Great Bay Community College Composites CNC Milling and Set-Up Operator (ACM 255)

This hands-on course prepares students for jobs where they will successfully operate a milling machine on CNC FANUC and Siemens controller, under the direction of the CNC supervisor. Focus is on developing the skills needed to use computer numerical control (CNC) to run a milling machine efficiently and within required quality standards. They will be exposed to the setup, materials and tooling required to produce precision and accurate parts. Students will be introduced to Solidworks and Mastercam, will learn the basics of writing CNC code, and will set up and run CNC milling machines.
Primary Material Type:
Community College System of New Hampshire
Project Name:
Advanced Manufacturing Partnerships in Education (AMPed NH)
CNC, AMPed NH, TAACCCT, Community College, Community College System of New Hampshire, Great Bay Community College, operate a milling machine, CNC FANUC and Siemens controller, Solidworks, Mastercam, advanced manufacturing

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Industry Sector:
Manufacturing -- Transportation Equipment Manufacturing -- Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing (3364)
Production Occupations -- Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators (51-2091)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Precision Production (48)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 2nd Year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
15 Weeks
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Active - requires user to respond to prompts, questions, etc.
Quality Rubric:
Quality Note:
Hezel Associates provided the 3rd party curriculum review for the AMPed NH TAACCCT grant project. Courses were reviewed for quality by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) by assessing the (1) clarity and appropriateness of learning objectives, (2) alignment of learning objectives to course activities and materials, (3) logical sequencing of course content, (4) availability of active learning opportunities, (5) use of formative feedback for students, and (6) presence of summative assessment and its alignment with course objectives. SMEs were selected based on credentials and experience in instructional and curricular design and evaluation.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Consultations during development of instructional materials
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
  • SME Quality Report is posted in Skills Commons
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • None
Course Note:
Advanced Composites Manufacturing Certificate

Copyright / Licensing

Copyright Owner:
Great Bay Community College
Primary License:
Creative Commons License
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