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Machining and Manufacturing (MCH)


MCH 101 Introduction to Manufacturing Processes

Credits: 1

Term: (Currently not offered)

This lecture course is designed to provide the student a learning experience with the basic tools, equipment, and operations of manufacturing industries. The goal is for the student to understand the relationship among a manufacturing need, a design, the materials and processes used, as well as the tools and equipment necessary to manufacture a product. This lab course is designed to provide the student a learning experience with the basic tools, equipment, and operations of manufacturing industries. The goal is for the student to experience the relationship among a manufacturing need, a design, the materials and processes used, as well as the tools and equipment necessary to manufacture a product. The course will be taught through a course-sharing arrangement with FVCC.

MCH 102 Introduction to Manufacturing Materials

Credits: 2

Term: (Currently not offered)

This is an introductory course in the study of materials used in the manufacturing industry. Topics include selection and identification of steels, selection and identification of nonferrous metals, mechanical behavior of various plastics, hardening, case hardening, tempering, annealing, normalizing, stress relieving, and the use of the Rockwell and Brinell hardness testers. The course will be taught through a course-sharing arrangement with FVCC.

MCH 120 Blueprint Reading and Intrepretation for Machining

Credits: 3

Term: (Currently not offered)

Students will interpret drawings and produce sketches for machine tool applications as applied to Machine Tool Technology. Topics include: advanced sectioning, geometric dimensioning, geometric tolerance, and assemble drawings/sketching. Students will also interpret specifications and determine acceptable tolerance requirements to ensure quality control. The course will be taught through a course-sharing arrangement with FVCC.

MCH 122 Introduction to CAM

Credits: 3

Term: (Currently not offered)

This course introduces CAM operational basics for both mill and lathe programming using current CAM software. The course includes terminology relevant to PC-based CAD/CAM work, hardware familiarity, system operation and management, folders, file type and structure, menu structure and use, and 2 1/2 axis (milling machines) and 2 axis (lathes) tool paths. Emphasis is placed on proper geometric creation, management, relevant utilities, C-hooks, and toolbar and menu functions. The course will be taught through a course-sharing arrangement with FVCC.

MCH 125 Introduction to CNC Lathe Operations

Credits: 3

Term: (S based on sufficient demand)

Prerequisite: MCH 132

This course provides opportunities for students to develop skills in the setup and operation of CNC lathes. Topics include: safety, lathe parts and controls, lathe tooling, lathe calculations, lathe setup and operations. This is a perfomance based course that requires the production of assigned tool projects. The course will be taught through a course-sharing arrangement with FVCC.

MCH 127 Introduction to CNC Mill Operations

Credits: 3

Term: (Currently not offered)

Prerequisite: MCH 134

This course provides instruction in the setup and operation of CNC mills. Student projects include specialty tooling and multi-axis machining. Students will also gain experience in process control. Topics include specialty tooling, multi-axis machining, process control, and laboratory exercises in part production. The course will be taught through a course-sharing arrangement with FVCC.

MCH 129 Machine Quality Control and Precision Measurements

Credits: 3

Term: (Currently not offered)

Students will develop the knowledge to analyze and evaluate the processes and methodology required in an industrial production environment to determine if quality control standards are being met. Topics include: use of non-precision measuring tools, use of precision measuring tools, use of comparison gauges, and analysis of measurements in a CNC environment. The course will be taught through a course-sharing arrangement with FVCC.

MCH 130 Machine Shop

Credits: 3

Term: (S)

Prerequisite: ETEC 101, ELCT 120, NRGY 120, NRGY 130 and M 105, or M 121, or M 151, or M 171 with a C- or higher.

This course includes an emphasis on shop and work area safety. Instruction covers standard shop work, such as measurement, layout, basic hand tools, drills, drill presses, and taps and dies. Use of a pedestal grinder will also be covered. Work assignments incorporate projects requiring use of the above machines, tooling, and emphasize safety.

MCH 132 Introduction to Engine Lathes

Credits: 4

Term: (Currently not offered)

Corequisite(s): MCH 120 & MCH 129, or instructor consent This course is the study of basic machine tool operations and forming processes. Topics include lathe work, drilling operations, tooling, and fixture work. The course will be taught through a course-sharing arrangement with FVCC.

MCH 134 Introduction to Mills

Credits: 4

Term: (Currently not offered)

The student will perform advanced hands-on machine shop operations: set up and operation of manual milling machines, drill presses, band saws, grinders, and other equipment commonly found in manufacturing facilities. The student will use precision measuring tools and methods, utilize blueprints, and perform project process planning. Various types of steel and aluminum are used. The course will be taught through a course-sharing arrangement with FVCC.

MCH 268 CNC Machining I

Credits: 2

Term: (Currently not offered)

Prerequisite: MCH 134

The content and sample programs cover a broad range of manual and CNC machining using the software and flexible internet based learning content supported by a classrom instructor to deliver an innovative learning experience. The course will be taught through a course-sharing arrangement with FVCC.