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.
During this course students will learn the basic principles of metallurgy related to mechanical, physical, and chemical properties of materials used for Machine Tooling Technics. Materials covered will be steel, cast iron, aluminum, copper, and plastics. Lab activities will include hardening, tempering, and hardness testing. This course will give the student the ability to make material selections and perform problem solving for specific applications that they will encounter in industry.
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.
This course builds on CAD Basics and Mastercam with additional CAD drawing concepts and CAM projects. Learners will utilize Solidworks and Mastercam applications to complete their learning objectives. Students will gain competency in file management by saving, converting, and working with different file types. Learners will create geometry in each application and convert files between CAD and CAM. Students will apply various tool paths to the designs they have created. Surface creation and machining exercises will be demonstrated by each individual. Each learner will design and detail a plastic part including a plotted final drawing to the correct scale. PREREQUISITES: 32420321 Print Reading for Machine Trades and 32420339 Mastercam.
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.
In this course learners will learn to set up, program, and run CNC mills, lathes, and EDM equipment. Learners will continue to build competencies in surface grinding, tool and cutter grinding, and manual milling. PREREQUISITE: 32420337 Applied Machine Tooling 4.
In this course learners will build upon their machining skills using CNC mills, lathes, and EDM equipment. Learners will continue to build competencies in surface grinding, tool and cutter grinding, and manual milling. Learners will create, program, and run CNC programs with helical interpolation, subroutines, cutter compensation, and multiple fixture offsets. Learners will practice final grinding and fitting operations. COREQUISITE: 32420370 Machine Tooling Technics 1.
In this course, the learner will build and polish one plastic injection mold. Learners will do several projects to gain competency, which will include electrical discharge machining, tool and cutter grinding, and a project that requires problem solving set-up problems. A work-based learning component will be completed by each individual; you will contact a manufacturer to get a job that you will bring back to the campus lab and complete the work as directed by the manufacturer and your instructor. Learners will gain additional skills in the operation of basic and advanced machine tools in the areas of milling, drilling, boring, reaming, grinding, CNC milling, and EDMing operations. PREREQUISITES: 32420321 Print Reading for Machine Trades, 32420371 Machine Tooling Technics 2, and COREQUISITE: 32420391 Toolmaking Theory.
This course provides the classroom instruction that supports shop activities in semester four of the Machine Tooling Technics program. It is a lecture course that addresses the technology of various types of plastic injection mold dies. Major emphasis will be placed on the theory, design, and building of plastic injection molds. Small group activities will be utilized to enhance student learning.
This basic communication course focuses on effective listening, speaking, reading, and writing in life and at work. Students demonstrate their skills both individually and in groups. Students also produce such employment documents as a cover letter, a resume, and a preliminary job portfolio. PREREQUISITE: Established score on placement assessment or COREQUISITE: 76851750 Writing Foundations for Trades.
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. PREREQUISITE: Established score on placement assessment or COREQUISITE: 76854750 Math Foundations for Trades.
This course will allow the student to develop skills in research, evaluation, selection, and preparation of information resources useful to their career area. Students will use various information resources, including computer software applications to develop sound information research strategies. Students will be exposed to ethical use of information, information provided by various methods and stored in various management formats, communicating by e-mail, developing search and selection of information resources, analysis, and use of results. This discussion- and lab-based course will use individual and group work to search and share information resources. Competencies learned in this course will be able to be applied in other courses within your program and will continue to be valuable in lifelong learning.
This technical diploma course is a continuation of Applied Technical Math 1. Topics covered include the basic geometry of plane and solid figures, right-triangle trigonometry, oblique-triangle trigonometry, and applications of these topics to trade and technical programs. Additional topics covered in this course are program specific. These topics include applications to machine shop formulas, Cartesian coordinates, point-to-point programming, land-surveying mathematics, and framing-square calculations. PREREQUISITE: 32804325 Applied Technical Math 1.
This course focuses on building effective professional and personal communication skills. Students will practice, prepare, and deliver program-specific written documents, presentations, and interpersonal communication scenarios for diverse audiences. The course also examines the importance of community and engagement, and includes best practices in Computer-Mediated Communication. PREREQUISITE: 32801361 Applied Communications
Improve intrapersonal and interpersonal skills in high demand by employers to enhance life-long learning both professionally and personally. Areas that are highlighted include providing excellent customer service in a diverse workplace, working ethically, improving motivation, applying critical thinking skills, and managing difficult situations.
Total: 57 Credits
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