Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment as a machinist apprentice in the manufacturing/metal-working industry.
Responsible for setting up and operating conventional machine tools and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine tools.
Students will develop proficiency in blueprint reading, shop math, precision measuring, conventional lathes and mills, surface and tool-cutter grinding, general shop machines, CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Drawing & Computer-Aided Machining), and CNC-turning centers and milling machines.
Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning, and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities that enhance personal development and serve as a foundation for technical skills.
MCH 240, Training & Practice
Note: MCH 240, Training & Practice, is designed for specific skills enhancement with the purpose of re-entering the manufacturing workforce. Mutually agreed-upon goals will be set and paid for at an hourly rate.
|Course Number||Class Title||Credits|
|MCH 101||Orientation/Machine Shop Safety||2|
|MCH 105||Shop Math/Blueprint I||6|
|MCH 107||Shop Math/Blueprint II||6|
|MCH 109||Shop Math/Blueprint III||6|
|MCH 111||Shop Machines & Tools||6|
|MCH 117||Lathes I||6|
|MCH 121||Mills I||6|
|MCH 122||Lathes & Mills II||8|
|MCH 125||Lathes & Mills III||10|
|MCH 126||Lathes & Mills IV||8|
|MCH 129||Surface Grinding||4|
|MCH 133||Tool & Cutter Grinding||5|
|MCH 202||Introduction to CNC||7|
|English Composition (or higher) or Public Speaking||5|
|Any 100-Level Math Class||5|
|General Psychology (or other social science or humanities class)||5|
Provides an overview of the program, orientation to shop procedures, and the responsibilities associated with personal safety and the safety of others.
Provides a review of basic arithmetic: addition, subtraction, fractions and decimal fractions. Includes a study of drawings and prints and an overview of basic measuring tools.
Provides study of basic geometry concepts and introduction to calculators. Includes advanced study of prints and reading of machine details.
An introduction to trigonometric functions, practical machine mathematical applications, the Cartesian coordinate system, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
Use and care of hand and machine tools used in measurement, layout and inspection. Beginning machine tool operation of pedestal grinders, drill presses and power saws.
Progressively difficult operations on lathes with emphasis on setups, speeds and feeds, turning, facing, grooving, threading and tapers. Actual turning jobs from industry may be used.
Progressively difficult operations on milling machines, with emphasis on setups, speeds and feeds, end milling, side milling, shell milling, drilling, and tapping. Actual machining jobs from industry may be used.
Intermediate calculations and machining operations with emphasis on accessories for lathes and milling machines. Actual machining jobs from industry may be used.
Progressively advanced turning and milling techniques with emphasis placed on precision setup using geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. Actual machining jobs from industry may be used.
Progressively advanced turning and milling techniques with emphasis placed on the use of all shop equipment to complete advanced precision projects. Actual machining jobs from industry may be used.
Progressively difficult grinding operations with emphasis on surface grinding, mounting, dressing and truing grinding machine wheels.
Progressively difficult tool and cutter grinding with emphasis on milling cutters, reamers and form tools.
Introduction to CNC programming software and setups using CAD/CAM interfacing and project milling, drilling and lathe turning. Actual machining jobs from industry may be used.
|ENGL& 101||English Composition I||5|
|ENG 102||Composition: Argumentation & Research||5|
|ENG 104||Business Writing||5|
|ENGL& 235||Technical Writing||5|
|CMST& 220||Public Speaking||5|
|MAT 103||Business Mathematics||5|
|MAT 104||Introductory Computer Mathematics||5|
|MAT 105||Mathematics for Industrial Professionals||5|
|MAT 106||Math for Electronics||5|
|MAT 108||Math for Health Occupations||5|
|MAT 110||Math for Non-Science Majors||5|
|MATH& 141||Precalculus I||5|
|MATH& 142||Precalculus II, Functional Trigonometry||5|
|MATH& 146||Introduction to Stats||5|
|MATH& 151||Calculus I||5|
|MATH& 152||Calculus II||5|
|PSYC& 100DIV||General Psychology||5|