Academic Catalog

CNC Programmer/CATIA Certificate

certificate Info at a Glance
Type
Certificate
Estimated # of Quarters
This certificate is approximately 3 quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates
Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters, or by instructor permission.
Prerequisites
Instructor permission.

Provide students with knowledge and understanding of CATIA for employment advancement as a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programmer in the manufacturing industry.

Students will develop proficiencies in basic to more advanced functions of CATIA, including organization and navigation of model and assembly functions, managing profiles, saving parts in a CATIA environment, creating simple and complex parts and assemblies, understanding of CATIA’s product hierarchy principles, and utilization of different tools and techniques for designing products using a variety materials. Students will also develop skills in programming, preparing, and operating CNC machining centers. Students will utilize knowledge in blueprint reading, shop math, precision measuring, and CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Drawing & Computer-Aided Machining) to interpret data from CATIA and evaluate machining codes to manufacture designed products.

Optional Courses

MCH 240, Training & Practice

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
MCH 202Introduction to CNC7
MCH 201CATIA I5
MCH 211Intermediate CNC10
MCH 203CATIA II3
MCH 216Advanced CNC12
MCH 206CATIA III3
 Technical Credits40

Introduction to CNC

Item #
MCH 202
Total Credits
7

Introduction to CNC programming software and setups using CAD/CAM interfacing and project milling, drilling and lathe turning. Actual machining jobs from industry may be used. 

Prerequisites
Instructor’s permission and MCH 101.
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CATIA I

Item #
MCH 201
Total Credits
5

Gain introductory knowledge of 3D and parametric design using CATIA V5 software to create basic parts and assemblies in solids and wireframe. Instructor permission required.

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Intermediate CNC

Item #
MCH 211
Total Credits
10

Covers understanding and operating Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinery. Also includes writing programs and manual data input. Actual machining jobs from industry may be used. 

Prerequisites
Instructor’s permission and MCH 101.
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CATIA II

Item #
MCH 203
Total Credits
3

Build upon modeling and parametric design using CATIA V5 software to apply graphic skills to create parts, assemblies and profiles in solids and wireframe. 

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Advanced CNC

Item #
MCH 216
Total Credits
12

Covers progressively advanced CNC machining techniques with emphasis placed on program troubleshooting and increased production. Actual machining jobs from industry may be used. 

Prerequisites
Instructor’s permission and MCH 101.
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CATIA III

Item #
MCH 206
Total Credits
3

Apply more advanced modeling and parametric design using CATIA V5 software to create complex parts and assemblies in solids and wireframes.

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This page was last updated on August 07, 2015.