Academics

Course Descriptions

Aerospace and Advanced Manfacturing (AAM)


AAM 101  Principles of Precision Machining 1  (13)
Covers conventional machining, basic blueprint reading and math, health and safety, and introduction to Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining. Coursework is divided between lab assignments, lecture and reading/workbook assignments. Students spend their time divided between lecture and lab work each week with a significant amount of lab time dedicated to conventional mills and lathes. Basic computer skills are highly recommended: Windows, Internet and Email. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.
AAM 102  Principles of Precision Machining 2  (13)
Covers advanced blueprint reading skills including understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), applied math skills including geometry and trigonometry, CNC machine programming and operation. Coursework is divided between lab assignments, lecture and reading/workbook assignments. Student spends a significant portion of the lab time dedicated to conventional mills and lathes. Basic computer skills are highly recommended: Windows, Internet and Email. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

AAM 103  Machine Maintenance 1  (13)
Covers industry and workplace safety awareness and practices in-depth. Prepares the entry level machine maintenance technician with the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain, diagnose, and repair elementary hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Introduces students to the fundamental mechanical concepts necessary for the installation, operation, and maintenance of industrial machinery. Students acquires the skills to design and interpret industrial prints and component schematics. Basic computer skills are highly recommended: Windows, Internet and Email. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for MATH 072, READ 104 and ENGL 081; or instructor's permission.
AAM 104  Machine Maintenance 2  (13)
Covers techniques of assembling, rigging, and installing mechanical equipment. Students learn to work with mechanical transmission devices, including procedures for installation, removal, and maintenance. Upon completion students will have an understanding of preventive, predictive, corrective, and reliability-centered maintenance. Students study the development of a comprehensive maintenance program and learn how to use a computerized maintenance management system. Basic computer skills are highly recommended: Windows, Internet and Email. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for MATH 072, READ 104 and ENGL 081; or instructor's permission.

AAM 105  Quality Assurance 1  (7)
Helps student to select, set-up and inspect machine parts, based on specifications and tolerancing standards. Students learn to read and interpret GD&T information along with standard tolerances. Students practice set-up, record measurements, and determine discrepancies in Co-Ordinate Measuring Machines (CMM). Basic computer skills are highly recommended: Windows, Internet and Email. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for MATH 072, READ 104 and ENGL 081; or instructor's permission.
AAM 106  Quality Assurance 2  (7)
Prepares the students for the knowledge and skills required to effectively write instructions or “tie-ins”. Topics include operation of mechanical lifts, knowledge of the different fasteners and allowable substitutions, use of computer for data search and input, and understanding of statistical process controls. Basic computer skills are highly recommended: Windows, Internet and Email. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for MATH 072, READ 104; and ENGL 081; or instructor's permission.

AAM 107  Inspection 1  (7)
Prepares the students to read and interpret drawings for the inspection segment of the manufacturing industry. Includes drawing symbols, thread nomenclature, and dimension conversion: metric to inch and inch to metric, notes and title blocks, and dimensioning systems. Students get an understanding of assembly and manufacturing processes and safe working practices and emergency procedures. Basic computer skills are highly recommended: Windows, Internet and Email. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for MATH 072, READ 104 and ENGL 081; or instructor's permission.
AAM 108  Inspection 2  (7)
Helps the student to select and set-up and inspect machine parts, based on specifications and tolerancing standards. Students learn to read and interpret GD&T information along with standard tolerances. Students practice set up, record measurements and determine discrepancies with Co-ordinate Measuring Machines (CMM). Basic computer skills are highly recommended: Windows, Internet and Email. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for MATH 072, READ 104 and ENGL 081; or instructor's permission.