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Effective Term:
Fall 2019 through Summer 2024

Course Number:
MCH 262
Course Title:
CNC Conversational Controls
Credit Hours:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture/Lab Hours:
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Course Description

Covers basics of CNC conversational controls. Introduces the CNC conversational controls and the flow of CNC conversational programming. 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.  

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Understand and apply machine shop safety concepts and safety practices.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of CNC conversational controls to produce machined parts within required tolerances.  

  • Explain concepts associated with CNC conversational controls including automated cutting conditions, program storage, tooling organization, and order of operations.

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.  


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