Core Technical Courses


Core Technical CoursesTheory of Prod Machined Comp (MFGT 110) 
In this course focus is placed on developing an in-depth understanding of the science and methodology used in producing machined components. This course covers process planning, speeds and feeds, an in-depth study of the core machining processes (i.e.: sawing, drilling, milling, turning, and grinding), indexable cutting tools, and metalworking fluids. Typically Offered Fall only.

Overview of Prod Machined Comp (MFGT 113)
In this course focus is placed on developing skill in producing machined components. This course covers general shop safety, equipment startup and operation, machine setups, workholding setups, cutting tool setups, workpiece locating, and application of the core machining processes (i.e.: sawing, drilling, milling, turning, and grinding). Co-Requisites: MFGT 110 and MFGT 160.Typically Offered Fall only.

Prod Machined Comp (MFGT 114)
In this course focus is placed on developing skill in producing machined components. This course covers general shop safety, equipment startup and operation, machine setups, workholding setups, cutting tool setups, workpiece locating, and in-depth application of the core machining processes (i.e.: sawing, drilling, milling, turning, and grinding). Co-requisites: MFGT 110, MFGT 113 and MFGT 160. Typically Offered Fall only.

Basic Metrology (MFGT 160)
In this course focus is placed on developing an in-depth understanding of the science and methodology used in precision measuring applications. This course covers the calibration, application, and maintenance of common precision measuring equipment. Typically Offered Fall only.

Parametric Modeling (PDET 122)
This is an introductory course in which the student will focus on techniques for developing 3 dimensional computer generated models. Students will develop skills using parametric based Computer Aided Design software. The student will receive exposure to basic 3-D modeling principles used to generate robust models in 3-D space. Typically Offered Fall and Spring.

Basic CNC Programming (MFGT 140)
In this course focus is placed on developing an in-depth understanding of the science and methodology used in programming CNC machining equipment. This course covers an overview of CNC technology, EIA coding systems, coordinate data input, NC program formatting and layout, G-code programming, conversational programming, and an introduction to CAM programming. Prerequisites: MFGT 110, MFGT 113, MFGT 160, PDET 122 and MATH 115.Typically Offered Spring only.

CNC Machine Operation (MFGT 141)
In this course focus is placed on developing skill in programming and operating CNC machining equipment. This course covers the construction, maintenance, startup, and operation of CNC milling and turning equipment as well as tool presetting and probing, ATC setup and utilization, and part probing. Prerequisites: MFGT 110, MFGT 113, MFGT 160, PDET 122 and MATH 115.Co-requisites: MFGT 140. Typically Offered Spring only.

Advanced CNC Programming (MFGT 220)
In this course focus is placed on developing an in-depth understanding of the science and methodology used in programming CNC machining equipment via advanced programming technologies. This course covers developing tool paths from both surface geometry and solids, automating tool path development routines, programming wire EDM burns, high-speed machining, hard milling, and 4th and 5th axis machining. Prerequisites: MFGT 140 and MFGT 141. Typically Offered Fall only.

CNC System Utilization (MFGT 222)
In this course focus is placed on developing skill in applying advanced programming technologies and utilizing CNC machining systems. This course covers modular work holding systems, the construction, maintenance, startup, and operation of wire EDM equipment, as well as high-speed machining applications, hard milling applications, and 4th and 5th axis machining applications. Prerequisites: MFGT 140 and MFGT 141. Co-requisites: MFGT 220.Typically Offered Fall only.

Intro to Material Science (MATL 240)
Introduction to the study of the science of engineering materials: metals, polymers, and ceramics. Included in topics of study are atomic structure and bonding, properties selection, and testing of materials, failure modes, methods of production and fabrication, methods of changing properties including heat treatment of metals, alloying and surface treatments, mechanical working, composites and compound bonding. The common classification systems used to identify the various engineering materials are also covered. Typically Offered On Demand