Computer-Integrated Machining, AAS

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Program Intro

The Computer-Integrated Machining, AAS–A50210 curriculum prepares students with analytical, creative, and innovative skills necessary to take a production idea from an initial concept through design, development, and production, resulting in a finished product. Coursework may include manual machining, computer applications, engineering design, computer-aided drafting (CAD), computer-aided machining (CAM), blueprint interpretation, advanced computerized numeric control (CNC) equipment, basic and advanced machining operations, precision measurement, and high-speed multi-axis machining.

Graduates should qualify for employment as machining technicians in high-tech manufacturing. Rapid prototyping and rapid-manufacturing industries, specialty machine shops, fabrication industries, and high-tech emerging industries such as aerospace, aviation, medical, and renewable energy, and to sit for machining certification examinations.

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  • ACA 111 – College Student Success
    The course introduces the college’s physical, academic, and social environment and promotes the personal development essential for success.
  • DFT 151 – CAD I
    This course introduces CAD software as a drawing tool. Topics include drawing, editing, file management, and plotting.


  • DFT 154 – Intro Solid Modeling
    This course is an introduction to basic three-dimensional solid modeling and design software. Topics include basic design, creation, editing, rendering and analysis of solid models, and creation of multiview drawings.
  • MAC 112 – Machining Technology II
    This course provides additional instruction and practice in the use of precision measuring tools, lathes, milling machines, and grinders. Emphasis is placed on the setup and operation of machine tools including the selection and use of work holding devices, speeds, feeds, cutting tools, and coolants.


  • MAC 121 – Intro to CNC
    This course introduces the concepts and capabilities of computer numerical control machine tools. Topics include setup, operation, and basic applications.
  • MAC 124 – CNC Milling
    This course introduces the manual programming, setup, and operation of CNC machining centers. Topics include programming formats, control functions, program editing, part production, and inspection.


  • MAC 222 – Advanced CNC Turning
    This course covers advanced methods in the setup and operation of CNC turning centers. Emphasis is placed on programming and production of complex parts.
  • MAC 232 – CAM: CNC Milling
    This course introduces Computer Numerical Control graphics programming and concepts for machining center applications. Emphasis is placed on developing a shape file in a graphics CAM system and transferring coded information from CAM graphics to the CNC milling center.


  • ECO 251 – Prin of Microeconomics
    Introduces economic analysis of individual, business, and industry choices in the market economy. Topics include the price mechanism, supply and demand, optimizing economic behavior, costs and revenue, market structures, factor markets, income distribution, market failure, and government intervention.
  • MAC 234 – Adv Multi-Axis Machin
    Includes multi-axis machining using machining centers with multi-axis capabilities. Emphasis is placed on the generation of machining center input with a CAM system and setup of pallet changer and rotary system for multi-axis machining fixtures.

Paying for College

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Who to Contact

For more information:
Andrew Luppino
Computer-Integrated Machining Program Chair/Instructor

Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing Center (Bldg 030), Room 164
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 107
Fax: (252) 233-6879

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