Sign up for DMT 80, Intro to Machining and CNC Processes. This course covers the basic
setup and operations of lathes, mills, drill presses, and saws. It's very popular
with those who desire an overview of machining processes as well as machinist apprentices.
This depends on several factors such as the number of units, textbook cost and whether
you need a parking permit. For the first 4-unit course the total fees will be approximately $180, with an additional $31 for each additional unit. DMT
80, 84A, 84B, 84C and 80 require a textbook that costs $50 - $100 depending on the
edition purchased. Some textbooks are used in multiple classes. CAM classes may require
the purchase of videos.
Evening classes are twelev weeks. Some day classes are accelerated and are only six
weeks long. Six week classes allow the completion of more classes per quarter. ( Summer quarter may be eight weeks. )
Yes, sign up for DMT 84A: Introduction to Computer:aided Numerical Control; Machine Tool Programming and Operation,
or DMT 87E: CAD/CAM Programming Using Mastercam. Both can be taken if you have a basic understanding
of lathe and milling operations. It is preferable to complete DMT 80 first, but not mandatory.
Only one course in each series is required. For example, DMT 87E satisfies the 87A-E requirement. The letter designation changes when a new software version of Mastercam
is taught. If you completed a course with an older version it still counts toward
the degree or certificate.
Yes, when a new version is offered the course number will change. For example: DMT 87D will become 87E. If you completed 87A, C, or D you can take 87D. (Upon successful completion, you aren't allowed to repeat a course with the same