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MAC 116 - Machinist Handbook
Uses the machinist handbook as a ready reference book of tabular data, formulas, designs and processes relating to machine technology.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 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 122 - Numerical Control II
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 II of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
MAC 123 - Computer Numerical Control III
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.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
MAC 130 - Introduction to Electric Discharge Machining (EDM)
Introduces the equipment, processes, and components of electric discharge machining. Includes basic operation and programming for computer numerical control (CNC) electric discharge machining (EDM).
2 credits. Lecture 1 hour per week, Lab 2 hours per week, Total 3 contact hours per week.
Basic understanding of computer numerical control (CNC)
2 credits
MAC 130 Detailed Outline
MAC 131 - Machine Lab I
Teaches fundamental machine shop operations, bench work, layout, measuring tools, and safety. Part I of II.
Lecture 0-2 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 1-5 hours per week.
1-3 credits
MAC 134 - CMM Operation and Programming
Focuses on inspection using a Coordinate Measuring Machine. Includes hands-on demonstration of CMM setup, initialization and operation. Covers the essential aspects of the software and CMM operation, using a sample part for hands-on practice.
(2 Cr.) Lecture 1 hour. Lab 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Determined by College
2 credits
MAC 134 Detailed Outline
MAC 146 - Metals/Heat Treatment
Provides approach to metals and their structure. Gives working knowledge of methods of treating ferrous and non- ferrous metals.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 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 164 - Machine Shop Practices IV
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 II of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
MAC 181 - Machine Blueprint Reading I
Introduces reading and interpreting blueprints and working drawings. Applies visualization of objects, sketching, and machine terminology. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 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 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MAC 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MAC 231 - Advanced Precision Machining I
Teaches machining principles and calculations necessary for the precision required by the machinist. Emphasizes advanced lathe and mill work with concentration of fits. finishes, inspection, and quality control. Includes design and construction of specific projects to determine the student's operational knowledge of all equipment. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
MAC 232 - Advanced Precision Machining II
Teaches machining principles and calculations necessary for the precision required by the machinist. Emphasizes advanced lathe and mill work with concentration of fits. finishes, inspection, and quality control. Includes design and construction of specific projects to determine the student's operational knowledge of all equipment. Part II of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
MAC 241 - Advanced Machinery Procedures I
Focuses on machining principles and calculations necessary for the precision required by the machinist. Emphasizes advanced lathe and mill work with concentration on fits, finishes, inspections, and quality control. Teaches design and construction of specific projects to determine the student's operational knowledge of all equipment. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
MAC 242 - Advanced Machinery Procedures II
Focuses on machining principles and calculations necessary for the precision required by the machinist. Emphasizes advanced lathe and mill work with concentration on fits, finishes, inspections, and quality control. Teaches design and construction of specific projects to determine the student's operational knowledge of all equipment. Part II of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
MAC 252 - Surface Table Inspection
Introduces and develops the knowledge and skills needed to perform surface table inspection. Includes the application of inspection tools and gauges commonly found in inspection. Features practical hands-on inspection.
3 credit hours. 2 lecture hours. 2 lab hours. 4 hours per week.
MAC 181 and DRF 128 or equivalent
3 credits
MAC 295 - 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 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MAC 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MAC 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits