MAC 205 - Intro to CNC Milling Operations

Provides transitional information between conventional machining applications and the typical applications found in Computer Numerical Control Machining. Topics may consist of Numerical Control Systems, The Cartesian Coordinate System, High Efficiency Tooling Applications, Objectives of Numerical Control, Calculating Speed and Feed Rates, Defining and Calculating Tool Motion, Fixturing Requirements, Basic Program Structure, Programming Codes, and Basic Conversational Programming. Operations of NC machines will be required.
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Front Range Community College
Project Name:
CHAMP - Colorado Helps Advanced Manufacturing Programs
Funding Source:
MAC205, CNC Milling Operations, milling operations, control funtions, letter address system, machine setup, G & M codes, CNC, Machining, Manufacturing, shop safety

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
CHAMP Advisory industry members reviewed course competencies and curriculum
Industry Sector:
Manufacturing -- Primary Metal Manufacturing (331)
Production Occupations -- Machinists, Metal and Plastic (51-4041)

Education / Instructional Information

Credit Type:
  • Non-Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
  • Credential
  • Stacked/Latticed Credential Model
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
  • 2nd Year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
67.5 hours
Interactivity Type:
Presentation only - requires user to navigate through content.
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Course Note:
Precision Machining Technology


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