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Computer Integrated Machining

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Program Overview

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Computer Integrated Machining program, offered at COA – Currituck, will teach you the theory and safe use of hand tools, power machinery, computerized equipment and sophisticated precision inspection instruments.

Computer Numerical Control Machining

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Degree and Certificate Options

  • Computer Integrated Machining — Diploma
  • Integrated Machining — Certificate I
  • Computer Integrated Machining — Certificate II
  • Computer Integrated Machining — Advanced Certificate

What You’ll Study

You’ll learn how to interpret blueprints; set up manual and computer numerical control (CNC) machines; perform basic and advanced machining operations; and make decisions to ensure work quality.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, you’ll:

  1. Demonstrate the safe use of hand tools, power machinery, and other equipment and tools relevant to metals manufacturing by producing assigned projects that require specific machining skills
  2. Make decisions that demonstrate knowledge of precision measuring tools by performing quality control inspection procedures on projects
  3. Program computer numerical machine tools to produce accurate and functional machine parts
  4. Demonstrate how to visualize and interpret technical drawings to include line types, orthographic projections, dimensions, and notes

Careers

Employment opportunities for machining technicians include manufacturing industries, public institutions, government agencies and a wide range of specialty machining shops.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Curriculum Guides

First Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
MAC 111 Machining Technology I Corequisites: MAC 171, 172 2 12 n/a 14 6
MAC 131 Blueprint Reading/Mach I none 1 2 n/a 3 2
MAC 151 Machining Calculations Prerequisite: MAT 003 Tier 1 1 2 n/a 3 2
MAC 121 Intro to CNC none 2 n/a n/a 2 2
MAC 171 Measure/Material and Safety none n/a 2 n/a 2 1
MAC 172 Job Plan, Bench and Layout none n/a 2 n/a 2 1
COM 101 Workplace Communication n/a 3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 9 20 n/a 29 17
First Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
MAC 112 Machining Technology II Prerequisites: MAC 111, 131 2 12 n/a 14 6
MAC 122 CNC Turning (2nd 8 weeks) Prerequisites: MAC 111, 121, 131 1 3 n/a 4 2
MAC 124 CNC Milling (1st 8 weeks) Prerequisites: MAC  111, 121, 131 1 3 n/a 4 2
MAC 132 Blueprint Reading/Mach II Prerequisite: MAC 131 1 2 n/a 3 2
MEC 110 Intro to CAD/CAM Prerequisites: MAC 121, 131 1 2 n/a 3 2
MAT 110 Math Measurement and Literacy Prerequisite: MAT 003 Tier 1
Corequisites: MAT 010
2 2 n/a 4 3
WBL 110 (World of Work)
or
WBL 111 (Work-Based Learning I)
n/a 0 – 1 n/a 0 – 10 1 – 10 1
Total Semester Hours 8 – 9 24 0 – 10 33 – 42 18
First Year
Summer Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
MAC 113 Machining Technology III Prerequisites: MAC 112, MEC 110 2 12 n/a 14 6
Total Semester Hours 2 12 n/a 14 6
Total Semester Hours Required for Diploma 41
Certificate
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
MAC 111 Machining Technology I Corequisites: MAC 171, 172 2 12 n/a 14 6
MAC 131 Blueprint Reading/Mach I none 1 2 n/a 3 2
MAC 151 Machining Calculations Prerequisite: MAT 003 Tier 1 1 2 n/a 3 2
MAC 121 Introduction to CNC none 2 n/a n/a 2 2
MAC 171 Measure/Material and Safety none n/a 2 n/a 2 1
MAC 172 Job Plan, Bench and Layout none n/a 2 n/a 2 1
Total Semester Hours 6 20 n/a 26 14
Total Semester Hours Required for Certificate 14
Certificate
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
MAC 112 Machining Technology II Prerequisites: MAC 111, 131 2 12 n/a 14 6
MAC 122 CNC Turning Prerequisites: MAC 111, 121, 131 1 3 n/a 4 2
MAC 124 CNC Milling Prerequisites: MAC 111, 121, 131 1 3 n/a 4 2
MAC 132 Blueprint Reading/Mach II Prerequisite: MAC 131 1 2 n/a 3 2
MEC 110 Intro to CAD/CAM Prerequisites: MAC 121, 131 1 2 n/a 3 2
Total Semester Hours 6 22 n/a 28 14
Total Semester Hours Required for Certificate 14