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ATQT 1060 - Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) Introduction

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: None

(formerly ATQT 2911)

ATQT 1060 covers Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) configuration, probing systems, part corrdinate system, alignments, tolerancing, editing, and report generation and interpretation.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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Outcome 1: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to identify the components and functions of a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM).


  1. Describe the CMM and identify its main components and functions.
  2. Identify common types of CMMs.
  3. Identify the kinds of software used on a CMM and describe their purposes.
  4. Identify the machine coordinate system.
  5. Identify the part coordinate system.

Outcome 2: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to measure accurately on a CMM.


  1. Describe the different methods of programming a CMM.
  2. Identify the probe components and build a probing system
  3. Demonstrate probe calibration
  4. Create an inspection plan
  5. Establish a Datum Reference Frame and Origin on the part
  6. Construct a measurement from previously measured features
  7. Demonstrate size and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.

Outcome 3: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to modify, edit, and interpret a program on a CMM.


  1. Demonstrate the ability to edit a program successfully without a crash.
  2. Edit a program.
  3. Save a program.
  4. Recall a program.
  5. Generate a report.
  6. Interpret a report.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES


  1. The CMMs main components and functions
  2. Common types of CMMs
  3. Types of software used on a CMM
  4. Purposes of software used on a CMM
  5. The machine coordinate system
  6. The part coordinate system
  7. Different methods of programming a CMM
  8. Probe components
  9. Building a probing system
  10. Probe calibration
  11. Inspection plans
  12. Datum Reference Frame and Origin
  13. Measuring from previously measured features
  14. Size and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
  15. Editing a program
  16. Saving a program
  17. Recalling a program
  18. Generating a report
  19. Interpreting a report

Primary Faculty
Walters, Gary
Secondary Faculty
Gordon, Victoria
Associate Dean
Jewett, Mark
Hutchison, Donald

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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