Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend taking the course, only with Professor Bergstrom instead of Professor Brown. Brown has a pHd in chip formation. It's a fairly boring topic. His lectures focus too much on that and his power points are disorganized and unhelpful.
I gained competence and confidence in using the CNC Milling Machiens and Lathes in Washburn shops. I am now an advanced user and Lab Monitor of Washburn shops and I can use it for all sorts of projects.
Hours per week:
Advice for students:
Make friends with someone who is a PLA. Go to help sessions and ask questions. Keep up with the CAM assignments.