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This course introduces students to aspects of digital design and manufacturing through the use of sophisticated modeling software; 3-D printing, laser cutting and scanning; and CNC machining. Students will complete a series of hands-on projects that require imagination and determination while learning solid workmanship principles.
This course is an introduction to metal working for welders, fabricators, maintenance personnel and others who need to understand simple machining principles. Students will be introduced to precision measurement with calipers and micrometers. Combination squares, protractor dividers and scribes will be used for semi-precision layout of workpieces in preparation for machining. The elementary use of the drill press, band saw, milling machine and lathe, as well as hand tools, will be practiced during hands-on labs. A discussion of thread systems will include nomenclature, measurement, tapping, chasing and repair.
Introduction to basic print reading. Students will use the principles of orthographic projection and current industry standards as they apply this knowledge to interpreting manufacturing prints.
Covers precision measuring tools such as micrometers, dial indicators, gauge blocks, sine bars and other instruments used in quality control of manufactured products.
Introduces participants to the application of gauging and inspection using Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GDT). Students will identify inspection equipment and inspect GDT characteristics while experiencing their manufacturing implications. Variable Credit: 1-3 credits.
This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of safety hazards and first aid in the workplace. Includes eye safety, grinding wheel hazards, electrical/chemical hazards, slips, falls and back injuries. Instruction in first aid, AED and CPR and OSHA 10.
Presents the uses of computers in business and industry. Subjects covered include computer platforms, basic hardware, data communication and operating systems. Reviews & uses word processing, spreadsheet and database software for the PC.
Allows students a great deal of latitude in project selection, design & production utilizing manual machine tools, CNC machine tools, CAD/CAM and electrical discharge machines. A solid understanding of all basic machine tools is expected. Variable Credit: 1-9 credits. May be repeated for up to 9 credits. Required: Student Petition.
This course is an introduction to machine tool operation, precision measurement and engineering drawings. It also covers machine tool operations including drill presses, lathes and milling machines. The course includes internal and external threading. Variable Credit: 3-9 credits. May be repeated for up to 9 credits.
This course is a continuation of machine tool operations. Covers set-up and operation of the vertical milling machine and boring techniques on the lathe. Includes surface grinding and selection of abrasive grinding wheels. Variable Credit: 3-9 credits. May be repeated for up to 9 credits.
Topics include offset boring heads, rotary tables, indexing devices, and taper attachments. Also covers applied technical math, inspection techniques, optical comparators, coordinate measuring machines, and cylindrical grinding. Variable Credit: 3-9 credits. May be repeated for up to 9 credits.
Explores fundamentals of AC and DC electricity. Includes: atomic structure, direct current, alternating current, Ohm's law, series, parallel, and combination circuits, DC circuit theorems, production of DC voltages, magnetic principles, transformers, motors and generators.
Covers application of several theories learned in previous term. Additional topics will include: motors, controls, alignment, pulleys and gears, troubleshooting theory, power distribution and lighting, electrical wiring and schematics.
This course offers continued study in the control of industrial electric motors. Concepts in the application of relays, motor starters, switches and overload protection are explored from both a practical and theoretical viewpoint. Wiring techniques and electrical devices for residential, commercial and industrial facilities are presented along with hands-on activities. Additional topics include: electrical conductors, installation materials, and the scope of work performed by licensed electricians.
Course provides students with instruction in the use of hydraulics and pneumatics in industry, covering the fundamentals of hydraulics, basic components (valves, cylinders, pumps, motors, piping, fluid, fluid conditions, and accessories).
Short course to prepare students to be entry-level CNC machine operators. Covers fundamentals of operation, setup principles and G & M code programming. Students will use hands-on activities on industrial milling & turning centers. Recommended for individuals with limited knowledge of CNC machining.
A hands-on class will teach students how to set-up and operate Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling and turning centers. Includes an introduction to G&M-code programming. Designed for persons with little or no previous experience.
This course emphasizes the writing of G&M machine codes. Students will learn advanced programming and operations of CNC milling centers and basic programming, set-up, and operation of CNC turning centers.
Students work individually or in small groups to design, program, manufacture, and test advanced projects using: CNC mills, CNC lathes, Electrical Discharge Machines (EDM) and various software applications.
This course is an introduction to computer-aided part creation and programming. Students will use CAD/CAM software to generate Numerical Control (NC)code to produce machined products. Model creation, process verification, code generation and CAD/CAM integration will be covered.
This course focuses on hands-on CNC and manufacturing activities, including Mastercam solids, lathe, and multi-axis. Additional topics will include reverse engineering and post-processing. Class time will be devoted to demonstrations, and in-class projects.
This course exposes students to advanced CAD/CAM processes, including mill/turn, four and five axis machining, tombstone and work holding concepts.
A high-level computer literacy course for technologists. The focus of this course is on structured computer programming in the Visual Basic language and the application of programming industrial automation. Basic knowledge of the PC required.
Allows students to integrate and improve CNC and CAD/CAM manufacturing skills. Students will be assigned a variety of hands-on projects based on their skill level and interest. Variable Credit: 1-4 credits. May be repeated for up to 4 credits. Required: Student Petition.
Concentrates on CNC setup and operation and on surface grinding. Students will develop and apply their machining skills while creating products in a team environment. Additional topics may include fixture design and cutting mechanics. Variable Credit: 3-6 credits. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.
This survey course provides students with literacy in the elements of quality systems including Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma and related statistical methods. Participants will learn about the philosophy and tools that make up a lean manufacturing system. Students will become familiar with the concepts and tools of quality management which include kaizen, visual management, 5S, value stream mapping, A3 problem solving, SPC, Six Sigma, and the Toyota Production System.
An introduction to robotics and industrial motion control. Students will be exposed to the operation, programming and applications of a typical FANUC, six-axis industrial robot. Hands-on activities will include manual tech programming, testing with simulation software and programming of advanced movements.
Introduces metallurgy and material science. Extractive and physical metallurgy will be covered. Specific topics include heat treatment, materials analysis, the iron carbon phase diagram, composites, ceramics and industrial plastics.
In this last course of the precision measurement sequence, students will learn to properly set-up and operate a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) and design measurement plans for optimal metrology output.
Covers the creation and manipulation of two and three dimensional wire frame models as well as the creating, editing, and verification of 2-1/2 axis toolpaths. A fundamental understanding of the CAD/CAM process will be gained.
Students construct three-dimensional geometric models using solids and surface modeling techniques. Students program models using advanced multi-axis programming techniques utilizing all aspects of roughing and finishing. Projects verified with solids toolpath verification.
This course covers the fundamentals of Mastercam lathe and mill/turn tool paths. It also provides demonstrations and exercises on new and current programming techniques for advanced mill/turn machining centers. Additional topics will include multi-axis documentation and set-up sheets.
Cooperative work experience. Practical experience in the manufacturing trades. Coordination of instruction will occur with industry and the manufacturing and cooperative work departments. Variable Credit: 1-6 credits. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Required: Student Petition.