Course Content and Outcome Guide for MCH 121

Course Number:
MCH 121
Course Title:
Manufacturing Processes I
Credit Hours:
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Course 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. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

MCH 121 consists of the following modules:

Machine Tool Safety; Micrometer; Drilling on the Drill Press; Facing on the Lathe; Parallel Turning / Filing on the Lathe; Cutting External Radii & External Tapers on the Lathe; Knurling on the Lathe; Thread Forming on the Lathe; End Mill Square on the Milling Machine; Digital readout/ Drill", Tap," Ream on the Milling Machine;  

Intended Outcomes for the course

This course is based on competency mastery. Each section is assigned to a specific competency. Sections may be independent or dependent on other sections. The following competency profile is based upon industry standards that have been established for this course:
  • Given a print", work piece, drill press, layout tools, and drills, the student will set up the drill press and drill holes according to the print specifications +/- 1/64.
  • Given the necessary tools", materials, and equipment the student will face and center-drill both ends of the work piece on a lathe.
  • Using the lathe and accessories", the student will perform rough and finish turning operation according to print specifications.
  • Given the necessary materials", tools, and equipment, the student will machine an external taper, a radius, and chamfers.
  • Given the necessary materials", tools, and equipment, the student will knurl a work piece to print specifications.
  • Given the necessary materials", tools and equipment, the student will use the lathe to cut external threads to print specifications with the use of a Geometric Thread Chasing Head.
  • Given the operators manual", .001 test indicator, indicol holder, parallels, a surface plate, fly cutter, end mills, and step by step instructions, the student will square and size a block of aluminum to print specifications.
  • Given the necessary tools indicated by the operations on a print", the student will machine a workpiece to print specifications.

  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:

  • The operational principles of drilling machine.
  • The operational principles of turning machines.
  • The operational principles of milling machines

Course Activities and Design

MCH 121 €“ Manufacturing Processes I will be presented by means of audio-visual presentations", demonstrations, and lab experiences. 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 typical business/industry performance standards. They are grouped into performance competencies (specific skills) and knowledge competencies (understanding specific subjects). 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. HOME WORK ASSIGNMENTS - Participation in individual or team structured problem exercises. The emphasis will be to provide introduction to the appropriate areas of study presented/discussed during the class and listed in the course syllabus.
3. 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.
4. FINAL ASSESSMENT - A take home examination in the form of multiple choice", true/false, matching, short answer structure that addresses the subject areas presented/discussed during the class and listed in the course content guide.
5. ATTENDANCE at all scheduled class meetings is strongly encouraged and may be considered in the final grade assignment. 
6. The following schedule of weight will apply to the evaluation activities for this course.
  • Examination  -  35%
  • Home Work Assignments  -  35%  
  • Laboratory Assignments  -  30%  
Required Text  
Machinery's Handbook  
Technology of Machine Tools by Krar, Oswald, and St.Amand  
Machine Tool Practices, by Kibbe, Neely, Meyer, and White
Recommended Reading Texts
Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing; Materials", Processes, and Systems; by Mikell P. Groover= published by John Wiley; ISBN 0-471-36680