This course cartridge for MAC240 CAD/CAM 2D Provides the student with the essential concepts and techniques that are required to successfully create part geometry, generate tool path, verify tool path models, and post process the NC codes. The student will be exposed to a 2-axis machining, 3-axis machining wire frame and surface modeling, lathe programming, and DNC systems. Programming projects and models will be demonstrated in the CNC manufacturing lab.
Primary Material Type:
Hybrid/Blended Course
Community College of Denver
Project Name:
Colorado Helps Advanced Manufacturing Program (CHAMP)
Funding Source:
MAC240, CAD/CAM, machining, machine technology, tool path models, NC codes, 2-Axis machining, 3-Axis machining, lathe programming, DNC systems, wire frame, surface modeling CNC manufacturing

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 -- Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (51-4081)

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:
  • 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, CAD/CAM
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