Oct 03, 2023  
2021-22 Gaston College Catalog 

Computer - Integrated Machining Diploma (D50210)

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The Computer-Integrated Machining 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 high-tech or emerging industries such as aerospace, aviation, medical, and renewable energy, and to sit for machining certification examinations.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate hands-on concepts of CNC and Manual Lathe including, Turning OD shoulders, Drilling, and Boring, Parting off, OD and ID Threading as well as OD and ID Grooving.
  2. Demonstrate hands-on concepts of CNC and Manual Milling including Facing, End Milling, Drilling, Tapping, Counter Boring, and Counter Sinking.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to read blueprints as well as the ability to think critically in complex problem solving tasks.
  4. Demonstrate the ability and knowledge to use and properly care for shop inspecting equipment including Dial and Veneer Calipers, OD and ID Micrometers, Metal Scales, Depth Micrometers, Height Gages, Gage Blocks and how to use and care for a CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine).
  5. Demonstrate the ability to use an Offline tool pre-setter.
  6. Demonstrate Intermediate level skills using CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) software with both CNC Turning Centers and Milling Machines
    a. Software used includes Fusion 360, and HSM Edit

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