Academics

Course Descriptions

Computerized Manufacturing and Machining Technology (MFG)


MFG 101  Introduction to Machining and Manufacturing  (1-13)
Emphasizes beginning conventional machine tool operation and includes use and care of tools and instruments used in measurement, layout and inspection. Safety to self and others is stressed in the operation of pedestal grinders, drill presses, conventional lathes, and milling machines. Occupational health and safety are taught. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.
MFG 102  Conventional Milling and Turning  (1-13)
Introduces progressively more difficult operations on conventional lathes and milling machines with an emphasis on job planning sequence, attention to blueprint specifications, setting up equipment for safe operation, speeds and feeds calculations, proper selection of tooling and work holding, as well as work piece layout and final inspection processes. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

MFG 103  Conventional and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining Level 1  (1-13)
Emphasizes advanced calculations and machining operations on conventional lathes, milling machines, and surface grinders and their accessories. Introduces the basics of CNC programming and machining. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.
MFG 104  Conventional and CNC Machining Level 2  (1-13)
Emphasizes more advanced calculations and machining operations on conventional lathes, milling machines, and surface grinders and their accessories. Includes basic CNC milling and turning operations and introduces CAD/CAM software. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

MFG 105  Intermediate CNC Machining  (1-13)
Emphasizes more advanced calculations and machining operations on CNC milling and turning centers and includes more extensive use of CAD/CAM software. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.
MFG 106  Special Machining Practices  (1-13)
A capstone course in which learners refine their skills working independently to produce final projects using conventional or CNC machine tools and CAD/CAM software. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

MFG 115  Reading Engineering Drawings  (2)
Modular, group-paced course that teaches basic reading and interpretation of orthographic and isometric mechanical drawings specific to the manufacturing industry. Includes basic geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T). Emphasizes details, relevant manufacturing requirements, and industry standards and terminology. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.
MFG 162  Applied Materials for Manufacturing  (2)
Modular, group-paced course that includes basic introduction to the manufacture and structure of metals, the effects of alloying elements and heat treatment of steel, as well as various destructive and non-destructive testing methods. Emphasizes metallurgy in manufacturing processes and machinability of various types of materials. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

MFG 163  Training and Practice  (1-4)
Provides training and practice in the safe and efficient set-up and operation of all basic machine tools, including machine accessories, measuring tools and inspection equipment. Instruction is geared toward those interested only in skills rather than certification. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.
MFG 168  Mastercam Level One  (1-13)
Introduction to Mastercam, including geometry, contouring, and tool paths. No CNC shop machining performed. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

MFG 169  Mastercam Level Two  (1-13)
Continuation of beginning Mastercam, including geometry, contouring, and tool paths. No CNC shop machining performed. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.
MFG 177  Manufacturing Work Experience  (1-13)
Offers learners an opportunity to work full- or part-time in manufacturing jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

MFG 178  CNC Manufacturing Work Experience  (1-13)
Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171 and instructor's permission.