MAC 205 Introduction to CNC Milling Operations

This course cartridge for MAC205 Introduction 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.
Primary Material Type:
Hybrid/Blended Course
Community College of Denver
Project Name:
CHAMP-Colorado Helps Advanced Manufacturing Programs
Funding Source:
MAC205, Machining, CNC Milling Operation, computer numerical control machining, cartesian coordinate system high efficiency tooling applications, speed and feed rates, program structure, programming codes,

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
CHAMP Advisory industry members reviewed course competencies and curriculum
Industry Sector:
Manufacturing -- Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing -- Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing (3327)
Production Occupations -- Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (51-4035)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Technology Education/Industrial Arts (21)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
  • Credential
  • Stacked/Latticed Credential Model
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
  • 2nd Year Community College or equivalent
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Consultations during development of instructional materials
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Expertise of Project's Instructional Designers
Course Note:
Machining Technology, Manufacturing Machining, CNC Machining
SkillsCommons' Material Reused:


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