Machine Tool Technology

MTTC101 CNC I - G&M Code Programming - 2 Class Hours/3 Lab Hours/3 Credits
G&M Code Programming is the study of the alpha-numeric language executed by Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines. The fundamentals studied in this course will include the format of CNC programs, common G-Codes, M-Codes, as well as materials and speeds & feeds. This course will also introduce applicable machine shop related math. The lab is furnished with a ProLIGHT 1000 CNC Mill. Students will also use simulation software for the mill and lathe via the internet. (Prerequisite: MTTC106 or permission of instructor.)

MTTC102 Blueprint Reading with GD&T  - 2 Class Hours/2 Lab Hours/3 Credits
This course is intended as an introduction to understanding blueprints and being able to visualize and understand the intent of the designer or draftsman as presented in a blueprint. The first step in making quality parts or assemblies is interpreting the drawing correctly and applying the given information to the final product. This course will include a comprehensive guide to interpreting drawings commonly found in manufacturing beginning with the background of blueprints, looking at the types of lines used on a drawing, and how parts are shown in different views. Dimensioning and tolerances are explained with an emphasis on “Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing” (GD&T) using the “ASME Y14.5M-1994” standard.

MTTC104 Machine Tool Math - 3 Class Hours/3 Credits
This specialty class highlights the math in “everyday use” in manufacturing. Select topics from basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry and trigonometry will be taught. The student will also learn how to use a Scientific Calculator. The structure of this class will highlight the relevance of the course material to industry by using “real-world” examples and problems. This course will be led by instructors with strong manufacturing experience who will focus on the math topics needed for a successful career in manufacturing.

MTTC105 Introduction to Inspection  -  2 Class Hours/2 Lab Hours/3 Credits
This course is intended as an introduction to Inspection using mechanical measuring instruments. The student will gain the skill and knowledge to perform basic measurements and calculations. They will learn how to use precision measuring tools such as micrometers, calipers, dial indicators, and the steel rule. Students will become proficient at reading mechanical blueprints and will learn how to select the proper tool for measurement and for preparing quality control documents and inspection reports. Students will also learn the basics of related topics such as statistical sampling and quality control. Dimensioning and tolerances are explained with an emphasis on “Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing” (GD&T) using the “ASME Y14.5M-1994” standard.

MTTC106 Machining Processes I -  3 Class Hours/2 Lab Hours/4 credits
Machining Processes I covers the machining theory which comprises both manual and CNC (computer-numerical controlled) machining practices. This course outlines the practical applications of safety, measurement and inspection, blueprint reading, metallurgy, and turning/milling technologies as they relate to both manual machining and CNC machining.

MTTC108 Applied Machining Practices I - 3 Class Hours/6 Lab Hours/6 credits
Applied Machining Practices I is a basic course in the set-up and operation of computer numerically controlled machine tools (lathes and mills) including the selection of tooling, understanding the machine functions, calculation and inputs of offsets, basic machine code interpretation, and maintaining quality through a production run. (Prerequisites/Co requisites: MTTC101, MTTC106)

MTTC201 CNC II – CNC Operation, CAM - 3 Class Hours/2 Lab Hours/4 Credits
CNC II – CNC Operations, CAM is a course designed primarily to teach the student the general theory and practices used in the operation and set-up of Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines and basic Computer Assisted Manufacturing (CAM) Design. Concepts studied in this course will be offsets and adjustments, editing and troubleshooting of programs, CNC Machine tooling, speeds and feeds of materials and tools, positioning theory, and advanced programming including sub programs, cutter and tool nose compensation programming, and canned cycle use on mills and lathes. CAM will be introduced using MasterCam version 9.1 (will be upgraded to version 10 for 2007) by the student developing basic geometry and producing a basic CAM / CNC Project. (Prerequisite: MTTC101)

MTTC203 Communication and Interpersonal Relationships - 3 Class Hours/3 Credits
This course provides fundamental knowledge of effective communication techniques that are essential in developing interpersonal relationships and is designed to prepare students to assume an active part in those phases of industrial and social life requiring effective communication. Content includes the communication process, levels of communication, barriers to communication, effective communication techniques, interpersonal relationship skills, working and communicating effectively on a team, and conflict resolution.

MTTC204 Machining Processes II - 3 Class Hours/2 Lab Hours/4 Credits
Machining Processes II covers the advanced machining theory which comprises both manual and CNC (computer-numerical controlled) machining practices. This course teaches safe work habits, advanced set-ups, and develops student confidence and imagination. Emphasis is on advanced machine operations and closer tolerances (with projects) are introduced. This course is designed to make the student more aware of the importance of efficient use of time in the machining process and advanced set-ups. (Prerequisite/Co requisite: MTTC106)

MTTC205 Advanced Inspection and Lean Manufacturing -2 Class Hours/2 Lab Hours/3 Credits
Advanced Inspection and Lean Manufacturing is a course covering the basics of manufacturing procedures and standards, process documentation and control, inspection of components for compliance to specifications, proper calibration, care and use of advanced measurement tools and instruments. This would include an introduction to the core principles of lean manufacturing for continuous improvement. (Prerequisite: MTTC 105)

MTTC207 Applied Machining Practices II - 3 Class Hours/6 Lab Hours/ 6 Credits
Applied Machining Practices II is an advanced course in the set-up and operations of computer numerically controlled machine tools (lathes and mills) including the selection of tooling, understanding the machine functions, calculation and inputs of offsets, advanced machine code interpretation, and maintaining quality through a production run. Specific emphasis on process development and prove-out with advanced programming (including wait code and macro logic), troubleshooting, adjusting machine parameters, and determining machine alignment for a production machine tool are discussed. (Prerequisites/Co requisite: MTTC108)

MTTC208 CNC Machining Apprenticeship/ Internship - 1 Class Hour/4 Lab Hours/ 3 Credits
The CNC Machining Apprenticeship / Internship will give a student experience in industrial, business, or government work situations that leverages real world experience through practical work experience. It allows students the opportunity to translate academic theories and principles to action, to develop skills and abilities through carefully planned and supervised programs. (Prerequisites: MTTC101, MTTC106)