Course Content and Outcome Guide for MCH 100

Course Number:
MCH 100
Course Title:
Machine Tool Basics
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Course 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.

Addendum to Course Description

Using Machinery€™s Handbook - The Machinery's Handbook is a very important tool for all individuals in manufacturing occupations. It is full of ways to do things", charts of all kinds, and general reference material. Because of all the knowledge in the handbook, it is necessary to become familiar with it. This module will provide you with an opportunity to become familiar with the Machinery's Handbook.,
Machine Tool Safety - Safety is the most important concern in the machine shop. This packet will give you an overview of safe work practices", safe clothing for personal safety, fire prevention in the shop," and hand tool safety.  

Intended Outcomes for the course

This course is based on performance outcomes. The following performance outcomes are based upon established industry standards. The student will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following:
  • Given requests for information and a copy of the Machinery's Handbook", the student will be able to use the handbook to locate the needed information with 100% of accuracy.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in understanding of machine shop safety by developing a list of ten (10) personal safety rules for the machine shop that the student feels are most important.  INTENDED OUTCOMES FOR THE COURSE
  • Become familiar with what the Machinery€™s Handbook has to offer", and how to utilize it.
  • Gain an understanding of how to operate in", and maintain a safe work environment.  

Course Activities and Design

MCH 100 will be presented by means of audio-visual presentations", demonstrations, lab experiences, and research activities. The course activities and design emphasize the development of skills and knowledge outcomes prescribed by established industry standards. The identified outcomes will be achieved by means of individual and team activities.  

Outcome Assessment Strategies

POLICY - Student performance measurements are based on established industry standards. The various areas of study during the course will be evaluated by a variety of activities. Typical of those activities are the following;
1. READING ASSIGNMENTS - Information sheets", textbooks, journal articles and the learning resource center are potential sources of information that the student will reference as directed in the modules identified in the introduction. 
2. PRACTICE - Completion of tasks and projects identified in the reading assignments", information sheets, journal articles and textbooks. Students are required to complete practice activities with 100% competency.
3. SELF-ASSESSMENT - Checking and evaluating the students understanding and knowledge gained through the reading assignments and practices typically done through a practice evaluation.
4. LAB ACTIVITIES - Participation in structured laboratory exercises with the emphasis on developing skills or increasing expertise in the areas of study identified in the module packets.
5. FINAL ASSESSMENT - An assessment in the form of a written exam and/or practical application that addresses the subject areas identified in the module packets. Students are required to complete final assessment activities with 85% competency.  
Machinery's Handbook
Blueprint Reading for the Machine Trades by Pouler
Technology of Machine Tools by Krar", Oswald, and St.Amand
Machine Tool Practices", by Kibbe, Neely, Meyer, and White  

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)