Feb 21, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog



3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either the freshman or sophomore year and to area high school vocational students.

Catalog Description:

MTT 3544 - Cam I (3 hrs.)

This is a basic introductory course in computer aided manufacturing (CAM). Instruction will cover graphic construction and basic parts program for the CNC Milling Machine.

Course Classification:




Controlling Purpose:

This course is designed to help the student increase their knowledge and skill in the area of milling machine, drill press, bench work, and safety in the machine shop field.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to demonstrate safety of and use of the milling machine, drill press, and perform bench work in the machine shop field.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.


Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully draw 2D and 3D in the Mastercam Programming System.

  • Explain what the function keys do.
  • Discuss the accessing of the Mastercam System.
  • Explain how to get into Mastercam.
  • Demonstrate the accessing of the Mastercam Mill.
  • Explain the utilities function and identify the origin.
  • Set program zero.
  • Demonstrate how to create 2D geometry.
  • Explain how to run a mill tool path for a contour.
  • Discuss the method of creating a finish pass.
  • Demonstrate the drawing of a 3D geometry.


Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully run the tool paths on 2D or 3D tool paths. The student will have an understanding of how to run the Mastercam post and the purpose of it.

  • Demonstrate the tool path for 2D contours.
  • Explain the tool path for a ruled and loft area.
  • Create a tool path for a fillet using ruled and loft surfs.
  • Demonstrate the tool path for 2D swept tool path.
  • Demonstrate the tool path for a 3D surface requiring a changing contour.

Projects Required:

Refer to Syllabus


Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Attendance Policy:

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy.

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college.  A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time.  The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.