Machine Technologies (MAC)

MAC 100 | Machine Shop Safety

Lecture Credit: 1

Covers the hazards of a machine shop including health and safety, locating essential safety information from a code or other standard, location and use of safety and emergency equipment, and identifying and applying shop safety procedures.

MAC 101 | Introduction to Machine Shop

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Covers safety procedures, use of bench tools, layout tools, power saws, drill presses, precision measurement tools, and various hand tools related to the machine shop. Also included are sharpening drill bits and general purpose turning tools for the lathe and determining speeds and feeds for both the lathe and the milling machine.

Prerequisite: MAC 100 with a grade of C or better

MAC 102 | Print Reading for Machinists

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Instructs students in reading and understanding industrial prints. This course covers basic drafting and print standards, fundamentals of shape description, fundamentals of size description and annotation, industrial drawing types, and specialized parts and prints. Symbol interpretation, Tolerancing and dimensioning standards are also covered.

Prerequisite: MAC 100 with a grade of C or better

MAC 110 | Introduction to Engine Lathe

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Introduces basic lathe applications which will consist of identifying lathe components and controls, understanding turning safety, calculating speeds and feeds, using various tools and tool holders, identifying basic tool geometry, and the use of common lathe spindle tooling. Students will perform basic lathe operations, which will consist of facing, center-drilling, chuck turning, turning between centers, boring, grooving, tapers, knurling, and single point threading. Students will be required to produce specified parts to a tolerance of +/- .004 inches and perform competencies set by manufacturing standards.

Prerequisite: MAC 101 with a grade of C or better

MAC 111 | Intermediate Engine Lathe

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Teaches students to prepare single point external and internal unified screw threads to a Class 3 fit, generate angles with the compound rest within one degree, ream holes concentric within .001 inches, determine cutting speeds, and perform facing and turning operations.

Prerequisite: MAC 110 and MAT 108 with a grade of C or better

MAC 112 | Advanced Engine Lathe

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Prepares students to form radius, single-point isometric threads, turn spherical radius, use a radius gauge, and work within .0005 inches tolerance externally.

Prerequisite: MAC 110 with a grade of C or better

MAC 120 | Introduction to Milling Machine

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Teaches students to identify the major parts of the vertical mill, align a vise, use an indicator, edge finder, and boring head, determine speeds and feeds perform simple indexing, mill flat, square surfaces and slots, drill, bore, and tap holes, and work within a plus or minus .002 inch tolerance.

Prerequisite: MAC 101 with a grade of C or better

MAC 121 | Intermediate Milling Machine

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Prepares students to determine hole locations by coordinates and degrees, use a rotary table, use a jig bore to drill holes by the coordinate method, and work within plus or minus .001 inch tolerance.

Prerequisite: MAC 120 and MAT 108 with a grade of C or better

MAC 122 | Advanced Milling Machine Operations

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Prepares students to indicate the head of a vertical mill, bore holes, drill holes at an angle, and work with tolerances of .0008 inches location and diameter.

Prerequisite: MAC 121 with a grade of C or better

MAC 141 | Advanced Machining Operations

Lecture/Lab Credit: 4

Provides the student the use of various conventional machine tools used in a machine shop environment. The use of engine lathes, horizontal and vertical milling machines, surface grinders, drill presses, pedestal grinders, power cut-off saws and other machine tools commonly used to produce quality machined parts in today ¿s manufacturing environments. Machining competencies will stressed and students will be required to produce parts manufactured by local manufacturing companies with the consideration of ISO quality standards.

Prerequisite: MAC 110 or MAC 111 with a grade of C or better

MAC 145 | Production Manufacturing Concepts

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Familiarizes the student to concepts related to manufacturing environments. Topics will consist of, but not be limited to Material Identification, Shop Floor Management, Just-In Time Manufacturing, Kan-Ban Systems, Statistical Quality Control, Total Quality Management. Various lectures and demonstrations of these processes will be delivered. Students may be required to re-search, explore, and report on particular manufacturing processes or topics.

Prerequisite: MAC 111 and MAC 121 with a grade of C or better

MAC 178 | Machining Workshop

Lab Credit: 1-6

Provides students with an experiential learning opportunity.

Prerequisite: MAC 110 or MAC 120 with a grade of C or better

MAC 201 | Introduction to CNC Turning Operations

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Covers computer numerical control (CNC) lathe operations, control functions, the letter address system, the program format, and machine setup. G & M codes, control functions, the letter address system, and math issues related to CNC are included. This class is NOT offered on an open-entry, open-exit basis.

Prerequisite: MAC 121 and MAC 111 with a grade of C or better, or chair permission

MAC 205 | Introduction to CNC Milling Operations

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Provides transitional information between conventional machining applications and the typical applications found in Computer Numerical Control Machining. Topics may consist of Numerical Control Systems, The Cartesian Coordinate System, High Efficiency Tooling Applications, Objectives of Numerical Control, Calculating Speed and Feed Rates, Defining and Calculating Tool Motion, Fixturing Requirements, Basic Program Structure, Programming Codes, and Basic Conversational Programming. Operations of NC machines will be required.

Prerequisite: CAD 101 and MAC 121 with a grade of C or better

MAC 207 | CNC Milling Lab

Lab Credit: 3

Prepares students to write programs and run parts from both blueprints provided and per individual student designs. Proofing and editing programs, sub-programs, managing cutter compensations, fixture offsets, and overall execution at the machine will be the primary focus.

Prerequisite: MAC 205 with a grade of C or better

MAC 220 | Modern Production Manufacturing

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Exposes students to advanced machining processes typically found in state-of-the-art manufacturing environments. Students will learn how to use precision machining to make fixtures, tooling plates, cutting tools, and other complex designs using machining applications. Students will be required to use their skills, competencies, and knowledge to maintain and support a CNC production environment.

Prerequisite: MAC 145 with a grade of C or better, or chair permission

MAC 240 | CAD/CAM 2D

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Provides the student with the essential concepts and techniques that are required to successfully create part geometry, generate tool path, verify tool path models, and post process the NC codes. The student will be exposed to a 2-axis machining, 3-axis machining wire frame and surface modeling, lathe programming, and DNC systems. Programming projects and models will be demonstrated in the CNC manufacturing lab.

Prerequisite: MAC 205 with a grade of C or better

MAC 245 | CAD/CAM 3D

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Covers both the production and surfacing of three-dimensional geometry in a self-paced setting. Issues will be covered related to the production of wire frames, solids, surfaces, the joining of surfaces, joining of solids, managing construction planes, sweeping, rotating, and controlling parameter settings. A familiarity with Mastercam, CNC programming techniques, and CNC operations is recommended.

Prerequisite: MAC 240 with a grade of C or better, or chair permission

MAC 246 | CAD/CAM 3D Lab

Lab Credit: 3

Requires students to produce a variety of three dimensional lab exercises on robotic machinery in a self-paced format in conjunction with MAG 225. Coursework will focus primarily on advanced geometry to include developing an understanding of CNC codes related to work offsets, cutter compensations, and tool management within CADCAM programs on the milling machine.

Prerequisite: MAC 240 with a grade of C or better
Corequisite: MAC 245

MAC 250 | Advanced Inspection Techniques

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Exposes the student to the principles of dimensional metrology. Students will learn how to use common measuring instruments relating to state-of-the-art manufacturing environments. Students will also learn the importance of Quality Control, TQM, and SPC processes as they relate to manufacturing environments. Use of a coordinate measuring machine will be delivered.

Prerequisite: MAC 145 with a grade of C or better, or chair permission

MAC 251 | Introduction to Wire EDM

Lecture/Lab Credit: 2

Covers the basic operation and theory of the Computer Numerical Controlled wire Electrical Discharge Machine (the CNC wire EDM machine).

Prerequisite: MAC 245 with a grade of C or better, or chair permission

MAC 252 | Practical Metallurgy

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Offers a study of metallurgical terms and definitions in an effort to understand both the behavior of metals and their service to industry. Characteristics during heating, cooling, shaping, forming, and the stresses related to their mechanical properties are covered. The theory behind the alloys, heat treatment processes, and the impact they have on strength, toughness, hardness, elasticity, ductility, malleability, wear resistance and fatigue resistances is investigated.

Prerequisite: MAC 100 with a grade of C or better, and chair permission

MAC 253 | Wire EDM Operation

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Covers the preparation, operation, and maintenance the Computer Numerical Controlled wire Electric Discharge Machine (the CNC wire EDM machine).

Prerequisite: MAC 251 with a grade of C or better, or chair permission

MAC 257 | Wire EDM Programming

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Covers how to create a G language program (G-code) for a Computer Numerical Controlled wire Electrical Discharge Machine (CNC wire EDM Machine) using Computer-aided Design and Computer-aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software.

Prerequisite: MAC 253 with a grade of C or better, or chair permission

MAC 259 | Introduction to the 5-Axis Milling Machine

Lecture/Lab Credit: 2

Covers knowledge, basic operation and theory of the 5-axis milling machine.

Prerequisite: MAC 245 with a grade of C or better, or chair permission

MAC 260 | 5-Axis Milling Machine Operation

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Covers preparation, operation and maintenance of the 5-axis milling machine.

Prerequisite: MAC 259 with a grade of C or better, or chair permission

MAC 261 | 5-Axis Milling Machine Programming

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Covers how to create a 5-axis milling machine program using Computer-aided Design and Computer-aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software.

Prerequisite: MAC 260 with a grade of C or better, or chair permission

MAC 262 | Introduction to Multi-Axis Lathe

Lecture/Lab Credit: 2

Covers basic operation and theory of the multi-axis lathe.

Prerequisite: MAC 245 with a grade of C or better, or chair permission

MAC 263 | Multi-Axis Lathe Operation

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Covers preparation, operation and maintenance for the multi-axis lathe.

Prerequisite: MAC 262 with a grade of C or better, or chair permission

MAC 264 | Multi-Axis Lathe Programming

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Covers the creation of a Multi-axis lathe program using Computer-aided Design and Computer-aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software.

Prerequisite: MAC 263 with a grade of C or better, or chair permission

MAC 278 | Machining Workship

Lab Credit: 3

Provides students with an experiential learning opportunity.

Prerequisite: MAC 205 and MAT 108 with a grade of C or better, CCR 092, CCR 093, CCR 094 or equivalent English and Writing assessment scores; MAT 055 or equivalent math assessment scores

MAC 280 | Machining Internship

Internship Credit: 3

Provides students with the opportunity to supplement coursework with practical work experience related to their educational program. Students work under the immediate supervision of experienced personnel at the business location and with the direct guidance of the instructor.

Prerequisite: MAC 201 and MAC 205 with a grade of C or better, a grade point average of 2.5 or better, and chair permission