BIR Training Center: Computerized Manufacturing (CNC) School Courses in Chicago
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Computerized Manufacturing and Robotics

M1: Computerized Manufacturing and Robotics (M1)

17 Credits | Full-time: 8 Months

COM 100 Blueprint Reading

This course instills the knowledge of blueprint reading, geometric dimensions and tolerances, projections and views, technical sketching, use of precision measuring instruments, concepts of quality control and quality assurance, and inspection planning. Upon completion of this course, students are able to read and conceptualize blueprints and understand the dimensions, tolerances, and symbols that are commonly used for manufacturing blueprints.
Prerequisite: None

ABM 100 Math Computation Review

The goal of this course is to provide students with a review of mathematical concepts. Students will go over operations with fractions, decimals, percent, ratio, proportions, and conversion between the US Conventional and metric systems of measurement. Estimation, rounding, and problem solving strategies will also be covered. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to apply the content of the mathematical computation course in their respective fields of study and future workplaces.
Prerequisite: Placement

CIT 102 Computer Productivity Tools & Keyboarding

In this course students will learn to use the basics of the operating system, navigate the Internet, create documents in Microsoft Word®, develop and deliver presentations in PowerPoint®, and use Outlook e-mail®, calendars, Acrobat Reader® and more. Students also will be working on their keyboarding and alpha/numerical data entry skills. This course includes lab work that focuses on hand placement, accuracy, and speed. Students work on many projects. By the end of the course, students should be able to apply the skills they have learned to the workplace.
Prerequisite: None

COM 101 CAM I: Design & Drafting

The goal of the class is to prepare the student to work with mechanical drawings found in the production environment and to give practical experience in print reading, dimensioning, systems, and tolerances. Basic computer-aided design and parts production are taught using CAD software.
Prerequisite: CIT 102 and COM 100

COM 102 CNC Turning Center G-Codes Setup and Operation

This course covers concepts of CNC lathe machining, setup and operations, tooling and work-holding systems; and basics of manual part programming for drilling, turning, as well as threading operations by utilizing G codes. By the end of this class, students will be qualified to operate, set up, and edit programs on a CNC Lathe with Fanuc-compatible controls. Hands-on practice is an integral part of the class.
Prerequisite: ABM 100 and COM 100

COM 103 CNC Machining Center G-Codes Setup and Operation

This course covers concepts of CNC mill machining, set-up and operations; tooling and work-holding systems, and basics of manual part programming for drilling, milling, tapping, as well as boring operations by utilizing G codes. By the end of this class, students will be qualified to operate, set up, and edit programs on a CNC Mill with Fanuc-compatible controls. Hands-on practice is an integral part of the class.
Prerequisite: ABM 100 and COM 100

COM 106 Quality Control and CMM Operation

This course teaches: 1) coordinate measuring machine (CMM) functions and operations, 2) quality control, 3) use of Measurement Equipment, 4) advanced Blueprint Reading, and 5) Fundamentals of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD & T). Upon completion of the course a student should understand the fundamentals of metrology, G D & T; improve their blueprint reading and measuring skills; gain hands-on experience in operating and using a CMM; learn CMM operator’s day to day duties and responsibilities; and become familiar with what is required to efficiently operate the CMM, screens and equipment. In addition to lectures and practicum, the student is expected to complete 2.5 hours a week of preparation and exercises.
Prerequisite: ABM 100 and COM 100

COM 107 Robotic Manufacturing Cell Operations

This course provides an overview of robot classifications, types of control for manipulators. Topics include CNC robot applications, basics of robotic actuators and sensors, visual systems, motion planning, task modeling, human-machine interface, motion and gripping processes. Weekly laboratories provide experience with Powering up and jogging the Robot; Recovery from common program and robot faults; Production operations execution; CNC cell program modification and execution; Programs and files backup and restoration in a group-based term project. This course is an introduction to robotics and how robots communicate with CNC machines. By the end of this course, students will be able to identify robotic system units in CNC manufacturing and perform basic robotic manipulations that are necessary to operate and edit programs in the FANUC Robotics Handling Tool Software.
Prerequisites: ABM 100 and COM 100

COM 115 Mathematics for Manufacturing Occupations

This course concentrates on solving mathematical problems applicable in the area of computerized manufacturing and specifically CNC machining. Instruction may include, but is not limited to, skill development in the areas of the Cartesian coordinate system, basic applied algebra, geometry, right-angle trigonometry and the use of scientific calculators. A brief review of operations with decimals, percents, fractions, ratio, and proportion will also be included in this course. Completion of the course will ensure that the student has sufficient knowledge to solve trade-related math problems.
Prerequisites: ABM 100

COM 202 CNC Turning Center G-Codes Manual Part Programming

This course covers the concepts and components of CNC part programming on a two-axis CNC lathe. By the end of the course, students are able to write G-code programs for a CNC- controlled turning center with Fanuc-compatible controls. Hands-on practice is an integral part of the class.
Prerequisites: COM 102 and COM 115

COM 203 CNC Machining Center G-Codes Manual Part Programming

This course covers the concepts and components of CNC part programming on three-axis and multi-axis CNC mills. By the end of the course, students are able to program a CNC-controlled milling center with Fanuc-compatible controls. Hands-on practice is an integral part of the class.
Prerequisite: COM 103 and COM 115

COM 205 CNC Conversational Off-line Part Programming

In this course, students gain hands-on experience in manual conversational programming of a CNC machine, use of industry software for drawing and defining work piece geometry, and generate a CNC program. Upon completion of this course, students learn manual conversational programming, to draw and define the geometry of a work piece using software, to create a CNC program, and are fully prepared to sit for the Certified GeoPATH Programmer test.
Prerequisite: COM 115 and COM 203

COM 206 Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) Programming

This course focuses on CMM programming software, producing and interpreting CMM reports, Advanced Stylus configurations and calibration, work piece fixturing and alignment, and general day to day operating understanding of the CMM and its functions. Additional lectures on TQM (Total Quality Management) and SPC (Statistical Process Control) will strengthen the quality concepts learned in this course. Throughout the course, students gain hands-on experience and understanding of basic set-up, menus, programming, and operator responsibilities for Industry leading PC-DMIS CMM software on a Brown and Sharp CMM. Upon completion of this course, a student should be able to understand the basic issues of metrology and what is required to efficiently plan and program a process on the CMM.
Prerequisites: COM 106 and COM 115

COM 207 Robotic Manufacturing Cell Advanced Operations

This course provides an overview of integrating vision systems, tool handling operations, and programming with Fanuc Robotics simulation software. Students will learn CNC machine tool-robot integration. Instruction will utilize robot integrated vision systems with iRVision applications and R-30iA robot controller, FANUC Robotics HandlingPRO Software operations, and programming. Each week, students will use BIR’s Computerized Manufacturing Lab equipped with the latest technology such as FANUC LR Mate 200iC educational robot, robot applications iRVision-2D-R30iA, integrated vision systems, and computer and lectures with FANUC Robotics HandlingPRO software. By the end of this course, students will be able to identify robotic vision system solutions in CNC manufacturing, program basic iRVision-2D-R30iA vision solutions, and create programs in the FANUC Robotics HandlingPRO Software Package.
Prerequisites: COM 107 and COM 115

COM 303 CAM II: CNC Programming

This course teaches command structures, keyboard and menu tables; programs and techniques used to develop designs via CAM systems using representative software such as Mastercam or a comparable program. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to create, insert, and modify geometry using the system command structure, and to dimension and detail designs.
Prerequisites: COM 101 and COM 203

COM 310 Computerized Manufacturing Career Development

Career entrance and mid-career strategies and resources are examined to lay a foundation for career entry and professional growth. Topics include: industry trends and overview, self-evaluation, goal setting, potential employer identification, individual’s work history analysis, resumes, cover letters, follow-up communication, recommendations, exercises in confidence building, and human resources interviews.
Prerequisite: Program completion

 

M2: CNC Machine Tool Technology

29 Credits | Full-time: 14 Months

COM 100 Blueprint Reading

This course instills the knowledge of blueprint reading, geometric dimensions and tolerances, projections and views, technical sketching, use of precision measuring instruments, concepts of quality control and quality assurance, and inspection planning. Upon completion of this course, students are able to read and conceptualize blueprints and understand the dimensions, tolerances, and symbols that are commonly used for manufacturing blueprints.
Prerequisite: None

ABM 100 Math Computation Review

The goal of this course is to provide students with a review of mathematical concepts. Students will go over operations with fractions, decimals, percent, ratio, proportions, and conversion between the US Conventional and metric systems of measurement. Estimation, rounding, and problem solving strategies will also be covered. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to apply the content of the mathematical computation course in their respective fields of study and future workplaces.
Prerequisite: Placement

CIT 102 Computer Productivity Tools & Keyboarding

In this course students will learn to use the basics of the operating system, navigate the Internet, create documents in Microsoft Word®, develop and deliver presentations in PowerPoint®, and use Outlook e-mail®, calendars, Acrobat Reader® and more. Students also will be working on their keyboarding and alpha/numerical data entry skills. This course includes lab work that focuses on hand placement, accuracy, and speed. Students work on many projects. By the end of the course, students should be able to apply the skills they have learned to the workplace.
Prerequisite: None

COM 101 CAM I: Design and Drafting

The goal of the class is to prepare the student to work with mechanical drawings found in the production environment and to give practical experience in print reading, dimensioning, systems, and tolerances. Basic computer-aided design and parts production are taught using CAM software.
Prerequisite: CIT 102 and COM 100

COM 102 CNC Turning Center G-Codes Setup and Operation

This course covers concepts of CNC lathe machining, setup and operations, tooling and work-holding systems; and basics of manual part programming for drilling, turning, as well as threading operations by utilizing G codes. By the end of this class, students will be qualified to operate, set up, and edit programs on a CNC Lathe with Fanuc-compatible controls. Hands-on practice is an integral part of the class.
Prerequisite: ABM 100 and COM 100

COM 103 CNC Machining Center G-Codes Setup and Operation

This course covers concepts of CNC mill machining, set-up and operations; tooling and work-holding systems, and basics of manual part programming for drilling, milling, tapping, as well as boring operations by utilizing G codes. By the end of this class, students will be qualified to operate, set up, and edit programs on a CNC Mill with Fanuc-compatible controls. Hands-on practice is an integral part of the class.
Prerequisite: ABM 100 and COM 100

COM 106 Quality Control and CMM Operation

This course teaches: 1) coordinate measuring machine (CMM) functions and operations, 2) quality control, 3) use of Measurement Equipment, 4) advanced Blueprint Reading, and 5) Fundamentals of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD & T). Upon completion of the course a student should understand the fundamentals of metrology, G D & T; improve their blueprint reading and measuring skills; gain hands-on experience in operating and using a CMM; learn CMM operator’s day to day duties and responsibilities; and become familiar with what is required to efficiently operate the CMM, screens and equipment. In addition to lectures and practicum, the student is expected to complete 2.5 hours a week of preparation and exercises.
Prerequisite: ABM 100 and COM 100

COM 115 Mathematics For Manufacturing Occupations

This course concentrates on solving mathematical problems applicable in the area of computerized manufacturing and specifically CNC machining. Instruction may include, but is not limited to, skill development in the areas of the Cartesian coordinate system, basic applied algebra, geometry, right-angle trigonometry, and the use of scientific calculators. A brief review of operations with decimals, percentages, fractions, ratios, and proportion will also be included in this course. Completion of the course will ensure that the student has sufficient knowledge to solve trade-related math problems.
Prerequisite: ABM 100

COM 202 CNC Turning Center G-Codes Manual Part Programming

This course covers the concepts and components of CNC part programming on a two-axis CNC lathe. By the end of the course, students are able to write G-code programs for a CNC- controlled turning center with Fanuc-compatible controls. Hands-on practice is an integral part of the class.
Prerequisites: COM 102 and COM 115

COM 203 CNC Machining Center G-Codes Manual Part Programming

This course covers the concepts and components of CNC part programming on three-axis and multi-axis CNC mills. By the end of the course, students are able to program a CNC-controlled milling center with Fanuc-compatible controls. Hands-on practice is an integral part of the class.
Prerequisites: COM 103 and COM 115

COM 303 CAM II: CNC Programming

This course teaches command structures, keyboard and menu tables; programs and techniques used to develop designs via CAM systems using representative software such as Mastercam or a comparable program. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to create, insert, and modify geometry using the system command structure, and to dimension and detail designs.
Prerequisites: COM 101 and COM 203

COM 310 Computerized Manufacturing Career Development

Career entrance and mid-career strategies and resources are examined to lay a foundation for career entry and professional growth. Topics include: industry trends and overview, self-evaluation, goal setting, potential employer identification, individual’s work history analysis, resumes, cover letters, follow-up communication, recommendations, exercises in confidence building, and human resources interviews.
Prerequisite: Program completion


M2R: CNC Milling Machine and Robotics

29 Credits | Full-time: 14 Months

COM 100 Blueprint Reading

This course instills the knowledge of blueprint reading, geometric dimensions and tolerances, projections and views, technical sketching, use of precision measuring instruments, concepts of quality control and quality assurance, and inspection planning. Upon completion of this course, students are able to read and conceptualize blueprints and understand the dimensions, tolerances, and symbols that are commonly used for manufacturing blueprints.
Prerequisite: None

ABM 100 Math Computation Review

The goal of this course is to provide students with a review of mathematical concepts. Students will go over operations with fractions, decimals, percent, ratio, proportions, and conversion between the US Conventional and metric systems of measurement. Estimation, rounding, and problem solving strategies will also be covered. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to apply the content of the mathematical computation course in their respective fields of study and future workplaces.
Prerequisite: Placement

CIT 102 Computer Productivity Tools & Keyboarding

In this course students will learn to use the basics of the operating system, navigate the Internet, create documents in Microsoft Word®, develop and deliver presentations in PowerPoint®, and use Outlook e-mail®, calendars, Acrobat Reader® and more. Students also will be working on their keyboarding and alpha/numerical data entry skills. This course includes lab work that focuses on hand placement, accuracy, and speed. Students work on many projects. By the end of the course, students should be able to apply the skills they have learned to the workplace.
Prerequisite: None

COM 103 CNC Machining Center G-Codes Setup and Operation

This course covers concepts of CNC mill machining, set-up and operations; tooling and work-holding systems, and basics of manual part programming for drilling, milling, tapping, as well as boring operations by utilizing G codes. By the end of this class, students will be qualified to operate, set up, and edit programs on a CNC Mill with Fanuc-compatible controls. Hands-on practice is an integral part of the class.
Prerequisite: ABM 100 and COM 100

COM 106 Quality Control and CMM Operation

This course teaches: 1) coordinate measuring machine (CMM) functions and operations, 2) quality control, 3) use of Measurement Equipment, 4) advanced Blueprint Reading, and 5) Fundamentals of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD & T). Upon completion of the course a student should understand the fundamentals of metrology, G D & T; improve their blueprint reading and measuring skills; gain hands-on experience in operating and using a CMM; learn CMM operator’s day to day duties and responsibilities; and become familiar with what is required to efficiently operate the CMM, screens and equipment. In addition to lectures and practicum, the student is expected to complete 2.5 hours a week of preparation and exercises.
Prerequisite: ABM 100 and COM 100

COM 107 Robotic Manufacturing Cell Operations

This course provides an overview of robot classifications and types of control for manipulators. Topics include CNC robot applications, basics of robotic actuators and sensors, visual systems, motion planning, task modeling, human-machine interface, and motion and gripping processes. Laboratories provide experience with powering up and jogging the robot; recovery from common program and robot faults, production operations execution, CNC cell program modification and execution, programs and files backup and restoration in a group-based term project. This course is an introduction to robotics and how robots communicate with CNC machines. By the end of this course, students will be able to identify robotic system units in CNC manufacturing and perform basic robotic manipulations that are necessary to operate and edit programs in the Fanuc robotics handling tool software.
Prerequisite: ABM 100 and COM 100

COM 115 Mathematics For Manufacturing Occupations

This course concentrates on solving mathematical problems applicable in the area of computerized manufacturing and specifically CNC machining. Instruction may include, but is not limited to, skill development in the areas of the Cartesian coordinate system, basic applied algebra, geometry, right-angle trigonometry, and the use of scientific calculators. A brief review of operations with decimals, percentages, fractions, ratios, and proportion will also be included in this course. Completion of the course will ensure that the student has sufficient knowledge to solve trade-related math problems.
Prerequisite: ABM 100

COM 203 CNC Machining Center G-Codes Manual Part Programming

This course covers the concepts and components of CNC part programming on three-axis and multi-axis CNC mills. By the end of the course, students are able to program a CNC-controlled milling center with Fanuc-compatible controls. Hands-on practice is an integral part of the class.
Prerequisite: COM 103 and COM 115

COM 207 Robotic Manufacturing Cell Advanced Operations

This course provides an overview of integrating vision systems, tool handling operations, and programming with Fanuc Robotics simulation software. Students will learn CNC machine tool-robot integration and utilize robot integrated vision systems with iRVision applications, R-30iA robot controller, FANUC Robotics HandlingPRO Software operations to program FANUC LR Mate 200iC educational robot, robot applications iRVision-2D-R30iA, integrated vision systems. By the end of this course, students will be able to identify robotic vision system solutions in CNC manufacturing, program basic iRVision-2D-R30iA vision solutions, and create programs in the FANUC Robotics HandlingPRO Software Package.
Prerequisite: COM 107 and COM 115

COM 303 CAM II: CNC Programming

This course teaches command structures, keyboard and menu tables; programs and techniques used to develop designs via CAM systems using representative software such as Mastercam or a comparable program. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to create, insert, and modify geometry using the system command structure, and to dimension and detail designs.
Prerequisite: COM 101 and COM 203

COM 310 Computerized Manufacturing Career Development

Career entrance and mid-career strategies and resources are examined to lay a foundation for career entry and professional growth. Topics include: industry trends and overview, self-evaluation, goal setting, potential employer identification, individual’s work history analysis, resumes, cover letters, follow-up communication, recommendations, exercises in confidence building, and human resources interviews.
Prerequisite: Program completion

 

M3: CNC Machine Tool Operations

17 Credits | Full-time: 8 Months

COM 100 Blueprint Reading

This course instills the knowledge of blueprint reading, geometric dimensions and tolerances, projections and views, technical sketching, use of precision measuring instruments, concepts of quality control and quality assurance, and inspection planning. Upon completion of this course, students are able to read and conceptualize blueprints and understand the dimensions, tolerances, and symbols that are commonly used for manufacturing blueprints.
Prerequisite: None

CIT 102 Computer Productivity Tools & Keyboarding

In this course students will learn to use the basics of the operating system, navigate the Internet, create documents in Microsoft Word®, develop and deliver presentations in PowerPoint®, and use Outlook e-mail®, calendars, Acrobat Reader® and more. Students also will be working on their keyboarding and alpha/numerical data entry skills. This course includes lab work that focuses on hand placement, accuracy, and speed. Students work on many projects. By the end of the course, students should be able to apply the skills they have learned to the workplace.
Prerequisite: None

ABM 100 Math Computation Review

The goal of this course is to provide students with a review of mathematical concepts. Students will go over operations with fractions, decimals, percent, ratio, proportions, and conversion between the US Conventional and metric systems of measurement. Estimation, rounding, and problem solving strategies will also be covered. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to apply the content of the mathematical computation course in their respective fields of study and future workplaces.
Prerequisite: Placement

COM 102 CNC Turning Center G-Codes Setup and Operation

This course covers concepts of CNC lathe machining, setup and operations, tooling and work-holding systems; and basics of manual part programming for drilling, turning, as well as threading operations by utilizing G codes. By the end of this class, students will be qualified to operate, set up, and edit programs on a CNC Lathe with Fanuc-compatible controls. Hands-on practice is an integral part of the class.
Prerequisite: ABM 100 and COM 100

COM 103 CNC Machining Center G-Codes Setup and Operation

This course covers concepts of CNC mill machining, set-up and operations; tooling and work-holding systems, and basics of manual part programming for drilling, milling, tapping, as well as boring operations by utilizing G codes. By the end of this class, students will be qualified to operate, set up, and edit programs on a CNC Mill with Fanuc-compatible controls. Hands-on practice is an integral part of the class.
Prerequisite: ABM 100 and COM 100

COM 106 Quality Control and CMM Operation

This course teaches: 1) coordinate measuring machine (CMM) functions and operations, 2) quality control, 3) use of Measurement Equipment, 4) advanced Blueprint Reading, and 5) Fundamentals of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD & T). Upon completion of the course a student should understand the fundamentals of metrology, G D & T; improve their blueprint reading and measuring skills; gain hands-on experience in operating and using a CMM; learn CMM operator’s day to day duties and responsibilities; and become familiar with what is required to efficiently operate the CMM, screens and equipment. In addition to lectures and practicum, the student is expected to complete 2.5 hours a week of preparation and exercises.
Prerequisites: ABM 100 and COM 100

COM 310 Computerized Manufacturing Career Development

Career entrance and mid-career strategies and resources are examined to lay a foundation for career entry and professional growth. Topics include: industry trends and overview, self-evaluation, goal setting, potential employer identification, individual’s work history analysis, resumes, cover letters, follow-up communication, recommendations, exercises in confidence building, and human resources interviews.
Prerequisite: Program completion



Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) and Standard Occupational Classification (SOC)

Computerized Manufacturing and Robotics (M1)is a less than two years, certificate level program. A list of CIP and SOC codes for students considering career training in the Comprehensive Computer Numerical Control Program is illustrated below:

Classification of Instructional Programs and Standard Occupational Classification
Classification of Instructional Programs Standard Occupational Classification
Code Instructional Title Code Occupational Title
15.0613 Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians
Other Classification of Instructional Programs and
Standard Occupational Classification that might apply
Classification of Instructional Programs Standard Occupational Classification
Code Instructional Title Code Occupational Title
48.0510 Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist 51-4012 Computer Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic


CLASSIFICATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS AND STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION

Computer Numerical Control Tool Technology (M2) is a just over a year, certificate level program. A list of CIP and SOC codes for the Computer Numerical Control Tool Technology Program is illustrated below:

Classification of Instructional Programs and Standard Occupational Classification
Classification of Instructional Programs Standard Occupational Classification
Code Instructional Title Code Occupational Title
48.0510 Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist 51-4012 Computer Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
Other Classification of Instructional Programs and
Standard Occupational Classification that might apply
Classification of Instructional Programs Standard Occupational Classification
Code Instructional Title Code Occupational Title
15.0702 Quality Control Technology/ Technician 51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, Weighers


CLASSIFICATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS AND STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION

Computer Numerical Control Tool Operations (M3) is a short term, less than one year, certificate level program. A list of CIP and SOC codes for the Computer Numerical Control Tool Operations Program is illustrated below:

Classification of Instructional Programs and Standard Occupational Classification
Classification of Instructional Programs Standard Occupational Classification
Code Instructional Title Code Occupational Title
48.0510 Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist 51-4011 Computer Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic