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The Computer Integrated Machining Diploma program 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), blueprint interpretation, introductory computerized numeric control (CNC) equipment, and precision measurements. Graduates should qualify for employment as machining technicians in manufacturing, specialty machine shops, fabrication industries, and high-tech or emerging industries such as aerospace, aviation, medical, and renewable energy, and able to acquire machining certification examinations.
Upon successful completion of the Computer Integrated Machining diploma, the graduate should be able to:
- Write CNC code for machined parts
- Apply CNC code to operate CNC lathes & CNC mills
- Complete projects using milling machines, bench grinders, power saws, lathes, drill presses, and surface grinders
- Produce rapid prototyping models
- Students completing this diploma will acquire a minimum of 2 (possibly 10) National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS).