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Computer Integrated Machining Technology AOS

Semester Requirements

Dino Laury, Chairperson
(585) 286-4613 (VP), dino@mail.rit.edu

http://www.ntid.rit.edu/engineering/cimt

Program overview

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.

On-the-job responsibilities

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.

Electives

Students choose electives from the following list:

NCIM-207 Industrial Materials

NCIM-222 Precision Measurement II

NCIM-242 Precision Optics Manufacturing II

NCIM-243 Optical Testing

Prerequisites

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 Career English I (NENG-212) 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 (NMTH-180) or a higher-level course. Typically, students entering this major will have completed at least three years of high school mathematics.

Science: Typically, students entering this major will have completed at least two years of high school science.

Curriculum

Computer integrated machining technology, AOS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
NCIM-131 Computer Integrated Machining Technology I 3
  NTID LAS Foundation: Mathematics† 3
NENG-212 NTID LAS Foundation: Career English I 3
NCAR-100 Freshman Seminar 1
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
Second Year
NCIM-233 Computer Integrated Machining Technology III 3
NCIM-251 CNC I 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
  Wellness Education* 0
NCIM-234 Computer Integrated Machining Technology IV 3
NCIM-252 CNC II 3
  Professional/Technical Electives 6
NCIM-299 Cooperative Education Co-op
Third Year
NCIM-235 Computer Integrated Machining Technology V 3
NCIM-236 Computer Integrated Machining Technology V Lab 3
  NTID LAS Perspective‡ 3
NCIM-237 Precision Grinding 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 66

Please see the NTID General Education Curriculum-Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing associate degrees are required to complete one Wellness course.

† Any mathematics course numbered NMTH-180 or higher

‡ NTID LAS Perspective course may be from any of these three Perspective categories: ASL-Deaf Cultural Studies; Communication, Social & Global Awareness; and Creative and Innovative Exploration

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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

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.

Program overview

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.

On-the-job responsibilities

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.

Electives

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.

Prerequisites

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.

Curriculum

Semester conversion
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)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
0813-220 Engineering Fundamentals 4
0890-212 Computing Tools for Engineering Technology 4
0884-180 Foundations of Algebra 4
  English Level C 12
0887-200 Freshman Seminar 2
0813-222 Manufacturing Processes 4
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
0813-255 Precision Measurement 2
0884-205 Trigonometry for Coordinate Analysis I 3
0813-239 Blueprint Reading 2
  Wellness Education† 0
Second Year
0813-232, 233, 234 Computer-Integrated Machining Technology 2, 3, 4 12
0813-252 CNC Graphics 3
0813-251 Industrial Materials 3
0884-206 Trigonometry for Coordinate Analysis II 3
0813-254 CNC Solids 3
0813-244 Precision Optics Manufacturing I 2
Choose one of the following technical electives: 3
   0885-201    Physics I  
   0890-216    Design, Dimensioning, and Tolerancing  
Choose one of the following advanced technical electives: 3
   0813-257    CNC Toolpaths  
   0813-242    Optical Testing  
0806-101 Job Search Process 2
  Communication Studies* 3
  Social Science* 3
  Deaf Cultural Studies/ASL* 3
0813-299 Cooperative Education Co-op
Third Year
Choose one of the following manufacturing technical electives: 6
   0813-258    Automated Machining  
   0813-245    Precision Optics Manufacturing II  
  Humanities* 3
0806-201 Employment Seminar 1
  Capstone* 3
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

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
NCIM-131 Computer-Integrated Machining Technology I 3
  Mathematics† 3
NENG-212 NTID LAS Foundation: Career English I 3
NCAR-100 Freshman Seminar 1
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
Second Year
NCIM-233 Computer-Integrated Machining Technology III 3
NCIM-251 CNC I 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
  Wellness Education* 0
  NTID LAS Foundation: ASL/Deaf Cultural Studies‡ 3
NCIM-234 Computer-Integrated Machining Technology IV 3
NCIM-252 CNC II 3
  Professional/Technical Electives 6
  NTID LAS Perspective: Creative and Innovative Exploration 3
  Cooperative Education Co-op
Third Year
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
NCIM-237 Precision Grinding 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)