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MAC 101 - Machine Shop I
Introduces the machinist to identification, care, and use of precision tools and instruments. Emphasizes the operation of the drill press, lathe, power saw, grinder, and milling machine. Covers the sharpening of lathe curing tools, safety, and good housekeeping. Provides for operation and setup on the various types of precision grinders, milling machines, and drill presses. Part I of II.
Lecture 4-5 hours. Laboratory 9 hours. Total 13-14 hours per week.
7-8 credits
MAC 102 - Machine Shop II
Introduces the machinist to identification, care, and use of precision tools and instruments. Emphasizes the operation of the drill press, lathe, power saw, grinder, and milling machine. Covers the sharpening of lathe curing tools, safety, and good housekeeping. Provides for operation and setup on the various types of precision grinders, milling machines, and drill presses. Part II of II.
Lecture 4-5 hours. Laboratory 9 hours. Total 13-14 hours per week.
7-8 credits
MAC 121 - Numerical Control I
Focuses on numerical control techniques in metal forming and machine processes. Includes theory and practice in lathe and milling machine computer numerical control program writing, setup and operation. Part I of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
MAC 126 - Introductory CNC Programming
Introduces programming of computerized numerical control machines with hands-on programming and operation of CNC machines.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
MAC 127 - Advanced CNC Programming
Provides in-depth study of programming computerized numerical control machines.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MAC 156 - Mechanisms I
Teaches techniques for disassembly, inspection, alignment and reassembly of industrial machinery. Includes hands on activities involving alignment of motor and pump shaft; tension of multi-belt sheaves; and the setting of end play and backlash in a gear box. Includes instruction on bearings involving the proper assembly and disassembly. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
MAC 157 - Mechanisms II
Teaches techniques for disassembly, inspection, alignment and reassembly of industrial machinery. Includes hands on activities involving alignment of motor and pump shaft; tension of multi-belt sheaves; and the setting of end play and backlash in a gear box. Includes instruction on bearings involving the proper assembly and disassembly. Part II of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
MAC 161 - Machine Shop Practices I
Introduces safety procedures, bench work, hand tools, precision measuring instruments, drill presses, cut-off saws, engine lathes, manual surface grinders, and milling machines. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3 credits
MAC 162 - Machine Shop Practices II
Introduces safety procedures, bench work, hand tools, precision measuring instruments, drill presses, cut-off saws, engine lathes, manual surface grinders, and milling machines. Part II of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3 credits
MAC 163 - Machine Shop Practices III
Offers practice in the operation of the drill press, engine lathe, vertical milling machine, horizontal milling machine, and the surface grinder. Introduces practical heat treatment of directly hardenable steels commonly used in machine shops. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
MAC 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MAC 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MAC 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits