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Students in the computer integrated machining technology major are prepared for employment in precision machining and/or precision optics manufacturing occupations. These include tool and die making, mold making, instrument making, manufacturing of optical elements, and computer numerical control machining (CNC). Graduates are successfully employed in both large manufacturing corporations and small contract manufacturing shops. In addition, graduates can continue their education in manufacturing and engineering technology programs.
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Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.
Computer integrated machining technology students prepare for employment in precision machining and/or precision optics manufacturing occupations. These include tool and die making, mold making, instrument making, manufacturing of optical elements, and computer numerical control machining (CNC). Graduates are successfully employed in both large manufacturing corporations and small contract manufacturing shops. In addition, graduates can continue their education in manufacturing and engineering technology programs.
Graduates will set up and operate lathes, milling machine tools, grinders, polishers, and computer numerical controlled machine tools; shape material into precision parts by conventional and nonconventional processes; follow blueprints; and use advanced measuring techniques to inspect work.
Places of employment
Graduates will find work in a variety of settings, including manufacturing, metal and/or precision optics manufacturing industries, engineering firms, and engineering research firms. Positions for which graduates qualify include entry-level and apprenticeship programs for positions such as a tool and die maker, instrument maker, mold maker, pattern maker, model maker, machinist, computer numerical control operator, or computer numerical control programmer trainee. Graduates who choose precision optics electives are also qualified for an entry-level position as a precision optics manufacturing technician. Graduates also work for companies that produce optical elements for a variety of applications.
Students have the option to choose a variety of electives. For a technical elective they can choose either Design, Dimensioning, and Tolerancing (0890-216) from the applied mechanical technology program or Physics I (0885-201); for an advanced technical elective: either CNC Toolpaths (0813-257) or Optical Testing (0813-242); and for a machining technical elective, either Automated Machining (0813-258) or Precision Optics Manufacturing II (0813-245).
It is strongly recommended that if a student selects 0813-257 as an advanced technical elective they take the machining elective of 0813-258. If a student chooses 0813-242, the advice is to proceed to 0813-245.
Successful completion of a sampling experience either through the Summer Vestibule Program or an equivalent career exploration course is a prerequisite, as are the following:
English: Placement into English level C or above. Students successfully completing AOS degrees typically enter with reading scores equivalent to 8.0 on the California Reading Test.
Mathematics: Placement into Foundations of Algebra (0884-180) or a higher-level course. Typically, students entering this program will have completed at least three years of high school mathematics.
Science: Typically, students entering this program will have completed at least two years of high school science.
Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. Each program and its associated courses have been sent to the New York State Department of Education for approval of the semester plan. For reference, the following charts illustrate the typical course sequence for this program in both quarters and semesters. Students should consult their academic advisers with questions regarding planning and course selection.
Computer integrated machining technology, AOS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)
|Course||Qtr. Cr. Hrs.|
|0890-212||Computing Tools for Engineering Technology||4|
|0884-180||Foundations of Algebra||4|
|English Level C||12|
|0890-214||CAD Applications in Engineering Technology||4|
|0885-154||Physics of Matter||3|
|0813-231||Computer-Integrated Machining Technology 1||3|
|0813-250||Introduction to CNC||2|
|0884-205||Trigonometry for Coordinate Analysis I||3|
|0813-232, 233, 234||Computer-Integrated Machining Technology 2, 3, 4||12|
|0884-206||Trigonometry for Coordinate Analysis II||3|
|0813-244||Precision Optics Manufacturing I||2|
|Choose one of the following technical electives:||3|
|0890-216||Design, Dimensioning, and Tolerancing|
|Choose one of the following advanced technical electives:||3|
|0806-101||Job Search Process||2|
|Deaf Cultural Studies/ASL*||3|
|Choose one of the following manufacturing technical electives:||6|
|0813-245||Precision Optics Manufacturing II|
|Total Quarter Credit Hours||105|
* Please see NTID's General Education Distribution Requirements chart for more information.
† Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.
Computer integrated machining technology, AOS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|NCIM-131||Computer-Integrated Machining Technology I||3|
|NENG-212||NTID LAS Foundation: Career English I||3|
|NCIM-101||Blueprint Reading I||3|
|NENG-213||NTID LAS Foundation: Career English II||3|
|NMTH-206||Trigonometry for Coordinate Analysis||3|
|NCIM-121||Precision Measurement I||3|
|NCIM-132||Computer-Integrated Machining Technology II||3|
|NCIM-102||Blueprint Reading II||3|
|NCIM-233||Computer-Integrated Machining Technology III||3|
|NCIM-241||Precision Optics Manufacturing I||3|
|NSCI-200||NTID LAS Perspective-Scientific Processes: Physics of Light||3|
|NCIM-201||Job Search Process for CIMT||2|
|NTID LAS Foundation: ASL/Deaf Cultural Studies‡||3|
|NCIM-234||Computer-Integrated Machining Technology IV||3|
|NTID LAS Perspective: Creative and Innovative Exploration||3|
|NCIM-235||Computer-Integrated Machining Technology V||3|
|NCIM-236||Computer-Integrated Machining Technology V Lab||3|
|NTID LAS Perspective: Communication, Social and Global Awareness||3|
|NTID LAS Elective||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||75|
Please see New NTID General Education Curriculum-Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.
* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.
† Any mathematics course numbered NMTH-180 or higher
‡ Deaf Perspectives on Contemporary Civilization ( NHSS-150) or ASL I (NASL-190)