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Effective Term:
Fall 2023 through Summer 2024

Course Number:
MT 151
Course Title:
Intro to Hand Tools and Mechanical Assembly
Credit Hours:
Lecture Hours:
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Course Description

Provides an introduction to and an opportunity to use basic hand tools and measurement devices used for assembly of mechanical systems in a non-destructive environment. Introduces mechanical drawings, schematics and procedures. Provides an opportunity to practice industry preventative maintenance techniques and standards involving the disassembly and assembly of mechanical systems using various hand tools.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Use hand tools to properly and safely assemble and disassemble mechanical fittings.
  • Use measurement tools to determine the dimensions of an object and its leveling.
  • Differentiate various threaded fasteners types.
  • Interpret cross-section view and exploded view schematics to discern components of a mechanical system and their spatial relationship.
  • Develop and/or modify current procedures to disassemble and reassemble mechanical systems based on theory to practice.
  • Based on schematics, procedures, and checklists, perform industry preventative maintenance involving the disassembly and assembly of a mechanical system using fasteners and hand tools.

Course Activities and Design

The course may include instructor delivered lectures and demonstrations stressing key topics in the course.

Students may perform individual and team-based activities, independent research, preventative maintenance, and trouble-shooting during class time. 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment of student performance in this course may be in the form of homework, class participation and in-class lab performance.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Course Content

1. Safety while using hand tools. 

2. Proper use of hand tools such as screwdrivers, wrenches, etc.

3. Proper use of measurement tools such as a level, feeler gauge, and calipers to determine how "in spec" an object is and proper use.

4. Discussion of the concept of LO/TO (lockout/tagout).

5. Demonstrate proper use of torque wrenches and tightening of fasteners to correctly join parts in a mechanical system. 

6. Learn how to disassemble and assemble various fittings IAW provided procedures. 

7. Reading, interpreting and performing procedural steps of the following (not all inclusive): schematics, mechanical drawings, checklists and procedures.

8. Provide feedback and suggestions on improving procedural checklists.

9. Understand and differentiate designations for threaded fasteners, both imperial and metric, application, head shape, etc.

10. Removing stripped/frozen/damaged screws, repair/cutting threads with taps and dies, installing Helicoils.

11. Interpretation of cross-sectional view drawings and exploded view schematics to discern components of a mechanical system and their spatial relation.