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Computer Aided Manufacturing

CAM 1107 - Introduction to Mechanical Drafting with AutoCAD

The course focuses on the study and interpretation of the graphic language used in manufacturing and engineering. This will include principles of: shape description, axonometric projection, specifications, symbology and spatial relationships.The student will apply problem solving and critical thinking skills using both standard and automated communication methods. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

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CAM 1109 - Fundamentals of Tooling & Machining

An introduction to the manufacturing processes used in the tooling and machining industry. Safety, mechanical hardware, hand tools, metrology, drill press, vertical mill, lathe, and the surface grinder will be the major focus of this course. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

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CAM 1110 - Advanced Machine Operations

This course will increase student’s proficiency in the use of manually operated machine shop equipment with an emphasis on high tolerance parts where precision machining is necessary for project completion. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

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CAM 1111 - Lab for Advanced Machine Operations

An advanced lab in the manufacturing processes used in the tooling and machining industry. Safety, handtools, metrology, engine lathe, milling, sawing, and precision grinding, working within close tolerances along with assembly and fit will be the major focus of this course. Four lab hours per week.

CAM 1116 - Fundamentals of Computer Numerical Control Operations

This course will cover machine safety, setup and operation of computer numerical control (CNC) milling machines and lathes. Adjusting tool and work offsets to hold part tolerances on both types of equipment. Calculation of spindle speeds and feed rates. Introduction to basic programming codes and development of CNC programs for three axis mills and two axis lathes. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

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CAM 1142 - Advanced Shop Floor Math

This course applies the principles of geometry and trigonometry and the computing of angles using law of sines and law of cosines dealing with situations encountered in the machining industry. It also gives a brief introduction to the calculations required in computer numerical control programming. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

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CAM 1161 - Machine Operations Laboratory I

An introduction to the manufacturing processes used in the tooling and machining industry. Safety, handtools, metrology, engine lathe, milling, sawing and grinding will be the major focus of this course. Two classroom, eighteen lab hours per week.

CAM 1162 - Machine Operations Laboratory II

Students will advance their proficiency in the use of manually operated machine shop equipment. Emphasis will be on precision grinding, fitting parts for assembly, increasing independence developing process plans and setting up machinery. Two classroom, eighteen lab hours per week.

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CAM 1180 - Welding & Metal Joining I

This course is a broad introduction to welding with in-depth hands-on labs to include SMAW, GMAW, OAW, GTAW, and Resistance, commonly known as MIG, TIG, Ox-acetylene, and Stick (ARC) welding along with other types of metal joining options and instruction to include sheet metal layout, shearing, bending, riveting, brazing and spot welding. Welding safety, personal protection equipment, special welding tools will be taught in-depth and used by the students within the lab setting. The student will apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to achieve the end results required using blue prints, verbal instructions or a combination of both. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

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CAM 1181 - Welding & Metal Joining II

This course, the second course in this series, on welding and metal joining will dive further into the this career field providing further in-depth hands-on labs which will include MIG, TIG, Stick (ARC), and Ox-acetylene use along with other types of metal joining options and instruction to include sheet metal layout, shearing, bending, riveting, brazing and spot welding. This course will include a deeper understanding of design and blueprints along with manual machining integration and new fabrication techniques like waterjet and laser technology. The student will apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to achieve the end results required using blue prints, verbal instructions and a combination of both. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

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CAM 1214 - Computer Numerical Control Mill Programming

This is an intermediate course covering the development of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programs for three axis milling machines including spindle controls, tool changes, linear and circular interpolation, drilling and tapping, subroutines, and G&M codes. Setup and operation of milling machines. Adjusting tool and work offsets to hold part tolerance. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

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CAM 2114 - Jig & Fixture Design

Theory, principles and drawing techniques for the design of jigs and fixtures. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

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CAM 2145 - Shop Floor Programming

Operation and programming of conversational controlled lathe and milling machines. Includes programming and manufacturing a variety of machined parts utilizing ProtoTRAK two-axis and three-axis conversational CNC controls. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

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CAM 2204 - Computer Numerical Control Lathe Programming

Development of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programs for two axis CNC lathes including linear and circular interpolation, turning,grooving and threading cycles; drilling and tapping; G & M codes. Review setup and operation of CNC lathe; adjusting tool offsets to hold part tolerance. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

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CAM 2212 - Computer Assisted Programming

An introductory course in the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD)/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software (MasterCAM) as applied to computer numerical control vertical machining centers. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

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CAM 2225 - Tool Design

Design theory, principles and drawing techniques for the tool design industry. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

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CAM 2297 - Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.

CAM 2700 - Computer Aided Manufacturing Internship

Students earn credits toward degree requirements for work learning experience, especially related to a co-op experience. Ten co-op hours per credit hour per week.

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CAM 2780 - Computer Aided Manufacturing Capstone

Assessment of achievement by Computer Aided Manufacturing students in attaining program-related outcomes by completing a project demonstrating principles and practices of the major. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

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CAM 2781 - Precision Machining Capstone

Assessment of achievement by Precision Machining students in attaining program related outcomes with the completion of a comprehensive project. They will demonstrate the principles and practices of the Precision Machining major. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.