Program Outcomes (CNC Machinist)

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Barry Young 

Denell Zander

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At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:

  1. Apply safety procedures appropriate to working in a modern machine shop.
  2. Interpret Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) as they apply to machining fluids and materials.
  3. Use micrometers, indicators, calipers, height gauges, etc. to measure and inspect parts accurately.
  4. Solve practical trigonometry problems related to angular shapes of machined parts.
  5. Interpret engineering drawings as they apply to machined parts
  6.  Interpret Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing symbols as applied to Engineering drawings
  7. Select and use appropriate cutting tools and tool materials for a given application.
  8. Calculate and apply speeds and feeds for various cutting conditions and materials.
  9. Use EIA code (G and M codes) to manually write programs for CNC lathes and mills.
  10. Set up and operate a variety of CNC lathes and milling machines to produce parts to specifications.
  11. Use CAD/CAM software to generate part geometry and tool paths.
  12. Produce a capstone project to include the above skill sets.

In addition, the following college-wide learning outcomes reflect the guiding expectations of all programs at Bates Technical College:

  • Human Diversity
  • Effective Communication
  • Critical-thinking