MACH 0000 CNC Machining Orientation0 Hours
MACH 1004 Machining Introduction120 Hours

Machining Introduction defines basic procedures and machining operations encountered in the machine shop. In this course, you will practice machine shop safety, recognize Safety Data Sheets (SDS), use basic measuring tools, recall shop math, select proper speeds and feeds, label common metal identifications, and reproduce basic layout techniques. In this course, you will have the opportunity to operate bench grinders, saws, and drill presses. The course will also introduce lathe and mill set-up and operation.

Course Objectives

  • Interpret Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and identify safe practices and clean up procedures in a machine shop
  • Demonstrate accurate use and reading of steel rules, micrometers, and calipers
  • Perform basic layout procedures
  • Demonstrate safe setup, operation, and changing of saw blades for both vertical and horizontal band saws
  • Identify common metals used in a machine shop
  • Demonstrate the use of files, deburring tools, hand tools, and work holding devices
  • Demonstrate safe operation of a bench grinder
  • Demonstrate proper feeds and speeds
  • Perform basic hole making
  • Perform basic turning and milling operations
MACH 1057 Blueprint Reading for Machinists45 Hours

Blueprint reading for machinists will familiarize students with how to read and interpret mechanical blueprints. Topics covered in this course include the alphabet of lines, interpreting title block data, reading dimensions, tolerances, and surface finish, and interpreting multiple-view drawings, with sectional, auxiliary and projected views.

Course Objectives

  • Identify line, lettering, sketching, dimensioning, and title standards used in drafting
  • Identify symbols and views used on blueprints
  • Calculate missing dimensions on a drawing
  • Identify information necessary for production on a drawing
  • Define terminology and processes related to manufacturing drawings
  • Describe the function of drawings used in manufacturing
  • Demonstrate the proper use of linework as they pertain to drawings specifically created for the machining industry
  • From a three dimensional part, determine the various views associated with that part
  • Demonstrate how to apply and read dimensioning elements associated with machined parts.
  • Determine the differences between the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Standards Organization (ISO)
MACH 2080 Surface Plate Inspection Techniques30 Hours

Students in this course will study basic surface plate inspection and machined parts inspection using surface plate and surface plate accessories.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the need for a quality control process.
  • Define terminology associated with quality control.
  • Identify symbology used on blueprints.
  • Identify components of a Quality Control System.
  • Identify the tools used in surface plate inspection.
  • Identify inspection methods used to ensure quality exists in your work.
  • Using the newly learned methods, measure and inspect parts to ensure quality.
  • Assure that all part features meet the specifications given on the blue print.
MACH 1011 Lathe Operations I120 Hours

Lathe Operations I will introduce essential material cutting concepts. This course will provide instruction in tool selection, setup, workholding, and basic turning operations.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the parts of a lathe and the different styles/models of lathes.
  • Demonstrate safe operation, maintenance& cleanup of a lathe.
  • Demonstrate efficient speeds and feeds for lathe tooling.
  • Demonstrate proper:
    • Workholding device selection and setup.
    • Lathe cutting tool selection and setup.
  • Perform lathe OD machining operations according to industry standards.
  • Perform lathe ID machining operations according to industry standards.
  • Create and evaluate surface finishes.
  • Perform cutting and measuring of threads.
MACH 1021 Vertical Mill Operations I120 Hours

In this course, students will be introduced to essential material cutting concepts by setting up and operating a manual milling machine. Topics include principles of clamping and locating work pieces; selection of cutting tools and holders; milling speeds and feeds; application of cutting depth, width, and direction; part production; and inspection.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate:
    • Safe operation of a milling machine.
    • Proper machine maintenance and workstation cleanup.
    • Proper work holding device selection and setup.
    • Efficient speeds and feeds for mill tooling.
  • Perform accurate:
    • Milling of pockets and windows & slots.
    • Hole forming mill operations for size and location.
    • Angle milling.
  • Create and evaluate milled surface finishes.
MACH 1033 CNC Operations I120 Hours

CNC Operations I will provide instruction about the set-up, operation, and programming of CNC machines. This course provides experience in programming and running G-code programs. This course also instructs students on operating the Haas VF2 and Haas TL1 machines.

Course Objectives

  • Identify safety procedures when working with CNC machines
  • Demonstrate proper work holding for CNC machining
  • Demonstrate basic CNC machine setup
  • Demonstrate setting program zero for CNC machines
  • Perform manual mode operation, edit mode, MDI (manual data input) and program operation mode
  • Recognize and apply program codes for CNC machine operation
  • Execute motion commands of rapid positioning, linear interpolation, and circular interpolation.
  • Perform proper feeds, speeds, and chip loads for quality part production.
MACH 2005 Manual CNC Programming60 Hours

This course introduces programming and operation of CNC machines. Students will create 10 CNC programs manually and run them on the appropriate CNC machines including verification. Part production and inspection is emphasized.

Course Objectives

  • Create CNC code in Fanuc-style (G&M) format for mills and lathes
  • Demonstrate proper use of length offsets, radius compensation, fixture offsets, dimensional tool offsets, and tool nose radius offsets in CNC programs
  • Demonstrate advanced setups on CNC machines
  • Demonstrate operation of CNC machines using verification mode, single block, graphics, option stops, and feed and speed overrides
  • Demonstrate loading and editing a program at the control
  • Demonstrate part production and inspection to drawing specifications
MACH 2025 Lathe Operations II60 Hours

In this course students will learn advanced skills using the engine lathe. These skills are necessary for students interested in working with manual lathes and working in maintenance shops or job shops.

Course Objectives

  • Given a blueprint, demonstrate external threading according to industry standards.
  • Given a blueprint, create an internal and external radius using form tools on an engine lathe and demonstrate how to bore inside diameter features.
  • Demonstrate ‘Inside Diameter’ threading and grooving techniques.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use and make Soft Jaws for an engine lathe.
  • Using production run techniques, demonstrate how to create multiple products.
WKSK 1400 Workplace Success60 Hours

Workplace Success is designed to help students develop essential work habits and attitudes as well as human-relation skills needed to maintain gainful and satisfying employment. Topics include common challenges faced in the workplace, such as presenting yourself professionally, developing a professional work ethic, developing interpersonal skills, navigating office politics successfully, and planning and managing your career.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and set and accomplish personal and career goals
  • Manage time, stress, organization and finances
  • Explain conflict resolution, negotiation, and communication in the workplace
  • Display a strong work ethic and illustrate accountability
  • Perform work within a group effectively and discuss the value of negotiation and compromise
  • Describe the basics of public speaking and presenting a professional demeanor
  • Implement career goals and take active control of professional life
MACH 1040 Machinist Math60 Hours

This course covers the fundamentals of algebra, plane geometry, area and volume, trigonometry, and compound angles. Students are provided a working knowledge of technical mathematics used in the machining industry.

Course Objectives

  • Solve expressions and equations using algebra.
  • Apply algebra to solve machining problems.
  • Solve problems using geometry.
  • Solve problems using trigonometry.
  • Compute geometry problems involving angles.
  • Apply the Pythagorean Theorem.
  • Apply combined math skills to solve more complex machining problems.
MACH 2530 CAM I90 Hours

This course provides the fundamentals of CAD/CAM systems. Topics include software operating systems, drawing commands, editing commands, toolpath generation, and posting. This course will cover Mill, Lathe, and advanced toolpath processes.

Course Objectives

  • Create basic 2D geometry construction
  • Modify existing geometry
  • Demonstrate 2-Axis Tool Path generation
  • Perform basic 2D Tool Path editing
  • Demonstrate proper posting a file to create NC code
  • Create basic turning geometry construction
  • Demonstrate turning toolpath generation and posting
  • Create tool path using advanced 2D tool path
MACH 2035 Vertical Mill Operations II60 Hours

In this course, students will learn advanced skills using the vertical mill. These skills are necessary for students interested in working with manual milling machines and working in maintenance shops or job shops.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate boring and counterboring holes
  • Demonstrate the use of horizontal and vertical indexing equipment on the milling machine
  • Demonstrate how to cut keyways and keyseats according to industry standards
  • Describe how to setup, size projects, and determine specifications
  • Given a blueprint, create a part within the industry standard time
MACH 1073 CNC Operations III90 Hours

Students in this course will continue the instruction in the setup, operation and, programming of state of the art CNC machining and turning centers. Machines used in this course include Mazak turning and machining centers.

Course Objectives

  • Identify safety procedures when working with CNC machines
  • Demonstrate proper work holding for CNC machining
  • Demonstrate basic CNC machine setup
  • Demonstrate setting program zero for CNC machines using G54 and work piece coordinate (WPC) methods
  • Perform basic Mazatrol manual mode, edit mode, manual data input (MDI), and program operation modes.
  • Explain the basics of Mazatrol programming and the program format
  • Apply proper feeds, speeds, and chip load to quality part production
MACH 2885 CNC Machining Projects I60 Hours

This is an advanced course designed to allow students to participate in complex projects related to CNC machining and programming as assigned by an Advisor. Coursework will vary with the work available and may involve regional industry. Students in this course will receive additional instructor-led guidance to build upon prior instruction and experience to meet or exceed industry standards. Students will practice and demonstrate professional level work according to industry standards.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate project bid creation by estimating completion time and necessary materials to complete a machining project.
  • Given a sketch or blueprint from a client, create the requested project to industry standards.
  • Demonstrate and apply proper inspection techniques to ensure parts are accurate and compatible.
MACH 2890 CNC Machining Projects II30 Hours

This is an advanced course designed to allow students to participate in complex projects related to CNC machining and programming as assigned by an Advisor. Course work will vary with the work available and may involve regional industry. Students in this course will receive additional instructor-led guidance to build upon prior instruction and experience to meet or exceed industry standards. Students will practice and demonstrate professional level work according to industry standards.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate project bid creation by estimating completion time and necessary materials to complete a machining project.
  • Given a sketch or blueprint from a client, create the requested project to industry standards.
  • Demonstrate and apply proper inspection techniques to ensure parts are accurate and compatible.
DRFT 1076 3D Parametric Solid Modeling: Basic SolidWorks90 Hours

Parametric Solid Modeling: Basic SolidWorks introduces 3D solid modeling and parametric design using SolidWorks software. Throughout this course, you will study sketching planes, extruding, lofting, sweeps, feature manager, mating parts, assemblies, and complete working drawings from parametric models.

Course Objectives

  • Develop sketching planes
  • Develop models using extrude, loft, and sweep
  • Develop assembly models and apply constraints
  • Develop a complete set of working drawings from a 3D model
MACH 2540 CAD/CAM Advanced60 Hours

This course provides advanced skills to students familiar with CAD/CAM. Topics include designing and programming complex three-dimensional (3D) shapes of molds and components, and surface modeling using tool containment boundaries, plunge points, and runoff surfaces.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate surface modeling
  • Prepare a surface model for machining
  • Demonstrate projection of 2D toolpaths onto 3D surfaces
  • Demonstrate part production and inspection
MACH 2610 Mazatrol Programming60 Hours

Mazatrol Programming introduces operating and programming controls, and cutting tools as it relates to programming. During this course, you will demonstrate your knowledge by programming both CNC Machining and Turning Centers using the Mazatrol conversational language.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate:
    • Proper use of reference materials
    • Proper procedures in setting tool length offsets, tool library, part zero offsets
    • Ability to set-up and run existing programs
  • Identify and use operator and programming controls
  • Create a program for the CNC machining center and CNC turning center using blueprints and Mazatrol programming language for the production of industry standard parts
MACH 2050 Precision Machining Projects90 Hours

Precision Machining Projects allows you to follow a manual machining track to program completion. During this course, you will research, select, and complete your own project(s) using some CNC, but the majority of the project must be completed using conventional machining processes and machines.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate project bid creation by estimating completion time and necessary materials to complete a machining project.
  • Create a project to industry standards based on sketches or blueprints provided by a client.
  • Demonstrate and apply proper inspection techniques to ensure parts are accurate and compatible.
MACH 1061 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing I45 Hours

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing I introduces students to the basic concepts of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T). This course emphasizes terminology, planar datums, size datums, and tolerances of size, form and location.

Course Objectives

  • Define Maximum Material Condition (MMC), Least Material Condition (LMC), and Regardless of Feature Size (RFS).
  • Explain how to use GD&T to determine tolerances of form and location, positional tolerances, and part fits.
  • Define geometric characteristic symbols and how they are used in GD&T.
  • Define feature control frames.
  • Given a basic blueprint, identify basic dimensions.
  • Define datums and explain their application in GD&T.
  • Demonstrate the skills gained in the course by completing the print exercises and tests given in the textbook.
WKSK 1500 Job Seeking Skills30 Hours

Workplace Success is designed to help students develop essential work habits and attitudes as well as human-relation skills needed to maintain gainful and satisfying employment. Topics include common challenges faced in the workplace, such as presenting yourself professionally, developing a professional work ethic, developing interpersonal skills, navigating office politics successfully, and planning and managing your career.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and set and accomplish personal and career goals
  • Manage time, stress, organization and finances
  • Explain conflict resolution, negotiation, and communication in the workplace
  • Display a strong work ethic and illustrate accountability
  • Perform work within a group effectively and discuss the value of negotiation and compromise
  • Describe the basics of public speaking and presenting a professional demeanor
  • Implement career goals and take active control of professional life
FUND 0030 Program Directed Study30 Hours
Students in this course will receive general assistance with program and course study, test preparation and the development of individual study resources.
FUND 0091 Study Skills30 Hours

Students will learn to use effective study habits and strategies for remembering information found in their textbooks and heard in-class lectures. Students will also learn to use a strategy for reading and taking notes from textbooks, taking notes in class, and learn effective strategies for taking the five types of tests most frequently given by teachers.

Course Objectives

  • Organize an appropriate study place, and learn how to plan and manage study time.
  • Become skilled at remembering information in textbooks and in lectures.
  • Develop a strategy for better reading and note-taking from textbooks.
  • Improve preparation for test-taking.