PMT 250 Multi-Axis CNC Programming (Section 060) - Spring 2015

This course is designed to give students an understanding of basic programming including sub-programming and set-up of multi axis CNC machine tools. Students will learn to set up and program multi-axis Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines, which include multiple vises, set ups, CNC tombstones, 4th axis vertical mill, and 5 axis vertical mill. The course includes advance set ups on CNC turning centers with bar feeding capabilities, live tooling and Y axis capabilities. After learning set ups on all multi axis machines, students will then write a basic CNC program to be run on the multi-axis CNC machines. Please note that all course materials and content are provided in the IMS Common Cartridge (IMSCC) format. The content can be accessed by opening the IMSCC file using your organization's Learning Management System application (these include Blackboard, D2L, Canvas etc.). Additional information about accessing Common Cartridge files can be found on the IMS Global Web site: Future plans for the Skills Commons Web site include a feature that will allow users to view and download course content that is provided in the IMSCC format. Please refer to the "Enabling Others to Reuse Your Materials” page for more information:
Primary Material Type:
Hybrid/Blended Course
Southwestern Illinois College
Project Name:
IGEN (Illinois Green Economy Network) Career Pathways
Funding Source:
Multi-Axis CNC Programming, 4th Axis CNC Mill, 5 Axis CNC Mill, CNC lathe, multi axis programming, CNC program, CNC vertical mill

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Each IGEN Consortium college has established an Industry Advisory Group as part of their Career and Technical Education program. Advisory Group members contribute to the design, development and delivery of CTE courses including those developed through this TAACCCT grant. The members also provide opportunities for work-based learning and job placements for program graduates.
Industry Sector:
Manufacturing -- Primary Metal Manufacturing (331)
Production Occupations -- Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (51-4011)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians (47)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
16 weeks, one traditional college semester
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality Rubric:
Quality Assurance Organization:
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  • Custom Quality Rubric
Course Note:
Advanced CNC Programming Certificate: 480501


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