NCT 221: Advanced Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation

In this course, students will learn complex cutter path generation, cutter compensation, repetitive programming, multi-quadrant circular interpolation, three axis interpolation, threading macros, and other advanced programming techniques are practiced. Geometry creation using computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software will be presented and used in this class. The class format is similar to that of NCT 121. Students with experience equivalent to NCT 121 may contact the instructor for permission to waive the prerequisite. This is the second of a two-course study of manual programming and computer numerical control (CNC) Machine Tool Operation.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6; Academic Math Level 4; NCT 121 and NCT 123, 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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