CNC Programming – MasterCAM and AutoCAD Conestoga College

PROGRAM INFORMATION Program name: Location: Program length: Total Fees: Start dates: Program number: 1252 CNC Programming – MasterCAM and AutoCAD Doon Campus – 299 Doon Valley Drive, Kitchener, ON N2G 4M4 Weeks: 20 Total hours / week: 25 Total Hours: 483 $9,895.00 1 Jan 14/13 2 Jun 10/13 3 Oct 28/13

Program overview: This program is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Computerized Numerical Control Technology (CNC), MasterCAM or AutoCAD. Students will begin by learning basic computer skills that will ensure they have adequate knowledge to be successful in the rest of the program. Participants will be able to use the knowledge gained in this program to develop Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) programs for various CNC machines such as drills, mills, machining centers and lathes using verifiable manual and computerized methods of part program preparation. The emphasis of the program is to create a proficient CNC programmer but this program will also teach the student basic to advanced AutoCAD and how it relates to their use of the drawings they will encounter in the workplace. Certification: Successful graduates from this program will receive a Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning Certificate. Career Opportunities: Course participants will be qualified to apply CNC programming knowledge in many areas – as CNC Programmers, CNC Operators, CNC Machine Setup, Shop Supervisors, Manufacturing Engineers, CAD/CAM Operators, Machine and CAD/CAM Sales, Mechanical and Electronic Service Technicians, and many other related opportunities in a manufacturing environment.

CONTACT INFORMATION Name: Title: Department: Address: Carol Schlievert Phone: 519-748-5220 ext 2390 Fax: Training Consultant 519-748-3521 Email: Conestoga Career Centre 299 Doon Valley Drive, Student Client Services Building, Kitchener, ON N2G 4M4 ADDITIONAL NOTES Total fee includes tuition ($8844.50), books ($498.00) and a parking pass (if required). Total fee also includes compulsory fees of $552.50. Document and fees correct at time of printing This program may qualify for Second Career funding. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Admission requirements: NOTE: Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language and must be 19 years of age or older. Completion requirements: Students must successfully complete course/program objectives with 55% or higher grades in each course. Admission procedure: Meet with the program coordinator. At this time we will review the program and assist you in the completion of an application form.

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COURSE AutoCAD level 1 Code: DRWG1120 Hours: 42 This extensive hands-on course is designed for the person who has experience in technical drawing or blueprint reading. COURSE MasterCAM Solids Code: DRWG1385 Hours: 24 With the dramatic rise in applications of solids in CAD/CAM design. Students will learn the practical applications of three-dimensional model construction and 3D procedures applied to Computerized Numerical Control. Students will be introduced to Windows. dimensioning and annotation commands. Individualistic approach is encouraged in the classroom. dimensioning methods. tool holders. Also covered are basics setup methods and how they influence successful CNC operations. Tooling and Setup Code: CONS1070 Hours: 18 This course has been developed to introduce the student to variety of cutting tools. tolerances. Objectives will be selected for participants according to personal background and goals. sections. Actual drawings will be used for practice. advanced drawing and editing tools. The student should also have a strong background in mathematical applications for machine shop and be able to concentrate on the task at hand. it is important to understand their concepts and applications. Knowledge of Mastercam 3D wireframe design and surfacing is essential for this course. although it may be useful for post processor development at late stages. measuring tools. Students will learn drafting standards of orthographic projection. particularly of the part program structure. COURSE Advanced MasterCAM 3D Code: DRWG1500 Hours: 42 This course will cover basic 3D concepts. It is an extensive hands-on course which investigates the advanced techniques of working in AutoCAD. basic system customization. such as feeds and speeds of various cutters. editing. The participating student should also be familiar with the basic operation of a CNC machine (preferably a lathe). Participants will learn how to create full 2D drawings using AutoCAD's drawing. The student should be well organized and able to search for and find solutions to various problems and apply them practically. Individualistic approach is encouraged in the classroom. advanced dimensioning techniques. The student should be a quick thinker. properties of materials and cutting data. and an introduction to working in the 3D environment.these subjects will be of most benefit. standard and auxiliary views. able to search for and find solutions to various problems and apply them practically. its control unit and general machining practices.CNC Programming – MasterCAM and AutoCAD Conestoga College Courses COURSE Job Search Code: CDEV1080 Hours: 15 This course is designed to prepare participants for the work required to find a job. This is the core course for AutoCAD and a prerequisite for all other AutoCAD courses. This course will benefit those who need to understand the basics of a computer on the job or at home COURSE Interpreting Engineering Drawings Code: CONS1060 Hours: 36 Interpretation of engineering drawings for CNC machining applications will be the main focus of this course. external references. Topics also include drawing set-up and basic plotting techniques. as well as development of structured part programs . The participating student should also have the ability to visualize threedimensional parts from a two-dimensional orthographic drawing. a word processor (Word) and an electronic spreadsheet (Excel). display. COURSE Material. It presents inside information on finding a job and teaches skills that produce results. Knowledge of any high level programming language is not necessary at this learning level. Emphasis will be on selection of proper tools for a job and identifying problems that may develop. COURSE AutoCAD Level 2 Code: DRWG1130 Hours: 42 This course builds on the concepts from AutoCAD Level I. blocks with attribute definitions. COURSE Introduction to Computers/Windows Code: COMP1905 Hours: 24 This course provides an introduction to the basics of using a computer and Microsoft Office. Students will be able to apply these concepts directly to the machine shop applications. G-codes and M-codes. COURSE MasterCAM Lathe Code: DRWG1395 Hours: 48 The typical student is one with a strong knowledge of CNC programming. Revised: August 2012 . and some basic aspects of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T). but has limited CAD skills. Main areas of study are multiple view drawings.

as well as turning and threading cycles. COURSE CNC Programming . For the lathes. subprogram development. TNFORMATION CONTACT INFORMATION Revised: August 2012 . as well as quality technicians who want to understand the complexities of this extremely important subject. This course is aimed towards general machinists.Advanced Code: PROG1630 Hours: 42 In this advanced CNC programming course. mainly to machining centers with a demonstration of lathe programming. differences between vertical and horizontal machining. who have some machining experience.Basic Code: PROG1640 Hours: 42 This introductory CNC course is designed for clients interested in the general field of Computerized Numerical Control (CNC). COURSE CNC Preparation Code: PROG0620 Hours: 12 This course is designed to cover general mathematical concepts. basic machining practices and basics of CNC program development. solving algebraic functions. grooving and part-off. repetitive cuts. The main topics of course will cover all general principles and requirements of CNC programming. COURSE CNC Programming . contour programming (linear and circular interpolation). The subjects for machining centers cover mirror image. from the basic elements to actual development of simple part programs for common machining operations. The main subjects covered in this course are fixed cycles in detail. such as spindle speeds and cutting feedrates. Starting with the general CNC concepts. tapered and multi-start threading methods. coordinate rotation. as well as a number of other technology courses offered by Conestoga College. The course will conclude with the practical introduction to Fanuc Macro B programming. helical interpolation and thread milling. polar coordinates. special calculations. the client will be introduced to many special programming techniques that will simplify the programming process with the emphasis on Fanuc Macros. Several concepts introduced in the Basic course will be reinforced. production planners. COURSE NC Plot Editor Code: PROG1660 Hours: 12 This short course will introduce the student to the applications of program editing and toolpath simulation software for CNC toolpath developed manually. automatic corner rounding and chamfering. One of the main subjects covered is the selection of cutting data. machine operators. necessary to progress to the CNC programming courses. The two day course will conclude with identification of many resources available to the student of CNC technology.Intermediate Code: PROG1650 Hours: 42 This Intermediate CNC programming course has been developed for clients who have a basic knowledge and/or some experience in programming or operating CNC machines. and many new subjects will be introduced for both CNC machining centers and CNC lathes. drawing interpretation. students will apply the practical applications of two-dimensional model construction and 2D and 2-1/2D toolpath development procedures as they apply to Numerical Control. In addition to lectures and practical projects. NCPlot will be used as representative of this type of software. but it is also suitable for those who are just interested in the subject. CAD/CAM and other professionals. cutter radius offset. using multiple work offsets. Students will be introduced to the use of various mathematical functions and formulas. the students will use a toolpath simulation software in a computer equipped environment during the course duration. The course lessons apply directly to the machining operations. COURSE CNC Programming .CNC Programming – MasterCAM and AutoCAD Conestoga College COURSE MasterCAM (2 ½ D) Code: DRWG1520 Hours: 42 This course will expose the experienced programmer to the increasingly preferred method of generating part programs for CNC machines using MasterCAM. designers and engineers. scaling function.

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10. What academic counseling is available prior to starting school and during the training period? Career Advising 4. How does the institution support continuing education upgrading for graduates in this field of work? Conestoga offers credit courses and many are transferrable to other programs within the college. Do students have the opportunity to evaluate the instructor and the program? Yes 6. career and job fairs. and tests.CNC Programming – MasterCAM and AutoCAD Conestoga College Frequently Asked Questions: 1. The Learning Commons can assist you with a variety of support services. You can make an appointment with a Learning Skills Advisor to discuss time management. What percentage of graduates from this training find work in a field related to their training? 80 . Local businesses. 9. workshops and one-on-one assistance. We have a solid reputation and have been ranked the #1 college in Ontario for the past 9 out of 11 years.85% 18. How does the school accommodate the needs of adult learners? There are many services on campus to help adult learners learn to balance school and life. industries or sectors who hire graduates from this program. How does the institution make an effort to place its graduates in jobs after completion of the program? Job postings. Will the school provide references (e. depending on each student. How will the credentials you receive be recognized by the industry/employer/sector? Conestoga College grants approved credentials. List employers. 11. 5. We offer many CE courses and programs to continue to develop skills of the employed. Please explain how your progress will be monitored and reported (Method and Frequency). study and test-taking tips or with Writing Services to learn more about the expectations for college level writing and how to improve your writing skills. 13. What are the qualifications of the instructor(s)? Instructors have adult teaching experience and are industry certified as required 16. 8. 14. What are the methods of instruction? Programs are Instructor-led and are made up of a combination of lectures and hands-on practice. What resources are available if you require additional help while in training? Peer tutoring 3. quizzes. past graduates and/or current students)? Freedom of Information & Confidentiality Policies do not allow us to release student information. Revised: August 2012 . 17.g. Does the institution have publicized policies dealing with human rights issues? Yes 7. Are detailed course descriptions available to prospective students? Yes 2. Are you allowed to audit a few classes? A prospective student can arrange to sit in on a class to observe the program. signed release forms. On a regular basis throughout the program based on assignments. How many hours of home study are expected per week? At least 10 hours. 12. What percentages of students who are enrolled in the program successfully complete it? 90% 15.