CURRICULAR GUIDE

Computerized Numerical Control Programmer
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0266  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

Computer numerical control programmers are responsible for writing programs
that are used to control automated manufacturing systems and equipment.  The
programmer is primarily concerned with taking engineering specifications and
developing procedures and programmed instructions to manufacture requested
components.  The CNC programmer must be knowledgeable in many areas such as
computer systems, CAD, CAM, manufacturing processes, machine tools and
metallurgy.  Strong math, communication and problem-solving skills are needed
in order to manage the large and diverse amount of information that must be
brought together in order to successfully write programs.  Because of their
many skills, CNC programmers are employed in all industries, including
aerospace, textile, agriculture, electronics and manufacturing.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific coursework in mathematics. 
For information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page

Contact the Technology Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center,
Room 136, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 53 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
CNCP 101    PC Applications for Technology                                   3
CNCP 110    Foundations of CNC Programming                                   4
CNCP 130    Machine Controls and Setup                                       4
CNCP 200    Unigraphics NC                                                   4
CNCP 210    Mastercam                                                        4
CNCP 215    Generative Machining                                             4
DTDS 180    Unigraphics I                                                    4
MACH 105    Machine Tool Survey                                              3
MACH 110    Machine Tool Technology I                                        4
MACH 111    Machine Tool Technology II                                       4
MACH 120    Effect Use Machinery Handbook                                    4
MACH 135    Metallurgy and Heat Treat                                        4
MACH 140    Tooling Theory and Practices                                     4
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 12-13 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.
CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             9 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See page 22 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement)

CHOICE 2:   Drafting                                               3-4 Credits
COOP 210    Cooperative Education (Tech)                                     3
DTDS 101    Drafting I                                                       4
DTDS 104    Descriptive Geometry                                             4
DTDS 110    Industrial Blueprint Reading                                     3
DTDS 131    AutoCAD Basic 2-D                                                4
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   65

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
I                 II                III               IV
CNCP 101          CNCP 110          CNCP 130          CNCP 200
MACH 105          MACH 110          CNCP 210          CNCP 215
WRIT 124          MACH 111          DTDS 180          Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.           MACH 120          MACH 135          Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.           MACH 140