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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Welding - WELD 240

Computer Numerical Control

4 Credit Hours
2 Lecture Hours
4 Laboratory Hours

Course Description

Introduction to the theory and application of programming and sequencing of numerical control automation and cutting equipment. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing incremental and absolute programming language applying G and M codes. Students will use computer software and nesting to create cutting paths as well as learn troubleshooting components of the automated equipment and programs. Welding skills developed in advanced arc welding and welding print reading will be applied.


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

Course Competencies

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

  • Apply standard safety operating procedures when dealing with the CNC and automated equipment.
  • Identify the different types of materials that may be cut by Plasma and Oxyfuel.
  • Utilize appropriate mathematical skills to write out coordinates and layout parts.
  • Differentiate between incremental, absolute and CAD programs.
  • Troubleshoot numerical control software programs and equipment.
  • Apply nesting software.
  • Operate Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment for required parts.
  • Program a bill of materials to produce a fabrication project.
  • Determine proper cut sequencing for a part program.
  • Create a CAD part for cutting.
  • Utilize appropriate techniques to modify standard shapes.
  • Identify how join design, welding process and filler materials affect the performance of automation.
  • Fabricate fixtures used for automation equipment.

Course Schedule

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

Fall; 2020; WELDING TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2020

 240543855CNC Shape Cut AutoHYBME4McLean C3/8/0Open$458.00M T  06:00 PM-06:54 PM MEC255
M T  07:00 PM-09:38 PM MEC450

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

 240513862CNC Shape Cut AutoMEC4McLean C8/8/0Open$670.00M T  06:00 PM-09:00 PM MEC255

Key: Day of the Week

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