3D CNC Machining

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Description

The 3D – CNC Machining program will provide the student a comprehensive level of understanding of the industrial machining processes that are currently used in the manufacture of the following, but not limited to; aerospace, medical, automotive, petroleum, telecommunications, electronics and Gunsmithing products. The student will gain knowledge and proficiency in DFM (Design of Manufacture) processes using SolidWorks and AutoDesk Fusion 360 CAD/CAM software. In addition, the student will be required to setup automated machine tools including the use of various tooling and fixtures that are used extensively in industry. Basic knowledge of materials, machine tools and metrology methods will be incorporated in their studies to determine optimum speeds and feeds necessary to make parts that are repeatable and reproducible. Students completing this course can easily acquire 4 or more nationally recognized credentials specific to metalworking.

The 3D – CNC Machining Master program will take a student to an advanced level of understanding of the industrial machining processes that are currently used in the manufacture of the following, but not limited to; aerospace, medical, automotive, petroleum, telecommunications, electronics and Gunsmithing products. This program requires as prerequisite the completion of the 3D CNC Machining program. The student will utilize the knowledge and proficiency acquired in the 3D CNC Machining program to complete Capstone projects using SolidWorks and AutoDesk Fusion 360 CAD/CAM software for design, setup advanced CNC machine tool setups, 5-axis CNC programming, and advanced Metrology methods. Students completing this program will have opportunity to satisfy 2 national recognized credentials specific to CNC Setup and Programming.

Application

Applicants must complete a Southern Tech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at www.sotech.edu. Enrollment for this career major is open to partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors) and Adults.

Tuition

High School Student: Free. Adult Student (in-district): $2.50 per hour; Adult Student (Out-of-District): $5 per hour; and Adult Student (Out-of-State): $7.50 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.

Program/Courses/Hours

3D - CNC Machining Fundamentals
Introduction to Machining 45
Introduction to CNC Milling 60
Introduction to CNC Turning 60
Job Planning, Benchwork and Layout 75
Measurement, Materials and Safety 75
Workforce Staging 30
CNC Milling Programming 60
Computer Aided Design and Machining 90
CNC Basics 30
Total Hours 525
Estimated time to complete (Half Time) 1 year
 
3D - CNC Machining Advanced
Introduction to Machining 45
Introduction to CNC Milling 60
Introduction to CNC Turning 60
Job Planning, Benchwork and Layout 75
Measurement, Materials and Safety 75
Workforce Staging 30
CNC Milling Programming 60
Computer Aided Design and Machining 90
CNC Basics 30
CNC Milling Setups and Operation 80
CNC Turning Programming 65
CNC Turning Setups and Operation 80
Drill Press 30
Grinding 30
Milling 120
Turning 120
Total Hours 1050
Estimated time to complete (Full Time) 1 year
Estimated time to complete (Half Time) 2 years

 

Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

► NIMS Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Milling: Operations
NIMS CNC Turning: Operations
CNC Machining Center Operation
NIMS Job Planning, Benchwork and Layout
NIMS Measurement, Materials and Safety
NIMS CNC Turning: Programming & Setup
Drill Press Operator
NIMS Drill Press Skills 1
NIMS Grinding Skills 1
NIMS Manual Milling Skills 1
Lathe Operator
National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC): WorkKeys

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization:

SkillsUSA 

Schedule:

Adults (Half Time) 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM; Adults (Full Time) 8:00-11:00 AM and 12:45-3:45 PM; High School Students 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM

Employment Options:

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Brake Press Operator; Computer Numerical Control Lathe Operator (CNC Lathe Operator); Computer Numerical Control Machine Operator (CNC Machine Operator); Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC Machinist); Computer Numerical Control Mill Operator (CNC Mill Operator); Computer Numerical Control Operator (CNC Operator); Computer Numerical Control Set-Up and Operator (CNC Set-Up and Operator); Machine Operator; Machine Set-Up, Operator; Machinist - Approximate Pay Potential: $11-$27/Hour(source: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/51-4011.00):

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