Precision Machining & CNC Technology - AAS

West Burlington campus (Keokuk campus offers select courses)

Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester I Course Title Credit
CAD-101 INTRODUCTION TO CAD 3
DRF-113 FUNDAMENTALS OF TECHNICAL DRAFTING 3
MAT-702 INTRODUCTION TO MATH APPLICATIONS 3
MFG-212 BASIC MACHINE THEORY 3
SOC-114 CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE WORKPLACE 3
TOTAL 15
Spring Semester I Course Title Credit
MFG-142 GEOMETRIC DIMENSIONING TOLERANCING 3
CAD-277 3-D DIMENSIONAL (3-D) MODELING I 3
EGT-116 CONTINUOUS QUALITY MANAGEMENT 3
MFG-237 INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE TRADES 3
MFG-398 INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE SHOP 3
TOTAL 15
Fall Semester II Course Title Credit
CAD-140 PARAMETRIC SOLID MODELING 3
MFG-156 INTRODUCTION TO CNC MACHINING 3
MFG-206 MANUFACTURING PROCESSES I 3
MFG-228 MACHINE OPERATIONS II 4
PHY-106 SURVEY OF PHYSICS 4
TOTAL 17
Spring Semester II Course Title Credit
SPC-112 PUBLIC SPEAKING 3
MFG-165 ENGINEERING MATERIALS 3
MFG-303 ADVANCED CNC PROGRAMMING 6
MFG-323 MASTERCAM DESIGN 2
Take 1 of 2 courses:
ENG-105 COMPOSITION I 3
ENG-110 WRITING FOR THE WORKPLACE 3
TOTAL 17

CAD-101 - INTRODUCTION TO CAD

Lecture: 1

Lab: 4

Credit: 3

An introduction to computer aided design and drafting. Actual hands-on experience in designing, drawing, and dimensioning using CAD micro-based CAD software. The course presents logical step-by-step instruction about the CAD commands, mode settings, drawing aids, shortcuts and other valuable characteristics of CAD. Finished copies of the students’ work will be made on a printer or plotter.

DRF-113 - FUNDAMENTALS OF TECHNICAL DRAFTING

Lecture: 1

Lab: 4

Credit: 3

Fundamentals of drawing techniques conveyed using free hand sketching. Emphasis is placed on the ability to visualize in three dimensions, neatness, accuracy, legibility, speed and use of computer graphics in the solution of graphic problems.

MAT-702 - INTRODUCTION TO MATH APPLICATIONS

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course is offered to students who can profit from an applied course in mathematics and will prepare students who need to develop skills for MAT-704. It is designed as an introductory level algebra course recommended for students with one year of high school algebra. Emphasis is on the building of basic algebra skills and the application of these mathematical techniques. The course studies the relationship of geometry and algebra as they apply to various fields. This course will also cover whole numbers/decimals, integers, fractions/percents, direct measurement, basic geometric concepts/relationships, linear equations, and right-triangle trigonometry. Prerequisite:MAT-052 or meet minimum placement test requirement.

MFG-212 - BASIC MACHINE THEORY

Lecture: 1

Lab: 4

Credit: 3

Introduction to basic machining processes involving drill press, lathe, mills, drills, saws, bench tools, measuring tools, and grinders. Classes will cover safety, tooling, metal removal methods, and different various pieces of equipment. The course will introduce the national OSHA safety standards, and upon completion of this course, students will receive the OSHA 10 General Industry card.

SOC-114 - CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE WORKPLACE

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace will study conflict resolution theories and applications in the workplace. The course will provide students with the opportunity to develop their own effective interpersonal conflict resolution skills as well as skills needed to help employees resolve their conflicts with one another and the skills needed to negotiate contracts. Students will also be introduced to theories and skills needed to apply culturally sensitive principles to conflict resolution.

MFG-142 - GEOMETRIC DIMENSIONING TOLERANCING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course introduces the student to the use of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. It consists primarily of learning the names, meanings and applications of the symbols used on engineering drawings that include GD&T. Pre-requisite: DRF-113, CAD-101

CAD-277 - 3-D DIMENSIONAL (3-D) MODELING I

Lecture: 1

Lab: 4

Credit: 3

This course teaches parametric solid model CAD basics. Three-dimensional parametric concepts with design intent and solid CAD models will be built and edited. This course builds on previous basic drafting skills and focuses on using parametric solid modeling design software to develop technical drawings. Topics include patterns of features, editing, adding dimensions and creating simple assemblies. Prerequisite: CAD-101.

EGT-116 - CONTINUOUS QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This introductory course will lead the student into the world of quality and the quality process. Students will be exposed to the basic principles of lean manufacturing and quality control inspection tools. Students will analyze the performance of a production process, formulate process adjustments or improvements, and carry out the strategies for process adjustment and/or improvement.

MFG-237 - INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE TRADES

Lecture: 1

Lab: 4

Credit: 3

Explores basics of machining, raw materials, use of hand tools, safety and maintenance. Includes measurement techniques, materials, safety, machine tool math, quality control and maintenance. Emphasizes teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving through hands-on experience and practical applications. Corequisite: MAT-702.

MFG-398 - INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE SHOP

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course will explore the basics of machining, raw materials, use of hand tools, safety, and maintenance.  The course will include measurement techniques, machine tool math, quality control, understanding drawings, manual machines, and layout.  Students will focus on interpretation of drawing information, description of basic symbols, notation, and maintenance.  The course will emphasize teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving through hands-on experience and practical application.

CAD-140 - PARAMETRIC SOLID MODELING

Lecture: 1

Lab: 4

Credit: 3

This course covers the basics of creating parts, modeling utilities, creating engineering drawings, and creating assemblies using solid modeling software. Prerequisities: CAD-101 and CAD-277.

MFG-156 - INTRODUCTION TO CNC MACHINING

Lecture: 1

Lab: 4

Credit: 3

Introduces basic operations of a CNC turret press. Covers basic and advanced tooling, programming using G & M code and CAM software. Emphasizes teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving through hands-on experience and practical applications.

MFG-206 - MANUFACTURING PROCESSES I

Lecture: 1

Lab: 4

Credit: 3

Basic course in measurements related to manufacturing, material removal, hard mold casting, powder metallurgy, plastics and rubber, material shearing, material forming, the use and manufacture of screw threads, abrasive removal methods, automation and introduction to numerical control. Lab sections demonstrate and give hands-on experiences in reading simple blue prints, layout, measurements and machining on tool room quality machine tools. Prerequisite: MAT-702.

MFG-228 - MACHINE OPERATIONS II

Lecture: 2

Lab: 4

Credit: 4

Covers advanced setup and operation of lathes, mills and grinders using different materials and cutters. Productivity and safe operation are emphasized. Prerequisite: MFG-237.

PHY-106 - SURVEY OF PHYSICS

Lecture: 3

Lab: 2

Credit: 4

This class is designed as an introduction to the basic concepts of physics. Measurement, the scientific method, motion, forces, work and energy, simple machines, temperature and heat plus electricity and magnetism will be covered. Lab will be an integral part with activities augmenting the lecture concepts.

SPC-112 - PUBLIC SPEAKING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course examines both the theoretical and practical basis of speech communication, particularly public speaking. Emphasis is on speech preparation, organization, support, delivery, and audience analysis.

MFG-165 - ENGINEERING MATERIALS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A study of materials, their production, properties and uses in engineering design. Ferrous and nonferrous metals, polymeric and ceramic materials are covered. Methods of selecting acceptable materials based on their costs, availability and properties are discussed. Pre or Corequisites: PHY-106 or PHY-160 and MFG-212.

MFG-303 - ADVANCED CNC PROGRAMMING

Lecture: 3

Lab: 6

Credit: 6

Continuation of MFG-156, Introduction to CNC Machining adding canned cycles, looping, sub-routines and interpretation of programs written by others. Internal machining on the lathes is covered. More complex parts and production of multiple parts will be undertaken. Prerequisite: MFG-156.

MFG-323 - MASTERCAM DESIGN

Lecture: 1

Lab: 2

Credit: 2

This course provides an introduction to computer aided design and drafting. Actual hands-on experience in designing, drawing, and dimensioning, surface and solid modeling using Mastercam Design software will be provided. The course presents logical step-by step instruction about the Mastercam commands, drawing aids, shortcuts and other valuable characteristics of Mastercam. This course will also feature 2D geometry and dimensioning, creating 3D surface geometry and 3D solids geometry and using Mastercam software to create Solid models using wireframe geometry. Finished copies of the students' work will be made on a printer or plotter.

ENG-105 - COMPOSITION I

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A study of the principles of writing. Emphasis on rhetoric, mechanics, and development of expository patterns: narration, description illustration, comparison/contrast, classification, process, and cause/effect. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisites: Meet minimum placement test score requirement.

ENG-110 - WRITING FOR THE WORKPLACE

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Writing for the Workplace prepares students for the various types of written communication required by professional employers. In this class, students learn how to write informal and formal documents and reports in the design and style of career-related communication with a focus on audience, purpose, subject, and genre and how they affect our writing choices. This course also includes a review of grammar and usage skills, as well as emphasizes effective language use in real-world applications. Prerequisites: ENG-103 with a grade of C- or better or meets minimum placement scores.

Brad Junker - Instructor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5182

Email: bjunker@scciowa.edu
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