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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 106 - Machine Shop Operations
Introduces bench work, sawing, drilling, lathe, milling, grinding, precision instruments, and safety. Requires solutions of related problems and preparation of weekly laboratory reports.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 15 hours. Total 18-19 hours per week.
8-9 credits
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 127 - Advanced CNC Programming
Provides in-depth study of programming computerized numerical control machines.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MAC 128 - CNC Programming
Teaches programming of computerized numerical control machines. Focuses on CNC machining processes.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 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 132 - Machine Lab II
Teaches fundamental machine shop operations, bench work, layout, measuring tools, and safety. Part II 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 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 182 - Machine Blueprint Reading II
Introduces reading and interpreting blueprints and working drawings. Applies visualization of objects, sketching, and machine terminology. Part II 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 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
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 215 - Machining Techniques
Teaches milling lathe operations, precision grinding, production tooling, and machine tool attachments.
Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 15 hours. Total 19 hours per week.
None
8-9 credits
MAC 217 - Precision Machining Techniques
Teaches precision layout, machining techniques, high precision grinding, measuring tool calibration, and inspection procedures.
Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 15 hours. Total 19 hours per week.
None
8-9 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