NCT 121: Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation

In this course, students will interpret working drawings of sample parts, write and edit programs, setup and operate CNC machine tools, and inspect the finished products in the process of manufacturing parts. Feeds and speeds, fixed cycles, program editing, set up procedures, and program preparation are major topics presented. This is the first in a two-course study of manual programming of CNC milling and turning centers. Students with experience equivalent to NCT 101 and NCT 110 may contact the instructor for permission to waive the prerequisites. Programming time outside of the classroom is required to be successful in this course.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6; Academic Math Level 4; NCT 101 and NCT 110, minimum grade "C"

Class offerings by semester

  Winter Summer Fall

Even Years
(2022, 2024, 2026)

    offered at nighttime

Odd Years
(2023, 2025, 2027)

    offered at nighttime

offered in the daytimeDay Class (before 5 p.m.) offered at nighttimeEvening Class (after 5 p.m.) offered online Online Class
Revised: 3/30/23

Please refer to the course schedule to see the specific time and platform for which the course is offered.

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Description Hours
Credits 4
Lecture Hours 30
Clinical Hours 0
Lab Hours 60
Other Hours 0
Total Hours 90

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