Nov 28, 2020  
2020-21 Catalog 
2020-21 Catalog

Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) Programming*

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Program Design

This certificate will provide students with a background in Coordinate Measuring  Machine (CMM) programming. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to program and perform coordinate measuring (CMM) using CMM equipment and computers with PC-DMIS software. Students who have completed the Precision Manufacturing Certificate with grades of B or better in MFG* 205   and MFG* 239   or permission of instructor will be eligible to complete this certificate.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Learn the fundamentals of PC-DIMS to program coordinate measuring machines (CMM).
  2. Measure geometric features of three-dimensional objects.
  3. Learn programming of a Hexagon Metrology CMM for quality assurance.
  4. Enhance skills required for quality assurance inspectors such as verifying blueprints, manuals and instructions.

Total Credits Required: 3


*Becoming Connecticut State Community College

A merger of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges is underway. As a part of this merger, modifications will be made to academic programs. Students who do not complete their programs by the end of the Spring 2023 term will be matched with the Connecticut State Community College (CT State) program that most closely aligns with ​the student’s Spring 2023 program and is offered at the current Manchester Community College location. The College is committed to students completing their education with a minimum of disruption. Further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page:


Students in this certificate program must have completed the Precision Manufacturing Program certificate (with a grade of B or better in MFG 239 and MFG 205) or enter as an incumbent worker recommended by current employer and agreement from the MCC Manufacturing Program Director.

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