Machining (MAC)

MAC 111     Machining Technology I14/6

This course introduces machining operations as they relate to the metalworking industry. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, lathes, drilling machines, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments. Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform the basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. This course will also promote personal development essential for success through discussions of study skills, goal-setting, and communication.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

MAC 114     Introduction to Metrology2/2

This course introduces the care and use of precision measuring instruments. Emphasis is placed on the inspection of machine parts and use of a wide variety of measuring instruments. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the correct use of measuring instruments.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

MAC 121     Introduction to CNC2/2

This course introduces the concepts and capabilities of computer numerical control machine tools. Topics include setup, operation, and basic applications. Upon completion, students should be able to explain operator safety, machine protection, data input, program preparation, and program storage.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

MAC 122     CNC Turning4/2

This course introduces the programming, setup, and operation of CNC turning centers. Topics include programming formats, control functions, program editing, part production, and inspection. Upon completion, students should be able to manufacture simple parts using CNC turning centers.

Prerequisite: Take MAC 121;

Corequisite: None

MAC 124     CNC Milling4/2

This course introduces the manual programming, setup, and operation of CNC machining centers. Topics include programming formats, control functions, program editing, part production, and inspection. Upon completion, students should be able to manufacture simple parts using CNC machining centers.

Prerequisite: Take MAC 121;

Corequisite: None

MAC 131     Blueprint Reading-Machining I3/2

This course covers the basic principles of blueprint reading and sketching. Topics include multi-view drawings; interpretation of conventional lines; and dimensions, notes, and thread notations. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret basic drawings, visualize parts, and make pictorial sketches.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

MAC 132     Blueprint Reading-Machining II3/2

This course introduces more complex industrial blueprints. Emphasis is placed on auxiliary views, section views, violations of true project, special views, applications of GD & T, and interpretation of complex parts. Upon completion, students should be able to read and interpret complex industrial blueprints.

Prerequisite: Take MAC 131;

Corequisite: None

MAC 142     Machining Applications II8/4

This course provides instruction in the wide variety of processes associated with machining. Topics include safety, equipment set-up, holding fixtures, tooling, cutting speeds and depths, metal properties, and proper finishes. Upon completion, students should be able to safely demonstrate advanced machining operations, accurately measure components, and produce accurate components with a proper finish.

Prerequisite: Take MAC 111;

Corequisite: None

MAC 143     Machining Applications III8/4

This course provides instruction in the field of advanced machining. Emphasis is placed on creating complex components, close-tolerance machining, precise measurement, and proper equipment usage. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to produce an accurately machined component with a quality finish using the proper machining process.

Prerequisite: Take MAC 142;

Corequisite: None

MAC 151     Machining Calculations3/2

This course introduces basic calculations as they relate to machining occupations. Emphasis is placed on basic calculations and their applications in the machine shop. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic shop calculations.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

MAC 152     Advanced Machining Calculations3/2

This course combines mathematical functions with practical machine shop applications and problems. Emphasis is placed on gear ratios, lead screws, indexing problems, and their applications in the machine shop. Upon completion, students should be able to calculate solutions to machining problems.

Prerequisite: Take MAC 151;

Corequisite: None

MAC 222     Advanced CNC Turning4/2

This course covers advanced methods in setup and operation of CNC turning centers. Emphasis is placed on programming and production of complex parts. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in programming, operations, and setup of CNC turning centers.

Prerequisite: Take MAC 122;

Corequisite: None

MAC 224     Advanced CNC Milling4/2

This course covers advanced methods in setup and operation of CNC machining centers. Emphasis is placed on programming and production of complex parts. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in programming, operations, and setup of CNC machining centers.

Prerequisite: Take MAC 124;

Corequisite: None

MAC 228     Advanced CNC Processes5/3

This course covers advanced programming, setup, and operation of CNC turning centers and CNC milling centers. Topics include advanced programming formats, control functions, program editing, and part production and inspection. Upon completion, students should be able to manufacture complex parts using CNC turning and milling centers.

Prerequisite: Take MAC 122 MAC 124;

Corequisite: None

MAC 231     Cam: Computer Numerical Control Turning5/3

This course introduces Computer Numerical Control graphics programming and concepts for turning center applications. Emphasis is placed on the interaction of menus to develop a shape file in a graphics CAM system and to develop tool path geometry and part geometry. Upon completion, students should be able to develop a job plan using CAM software, including machine selection, tool selection, operational sequence, speed, feed, and cutting depth.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

MAC 232     CAM: Computer Numerical Control Milling5/3

This course introduces Computer Numerical Control graphics programming and concepts for machining center applications. Emphasis is placed on developing a shape file in a graphics CAM system and transferring coded information from CAM graphics to the CNC milling center. Upon completion, students should be able to develop a complete job plan using CAM software to create a multi-axis CNC program.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

MAC 247     Production Tooling2/2

This course provides advanced study in tooling currently utilized in the production of metal parts. Emphasis is placed on the proper use of tooling used on CNC and other production machine tools. Upon completion, students should be able to choose proper tool grades based on manufacturing requirements and troubleshoot carbide tooling problems.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None