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Precision Manufacturing & Machining Technology

Precision Manufacturing & Machining Technology

[Stevie Lovelace, Jonathan Shaw]

AssociateCertificate

 

Applied Machine Tool and Die Technology is a progressive Associate Degree program designed with the flexibility to equip skill and technological employment needs of Machine Tool and Die firms. Instruction in this program includes competencies and essentials of mathematics and technology linked with the application of conventional computers and machines and computer numerical control operations. Machine tool and die makers use design processes with CNC and wire EDM equipment. Machine tool and die makers are highly skilled workers who utilize industrial management techniques, metrology process control, and technical problem solving techniques in producing tools, dies and special designed devices that are used in machines that produce a variety of products from clothing and furniture to heavy equipment.



Freshman Year

First Semester — 16 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
MST-1114
Power Machinery I
4

A course in the operation of power machinery. Includes instruction and practice in the operation of lathes, drill presses, and vertical mills.

MST-1413
Blueprint Reading
3

Plans and specifications interpretation designed for machinists. Includes instruction and practice in reading plans and applying specifications.

MST-1613
Precision Layout
3

An introduction to the concepts and practice of layout for machining operations. Includes instruction and practice in the use of layout instruments.

ENG-1113
English Composition I
3

English 1113 prepares the student to think critically and compose texts for academic and professional rhetorical situations.

SBA-ELECT
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
3

No Description Available

Second Semester — 18 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
MST-1124
Power Machinery II
4

A continuation of Power Machinery I with emphasis on more advanced applications of lathes, mills, shapers, and precision grinders.

MST-2714
Computer Numerical Cont Oper I
4

An introduction to the application of computer numerical control (CNC) and computer assisted manufacturing (CAM) techniques and practices. Includes instruction and practice related to the use of the Cartesian coordinate system, programming codes and commands and tooling requirements for CNC/CAM machines.

MST-1423
Advanced Blueprint Reading
3

A continuation of Blueprint Reading with emphasis on advanced features of plans and specifications. Includes instruction on the identification of various projections, views, and assembly components.

TDT-1124
Die Repair
4

An introduction to the repair and maintenance of industrial dies, including practice using industrial dies.

MAT-1313*
College Algebra
3

(Prerequisite: ACT math subscore of 19 or above or MAT 1233 with a "C" or above.) This course includes inequalities; functions, linear and quadratic equations; circles, and their graphs; applications; polynomial and rational function; logarithmic and exponential functions; systems of equations.

*MAT 1313 or SCI-ELECT (4 hours)


Sophomore Year

First Semester — 17 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
MST-2134
Power Machinery III
4

A continuation of the Power Machinery II course with emphasis on advanced applications of the engine lathe, milling, and grinding machine.

MST-2724
CNC Operations II
4

A continuation of Computer Numerical Control Operations I. Includes instruction in writing and editing CNC programs, machine setup and operation, and use of CAM equipment to program and operate CNC machines.

MST-2813
Metallurgy
3

An introduction to the concepts of metallurgy. Includes instruction and practice in metal identification, heat treatment, and hardness testing.

TDT-1133
Die Design I
3

An introduction to the design of industrial dies. Includes instruction and practice in calculations and processes of die design.

CSC-1123
Computer Applications I
3

This course is designed to teach computer applications to include: word processing, electronic spreadsheet, database management, presentation design, and electronic communications.

Second Semester — 17 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
MST-2144
Advanced Power Machinery IV
4

A continuation of Power Machinery III with emphasis on highly advanced operations on the radial arm drill, milling machine, engine lathe, and precision grinder.

MST-2734
Fundamentals of CAD/CAM
4

This course is designed to provide the student with the fundamental knowledge and skills of Computer Aided Design Manufacturing using various CAD/CAM software packages as they relate to Machine Tool Technology.

MST-2913*
Special Problem
3

A course designed to provide the student with practical application of skills and knowledge gained in other Machine Tool and Die courses. The instructor works closely with the student to insure that the selection of a project will enhance the student ‘s learning experience.

TDT-2183
Jigs, Fixtures, & Tools
3

A course to provide students with specialized skills associated with the design and fabrication of work holding devices including jigs, fixtures, and other tools.

FINE-ELECT
Fine Arts Elective
3

No Description Available

*MST 2913 or MST 2923

Total Hours: 68



 

CIP: 480501

Program of Study Code: 8950