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2021-2022 Applied Technology Pathway
Applied Technology guided pathway at RCC

Manufacturing/ Engineering Technology: Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator

Career Pathway Certificate

About the Program

This Career Pathways two-term certificate integrates conventional manufacturing techniques with computer numerical control (CNC) manufacturing skills. This training is the entry point in the Manufacturing Career Pathway leading to the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technician program and to a valuable career in the manufacturing engineering technology field. In addition to technical training, students receive a solid foundation in mathematics and computer skills. Graduates typically enter the workforce as computer numerical control (CNC) operators. With additional on-the-job experience and continued education, students can transition into CNC programming and quality control inspection.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for manufacturing programs are:

Set up and operate manual machines to produce parts to specification.

Interpret and create mechanical blueprints to industry standards.

Follow, develop, and troubleshoot manufacturing processes and procedures.

Demonstrate the ability to adhere to personal and industry safety standards to protect personnel and equipment.

Set-up and operate CNC mills.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Department chair’s recommendation. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over four years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate program coordinator before being accepted toward core requirements. Official transcripts must be filed with the Enrollment Services Office and the Manufacturing/Engineering Technology Department.

Credits earned in the successful completion of Career Pathways certificates can be applied to other certificates and degrees in the Career Pathway. For more information, speak to a program advisor.

Completion Requirements

Students must complete all courses in this program with a grade of “C” or better to receive their certificates. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.


TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS:

28-29

Program Map

This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate. Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher level(s) based on designated placement score(s). Note, some prerequisites may be required for graduation. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions.

Program Prerequisites
Course No. Course Title Credits Alternate Course Comments

MTH20

Pre-algebra

0-4

 

MEC102

Mechanical Fabrication 1

3

 

 

RD90

College Reading

0-4

 

WR91 fulfills RD90/WR90

WR90

Fundamentals of Composition

0-4

 

WR91 fulfills RD90/WR90

CIS120

Concepts in Computing I 2

0-2

Prerequisites credits vary based on Placement Score(s):

3-17

 

 

Term 1

 

 

 

 

MET101

Mechanical Drafting

3

 

 

MET105

Blueprint Reading: Mechanical

3

 

 

MFG116

Metrology

2

 

 

MFG121

Manufacturing Processes I

4

 

 

MTH63

Applied Algebra I

4

MTH60

or higher level math

 

Total Credits:

16

 

 

Term 2

MET121

Computer Aided Drafting I: Mechanical (SolidWorks)

3

 

 

MFG122

Manufacturing Processes II

4

 

 

MFG140

CNC Controls

2

 

 

WR115

Introduction to Expository Writing

3-4

BT113

or higher level composition

 

Total Credits:

12-13

 

 


1 Required for graduation.

2 Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CIS120 or above, or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years.

For more information, contact the Manufacturing/Engineering Technology Department.

Manufacturing/Engineering Technology Department faculty and staff can also be reached by:
Phone: 541-956-7500
Email: manufacturing@roguecc.edu
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/manufacturing
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711

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