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Overview

The Faculty of Continuing Education and Training is offering these 5 courses in this rapidly advancing field. The number of companies switching to CNC is increasing and the companies already using CNC are increasing their reliance on it. This expansion requires trained and skilled individuals.

This program provides students with the skills and knowledge to program computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools using basic programming codes and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software. MasterCam courses include instruction on geometry creation using the design component of the software. All courses are offered at Seneca College's, Centre for Advanced Technologies, 21 Beverly Hills Drive, Toronto (Jane Campus).

Career Opportunities

Programming skills gained in this program, together with practical machining experience, provide graduates with potential employment as CNC programmers within a wide variety of manufacturing facilities that rely on flexible manufacturing systems. Smaller companies often require individuals with a combination of programming and operating skills. CNC mills and lathes are used extensively in the manufacturing of moulds and press tools. People with CNC skills are needed in most geographic regions of Canada.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, please visit the Government of Canada website.

National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Government of Canada

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) provides a standardized language for describing the work performed by Canadians in the labor market. It gives statisticians, labor market analysts, career counselors, employers and individual job seekers a consistent way to collect data and describe and understand the nature of work.

Entry Requirements

Students with NO CNC experience should enrol and complete one semester of Machine Shop courses: Machine Shop (MAC090), Mathematics (MTH100) and Elementary Print Reading for Machinists (APB094).

Students are responsible for assessing their readiness to take these CNC courses. Students should have experience with the Windows operating system (Win 9x, Win NT, Windows XP or Windows Vista). For further information, please call Mark Khani, at (416) 491-5050 Ext. 44363 or e-mail Mark.Khani@senecacollege.ca

Students with knowledge of conventional lathes, conventional milling machines and experience in interpreting engineering drawings can enrol in CAM902.

Prerequisites

It is your responsibility to ensure that program requirements and course prerequisites as outlined are met. Prerequisites are included for your academic protection. Knowledge of the prerequisite material is assumed by your instructor and instruction will proceed accordingly. Students lacking prerequisites not only jeopardize their own ability to succeed but present unnecessary interruption. If you lack appropriate prerequisites (or Transfer Credit for the prerequisite course) you may be asked to withdraw or transfer to a more appropriate course with the risk of academic/financial penalty.


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Curriculum

Core Courses (5)

CAM902
CNC Programming - Basic
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Prerequisite(s):

ABP094, MTH100 and one semester of MAC090 or proven industrial experience that includes knowledge of conventional vertical milling machine or faculty approval.

This course introduces students to basic 'G'-code CNC programming. The learning experience is enhanced by an instructional software package and related learning materials. Students learn to write basic NC programs, with common 'G' and 'M' codes, using the simulator package to determine the value of the output. This also allows students to read and interpret existing NC files and codes generated by CAM software such as MasterCam. Seneca College provides instruction in a well-equipped computer lab. This course does not include instruction on machine set-up or basic machining principles. Seneca College does not provide students with copies of MasterCam software




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CAM900
Mastercam Level I
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Prerequisite(s):

ABP094, MTH100 and one semester of MAC090

Corequisite(s):

CAM902 - CNC Programming Basic

This basic mill course is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to generate programs for CNC milling machines using the PC-based MasterCam CAM software. Topics covered include: the menu structure; interactive graphics; 2D-geometry creation and editing and tool path simulation. Seneca College currently provides instruction on MasterCam X 4 software that runs in a well-equipped computer lab. This course does not include instruction on machine set-up or basic machining principles. Seneca College does not provide student copies of MasterCam software.




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CAM901
Mastercam Level II
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Prerequisite(s):

ABP094, MTH100 and one semester of MAC090

Corequisite(s):

CAM900 and CAM902

This advanced mill course covers the more advanced features of the PC-based MasterCam software. It includes a short review of 2D geometry creation before moving on to 3D surface modeling. Students assess the effectiveness of their work and program output using the built in verify functions. Seneca College currently provides instruction on MasterCam X 4 software that runs in a well-equipped computer lab. This course does not include instruction on machine set-up or basic machining principles. Seneca College does not provide student copies of MasterCam software.




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CAM903
CNC Programming - Advanced
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Corequisite(s):

CAM900 and CAM902

This course introduces students to lathe programming using the MasterCam software. The course includes a brief introduction to manual lathe programming. The MasterCam software is then used to create part geometry, generate toolpaths and finally post-process files. Seneca College provides instruction in a well-equipped computer lab. This course does not include instruction on machine set-up or basic machining principles. Seneca College does not provide student copies of the MasterCam software.




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CAM904
CNC Set-up
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Prerequisite(s):

CAM902 or equivalent course

This professional development course provides students with the skills and knowledge to perform basic set-ups on 3 axis computer numerically controlled (CNC) milling machines. Students have hands on training in setting up different jobs on 3 axis CNC milling machines with HAAS and Fanuc controls. They have opportunities to work with different cutting tools, instruments, jigs and fixtures required for basic 3 axis CNC setup.




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Note: Material fees are non-refundable.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all five (5) of the courses in this program, students will be able to:

  • Program CNC controlled milling machines and lathes using common 'G' codes and miscellaneous functions;
  • Construct 2D and 3D geometry using MasterCam software;
  • Generate toolpaths using MasterCam CAM software;
  • Post-process toolpaths to create codes for both CNC milling and turning centres.

Credit for Prior Learning

Prior Learning Assessment

Earn college credits for what you already know!
Prior Learning Assessment is a method of assessing and recognizing learning that is equal to college level learning, but has been gained outside a traditional classroom (through work experience, volunteering, outside study, etc.). If you can prove that the knowledge you have gained meets the outcomes of a Seneca course, then credit will be awarded.

How does the PLA process work?
Prior Learning is demonstrated through a "challenge" process. The process measures learning through a variety of methods which may include tests, portfolio assessment, interviews, demonstrations, essays, and work samples. The method used will be determined in consultation with a Program Coordinator.
For more information and to determine if you are eligible for PLA, please call the Program Coordinator.

The process may take from 6 to 8 weeks.

Note: Not all courses can be challenged. For more information go to PLA website or contact your Program Coordinator.

Transfer Credit (Advanced Standing)

Many students who enter Seneca College will have earned academic credits in post-secondary educational institutions which they may be able to apply toward completion of a Seneca College program.

Requests for Transfer Credit must be for a specific course and must be accompanied by an official transcript and course outline. A minimum grade of "C" (60 percent) is generally required for a course to be considered for Transfer Credit.

Download a Transfer Credit Request form. An official copy of your transcript and applicable detailed course outlines should be attached and submitted. Please note it may take 4 to 6 weeks for a Transfer Credit decision.

More Information

Please visit the Degree and Credit Transfer Office.

Completion

Recognition of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the program requirements, please submit a Request for Recognition of Achievement Form to the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training. There is no cost for this and your Recognition of Achievement will be mailed to you.

Program Contacts

Cherry Langlois
Program Assistant
Cherry.Langlois@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22523


Mark Khani
Part-time Program Coordinator
Mark.Khani@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.44363


Sharon Estok
Academic Program Manager
Sharon.Estok@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22515