Course Descriptions

Machining Technology, AAS

CAT 101 CATIA Part Design & Sketcher 4 Cr Hrs

Core course of CATIA V5.  Course covers the creation of solid parts without complex contours.  Students will be introduced to the part environment of CATIA V5 and learn how to work between Sketcher and Part Design workbenches to create individual parts

CAT 105 CATIA Assembly Design 4 Cr Hrs

This course covers the use of multiple parts to create an assembly. It also covers the various analytical and navigation tools that are available within an assembly. Students will be introduced to the product environment of CATIA V5 and learn how to work with multiple parts between the Assembly Design, DMU Space Analysis and DMU Navigator workbenches. Prerequisite:  CAT101 with a minimum grade of C or instructor approval

CAT 115 CATIA Prismatic Machining 4 Cr Hrs

This course is the beginning manufacturing course. This course covers the machining operations involved in 3-axis milling. Students will be introduced to the process environment of CATIA V5 and learn how to work between the process, part and product environments. Prerequisite:  CAT101, CAT105 with a minimum grade of C or instructor approval

EMP 100 Global Professional Standards 2 Cr Hrs

This course provides a study of human relations and professional development in today’s rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include: human relations skills, job acquisition skills, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.

AVC 112 Blueprint Reading I 2 Cr Hrs

This course is an introduction to reading and interpreting blueprints. Topics include blueprint views, lines, dimensions and tolerances and blueprint symbols. Working in an interactive online environment students’ learn a systematic approach to reading blueprints.

MMG 101 Machining Blueprint 1 Cr Hrs

 Utilize CAD and CAM programs to design parts and program manufacturing machines.  Prerequisites: AVC112 Blueprint Reading

MMG 115 Machining I 3 Cr Hrs

Students will learn to conduct job hazard analysis for conventional mills and lathes, develop math skills for machine tool operations, perform preventive maintenance and housekeeping on conventional mills and lathes, select work holding devices for mills, lathes and other machine tools, calculate feeds and speeds, remove material using milling and turning processes, align milling head, use a vertical mill to center drill, drill and ream holes, change tools and tool holders on milling machines, and maintain saws and grinders.  Prerequisites: AVC 110, AVC 112, MMG 101, MMG 116, MMG 130, MMG 131, MMG 132 all with a minimum grade of “C” or better

MMG 126 Machining II 3 Cr Hrs 

  Students learn to perform basic trigonometric functions, and perform other procedures such as I.D. boring and facing operations, planning a sequence for machining operations, aligning work pieces, use work holding devices, jigs and fixtures, performing threading operations on lathes, machining keyways on a vertical mill, inspecting and dressing grinding wheels, performing O.D. & I.D. threading operations, performing O.D. & I.D. tapering operations, machining parts using milling cutters and milling machines, and tapping holes on a vertical mill. Prerequisites: MMG115 Machining I with a minimum grade of “C” or better

MMG 144 CNC Mills 6 Cr Hrs

In this course students will take a machine part from conceptual design to fabrication and inspection.  The learning environment will include interactive on line course content and hands on learning environment where students utilize CATIA V5 software to design the part and CNC technology to fabricate the part.  Learning topics will include prismatic machining, programming for CNC equipment, blueprint reading and precision measurement. Prerequisites: MMG 155 with a minimum grade of “C” or better or instructor approval

MMg 155 CNC Lathes 3 Cr Hrs

  Introduces students to two axis computer numerical control lathes machining.  The theory of operations is developed in the classroom and through interactive on line learning.  Students then apply the knowledge in a cutting edge CNC laboratory.  Topics include machine set up, coordinates terminology, cutter paths, angel cutting, and linear cutting.  Prerequisites: MMG 156 CNC Operations with a minimum grade of C or instructor approval.

MMG 156 CNC Operations 3 Cr Hrs

  Students will become acquainted with the history of Numerical Control (NC) and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines and will be introduced to a CNC machine used in the precision machining trades. They will gain practical experience in the application of “G” codes and “M” codes, writing CNC machine programs, and machine setup and operation.  Prerequisites: MMG126 Machining II with a minimum grade of “C” or better or instructor approval

AVC 110 Safety/OSHA 10 1 Cr Hrs

  The 10- Hour General Industry Outreach training Program is intended to provide entry-level general industry workers broad awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on a general industry site.  The training covers a variety of safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter at a general industry site.  OSHA recommends this training as an orientation to occupational safety and health.  Workers must receive additional training on hazards specific to their job.  Training will emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA standards.  Instructional time will be a minimum of 10 hours.

MMG 116 Quality Control & Inspection 1 Cr Hrs

  Students are introduced to the science of dimensional metrology and its applications to ensure form and function of machined parts and assemblies using semi-precision and precision measuring instruments.

MMG 130 Bench Work 1 Cr Hrs

 Students will be provided the opportunity to learn and practice benchwork skills such as filing, drilling, tapping, deburring and layout for projects. They will gain valuable practical experience in the use of various hand tools by producing basic benchwork projects. Topics will include safety, print reading, job planning, and quality control. Prerequisites: AVC 110, AVC 112, MMG 101, MMG 116 all with a minimum grade of “C” or better.

MMG 131 Metallurgy 1 Cr Hrs

Students learn the metallurgical terms and definitions in an effort to understand the behavior and service of metals in industry. Characteristics during heating, cooling, shaping, forming, and the stress related to their mechanical properties are covered, as well as the theory behind alloys, heat treatment processes and wear resistance. Prerequisites: AVC 110, AVC 112, MMG 101, MMG 116, MMG 132 all with a minimum grade of “C” or better.

MMG 132 Machine Tool Processes 1 Cr Hrs

 Students learn to conduct a job hazard analysis for a machine tool group, analyze blueprints to layout parts and materials, select hand tools and common machine shop mechanical hardware for specific applications, prescribe cutting tools for assigned operations, calculate stock size to minimize drop, machine parts to specifications outlined in machine handbooks, summarize preparations for machining operations, and apply precautions to minimize hazards for work with lathes, mills, drills and grinders. Prerequisites: AVC 110, AVC 112, MMG 101, MMG 116 all with a minimum grade of “C” or better.

CAT 124 CATIA Surface Machining 3 Cr Hrs

This course is a continuation in the manufacturing environment. This course covers the more advanced machining operations involved in full 3-axis and multi-axis machining. Students will learn how to integrate the manufacturing tools available in Prismatic Machining, Surface Machining and Advanced Machining. Prerequisite:  CAT101, CAT105, CAT115 with a minimum grade of C or instructor approval

CWG 110 Welding Applications 4 Cr Hrs

The student will spend a total 26 hrs. in each – SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, & Oxy Fuel welding. Students will learn basic elements of each in the course. 

AVC 103 Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance 1 Cr Hrs

Provides an understanding of the basic terms and principles of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. The course provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to identify GD&T symbols and how to interpret those symbols. This course is taught using an interactive on line environment

MMG 255 Machining Internship 4 Cr Hrs

 This internship course offers students opportunities to be employed in their field with a 40-hour work week to expand their work experience related to their field of study.

CED 115 Computer Applications 3 Cr Hrs

Introduces students to the fundamental concepts and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include computer terminology, introduction to the Windows environment, networking, word processing, spreadsheets and databases.

ENG 101 Composition I 3 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to improve the reading and writing skills of students. The emphasis is on fundamental principles of written English in structurally correct sentences, paragraphs and expository themes. Critical analysis of essays will be used to aid in developing the student’s thinking, support of thesis and style. Students are introduced to the basic components of research by writing a documented essay in Modern Language Association (MLA) style. Prerequisite:  EBS110 English with a minimum grade of “C” or better or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

MTH 112 College Algebra 3 Cr Hrs

This course is an introduction of algebraic functions and some transcendental functions with application in business and life, natural and social sciences. Topics include solving equations, zeros, rational functions, matrices, exponentials and logarithms and systems. Additional topics are included as time permits. Students must furnish their own TI-83 or TI-83 PLUS graphing calculators. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of “C” or better in MTH 101 Intermediate Algebra or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

PSY 101 General Psychology 3 Cr Hrs

A general introduction to the scientific study of human behavior as it applies to daily living. Course includes history, basic theories and biological bases of behavior, development, cognitive processes, individual awareness, motivation, emotion, personal adjustment, social psychology, and abnormal psychology and therapies.

SOC 101 Principles of Sociology 3 Cr Hrs

An introductory study to acquaint students with the influence and patterns of individuals and group interaction by acquainting students with the development, characteristics and functioning of human groups, the relationships between groups and group influences on individual behavior. It includes the study of how social relationships are created, maintained and changed.

 SPH 101 Public Speaking 3 Cr Hrs

Covers fundamental basics to all good private and public speaking experiences and elements in voice production and improvement, bodily movement, confidence, poise and understanding of all types of public speeches. Required of all transfer curricula.

SPH 111 Interpersonal Communication 3 Cr Hrs

Improves individual communication skills. By understanding the elements of effective communication, students are able to create environments that bring out the best in themselves and others. In addition, students learn how to better turn ideas and feelings into words, how to listen more effectively, respond more appropriately to what others have said and, most important of all, how to maintain and develop good interpersonal relationships with their families, their peers and fellow workers. Emphasis is placed on small-group activities, interviewing skills and verbal and non-verbal communication.