Course Content and Outcome Guide for MCH 115

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MCH 115
Course Title:
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
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Course 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. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

The student will be able to understand the basic principles and rules associated with Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing as specified by the American National Standards Institute to interpret industry standard drawings and blueprints. This module will introduce you to the symbols", concepts and basic use of these new techniques for dimensioning and tolerancing.  

This course is based on performance outcomes. The following performance outcomes are based upon established industry standards. Given the necessary materials and information", the student will be able to:  
  • Identify geometric dimensioning symbols and interpret their use on standard drawings with 85% accuracy.  

Course Activities and Design

MCH 115 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.  
Fundamentals of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing by Krulikowski