is suggested that you begin taking the courses found in this course sequence starting in a Fall Semester.

Fall Semester (Term 1)

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC GTC106 Industrial Safety 2
RC GTC108 Technical Mathematics II 3
RC MFG100 Tool Room: Introduction to Machine Processes 2
RC MFG102 Machine Processes, Theory and Application 3
RC MFG111 Machine Trades Print Reading and Inspection 4

Spring Semester (Term 2)

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC GTC216 Properties of Materials 3
RC MFG206 CNC Programming of Word Address Language 3
RC MFG113 Geometric Tolerancing and Dimensioning Application
RC MFG254 Solids Modeling-Solidworks 3

Fall Semester (Term 3)

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC DFT255 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing 4
RC GTC185 Electro-Mechanical Devices 4
RC MFG214 CNC: Operator Training 3

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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD's program website for the Certificate of Completion in CNC Machining I (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=96649).