MACHINE TRADES COURSES (MACTR)

MACTR 110 - PRINT READING - MECHANICAL

This course is designed to familiarize the student with mechanical blueprint reading through the study of print content and how it drives the selection of manufacturing processes and materials. Drawings studied include: orthographic projection, sections, auxiliary views, sub- and assembly-prints. Emphasis is placed on learning the processing requirements necessary to attain part-function and tolerances specified. Problems which will enable students to develop an understanding of commonly accepted industrial, design, and machining standards and practices will be assigned.

3 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

MACTR 121 - MACHINE TOOL OPERATION I

This course prepares students for the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Materials, Measurement & Safety as well as Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout credentialing examination. Students will build upon skills learned in the Measurement, Materials & Safety class. Students will learn additional foundational skills for the metalworking industry including safety skills, metrology, materials, benchwork, layout, hole making operations, machinery handbook applications, shop trigonometry, speeds, feeds, formulas and terms.

3 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 4

MACTR 122 - MACHINE TOOL OPERATION II

Prerequisite: MACTR 121 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval. This course prepares students for the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level I manual mill, manual lathe and surface grinder credentials. Students will build upon skills learned in MACTR 121.

3 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 4

MACTR 123 - MACHINE TOOL OPERATION III

Prerequisite: MACTR 122 with a "C" or better or department approval. This course will instruct the student in the safe and correct use of specialized operations dealing with making machine parts requiring assembly and use of fixtures. The student will make temporary fixtures and select feeds, speed, tools, and operations for efficient machining.

2 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 3

MACTR 124 - SPECIAL MACHINING SKILLS

Prerequisite: MACTR 123 with a grade "C" or better or departmental approval. This course is designed to develop the ability to make projects requiring a high degree of skill in manual machining. The student is required to demonstrate proficiency in selecting and performing appropriate processes that would efficiently produce close tolerance tooling, jigs and fixtures.

2 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 3

MACTR 221 - MACHINING INTERNSHIP

Prerequisite: Completion of MACTR 122 and NCTK 212 with a grade of "C" or better. This internship course is a cooperative project between the College and potential apprentice employers and is designed to provide industrial experience in the fields of precision machining, die making, or mold making. The student will be assigned a wide range of related on-the-job machining experiences with a local metalworking manufacturing firm.

1 Credit Hour (OC) - Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 8