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NCTK 110: INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite:

This course introduces the student to the evolution of machine tool technology; the development of hard automation and flexible automation; and the topics of automated control, servo systems, and computer numerical control terminology. The student is acquainted with computers in manufacturing and how they interface with CNC systems to perform useful work; the role of computer numerical control in automated work cells, flexible manufacturing systems and factory applications of CNC.

NCTK 210: FUNDAMENTALS OF CNC PROGRAMMING

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: NCTK 212 with a "C" or better and MAT 106 with a grade of "C" or better or departmental approval

This course includes the theoretical and practical aspects of writing manual numerical control programs. Included is coding formats, preparatory functions, miscellaneous functions, and point-to-point and continuous path programming. Emphasis is on developing programs for three axis machine tools.

NCTK 212: CNC MACHINE OPERATION I

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: MACTR 121 with a grade of "C" or better; concurrent enrollment in NCTK 110 or department approval

This course prepares the student for practical programming assignments and is designed to give actual hands-on experience in the setting up and operation of CNC machining and turning centers.

NCTK 214: CNC MACHINE OPERATION II

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: NCTK 212 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course prepares the student for practical programming assignments, and is designed to give advanced hands-on experience in the setting up and operation of CNC machining and turning centers.

NCTK 255: INDEPENDENT STUDY

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course provides the opportunity to work on a technical project, research, or other specialized study related to individual academic needs. A written plan for the independent-study project is developed with a faculty member (including a detailed description of the project, the number of credit hours assigned to it, the evaluative criteria to be used, and other relevant matters), and the project is carried out under the periodic direction of the faculty member. The written plan is submitted to the dean/associate dean for approval and remains on file within the department, together with a final written report submitted to the faculty member by the student. Repeatable up to a maximum of five semester hours of credit.