Manufacturing Technologies: CNC Programmer/CATIA Certificate

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Provide students with the knowledge and understanding of CATIA for employment advancement as a CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Programmer in the manufacturing industry.

Certificate Info at a Glance

Type: Certificate

Approx. # of Quarters: 3

Estimated Cost: $4,007.36

Admission Dates: Instructor permission

Students will develop proficiencies in basic to more advanced functions of CATIA, including organization and navigation of model and assembly functions, managing profiles, saving parts in a CATIA environment, creating simple and complex parts and assemblies, understanding of CATIA’s product hierarchy principles, and utilization of different tools and techniques for designing products using a variety materials. Students will also develop skills in programming, preparing, and operating CNC machining centers. Students will utilize knowledge in blueprint reading, shop math, precision measuring, and CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Drawing & Computer-Aided Machining) to interpret data from CATIA and evaluate machining codes to manufacture designed products.

Program Length: This program is approximately three quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all certificate requirements.

Admission Dates: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters, or by instructor permission.

Prerequisites: None.

Program Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
MCH 202 Introduction to CNC 7
MCH 201 CATIA I 5
MCH 211 Intermediate CNC 10
MCH 203 CATIA II 3
MCH 216 Advanced CNC 12
MCH 206 CATIA III 3
  Total Credits for Completion 40

Optional Course

Course # Course Name Credits
MCH 240 Training & Practice 1-15

Note: MCH 240, Training & Practice, is designed for specific skills enhancement with the purpose of re-entering the manufacturing workforce. Mutually agreed-upon goals will be set and paid for at an hourly rate.

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