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Course Description

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Manufacturing: Advanced Manufacturing - MFG 103

Basic Computer Numerical Control (CNC)

3 Credit Hours
2 Lecture Hours
4 Laboratory Hours

Course Description

Students will be introduced to the operation of the CNC Mill through the use of the basic fundamental of “G” codes and “M” codes. Machine and tool set up will also be covered. As part of the class, students will make several small projects on the CNC machines. These machines are used in today’s industrial manufacturing plants.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Use personal safety equipment.
  • Identify regulations pertaining to machining technologies.
  • Use calculator to perform mathematical operations.
  • Interpret lines and symbols on a drawing.
  • Calculate points, lines, angles and arcs on drawings.
  • Develop 2 axis CNC program for basic operations using "G" and "M" codes.
  • Enter a program into the machine console.
  • Use a computer to write and save programs.
  • Use linear interpolation motion in a program.
  • Use circular interpolation motion in a program.
  • Modify programs at the CNC machine.
  • Explain the use of "canned" codes.
  • Use different drilling codes in machining a part.
  • Develop 3 axis CNC program for basic operations using "G" and "M" codes.
  • Identify cutting tools required for different operations.
  • Explain the set-up on the machine.
  • Use sub-routines in a program.
  • Use cutter compensation in programming a part.
  • Explain method of locating edges of the vice or fixture.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2021; MANUFACTURING; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 103515051Basic Comp Num ConMEC3Keyes G7/12/0Open$396.00M  05:00 PM-10:50 PM MEC320

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday