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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 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 150 - Introduction to Computer Aided Manufacturing
Introduces computer aided manufacturing (CAM) with emphasis on programming of numerical control machinery. Teaches program writing procedures using proper language and logic and a CAM programming system to produce numerical control code for machines. Teaches basic computer usage, 2 1/2D and 3D CAD-CAM integration, and code-to-machine transfer.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 3-6 hours per week.
2-3 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 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 209 - Standards, Measurements and Calculations
Presents typical mathematical and mechanical problems requiring the use of reference standards such as the Machinery's Handbook for solution. Presents use of the Coordinate Measuring Machine for solution.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 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