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CNC Machine Operator, Associate in Science Degree

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Banner Code: 1_AS_MTMO
Control Number: 08634

The CNC Machine Operator certificate enhances the skills of students who have earned the Machinist certificate by providing that student with CNC machine operating skills and manual programming skills. The courses required for earning this certificate are designed to make the machine operator capable of setting up and manually programming a CNC machine tool. The CNC Machine Operator Professional Upgrade Certificate is specifically for the returning student with on-thejob machining experience.

Complete the CNC Machine Operator Certificate of Achievement and the Associate in Science graduation requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the catalog.

Program Outcome

  1. Set-up and operate CNC Lathes and Milling Machines.

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

  1. UNIT REQUIREMENT60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
  2. MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AA or AS major requirements as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog.
  3. MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or“pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
  4. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AA GE), Option 1 (OCC AS GE), Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.

Required Prerequisites

Machinist Certificate of Achievement

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallUnits
MACH A100 Introduction to Machine Shop 3
MACH A105 Lathe 5
MACH A120 Measurement and Blueprint Reading 3
MACH A121 Computations for Machinists 3
 Units14
Spring
MACH A110 Milling Machine 5
MACH A115 Production Machining Techniques 2
MACH A130 Introduction to CNC and Manual Programming 3
 Units10
 Total Units24

Subtotal 24

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallUnits
MACH A125 CNC Machine Operation 1 3
 Units3
Spring
MACH A126 CNC Machine Operation 2 2
MACH A133 CNC Programming-Mastercam 1 3
 Units5
 Total Units8

Total Units - 32

Requirement Units
Program Major Units 32
AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Transferable electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Degree Units 60