Program Outcomes (CNC Machinist)
At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:
- Apply safety procedures appropriate to working in a modern machine shop.
- Interpret Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) as they apply to machining fluids and materials.
- Use micrometers, indicators, calipers, height gauges, etc. to measure and inspect parts accurately.
- Solve practical trigonometry problems related to angular shapes of machined parts.
- Interpret engineering drawings as they apply to machined parts
- Interpret Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing symbols as applied to Engineering drawings
- Select and use appropriate cutting tools and tool materials for a given application.
- Calculate and apply speeds and feeds for various cutting conditions and materials.
- Use EIA code (G and M codes) to manually write programs for CNC lathes and mills.
- Set up and operate a variety of CNC lathes and milling machines to produce parts to specifications.
- Use CAD/CAM software to generate part geometry and tool paths.
- 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