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MEC 112 - Processes of Industry
Analyzes the processes of manufacturing products from materials for industry/engineering. Includes machining, casting, forming, molding, hot/cold working, chipless machining, and welding. Addresses quality assurance and inspection procedures.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MEC 118 - Automated Manufacturing Technology
Studies computer numerical control (CNC) systems and related software. Includes application of numerical control (NC) to standard machine tools, numerical control systems, NC coordinate systems, APT systems, two-dimensional machine process, flexible manufacturing role of robotics in automated manufacturing.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
MEC 140 - Introduction to Mechatronics
Presents foundational concepts in mechatronics including analog and digital electronics, sensors, actuators, microprocessors, and microprocessor interfacing to electromechanical systems. Surveys components and measurement equipment used in the design, installation, and repair of mechatronic equipment and circuits.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
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MEC 161 - Basic Fluid Mechanics - Hydraulics/Pneumatics
Introduces theory, operation and maintenance of hydraulic/ pneumatics devices and systems. Emphasizes the properties of fluids, fluid flow, fluid statics, and the application of Bernoulli's equation.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
MEC 198 - 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
MEC 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
MEC 210 - Machine Design
Studies the design of machine elements for producing and transmitting power. Includes additional material in statics, strength of materials, dynamics, engineering materials and industrial processes, including lubrication and friction. Emphasizes graphical kinematics of mechanisms, and discusses analytical design of machine components. Requires preparation of weekly laboratory reports.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 1-2 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week.
3 credits
MEC 230 - Mechatronic Process Control
Studies systems integrating mechanical components with electrical components and logic devices used to control manufacturing operations. Surveys electromechanical actuators, sensors, digital to analog conversion, and methods of computer control as related to the managing and monitoring of manufacturing processes. Prerequisite: MEC 140 or divisional approval.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
MEC 255 - Thermodynamics
Studies the properties of fluids and basic principles of work, energy, and heat. Includes the first and second laws of thermodynamics, processes and cycles, thermal reversibilities and irreversibilities, internal combustion engines, and gas turbines.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
MEC 265 - Fluid Mechanics
Studies properties of fluids and fluid flow, Bernoulli's theorem, measuring devices, viscosity and dimensional analysis. Emphasizes fluid statics, flow in pipes and channels, and pumps.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MEC 266 - Applications of Fluid Mechanics
Teaches theory of hydraulic and pneumatic circuits including motors, controls, actuators, valves, plumbing, accumulators, reservoirs, pumps, compressors, and filters.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
MEC 270 - Computations for Engineering Technology
Presents the use of spreadsheets and Matlab or equivalent to solve a variety of problems in introductory engineering analysis, such as graphing data, unit conversions, simple statistical analysis, sorting, searching and analyzing data, curve fitting, interpolation, solving algebraic equations, logical decisions, evaluating integrals, comparing economic alternatives, and finding optimum solutions. The acquisition and processing of data as well as macro programming in Basic are also covered.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
MEC 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.
1-6 credits
MEC 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