Advanced Manufacturing (CNC) - Machine Tool Setup, Operation and Programming (APMTOP)

Associate in Applied Science

In this program, students will demonstrate proficiency in the operation of automated design and machine tool equipment. Competencies in machine operation (CNC), computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), manual programming, and processing materials will be developed. In addition, students will hone skills in the manufacturing and troubleshooting of part programs used for advanced manufacturing systems. Students will apply problem-solving skills learned in the program to create innovative solutions for real-world manufacturing challenges in preparation for entry-level positions within the advanced manufacturing field including CNC machining.

Students with technology interests who enjoy working with their hands like gaming, manipulating code, robotics, 3D printing are suited for this line of work.

This is a high skill and high wage program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

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2022-23

2022-2023 Academic Requirements

In this program, students will demonstrate proficiency in the operation of automated design and machine tool equipment. Competencies in machine operation (CNC), computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), manual programming, and processing materials will be developed. In addition, students will hone skills in the manufacturing and troubleshooting of part programs used for advanced manufacturing systems. Students will apply problem-solving skills learned in the program to create innovative solutions for real-world manufacturing challenges in preparation for entry-level positions within the advanced manufacturing field including CNC machining.

Students with technology interests who enjoy working with their hands like gaming, manipulating code, robotics, 3D printing are suited for this line of work.

Eastern Michigan University, BS degree

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: https://www.wccnet.edu/learn/transfer-wcc-credits/articulation-agreements.php.

College Level Reading and Writing levels of 6 and Math Level 2 are required.

Students much reach Math Level 4 prior to enrolling in NCT 121.

Division
Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Department
Advanced Manufacturing
Advisors
Allan Coleman
Julie N. (Niki) Lee
Dominique Green
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
MEC 101   Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing 2
NCT 100   Foundation Concepts for Manufacturing (CNC) 3
NCT 120   Introduction to 2D CAD CAM Programming and Applications 2
Elective   Math Elective(s) 3
Elective   Art/Human. Elective(s) 3
Total 13
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
MEC 100   Materials and Processes 3
NCT 101   Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - I 2
NCT 110   Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - II 2
Elective   Restricted Elective: Students may choose any ELE, MEC, NCT, ROB course not already listed. 2
Elective   Nat. Sci. Elective(s) 3
Total 12
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
NCT 123   2D CAD CAM CNC Programming for Mills and Lathes 2
Elective   Restricted Elective: Students may choose any ELE, MEC, NCT, ROB course not already listed. 2
Elective   Writing Elective(s) 3
Elective   Speech/Comp. Elective(s) 3
Elective   Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 3
Total 13
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ELE 111   Electrical Fundamentals 4
MEC 201   Mechanisms 2
NCT 121   Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation 4
NCT 201   Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) 2
Total 12
Fifth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
NCT 221   Advanced Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation 4
NCT 244   Advanced Manufacturing Capstone (CNC) 3
WAF 103   Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 2
Elective   Restricted Elective: Students may choose any ELE, MEC, NCT, ROB course not already listed. 3
Total 12

Total Credits Required
62

Footnotes

Students may elect to take optional courses to meet MTA. Please refer to the WCC MTA Transfer Agreement web page for more information.