This course provides the student with knowledge in the areas of safety, speed and feed calculations, layout equipment, cutting tools, and machine tool equipment. Also introduces and studies the more technical shop operations of threading, tapping, boring, carbide tooling, and principles of metal cutting. Principles of metal cutting include the machinability of metals and how it relates to chip formation. Students will study the makeup of carbide tooling, how carbide is affected by operating conditions, and various carbide characteristics, sizes, shapes, grades, and applications as identified by the American Standards Association. The content supports activities in Applied Machine Tooling 1 and 2.
This course is a continuation of Machine Shop Theory 1. This lecture-based course will use lecture, group work, and individual projects to introduce you to surface grinding, CNC theory, application, programming, and inspection procedures. PREREQUISITE: 32420306 Machine Shop Theory 1.
This lab-based course will introduce the student to threading, boring, precision and taper turning, and inspection procedures using optical comparators and coordinate measuring machines. COREQUISITES: 32420308 Applied Machine Tooling 1 and 32420321 Print Reading for Machine Trades.
This course will cover the basic principles of print reading. The emphasis is on interpreting standard lines and symbols in single- and multiple-view working drawings. Topics include print reading procedures, drawing changes, machining specifications, and the reading of prints in specialized areas including ANSI and ISO standards. Strongly recommend a basic understanding of mathematics concepts.
Students will further build their skills in machining and develop confidence in their ability to produce good workpieces. Students will continue to use the tools and procedures introduced in Machine Shop Theory 1. Students will also be introduced to surface grinding, coordinate measuring machine inspection, optical comparator, and CNC programming, setup, and machining. PREREQUISITES: 32420306 Machine Shop Theory 1 and 32420309 Applied Machine Tooling 2.
This lab-based course further develops students' skills in CNC vertical mill and CNC lathe setup, operation, and programming. Students will set up increasingly complex projects on both the CNC lathe and CNC vertical mill. Students will learn how to troubleshoot CNC setups, programs, and tooling variations. Students will also troubleshoot and run their own programs created in Machine Shop Theory 2 and Mastercam. Finally, students will complete surface grinding projects. COREQUISITES: 32420307 Machine Shop Theory 2 and 32420336 Applied Machine Tooling 3.
This course offers instruction on individual computer workstations in a computer lab. This computer-aided drafting (CAD) instruction uses SolidWorks software that is capable of creating 3D drawings. In this course you will spend a majority of the time creating 3D models and exploring the concepts of working in 3D space. Students will create complete and fully dimensioned 3-view part prints ready to be transferred to paper. COREQUISITE: 32420321 Print Reading for Machine Trades.
This introductory course prepares students for using Computer-Aided Machining (CAM) software to create CNC machining programs. This CAM instruction utilizes Mastercam software that is capable of creating 2D and 3D wire drawings, from which toolpaths to machine part features can be generated. Students will complete a variety of exercises before working on 2D machining projects. Students will create complete CNC process projects including drawings, toolpaths, CNC code, and all setup sheets and diagrams. These projects will be shop ready for machining. PREREQUISITE: 32420338 CAD Basics.
This technical diploma course begins with a short review of basic arithmetic skills and continues with the application of these skills. Problem solving involving fractional and decimal dimensions is emphasized. The course also includes introductory algebra with emphasis on utilization of formulas including work with signed numbers. First-degree equation solution is also emphasized.
Total: 27 Credits
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