CMCC Begins Advanced Certificate in Precision Machining
May 27, 2014
Central Maine Community College will offer an advanced certificate program in precision machining technology starting in the fall semester.
This new program includes advanced machining theories and applications required to set up and run multi-axis computer numeric control (CNC) equipment. Programming, set-up, and operations of four-axis vertical and horizontal milling centers, five-axis vertical milling centers, and live tooling lathes will be covered. Students will be exposed to the advanced inspection methods required to inspect parts made on these machines.
Three courses will be offered in the fall semester, two of which, Introduction to Solid Works (PMT 270-51) and Advanced Cutting Tools (PMT 274-51) will be delivered completely online. Advanced Inspection Methods (PMT 272-01) is a hybrid course that will offered online and on campus.
Other courses included in this 16-credit certificate are Advanced MasterCam Programming, Live Tooling CNC Lathes, 3-D CNC Milling, Multi-Axis MasterCam Programming and Multi-Axis CNC Milling.
To be admitted to the advanced certificate program, students must have an associate degree or higher in machining or equivalent professional credentials as approved by the academic dean. Applications for fall admission are being accepted, and open registration for the fall courses begins July 7. Anyone interested is encouraged to contact the Admissions Office at 755-5273, email@example.com, or to visit the website at www.cmcc.edu to chat live with an admissions representative.
Development of the Certificate in Advanced Machining was funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation Advanced Technology Education Program.
PHOTO: CMCC alum Kyle Forsythe is pictured here in the precision machining lab. The college will begin offering courses in the fall toward an advanced certificate in precision machining.