Provides students with the knowledge and necessary skills for employment in the manufacturing/metalworking industry. Students may enter the industry as a machinist helper responsible for helping set up and operate conventional machine tools.
Students will develop proficiency in blueprint reading; shop math; precision measuring; conventional lathes and mills; surface, tool, and cutter grinding; and general shop machines.
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 111||Shop Machines & Tools||6|
|MCH 117||Lathes I||6|
|MCH 121||Mills I||6|
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.
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.