CCOG for MCH 121 Summer 2024

Course Number:
MCH 121
Course Title:
Manufacturing Processes I
Credit Hours:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture/Lab Hours:
Lab Hours:

Course Description

Introduces machine shop safety and material removal operations. Covers basic part layout, drilling, manual milling, and manual lathe processes with an emphasis on production speeds and feeds. This course is also offered as APR 121M; a student who enrolls in this course a second time under either designator will be subject to the course repeat policy. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Understand and apply machine shop safety concepts and safety practices.
  2. Conceptualize basic manual machining processes, setups, and strategies to machine metal parts while applying industry standard feeds and speeds.
  3. Use precision measuring instruments to machine and inspect assigned metal projects.
  4. Fabricate a sheet metal project to blueprint specifications using basic layout tools, drill press, bandsaw, and hand tools.
  5. Set up and operate a manual milling machine to face mill, end mill, side mill, drill, ream, and chamfer an assigned project to blueprint specifications.
  6. Set up and operate a manual lathe to drill, face, turn, groove, taper, and file an assigned project to blueprint specifications.
  7. Communicate with instructors and others and maintain close dialogue while completing  safe and efficient industry standard machining processes and techniques.

Course Activities and Design

This course is structured in a hybrid lecture/lab format.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

ASSESSMENT - 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.

                Cleanup & Safety:                   5%

                Communication:                      5%

                Coursework Packet:              25%

                Measurement Quiz:                 5%

                Lab projects                          60%

                A  90-100%

                B  80-89%

                C  70-79%

                D  60-69%

                F     0-59%

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Demonstrate conceptual understanding of manual machining processes and practical application of manual machining skills by completing the Coursework Packet and assigned projects detailed in the Project Workbook.

Related Instruction

Hours: 10

Communicate with instructors and maintain close dialogue while learning safe and efficient industry standard machining processes and techniques.

Activities and projects in the Project Workbook are flagged for one on one communication between student and instructor.  The student needs to verbally articulate demonstrated understanding of industry specific technical jargon as it relates to machining, safety, and production.