Isothermal Community College

Applied Sciences and Technologies

Computer-Integrated Machining

Available Programs

Certificates are also available in this curriculum.

Certificates are available in the following:

  • Machining
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
  • Motorsports Machining

Program Description

The Computer-Intergrated Machining curriculum prepares students with the analytical, creative and innovative skills necessary to take a production idea from initial concept through design, development and production, resulting in a finished product.

Course Checklist

Graduates will be able to:

  • Understand and evaluate a basic blueprint using specified NIMS tolerances and industry standards
  • Identify work orders and write out or modify as needed correctly, calculate information needed to machine parts to correct specs
  • Locate on computer the part location information and enter parts in the CNC machine and complete a CNC machine part
  • Construct, input milling properties, and simulate cutting operation of 3-d surface and solid modeling features by computer-assisted methods
  • Evaluate machining process during cutting operation and adjust initial variable settings to achieve maximum results
  • Create a multiple part mechanism which requires both CNC milling and turning to manufacture a capstone

What fields or jobs are available for Computer-Integrated Machining majors?

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Fabrication Shops
  • Medical suppliers
  • Racing
  • Tool and Die making

Who employs Computer-Integrated Machining majors?

  • BorgWarner
  • Curtis/Wright Flight systems
  • Freightliner
  • GE Aerospace
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Unison Aerospace

Preparing for a career in Computer-Integrated Machining:

Students will receive hands on training with a large variety of machines and tools. Students will learn blueprint reading, machine calculations and CAD/CAM. Course work will include manual machining, precision measuring, and high speed multi-axis machining on CNC machines. 

Where do I find more information?

  • Learning Support and Retention Counselor - 828-395-1436
    • Assess your interest and abilities
  • Applied Sciences Department - 828-395-1441
  • National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc.: http://www.nims-skills.org
  • Also, check out related books in the Isothermal library