Machining Course Descriptions

MAC 121 Introduction to CNC

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.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 2
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
MAC 121 Course Outline

MAC 122 CNC Turning

machining photoThis 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.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 3
Semester Hours Credit: 2
Prerequisite: MAC 121
Corequisite: None
MAC 122 Course Outline: Not Available

MAC 124 CNC Milling

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.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 3
Semester Hours Credit: 2
Prerequisite: MAC 121
Corequisite: None
MAC 124 Course Outline

MAC 131 Blueprint Reading/Mach I

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. 

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 2
Prerequisite: MAT 060 or DMA 010, 020, 030, and RED 070 or DRE 096, or satisfactory score on placement test
Corequisite: None
MAC 131 Course Outline

MAC 132 Blueprint Reading/Mach II

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.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 2
Prerequisite: MAC 131
Corequisite: None
MAC 132 Course Outline: Not Available

MAC 141 Machining Applications I

This course provides an introduction to a variety of material-working processes that are common to the machining industry. Topics include safety, process-specific machining equipment, measurement devices, set-up and layout instruments, and common shop practices. Upon completion, students should be able to safely demonstrate basic machining operations, accurately measure components, and effectively use layout instruments. 

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 6
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisite: MAT 060 or DMA 010, 020, 030, and RED 070 or DRE 096, or satisfactory score on placement test
Corequisite: None

MAC 141 Course Outline

MAC 142 Machining Applications II

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. 

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 6
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisite: MAC 141
Corequisite: None
MAC 142 Course Outline: Not Available

MAC 151 Machining Calculations

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

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 2
Prerequisite:MAT 060 or DMA 010, 020, 030, and RED 070 or DRE 096, or satisfactory score on placement test
Corequisite: None
MAC 151 Course Outline: Not Available

MAC 222 Advanced CNC Turning

This course covers advanced methods in setup and operation of CNC turning centers. Emphasis is 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.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 3
Semester Hours Credit: 2
Prerequisite: MAC 122
Corequisite: None
MAC 222 Course Outline: Not Available

MAC 224 Advanced CNC Milling

This course covers advanced methods in setup and operation of CNC machining centers. Emphasis is 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.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 3
Semester Hours Credit: 2
Prerequisite: MAC 124
Corequisite: None
MAC 224 Course Outline

MAC 226 CNC EDM Machining

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

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 3
Semester Hours Credit: 2
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
MAC 226 Course Outline: Not Available

MAC 248 Production Procedures

This course covers product planning and control as well as scheduling and routing of operations. Topics include cost-effective production methods, dimensional and statistical quality control, and the tooling and machines required for production. Upon completion, students should be able to plan, set up, and produce cost-effective quality machined parts.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 2
Prerequisite: MAC 141
Corequisite: None
MAC 248 Course Outline

 

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