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Course Content and Outcome Guide for MCH 262

Course Number:
MCH 262
Course Title:
CNC Conversational Controls
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
40
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Covers basics of CNC Conversational Controls. Introduces the student to CNC conversational controls and the flow of CNC conversational programming. Prerequisite: MCH 260, 261. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

CNC Conversational Controls - In this module the student is introduced to the Concepts associated with CNC Conversational Controls such as: Definition; Types; Applications; Automatic Cutting Conditions; Limitations; Program Storage; Fine Tuning; and Tooling Organization.
Flow Of CNC Conversational Programming - In this module the student is introduced to the flow of conversational programming such as: Definitions for Workpiece and Tool Geometry; Material Definitions; Cutting Conditions; Sequence of Operations; Tool Path Display; Animation and Verification of Programs.  
PREREQUISITE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:  
MCH 268 & 278  

Intended Outcomes for the course

The student will demonstrate understanding of CNC conversational controls to produce machined parts within required tolerances.

This course is based on performance outcomes. The following performance outcomes are based upon established industry standards. The student will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following activities:

  • Concepts associated with CNC Conversational Controls such as: Definition; Types; Applications; Automatic Cutting Conditions; Limitations; Program Storage; Fine Tuning; and Tooling Organization.
  • Flow of conversational programming such as: Definitions for Workpiece and Tool Geometry; Material Definitions; Cutting Conditions; Sequence of Operations; Tool Path Display; Animation and Verification of Programs.

Course Activities and Design

 
MCH 262 CNC Conversational Controls will be presented by means of audio-visual presentations, demonstrations, lab experiences, and research activities. The course activities and design emphasize the development of skills and knowledge competencies prescribed by business and industry performance standards. The identified competencies will be achieved by means of individual and team activities.  

Outcome Assessment Strategies

POLICY - Student performance measurements are based on established industry standards. The various areas of study during the course will be evaluated by a variety of activities. Typical of those activities are the following;
1. READING ASSIGNMENTS - Information sheets, textbooks, journal articles and the learning resource center are potential sources of information that the student will reference as directed in the modules identified in the introduction. 
2. PRACTICE - Completion of tasks and projects identified in the reading assignments, information sheets, journal articles and textbooks.   Students are required to complete practice activities with 100% competency.
3. SELF-ASSESSMENT - Checking and evaluating the students understanding and knowledge gained through the reading assignments and practices typically done through a practice evaluation.
4. LAB ACTIVITIES - Participation in structured laboratory exercises with the emphasis on developing skills or increasing expertise in the areas of study identified in the module packets.
5. FINAL ASSESSMENT - An assessment in the form of a written exam and/or practical application that addresses the subject areas identified in the module packets. Students are required to complete final assessment activities with 85% competency.  
TEXT:
ProtoTRAK M2 Manual