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Machine Manufacturing Tech

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MCH 100   Machine Tool Basics
Credits: 1.00
Description: Covers using the Machinery's Handbook and Machine Tool Safety. An overview in utilizing the Machinery's Handbook, safe work practices, safe clothing for personal safety, fire prevention in the shop, and hand tool safety. Audit available.
MCH 101   Occupational Health and Safety
Credits: 3.00
Description: A technical elective course in the Associate of Applied Science Degree in the Machine Manufacturing Technology program. Introduces the concepts of industrial health and safety regulations, compensation laws, and profitability of safety management. Audit available.
MCH 102   Introduction to Manufacturing
Credits: 3.00
Description: Technical elective course in the Associate of Applied Science Degree in the Machine Manufacturing Technology program. Covers an introduction to the manufacturing technology discipline. Prerequisite: MCH 100. Audit available.
MCH 105   Blueprint Reading I
Credits: 1.50
Description: Covers blueprints using multi-view projection, sectional and auxiliary views and title blocks and drawing format which are the basis for all graphical communication in industry today. Knowledge of the techniques used on blueprints is necessary in industry whenever descriptions of size, shape, and arrangement are used to produce, service, or sell a product. Introduces blueprints and drawing techniques which will be built upon with further modules in the program. Audit available.
MCH 110   Blueprint Reading II
Credits: 1.50
Description: Covers dimensions, notes, gears, threads and fasteners which provide the technician with a complete description of size, shape, feature location special tolerances, finish treatments, and assembly instructions are included so that the product can be manufactured, inspected, assembled and tested to exact design specifications, and finishes on part drawings. Introduces the various types of dimensions, tolerances, notes, thread forms, representation, and specifications, finish specifications used in industry today to carry out these functions. Prerequisite: MCH 105. Audit available.
MCH 115   Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Credits: 3.50
Description: Covers the use of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing as specified by the American National Standards Institute's 1982 publication. Introduces the symbols, concepts and basic use of these new techniques for dimensioning and tolerancing used in industry today. Prerequisites: MCH 105,110. Audit available.
MCH 120   Machine Shop Math
Credits: 2.00
Description: Covers instruction and practice in working with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, formulas, inch and metric systems, formulas, calculating simple and direct indexing. Introduces how to apply the use of the inch/metric systems, dividing/index head and formulas as they pertain to thread calculations, gear calculations, speed and feed calculations, and taper calculations. Prerequisite: MCH 100. Audit available.
MCH 121   Manufacturing Processes I
Credits: 4.00
Description: A technical elective course in the Associate of Applied Science Degree in the Machine Manufacturing Technology program. An introductory course in material removal operations emphasizing drilling, milling and lathe processes with emphasis on production speeds and feeds. Prerequisite: MCH 102. Audit available.
MCH 123   Sheet Metal Fabrication
Credits: 4.00
Description: A technical elective course in the Associate of Applied Science Degree in the Machine Manufacturing Technology program. An introductory course in the setup and operation of manual sheet metal machinery. Prerequisite: MCH 100. Audit available.
MCH 125   Speeds and Feeds
Credits: 1.00
Description: Covers how to calculate proper cutting speeds, revolutions per minute (RPM) and feeds for various machine tools and cutting conditions. Introduces how accurately calculating speeds and feeds prior to cutting on the work piece will save time, money, and avoid the waste of materials and tools. Prerequisite: MCH 100. Audit available.
MCH 130   Machine Shop Trigonometry
Credits: 2.50
Description: Introduces the rules, methods and procedures for using trigonometry formulas that deal with both the sides and the angles of the right triangle and oblique triangle to solve for the unknown parts. Prerequisite: MCH 100. Audit available.
MCH 135   Basic Measuring Tools
Credits: 1.50
Description: Covers use and applications associated with basic measuring tools including: the machinist's scale, dividers, telescoping gage, combination square, hermaphrodite caliper, surface gage, surface finish gage. Introduces the proper techniques and applications of the basic transfer measurement and comparison tools in measuring holes accurately, scribing parallel lines, finding the center of round stock, determining the factors which contribute to the quality of surface finish, and practice in identifying surface finishes. Prerequisite: MCH 100. Audit available.
MCH 145   Layout Tools
Credits: 1.50
Description: Covers instruction and practice in cutting, filing, layout, scribing, use of gage blocks, and utilizing the height gage to accurately layout lines, angles and the location of part features. Introduces the proper use and applications of the hacksaw, scribe, dividers, prick punch, ballpeen hammer, combination square set, and height gage to produce the accurate layout of part features. Prerequisite: MCH 100. Audit available.
MCH 150   Precision Measuring Tools
Credits: 1.50
Description: Covers instruction and practice of precision measurement with tools commonly used by the machinist to produce and measure part features. This course introduces the proper use, applications and parts of the outside, inside, and depth micrometers; the vernier caliper; dial indicators; and the dial bore gage commonly used by the machinist to verify and manufacture part features to print specifications. Prerequisite: MCH 100. Audit available.
MCH 157   Project Machine Technology I
Credits: 1.50
Description: Designed to allow students the opportunity to customize or select various individual modules from within the Machine Manufacturing Technology program offerings. Audit available.
MCH 158   Project Machine Technology II
Credits: 3.00
Description: Designed to allow students the opportunity to customize or select various individual modules from within the Machine Manufacturing Technology program offerings. Audit available.
MCH 159   Project Machine Technology III
Credits: 4.50
Description: Designed to allow students the opportunity to customize or select various individual modules from within the Machine Manufacturing Technology program offerings. Audit available.
MCH 160   Drilling Machines and Operations
Credits: 2.00
Description: Covers setup, applications, parts and operation of the sensitive, upright and radial arm drill presses. This course introduces the commonly performed operations of drilling, reaming, counterboring, countersinking, spot facing and tapping on the various types of drilling machines used to produce part features to print specifications. Prerequisites: MCH 100, 125, 135. Audit available.
MCH 175   Band Saws
Credits: 1.00
Description: Covers setup, applications, parts and operation of the vertical, and horizontal band saws and the selection/preparation of band saw blades. Introduces the skill of welding band saw blades and the common cutting operations performed on the vertical/horizontal to manufacture parts to print specifications. Prerequisite: MCH 100. Audit available.
MCH 180   Turning Machines and Operations
Credits: 4.00
Description: Covers setup, applications, parts and operation of the various types of lathes. Introduces the commonly performed operations of drilling, reaming, counterboring, countersinking, spotfacing, tapping, maintaining/aligning, parallel turning, facing, filing, knurling, grooving, cutting radii, cutting tapers, and parting on the various types of turning machines used to produce part features to print specifications. Prerequisites: MCH 100, 125. Audit available.
MCH 190   Boring on the Lathe
Credits: 1.00
Description: Covers setup, applications and operation of boring on the lathe. Introduces the commonly performed operation of boring on the various types of turning machines used to produce part features to print specifications. Prerequisites: MCH 100, 125, 180. Audit available.
MCH 195   Threading on the Lathe
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers setup, applications and operation of single point threading and geometric forming heads for the production of single and multiple lead threads. Introduces cutting, chasing, rolling and forming production of single and multiple lead threads. Also covers cutting, chasing, rolling and forming of internal/external threads on the lathe and drill press by using a single point cutting tool, tap or geometric thread cutting/rolling head on nuts, bolts, fasteners, castings and machined parts to print specifications. Prerequisites: MCH 100, 180, 190. Audit available.
MCH 205   Vertical Milling Machines and Operations
Credits: 3.50
Description: Covers setup, applications and operation of the vertical milling machine. Introduces the commonly performed operations and uses of a variety of cutters, accessories, indicators, center/edge finder, clamping methods, squaring a block of material on all 6 sides, find the edge of a workpiece, drilling/threading a hole, performing circular cutting operations, using the boring head to bore holes on manufactured parts to print specifications. Prerequisites: MCH 100, 125. Audit available.
MCH 210   Project Machine Technology IV
Credits: 6.00
Description: Designed to allow students the opportunity to customize or select various individual modules from within the Machine Manufacturing Technology program offerings. Audit available.
MCH 211   Project Machine Technology V
Credits: 7.50
Description: Designed to allow students the opportunity to customize or select various individual modules from within the Machine Manufacturing Technology program offerings. Audit available.
MCH 212   Project Machine Technology VI
Credits: 9.00
Description: Designed to allow students the opportunity to customize or select various individual modules from within the Machine Manufacturing Technology program offerings. Audit available.
MCH 213   Project Machine Technology VII
Credits: 10.50
Description: Designed to allow students the opportunity to customize or select various individual modules from within the Machine Manufacturing Technology program offerings. Audit available.
MCH 214   Project Machine Technology VIII
Credits: 12.00
Description: Designed to allow students the opportunity to customize or select various individual modules from within the Machine Manufacturing Technology program offerings. Audit available.
MCH 215   Horizontal Milling Machines
Credits: 2.50
Description: Covers setup, applications and operation of the horizontal milling machine. Introduces how to set-up horizontal milling machine and saw a slot in a piece of steel, use the indexing head to cut keyways and keyseats, use the Dividing Head to cut a gear, the basic function and uses of a jig or fixture to produce machined parts to print specifications. Prerequisites: MCH 100, 125, 205. Audit available.
MCH 222   Coordinate Measuring Machine Operation
Credits: 2.00
Description: A technical elective course in the Associate of Applied Science Degree in the Machine Manufacturing Technology program. Covers the roles and types of CMMs; modes of operation; types of probes; CMM software; measuring features; alignments and reverse engineering (digitizing). Prerequisite: MCH 115. Audit available.
MCH 225   Surface Grinding Machines and Operations
Credits: 2.00
Description: Covers the setup, applications and operation of the horizontal spindle/reciprocating table surface grinder to produce parts to extremely close tolerances with improved surface finishes and accuracy. Introduces automatic grinder operation by grinding a block square/parallel and perpendicular by applying the required setups and operational sequencing, and grinding of angular surfaces on a workpiece to print specifications. Also introduces grinding wheels and abrasives, selecting, balancing and mounting the grinding wheel and the methods/machines of surface grinding. Prerequisite: MCH 100. Audit available.
MCH 227   CNC Grinder Operation
Credits: 2.50
Description: A technical elective course in the Associate of Applied Science Degree in the Machine Manufacturing Technology program. A preparatory course designed to introduce the operation of the Computer Numerical Controlled Surface Grinder including proper setups, uses and operations associated with the CNC surface grinding machine and its accessory devices. Prerequisite: MCH 226. Audit available.
MCH 228   Abrasives
Credits: 1.50
Description: A technical elective course in the Associate of Applied Science Degree in the Machine Manufacturing Technology program. Covers the different types of abrasives available, selection and their applications. Prerequisite: MCH 215. Audit available.
MCH 229   Rapid Prototyping
Credits: 5.00
Description: Preparatory course designed to introduce the student to the proper setups, uses and operations associated with additive and rapid manufacturing processes including but not limited to the Dimension BST Rapid Prototyping machine and its accessory devices. Prerequisites: MCH 276 or instructor approval. Audit available.
MCH 235   Tool Sharpening
Credits: 2.00
Description: Covers setup, applications and specifications of tool sharpening/reconditioning utilizing the universal tool and cutter grinder, the drill pointer and bench grinder. Introduces the sharpening of drill bits, lathe tools, end mill sides/ends, milling cutters, and various formed relieved cutters, reamers and taps to manufacturers specifications. Prerequisite: MCH 100. Audit available.
MCH 240   Cutting Tool Technology
Credits: 2.00
Description: Covers types, setup, applications and specifications of cutting fluids and cutting tools. Introduces why the selection of the appropriate cutting tools and cutting fluids are essential in metal cutting operations to reduce the heat and friction produced during material removal operations and how the selection, setup and applications affect the quality, accuracy, efficiency and productivity of the workpiece produced. Prerequisite: MCH 100. Audit available.
MCH 245   Metallurgy
Credits: 2.50
Description: Covers the manufacture, types, heat treatment, testing, machinability, properties and the physics of materials and material removal of ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Introduces the processing of materials to obtain the desired changes in its physical properties, the non-destructive and destructive testing of materials, the machinability of materials and the efficiently/required knowledge of the metal to be cut, but also how the cutting tool material and its shape will perform under various machining conditions. Prerequisite: MCH 100. Audit available.
MCH 259   CNC Programming-Lathe
Credits: 5.00
Description: Introduces the basic programming skills used with Fanuc (G&M compatible) controlled CNC turning centers. Prerequisites: MCH 100, 110, 125, 130, 160, 205. Audit available.
MCH 262   CNC Conversational Controls
Credits: 2.00
Description: Covers basics of CNC Conversational Controls. Introduces the student to CNC conversational controls and the flow of CNC conversational programming. Prerequisite: MCH 260, 261. Audit available.
MCH 263   CNC Cycle Time Reduction
Credits: 1.50
Description: Covers concepts associated with CNC cycle time reduction. Covers proven methods for CNC setup time reduction, and CNC cycle time reduction Prerequisite: MCH 260, 261. Audit available.
MCH 266   Advanced CNC Programming
Credits: 3.50
Description: Presented by means of audio visual presentations, demonstrations, lab experiences, and research activities. Emphasizes the development of skills and knowledge competencies prescribed by business and industry performance standards. Prerequisite: MCH 260, 261. Audit available.
MCH 268   CNC Programming-Mill
Credits: 5.00
Description: Introduces basic programming skills used with Fanuc (G&M compatible) controlled CNC machining centers. Prerequisites: MCH 100, 110, 125, 130, 160, 205. Audit available.
MCH 272   Mastercam Level I
Credits: 5.00
Description: Introduces Mastercam operational basics. Includes terminology relevant to PC-based CAD/CAM work. Covers the use of the Mastercam menu structure and system management, 2 1/2 axis wireframe geometry creation, and toolpath creation for output of CNC "G" code for CNC milling. Audit available.
MCH 273   Mastercam Level II
Credits: 5.00
Description: Construct advanced geometric models using geometric, free form, and derived surface types. Emphasis on surface creation and mathematical category, applicability, association, Open-GL, shading and curves, C-hooks, terminology and analyzing. All aspects of roughing and finishing are covered with focus on correct application and use of parameters. Includes mill/turn machining conventions, C-axis programming, tool libraries and solid toolpath verification. Audit available.
MCH 276   Mastercam Solids
Credits: 3.00
Description: A continuation of the CAD/CAM curriculum and explores the solids application of Mastercam as it pertains to model design and toolpath generation. Audit available.
MCH 277   Mastercam CNC/CAM Project
Credits: 3.00
Description: A continuation of the CAD/CAM curriculum. Purpose of course is to solidify the connection between Mastercam and the CNC Machine through the physical manufacturing of projects. Audit available.
MCH 278   CNC Operation - Mill
Credits: 4.00
Description: Introduces basic operation and setup skill used with Fanuc (G&M compatible) controlled CNC machining centers. Prerequisite: MCH 268. Audit available.
MCH 279   CNC Operation - Lathe
Credits: 4.00
Description: Introduces basic operation and setup skill used with Fanuc (G&M compatible) controlled CNC turning centers. Prerequisite: MCH 259. Audit available.
MCH 280   Cooperative Education: Machine Technology
Credits:
Description: This work occurs outside the classroom at a work site performing machine tool setup and operation under the supervision of a professional machinist technician or supervisor. Department permission is required. Offered for one to eight credits based upon the number of clock hours completed at the work site. Audit available.
MCH 282   CNC Router Operation
Credits: 3.00
Description: A technical elective course in the Associate of Applied Science Degree in the Machine Manufacturing Technology program. Introduces the basic operation and setup skill used with Techno (G & M compatible) controlled CNC Routers. Prerequisite: MCH 281. Audit available.
MCH 283   CNC Router Mastercam Programming
Credits: 3.00
Description: A technical elective course in the Associate of Applied Science Degree in the Machine Manufacturing Technology program. This is a preparatory course in CAD/CAM designed to introduce personal computing and the operational basics of Mastercam Router required to produce a CNC manufactured part. Prerequisite: MCH 282. Audit available.
MCH 290   Mastercam Fundamentals Orientation
Credits: 1.00
Description: Introduces to use of Mastercam CAD/CAM software for community members, engineering, and art students to acquire skills to access additional technology in manufacturing labs, such as CNC machines, additive type RP machines, and laser systems. Create wireframe and limited solid geometry, and output of CNC code as well as STL and DXF formatted files. Audit available.
MCH 291   Laser Cutting and Engraving Fundamentals
Credits: 1.00
Description: Introduces how to setup and operate a laser engraving machine using CorelDraw software as the print driver. Includes time for student project work. Audit available.
MCH 292   FDM Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals Orientation
Credits: 1.50
Description: Introduces how to setup, operate, and maintain a Dimensions brand Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) machine using solid support material, to manufacture prototype or production parts. Students will prototype their own designs using up to five cubic inches of material. Requires CAD solid model experience and access to a CAD system that outputs .STL formatted file. Audit available.
MCH 293   CNC Router Fundamentals Orientation
Credits: 1.00
Description: Introduces how to setup and operate a Techno brand CNC router to manufacture a simple project. Exploratory of the machines application, or as a fundamentals class for engineering and art students, and others to acquire skills to create objects of their own design. Students must be proficient at CNC "G" code for milling applications prior to taking the course. Audit available.
MCH 294   3 Dimensional Digital Laser Scanning Fundamentals
Credits: 1.50
Description: Introduces an understanding of how to setup and use a NextEngine brand 3 dimensional digital laser scanner and to output data for CAD software use. Exploration of the machines application, or as a fundamentals class for engineering and art students, and others to acquire skills to re-engineer objects of their own design. Students must be proficient at basic computer operational skills literacy and have an understanding of CAD solid modeling. Audit available.