Machine Technologies

Advanced Manufacturing Center
CCD.edu/Machining

Community College of Denver currently offers two Associate of Applied Science degrees in machine technologies.

  

CNC Manufacturing

This program prepares you with the entry-level skills necessary to perform tasks of developing 3D programming to operate a Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machining center.

Program Admission Requirements

You must meet the minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program. Refer to the course descriptions section of this catalog for course prerequisites. You may take individual courses, if the course prerequisites are met, prior to being accepted into this program.

Course Map

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
MAC 100 Machine Shop Safety 1
MAC 101 Introduction to Machine Shop 3
MAC 102 Print Reading for Machinists 3
MAC 110 Introduction to Engine Lathe 3
MAC 120 Introduction to Milling Machine 3
MAT 108 Technical Mathematics 4
 Subtotal17
Second Semester
CAD 101 Computer Aided Drafting I 3
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 3
MAC 201 Introduction to CNC Turning Operations 3
MAC 205 Introduction to CNC Milling Operations 3
Choose One Composition Course 3
Technical Writing I  
English Composition I: GT-CO1  
 Subtotal15
Third Semester
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
MAC 145 Production Manufacturing Concepts 3
MAC 240 CAD/CAM 2D 3
Choose One Machine Technologies Course 3
Intermediate Engine Lathe  
CNC Turning Operations II  
Choose One Machine Technologies Course 3
Intermediate Milling Machine  
CNC Milling Operations II  
 Subtotal15
Fourth Semester
MAC 141 Advanced Machining Operations 4
MAC 245 CAD/CAM 3D 3
MAC 250 Advanced Inspection Techniques 3
MAC 252 Practical Metallurgy 3
Choose One Elective 3
Intro to Political Science: GT-SS1  
Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3  
 Subtotal16
 Total Credits63

  

CNC Management

This program prepares you with the entry-level skills necessary to perform tasks of developing 3D programming to operate a Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machining center and management of manufacturing processes.

Program Admission Requirements

You must meet the minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program. Refer to the course descriptions section of this catalog for course prerequisites. You may take individual courses, if the course prerequisites are met, prior to being accepted into this program.

Course Map

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
MAC 100 Machine Shop Safety 1
MAC 101 Introduction to Machine Shop 3
MAC 102 Print Reading for Machinists 3
MAC 110 Introduction to Engine Lathe 3
MAC 120 Introduction to Milling Machine 3
MAT 108 Technical Mathematics 4
 Subtotal17
Second Semester
CAD 101 Computer Aided Drafting I 3
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 3
MAC 121 Intermediate Milling Machine 3
MAC 111 Intermediate Engine Lathe 3
Choose One Composition Course 3
English Composition I: GT-CO1  
Technical Writing I  
 Subtotal15
Third Semester
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
MAC 145 Production Manufacturing Concepts 3
MAC 201 Introduction to CNC Turning Operations 3
MAC 205 Introduction to CNC Milling Operations 3
MAC 240 CAD/CAM 2D 3
 Subtotal15
Fourth Semester
MAC 141 Advanced Machining Operations  
MAC 250 Advanced Inspection Techniques 3
MTE 230 Design for Manufacturability 3
MTE 244 Lean Manufacturing - Practices & Processes 3
Choose One Elective 3
Intro to Political Science: GT-SS1  
Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3  
 Subtotal12
 Total Credits59

Advanced Manufacturing Center
CCD.edu/Machining

Community College of Denver currently offers seven certificates in machine technologies.

  

Basic Machining

The basic machining certificate instructs students in the basics of shop safety, drill presses, saws, engine lathes, milling machines, measuring instruments and basic drafting. This certificate is the logical starting point for the more comprehensive certificates and degrees in the machine technologies program.

Program Admission Requirements

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program. You may take individual courses, if the course prerequisites are met, prior to being accepted into this program.

Course Map

MAC 100Machine Shop Safety1
MAC 101Introduction to Machine Shop3
MAC 102Print Reading for Machinists3
MAC 110Introduction to Engine Lathe3
MAC 120Introduction to Milling Machine3
MAC 121Intermediate Milling Machine
MAT 108Technical Mathematics4
Total Credits17

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Intermediate Machining

The intermediate machining certificate prepares you with the job-entry skills necessary to perform most operations on the vertical mill, horizontal mill, lathe and grinder/shaper. This certificate is the second logical step for the more comprehensive certificates and degrees in the machine technologies program.

Program Admission Requirements

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program. You may take individual courses, if the course prerequisites are met, prior to being accepted into this program.

Course Map

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
MAC 100 Machine Shop Safety 1
MAC 101 Introduction to Machine Shop 3
MAC 102 Print Reading for Machinists 3
MAC 110 Introduction to Engine Lathe 3
MAT 108 Technical Mathematics 4
 Subtotal14
Second Semester
MAC 120 Introduction to Milling Machine 3
MAC 201 Introduction to CNC Turning Operations 3
MAC 205 Introduction to CNC Milling Operations 3
Choose One Machine Technologies Course 3
Intermediate Engine Lathe  
CNC Turning Operations II  
Choose One Machine Technologies Course 3
Intermediate Milling Machine  
CNC Milling Operations II  
 Subtotal15
 Total Credits29

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CNC Machine Tool Operator

The computer numeric control (CNC) machine tool operator certificate prepares you with the job-entry skills necessary to perform most operations on the vertical mill, horizontal mill, lathe, grinder/shaper, CNC mill and CNC lathe. You will be prepared to enter positions as a CNC machine tool operator. All credits within this certificate apply toward the Associate of Applied Science in machining technologies degree with an emphasis in either CNC machining technologies manufacturing or management.

Program Admission Requirements

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program. You may take individual courses, if the course prerequisites are met, prior to being accepted into this program.

Course Map

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
MAC 100 Machine Shop Safety 1
MAC 101 Introduction to Machine Shop 3
MAC 102 Print Reading for Machinists 3
MAC 110 Introduction to Engine Lathe 3
MAC 120 Introduction to Milling Machine 3
MAT 108 Technical Mathematics 4
 Subtotal17
Second Semester
CAD 101 Computer Aided Drafting I 3
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 3
Choose One Machine Technologies Course 3
Intermediate Engine Lathe  
CNC Turning Operations II  
Choose One Machine Technologies Course 3
Intermediate Milling Machine  
CNC Milling Operations II  
 Subtotal12
Third Semester
MAC 145 Production Manufacturing Concepts 3
MAC 201 Introduction to CNC Turning Operations 3
MAC 205 Introduction to CNC Milling Operations 3
MAC 240 CAD/CAM 2D 3
 Subtotal12
 Total Credits41

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Industrial Maintenance Technologies

This certificate is designed to provide a rounded understanding of the entry-level skills in computer aided drafting, machining and welding. This set of skills will allow you to enter the field of manufacturing equipment servicing and repair.

Program Admission Requirements

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program. You may take individual courses, if the course prerequisites are met, prior to being accepted into this program.

cOURSE mAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
MAC 100 Machine Shop Safety 1
MAC 101 Introduction to Machine Shop 3
MAC 102 Print Reading for Machinists 3
MAC 110 Introduction to Engine Lathe 3
MAC 120 Introduction to Milling Machine 3
MAT 108 Technical Mathematics 4
 Subtotal17
Second Semester
CAD 101 Computer Aided Drafting I 3
CAD 102 Computer Aided Drafting II 3
CAD 240 Inventor I/Autodesk 3
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 3
 Subtotal12
Third Semester
WEL 101 Allied Cutting Processes 4
WEL 102 Oxyacetylene Joining Processes 4
WEL 103 Basic Shielded Metal Arc I 4
 Subtotal12
 Total Credits41

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Multi-Axis Lathe

**This certificate is not eligible for federal student aid**

This certificate will teach you the set-up, operation and programming of multi-axis lathes. You will work with live-tooling and dual-spindles to program and manufacture one-off parts. This is an advanced program meant for Associate of Applied Science degree graduates or for incumbent employees with advanced computer numerical control (CNC) skills and advanced programming experience.

Program Admission Requirements

To enter this certificate program, you must have completed the machining technologies A.A.S. degree within the past five years, have prior CNC programming experience, minimum testing scores, and employer references.

Course Map

MAC 262Introduction to Multi-Axis Lathe2
MAC 263Multi-Axis Lathe Operation3
MAC 264Multi-Axis Lathe Programming3
Total Credits8

  

CNC Wire EDM 

**This certificate is not eligible for federal student aid**

This certificate program will instruct a student in the basics of CNC wire EDM set-up, programming and controller operations. This course of study is an advanced program meant for machining technologies Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree graduates or for incumbent employees with advanced CNC skills and programming experience. 

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To enter this certificate program, you must have completed the machining technologies A.A.S. degree within the past five years, have prior CNC programming experience, minimum testing scores, and employer references.

Course Map

MAC 251Introduction to Wire EDM2
MAC 253Wire EDM Operation3
MAC 257Wire EDM Programming3
Total Credits8

  

Five-Axis Milling Machine Certificate

**This certificate is not eligible for federal student aid**

This certificate prepares you to be able to set-up, operate and program five-axis milling machines. You will become familiar with tool management, pallet changers and lights-out manufacturing. This course of study is an advanced program meant for machining technologies Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree graduates or for incumbent employees with advanced CNC skills and advanced programming experience.

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To enter this certificate program, you must have completed the machining technologies A.A.S. degree within the past five years, have prior CNC programming experience, minimum testing scores, and employer references.

Course Map

MAC 259Introduction to the 5-Axis Milling Machine2
MAC 2605-Axis Milling Machine Operation3
MAC 2615-Axis Milling Machine Programming3
Total Credits8