MTT-160: Computer Assisted N/C Programming

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Adv Manufacturing/Fabrication
Machine Tool
Academic Level
Course Subject
Machine Tool Technology
Course Number
Course Title
Computer Assisted N/C Programming
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Catalog Course Description

An introductory-level course in computer-assisted part programming. Covers programming for both the CNC mill and lathe. Coursework utilizes CAD/CAM software (Mastercam, Catia, and UG NX) running on a personal computer.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Overview
  2. Screen Set-up
  3. Mouse Use
  4. Windows
  5. Insert, Modifier, and Snap Icons
  6. Insert Icon - Circle
  7. Insert Icon - Arc
  8. Insert Icon - Polygon
  9. Insert Icon - Fillet/Chamfer
  10. Insert Icon - Pattern
  11. Insert Icon - Spline
  12. Utility Icons
  13. CAM
  14. Modifier Icons for CAM
  15. Tool Library
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Demonstrate the application of tool boundaries and tool paths to 2D CAD drawings.
  2. Distinguish between CAD drawings in a DXF or IGES format.
  3. Store and retrieve CAD/CAM drawings.
  4. Post process CAM data into machine code for both CNC Vertical Machining Centers and Turning Centers.*

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details

Student Interview and Portfolio Review

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Summer 2014
ILT Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date