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Effective Term:
Fall 2019 through Summer 2024

Course Number:
MCH 222
Course Title:
Coordinate Measuring Machine Operation
Credit Hours:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture/Lab Hours:
Lab Hours:

Course Description

Covers the roles and types of coordinate machine measuring (CMM) modes of operation, types of probes, CMM software, measuring features, alignments, and reverse engineering (digitizing). Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and techniques of the Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) by identifying the machine coordinate system, the part coordinate system, alignments, datums, translations, rotations, measured and constructed features, volumetric construction & compensation, projections, tip compensation and effective probing techniques through measurement of various parts.  

MCH 115  or MCH 115A.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Understand and apply machine shop safety concepts and safety practices.

  • Conceptualize and describe the difference between the machine coordinate system, the part coordinate system, alignments, and datums.

  • Set up the machine to perform translation, rotations, and measure constructed features.

  • Understand and apply tip compensation and effective probing technique.

Course Activities and Design

MCH 222 - Coordinate Measuring Machine Operation 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.  


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