Machine Technology (MAC) at Rappahannock Community College


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MAC 111 - Machine Trade Theory and Computation I
Covers shop theory and mathematics dealing with fractional and precision measuring tools. Includes layout, bandsaws, drill presses, the twist drill, thread cutting, taper turning, vertical and horizontal milling machines, lathe tool bit geometry, the engine lathe, and other lathe operations. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 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 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 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 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 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 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