Courses in Computer Integrated Machining

Interpreting Engineering Drawings I - Introduction

CIM 1100     1.00 Credits
This course provides an overview of basic prints and drawings involved in machining. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to interpret drawing information, describe basic symbols and notation and interpret basic GD&T feature control frames. (Prerequisite: None)

Interpreting Engineering Drawings I - Application

CIM 1101     1.00 Credits
In this course the student will have opportunities to use lab time to practice the skills learned in CIM 1100, the Interpreting Engineering Drawings lecture. (Prerequisite: None)

CNC Programming I

CIM 1102     2.00 Credits
This course covers creation and editing of basic computer control programs, incorporating knowledge of G&M codes and hands-on control functions. Application lab time is allocated for students to practice basic computer control programs for machining. (Prerequisites: Declare CIM as a major)

Lathe Turning I

CIM 1103     2.00 Credits
This course is an application of the turning components discussed in the introductory machine tool theory course. Proper set-up, operation, and safety of lathe use will be introduced in a lab setting. (Prerequisites: Declare CIM as a major)

Vertical Milling I

CIM 1104     2.00 Credits
This course is an application of the milling and drilling components discussed in the introductory machine tool theory course. Proper set-up, operation, and safety of the manual mill and drill press will be introduced in a lab setting. (Prerequisites: Declare CIM as a major)

Surface Grinding I

CIM 1105     2.00 Credits
This course is an introductory to the grinding process as it pertains to machining. This includes an understanding of using pedestal grinders and an introduction to surface grinding. Fundamentals of grinding, such as appropriate wheel identification and use, will be addressed. Proper set-up, operation, and safety of the bench and basic surface grinders will be introduced in a lab setting. (Prerequisites: Declare CIM as a major)

Machine Tool Theory I

CIM 1106     1.00 Credits
This course explores the basics in machining, raw materials, use of hand tools, safety and maintenance. A basic foundational knowledge regarding lathe, milling, grinding, and drill press is also established. Teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving are emphasized. Hands-on experience and practical applications are included. (Prerequisite: Declare CIM as a major)

Internship

CIM 1107     2.00 Credits
This course is a paid internship designed to facilitate learning in the manufacturing environment. Course competencies are developed and approved as a cooperative learning contract between employer, student and course instructor. Students are required to develop reports and a final presentation to present their individual learning competencies to the rest of their class. Instructors will meet with the student during the internship to assess progress. (Prerequisite: Declare CIM as a major)

Quality Assurance I

CIM 1115     3.00 Credits
This course provides an exploration of the basics in machining, raw materials, use of hand tools, safety and maintenance. Topics include an overview of measurement techniques, materials, safety, machine tool math, quality control and maintenance. Teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving are emphasized. Hands-on experience and practical applications are included. (Prerequisite: Must declare CIM as program major)

Concept Engineering I

CIM 1126     4.00 Credits
This course provides an exploration of the basics of hand tools, understanding drawings, manual machines and layout. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to interpret drawing information, describe basic symbols and notation and interpret basic GD&T feature control frames. Teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving are emphasized. Hands-on experience and practical applications are included. (Prerequisite: Must declare CIM as a program major)

Machining Computations

CIM 1150     2.00 Credits
This course is designed to provide foundations of the mathematical processes used in the technical field of machine tool practices. Topics will include arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and applications. (Prerequisite: Declare CIM as a major)

MIG Welding

CIM 1160     2.00 Credits
This course will cover gas metal arc welding process using short circuit transfer on carbon steel in various positions.

TIG Welding

CIM 1161     3.00 Credits
This course covers the basics of gas tungsten arc welding on carbon steel. (Prerequisite: None)

Basic Blue Print Reading

CIM 1162     2.00 Credits
This course covers the blueprint reading basics needed for entry level production welders as well as providing additional shop time for continued development of welding skills.

Interpreting Engineering Drawings II

CIM 1201     2.00 Credits
This course expands on the introductory-level information about prints and drawings and provides more experiential learning opportunities for students to work with symbols, notations, and GD&T feature control frames. (Prerequisite: CIM 1101)

CNC Programming II

CIM 1202     3.00 Credits
This course prepares students to become an introductory CNC machine operator. The topics include machine safety, proper tool setup, tool/work offsets, and CNC controller layout. This also includes a basic introduction to Mastercam. (Prerequisites: CIM 1102)

Lathe Turning II

CIM 1203     3.00 Credits
In this course, students will have the opportunity to continue to develop their skills with lathe turning with practical, hands-on experiences in a lab setting. Set-up, operation, and safety of lathe use will be reinforced in this course. (Prerequisites: CIM 1103)

Vertical Milling II

CIM 1204     2.00 Credits
In this course, students will have the opportunity to continue to develop their skills with vertical milling with practical, hands-on experiences in a lab setting. Set-up, operation, and safety of the manual mill use will be reinforced in this course. (Prerequisites: CIM 1104)

Surface Grinding II

CIM 1205     2.00 Credits
Grinding II is a further application of surface grinding covered in Grinding I that includes more advanced set-ups and fixturing. (Prerequisites: CIM 1105)

Machine Tool Theory II

CIM 1206     2.00 Credits
In this course, students will continue developing their understanding of machining and use of tools. Their skills are more fully developed in terms of lathe, milling, grinding, and drill press. Hands-on experience and practical application opportunities allow students to increase proficiency with machine tools. (Prerequisite: CIM 1106)

Interpreting Engineering Drawings

CIM 1207     2.00 Credits
This course provides an overview of basic prints and drawings involved in machining. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to interpret drawing information, describe basic symbols and notation and interpret basic Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) feature control frames. (Prerequisite: CIM 1106)

Applications I

CIM 1208     2.00 Credits
This course is designed to give hands on experience. The student will use the saw, drill press, mill, and lathe. The projects will be used in the final assembly of an advanced project. (Prerequisites: CIM 1106)

Surface Grinding

CIM 1209     2.00 Credits
This course is an introduction to the grinding process as it pertains to machining. This includes an understanding of using pedestal grinders and an introduction to surface grinding. Fundamentals of grinding, such as appropriate wheel identification and use, will be addressed. Proper set-up, operation, and safety of the bench and basic surface grinders will be introduced in a lab setting. (Prerequisites: Declare CIM as a major)

Quality Assurance II

CIM 1216     2.00 Credits
This course is a continuation of the skills obtained in CIM 1115. New topics include standard and digital height gauges along with the Rockwell hardness tester and the basics of Statistical Process Control. (Prerequisite: CIM 1115)

Concept Engineering II

CIM 1225     4.00 Credits
This course builds on the skills obtained in CIM1126. Included in this course are advanced G&M code programming, canned cycles, interpolation, and cutter compensation. Set ups and manual and CNC machine operations will also be covered in this course. (Prerequisite: CIM 1126)

Interpreting Engineering Drawings III

CIM 2101     2.00 Credits
This course expands on the other courses concerning usage of prints and drawings in machining. Students will be provided with more learning opportunities, including continued, hands-on interaction with symbols, notations, and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) feature control frames. (Prerequisite: CIM 1201)

CNC Programming III

CIM 2102     3.00 Credits
This course provides students with continuing opportunities to work with CNC programming, building on what was learned in the previous programming course. Topics include lathe programming, program downloading, editing, and advanced set-ups and operations. (Prerequisite: CIM 1202)

CNC Programming III

CIM 2103     4.00 Credits
This course provides students with continuing opportunities to work with CNC programming, building on what was learned in the previous programming course. Topics include lathe programming, program downloading, editing, and advanced set-ups and operations. (Prerequisite: CIM 1202)

Jigs and Fixtures

CIM 2106     2.00 Credits
This course will provide an introduction and explanation on the basic features and uses of jigs and fixtures. Additionally, students will identify essential application of jigs and fixtures, having a chance to practice in the lab. (Prerequisites: CIM 1206)

Quality Process and Inspection

CIM 2107     2.00 Credits
This course provides an overview of measurement systems, machine tool math, and quality control. Students will have opportunities to inspect the quality of final products and focus on implementing quality assurance procedures. (Prerequisite: CIM 1208)

Applications II

CIM 2108     2 - 4 Credits
This course provides students with continuing opportunities to work on applying their skills, building on what was learned in the previous Applications course. Additional material is also introduced; topics include machining with carbide, producing heat treated parts and basic surface grinding. This is a variable credit course. If the Internship (CIM 1107) was completed, only 2 credits of this course are required for CIM students. If the Internship was not completed, all 4 credits are required. (Prerequisites: CIM 1208)

Applications II

CIM 2109     4.00 Credits
This course provides students with continuing opportunities to work on applying their skills, building on what was learned in the previous Applications course. Additional material is also introduced; topics include machining with carbide, producing heat treated parts and basic surface grinding. (Prerequisite: CIM 1206)

Quality Assurance III

CIM 2115     3.00 Credits
This course is a continuation of CIM 1216. New topics include alternative measuring techniques and Statistical Process Control. (Prerequisite: CIM 1216)

Concept Engineering III

CIM 2125     4.00 Credits
This course is a continuation of CIM 1225. The topics include introduction to solid modeling and assembly drawings. (Prerequisite: CIM 1225)

Interpreting Engineering Drawings IV

CIM 2201     3.00 Credits
This course expands on the introductory and intermediate-level information about prints and drawings and provides more experiential learning opportunities for students to work with symbols, notations, and GD&T feature control frames. (Prerequisite: CIM 2101)

CNC Programming IV

CIM 2202     3.00 Credits
This course provides students with continuing opportunities to work with CNC programming, building on what was learned in the previous programming course. Additional material includes alternative work holding and advanced tooling set-up and operation for production of an advanced project. (Prerequisite: CIM 2102)

CNC Programming IV

CIM 2204     4.00 Credits
This course provides students with continuing opportunities to work with CNC programming, building on what was learned in the previous programming course. Additional material includes alternative work holding and advanced tooling set-up and operation for production of an advanced project. (Prerequisite: CIM 2103)

Advanced Quality and Inspection

CIM 2205     4.00 Credits
This course provides an overview of measurement systems, machine tool math, and quality control. Students will have opportunities to inspect the quality of final products and focus on implementing quality assurance procedures. (Prerequisite: CIM 1201)

Mold and Die

CIM 2206     2.00 Credits
The purpose of this course is to present the fundamentals of mold construction, processes involved in using molds, and die casting. The knowledge and skills presented in this course will introduce machinist to various terminology and functions of molds in industry. (Prerequisite: CIM 2106)

Machining & Process Theory

CIM 2207     2.00 Credits
This course explores concepts in machining such as raw materials, heat treatment, standard and digital gauges. Students will have hands-on opportunities in a lab setting to interact with the concepts. Teamwork and critical thinking are emphasized in this course. (Prerequisite: CIM 2108)

Applications III

CIM 2208     2 - 4 Credits
This course provides students with continuing opportunities to work on applying their skills, building on what was learned in the previous Applications courses. Additional material is also introduced; topics include advanced grinding techniques. This is a variable credit course. If the Internship (CIM 1107) was completed or if 4 credits of Applications II (CIM 2108) were completed, only 2 credits of this course are required for CIM students. If the Internship was not completed and only 2 credits of Applications II were completed, all 4 credits are required. (Prerequisites: CIM 2108)

Capstone

CIM 2211     2 - 4 Credits
This course provides students with continuing opportunities to work on applying their skills, building on what was learned in the previous Applications courses. Additional material is also introduced; topics include advanced grinding techniques. This is a variable credit course. (Prerequisites: CIM 2108)

Quality Assurance IV

CIM 2216     3.00 Credits
This course is a continuation of CIM 2115. New topics include more alternative measuring techniques and final inspection of advanced project. (Prerequisite: CIM 2115)

Concept Engineering IV

CIM 2225     4.00 Credits
This course is a continuation of CIM 2125. New topics include advanced design procedures and alternative work holding techniques for the production of an advanced project. (Prerequisite: CIM 2125)

Applications IV

CIM 2245     4.00 Credits
This course is a continuation of CIM 2145, Applications III. New topics include the finishing of products for the staging of the advanced project. (Prerequisite: CIM 2145)

Applied Welding

CIM 2250     2.00 Credits
This course covers necessary topics for the production of the advanced project. Topics included will be Beginner and Advance Tungsten Inert Gas Welding (TIG). (Prerequisite: CIM 1110)

Special Problems

CIM 2990     1 - 2 Credits
Special problems as assigned.