Machinist General and Machine Tool Technology Courses
Manufacturing Processes and Toolmaking Survey
Theory and demonstrations involving manufacturing processes, to include machining (lathe, milling, drilling, boring and grinding), electric discharge machining, and heat treating. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab)
Introduction to the theory and practical applications of basic metalworking. Emphasis on mill applications, industrial shop safety, material selection, job planning, bench-work, quality control, and inspection. Milling machines, hand tools, drill presses, pedestal grinders, band saws, and precision-measuring equipment are used to complete required projects. 4 Credits (1 Lecture - 9 Lab)
Introduction to the theory and practical applications used to safely set up and operate a metal turning engine lathe. Operations such as turning, facing, boring, grooving, drilling, turning tapers, single-point threading, and performing cut-off procedures are implemented. Three- and four-jaw chucking techniques and turning between centers are used to complete required projects. 4 Credits (1 Lecture - 9 Lab)
Concepts and practices of precision measurement needed in the modern machine shop. Topics include direct and indirect measurements, contact and non-contact gaging, angular measurement, and hardness testing. The fundamentals of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing and blueprint reading as related to inspection are emphasized. 4 Credits (1 Lecture - 9 Lab) Prerequisite(s): MTT118 and MTT119.
Manufacturing Materials and Processes
Introduction to the materials and processes of manufacturing. Emphasis on the conversion of materials into finished goods. Classroom activities and demonstrations include material selection, process specification, casting, molding, extruding, forming, machining, welding, fabricating, and finishing. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab)
Machine Tool Applications
Continued study of the theory and practical applications introduced in prerequisite courses. Course work includes the production of projects with multiple mating parts, using fundamental machine shop equipment such as vertical and horizontal milling machines, engine lathes, drill presses, and band saws. Emphasis on industrial shop safety, material selection, job planning, bench-work, quality control, and inspection. Processes and techniques are applied in the laboratory environment. 4 Credits (1 Lecture - 9 Lab) Prerequisite(s): MTT118 and MTT119.
Abrasive Machining and Heat Treatment
Theory and application of precision abrasive machining, including surface, form, cylindrical (ID/OD), and cutter grinding, as well as lapping and honing. Heat-treating processes such as carburizing, hardening, tempering, and annealing are performed on carbon and tool steels. Aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, cubic boron nitride, and diamond wheels are used to finish projects to a high degree of accuracy. 4 Credits (1 Lecture - 9 Lab) Prerequisite(s): MTT212.
Fixture Design and Fabrication
Project-based course covering the design and fabrication of work holding fixtures to support and locate parts for various manufacturing processes such as machining, welding, painting, forming, inspection, assembling, and part placing. 4 Credits (1 Lecture - 9 Lab) Corequisite(s): MTT212.
Specialized off-campus, industry-based work experience applies knowledge and skills developed during Automated Manufacturing/ Machining/ Toolmaking/ Electrical/ Mechatronic Technology instruction. The experience also provides a functional understanding of the work environment, hones interpersonal and technical communication skills, and enhances social and civic competencies. Conducted in accordance with explicitly defined guidelines and procedures. 3 Credits (0 Lecture - 15 Internship)