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The Computer Integrated Machining (CIM) curriculum prepares students with the analytical, creative and innovative skills necessary to take a production idea from an initial concept through design, development and production, resulting in a finished product.
Coursework may include manual machining, computer applications, engineering design, computer-aided drafting (CAD), computer-aided machining (CAM), blueprint interpretation, advanced computerized numeric control (CNC) equipment, basic and advanced machining operations, precision measurement and high-speed multi-axis machining.
Graduates should qualify for employment as machining technicians in high-tech manufacturing, rapid-prototyping and rapid-manufacturing industries, specialty machine shops, fabrication industries, and hightech or emerging industries such as aerospace, aviation, medical, and renewable energy, and to sit for machining certification examinations.
Upon successful completion of the Computer Integrated Machining program, the graduate should be able to:
- Write CNC code for machined parts
- Complete CNC machine setups
- Complete projects using milling machines, bench grinders, power saws, lathes, drill press, and surface grinders
- Complete drawings to develop CAD/CAM and CNC programs
- Produce rapid prototyping models
- Use industry standards to determine the quality of manufactured parts