Computer Integrated Machining Technology Courses

NCIM-101 - Blueprint Reading I

Students develop the basic skills necessary to read and interpret fundamental engineering drawings of details, subassemblies and assemblies. (NTID Supported Students.) Lec/Lab 4, Credits 3 (Fall)

NCIM-102 - Blueprint Reading II

In this second blueprint reading course, students continue to develop the skills necessary to read and interpret prints of engineering drawings of details and assemblies. More emphasis is placed on Metric drawings and Geometric Tolerances as applied to engineering drawings and part inspection. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed NCIM-101 or equivalent course.) Lab, Lecture 4, Credits 3 (Spring)

NCIM-121 - Precision Measurement I

Students develop the skills necessary to measure to the highest tolerances commonly used in industry. They measure parts or groups of parts using industrial methods and equipment. Analysis of measurements and problem solving are stressed. (NTID Supported Students.) Lab, Lecture 4, Credits 3 (Spring)

NCIM-131 - Computer Integrated Machining Tech I

In this first course of a six course sequence, students develop basic skills for operating manual and computer controlled machine tools. Laboratory instruction simulates introductory level work in an industrial environment; student work is held to ANSI and ISO referenced standards for dimensional and geometric accuracy. Safe work habits are cultivated, and industrial safety rules are highly stressed during this course. (Co-requisites: NCIM-101 or equivalent course and NTID supported student.) Lec/Lab 6, Credits 3 (Fall)

NCIM-132 - Computer Integrated Machining Technology II

In this second course in a six course sequence, students continue to develop basic skills for operating manual and computer controlled machine tools. Laboratory instruction simulates moderate level work in an industrial environment; student work is held to ANSI and ISO referenced standards for dimensional and geometric accuracy. Safe work habits are cultivated, and industrial safety rules are continually stressed during this course. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed NCIM-131 or equivalent course. Co-requisites: NCIM-102 and NCIM-121 and NMTH-206 or equivalent courses.) Lec/Lab 6, Credits 3 (Spring)

NCIM-199 - Independent Study: CIMT

Students develop in-depth knowledge and industrial skills in a topic of their choice under the supervision of CIMT Faculty. (NTID Supported Students.) Ind Study, Credits 1 - 4 (Fall, Spring)

NCIM-201 - Job Search Process for CIMT

Course goals are to prepare students to secure a cooperative or professional work experience in the student's major and to assist the student in acquiring the skills for accessing information, networking, developing resumes and letters, completing various employment-related forms, interviewing, and using various communication techniques in preparing students for the job search process. (NTID Supported Students.) Lecture 2, Credits 2 (Fall)

NCIM-207 - Industrial Materials

Introduction to the many materials used in industry and the reasons why the final cost of producing a part is influenced by material selection. Metals, plastics and ceramics are covered from the perspective of physical, mechanical and dimensional properties. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NCIM-131 or equivalent course.) Lab, Lecture 4, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NCIM-214 - CAD Applications

Students develop engineering skills in engineering graphics and solid modeling. Students will primarily use computer-aided drafting (CAD) as a tool to generate 2D graphics and 3D solid models. The course is laboratory oriented and provides the student with basic skills in spatial visualization, freehand sketching, parametric solid modeling, and creation of engineering drawings which meet industrial drafting standards. (NTID Supported Students.) Lec/Lab 6, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NCIM-222 - Precision Measurement II

Students refine the measurement skills learned in NCIM-121. The emphasis of this course will be on using the principals of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing to inspect machine parts. Emphasis will be placed on developing appropriate and repeatable inspection setups. Hands on experience with Optical Comparators and Coordinate Measuring Machines will be included. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NCIM-121 and NCIM-131 or equivalent courses.) Lab, Lecture 2, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NCIM-233 - Computer Integrated Machining Technology III

In this third course of a six course sequence, students continue to develop basic skills for operating manual and computer controlled machine tools. Laboratory instruction simulates moderate level work in an industrial environment; student work is held to ANSI and ISO referenced standards for dimensional and geometric accuracy. Safe work habits are cultivated, and industrial safety rules are continually stressed during this course. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NCIM-132 or equivalent course. Co-requisites: NCIM-251 or equivalent course.) Lec/Lab 6, Credits 3 (Fall)

NCIM-234 - Computer Integrated Machining Technology IV

In this fourth course of a six course sequence, students continue to develop basic skills for operating manual and computer controlled machine tools. Laboratory instruction simulates moderate level work in an industrial environment; student work is held to ANSI and ISO referenced standards for dimensional and geometric accuracy. Safe work habits are cultivated, and industrial safety rules are continually stressed during this course. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NCIM-233 or equivalent course.) Lec/Lab 6, Credits 3 (Spring)

NCIM-235 - Computer Integrated Machining Technology V

This fifth course of a six course sequence is the capstone for the students' program. After selecting a unique project, students control all aspects of its creation. Together with the laboratory section of this course, students discuss and perform all tasks associated with the manufacturing process. Tasks include innovative concepts and design, planning, procurement, scheduling, documenting, manufacturing, assembling, and presentation. Students must develop and deliver this project on-time and within budget. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NCIM-234 or equivalent course. Co-requisites: NCIM-236 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Credits 3 (Fall)

NCIM-236 - Computer Integrated Machining Technology V Lab

This sixth course of a six course sequence is the capstone for the students' program. After selecting a unique project, students control all aspects of its creation. Together with the classroom section of this course, students perform all tasks associated with the manufacturing process. Taking designs and decisions made in the classroom, students use industrial machine tools to create and assemble the final project. Lab activities include machining and assembling. Students must deliver this project on-time and within budget. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NCIM-234 or equivalent course. Co-requisites: NCIM-235 or equivalent course.) Lab 9, Credits 3 (Fall)

NCIM-237 - Precision Grinding

Students develop basic skills for precision grinding techniques. Students learn about abrasives and grinding operations, with special focus on surface and center type cylindrical grinding. Laboratory exercises simulate moderately difficult precision work produced and inspected in an industrial environment. Students' work is held to ANSI and ISO referenced standards for dimensional and geometric accuracy. Safe work habits are cultivated, and industrial safety rules are continually stressed during this course. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NCIM-233 or equivalent course.) Lab, Lecture 6, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NCIM-241 - Precision Optics Manufacturing I

In this course students learn and apply basic optical principles used in conventional manufacturing of precision optical flat elements. Procedures and techniques include blocking, vertical rotary grinding, rough bench grinding, double-sided lapping/grinding, polishing, deblocking and centering. Students practice and apply appropriate handling, cleaning and visual inspection techniques. A brief introduction to spherical grinding will be included. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NCIM-101 and NCIM-121 or equivalent courses.) Lec/Lab 6, Credits 3 (Fall)

NCIM-242 - Precision Optics Manufacturing II

This course is the second in a sequence of courses in which students learn to apply basic principles of conventional and CNC manufacturing of optical elements. The emphasis in this course will be on the production of simple convex and concave spherical elements. Procedures and techniques include curve generating, blocking, rough and fine grinding, stick polishing, deblocking and centering. Students practice and apply appropriate handling and visual inspection techniques. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NCIM-241 or equivalent courses.) Lab 6, Credits 3 (Spring)

NCIM-243 - Optical Testing

In this course students learn techniques used for testing spherical surfaces, flats and prisms. Topics include measurement of surface quality, focal length, power, irregularity, angle of deviation, basic interferometry, fringe analysis and lens aberrations. Specific measuring techniques and instruments include auto collimation, distance object method, laser two-beam method, spherometers, micrometers, Ronchi testers and test plating. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NCIM-121 or equivalent courses.) Lec/Lab 4, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NCIM-251 - Computer Numerical Control I

Students develop basic skills in programming CNC machine tools. Laboratory instruction simulates industrial environments in both the precision machining industry and the precision optics industry; student work is held to ISO referenced standards for dimensional and geometric accuracy. Safety in the operation of automated machines is an integral part of the course. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NCIM-132 or equivalent courses.) Lab, Lecture 6, Credits 3 (Fall)

NCIM-252 - Computer Numerical Control II

Students develop basic skills in programming CNC machine tools. Laboratory instruction simulates industrial environments in both the precision machining industry and the precision optics industry; student work is held to ISO referenced standards for dimensional and geometric accuracy. Safety in the operation of automated machines is an integral part of the course. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NCIM-251 or (0813-250 and 0813-252) or equivalent courses.) Lab, Lecture 6, Credits 3 (Spring)

NCIM-289 - Special Topics: CIMT

The description for each Special Topics request will be specified in each course proposal. (NTID Supported Students.) Lecture, Credits 1 - 5 (Fall, Spring)

NCIM-299 - Co-op Study: CIMT

Students develop machining skills with on the job training at actual industrial facilities. This experience must contain a minimum of 350 hours of related work experience. CO OP, Credits 0 (Summer)