Computerized Machining Tech (MACH)
How to Read Course Descriptions
The bolded first line begins with a capitalized abbreviation that designates the subject area followed by the course number and title. The number of credits earned by taking the courses is also displayed.
The course description is a brief summary of the purpose of the course and the topics covered. Any requisite courses are listed and could include the following:
- Courses showing the abbreviation “COREQ” require simultaneous registration with each course named as a corequisite.
- The abbreviation “PRE-or-COREQ” means that each course named may have been taken prior to or may be taken concurrently with the course for which it is required.
- Courses showing the abbreviation “PREREQ” require the courses named as prerequisites to have been taken previously.
If the course can be applied towards a General Education Objective, the applicable Objective is listed.
To assist with your academic planning, courses in the Undergraduate Catalog are designated according to the semester they are usually offered. Unanticipated faculty vacancies and academic program changes may affect future course scheduling. Therefore, students should always contact the academic department to verify future course offerings, especially when specific courses are needed for graduation.
The following letters which appear after the course descriptions indicate the anticipated course scheduling:
F = Fall Semester, every year
S = Spring Semester, every year
Se = Sequential; a series of courses is presented until all have been taught.
Su = Summer Semester, every year
EF, ES, ESu = Even-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
OF, OS, OSu = Odd-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
D = Students should contact the Department to ask when this course will be offered.
R1 = Course is rotated every year, either Fall or Spring
R2 = Course is rotated every two years, either Fall or Spring
R3 = Course is rotated every three years, either Fall or Spring
MACH 0110 Machine Tool Lab I: 3 semester hours.
Machine Tool Lab I introduces students to the engine lathe and gives them practice on basic setup, safety, operation and maintenance of the machine. It prepares students for operations utilized in the advanced lathe practice labs. Related skills include supporting equipment. COREQ: MACH 0111. F, S
MACH 0111 Machine Tool Theory I: 2 semester hours.
Machine Tool Theory is a study of conventional lathe operations including facing, turning, boring, grooving, knurling, and thread and taper cutting. Related skills include supporting equipment. COREQ: MACH 0110. F, S
MACH 0112 Machine Math I: 3 semester hours.
Basic math principles of fractional and decimal numbers as related to machine shop measuring, blueprint reading, taper turning, threading and cutting speeds and feeds. Course covers basic algebra. F, S
MACH 0120 Machine Tool Lab II: 3 semester hours.
Machine Tool Lab II introduces the student to safety practices, maintenance, and operation of milling machines. In addition, students will receive instruction and practice on supporting equipment. Emphasis is on setup, safety, maintenance, and manipulation of all controls. COREQ: MACH 0121. F, S
MACH 0121 Machine Tool Theory II: 2 semester hours.
Machine Tool Theory II is a study of the various milling machine operations. These include milling machines and the devices that attach to these mills for various ooperations. Also included is the operation of support equipment. COREQ: MACH 0120. F, S
MACH 0123 Blueprint Reading: 2 semester hours.
Interpreting Blueprints in an introduction to identifying blueprint information needed to produce a machined part, through the interpretation of lines, symbols, and numbers as shown on two and three view orthographic drawings. During the discussion of tolerances, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing will be introduced. F, S
MACH 0130 Engine Lathe Practice II: 4 semester hours.
MACH 0136 Applied Machining Geometry and Trigonometry: 3 semester hours.
More advanced math course using geometry and trigonometry required when solving threading, tapering, chords, arcs, areas, and milling speed/feed problems in a machine shop environment. PREREQ: MACH 0112. F, S
MACH 0140 Milling Practice II: 5 semester hours.
A continuation of MACH 0120 on horizontal and vertical milling machines, performed to closer tolerances and time limits. Also includes grinding, layout and drilling operations as scheduling permits. PREREQ: MACH 0120 F, S
MACH 0220 CAD and CAM I Applications: 3 semester hours.
A hands-on lab utilizing computers for programming CNC machining centers for production purposes. COREQ: MACH 0221. F, S
MACH 0221 CAD and CAM I Theory: 3 semester hours.
Introductory theory course in the utilization of CAD/CAM systems. COREQ: MACH 0220. F, S
MACH 0225 Interpreting Technical Data: 1 semester hour.
Study of tables, charts, formulas, thread calculations, and related information as required of a machinist working in industry. Su
MACH 0230 CNC Mill Operations: 8 semester hours.
Set-up and operation of computer numerically controlled (CNC) vertical milling centers. Build jigs, set tooling, and use pre-written programs to produce CNC parts. PREREQ: MACH 0261. D
MACH 0240 CNC Lathe Operations: 8 semester hours.
Set-up and operation of computer numerically controlled lathes. Set the tooling and use pre-written programs to produce CNC parts. PREREQ: MACH 0261. D
MACH 0250 Advanced Machine Practice I: 4 semester hours.
Advanced machining practices on engine lathes, grinders, drill inspection, and metal layout. PREREQ: MACH 0140. F, S
MACH 0261 CNC Introduction to Theory: 2 semester hours.
An introductory course in basic programming of computer controlled machine tools. Emphasis is theory only. COREQ: MACH 0265. F, S
MACH 0265 Introduction to CNC Machine Practice: 4 semester hours.
A hands-on introductory course in the operation of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) vertical milling centers. Includes the safety practices, maintenance, setup and operation of CNC Mills. COREQ: MACH 0261. F, S
MACH 0270 CNC Machining Practice I: 4 semester hours.
An introductory course in basic computer skills, programming, set-up and operations of computer numerically controlled machine tools. PREREQ: Recommendation of program coordinator. COREQ: MACH 0271. F, S
MACH 0271 CNC Programming Theory I: 2 semester hours.
This course prepares the student in the programming of computer numerically controlled machine tools. Includes computer application of absolute/incremental, EIA/ISO, and conversational address systems. PREREQ: Program coordinator recommendation based upon demonstrated proficiency on conventional machine tools. COREQ: MACH 0270. F, S
MACH 0272 CNC Math I: 3 semester hours.
An advanced math course covering the basic use of geometric/trigonometric principles for identifying and solving all types of machine shop triangulation problems for the purpose of manufacturing parts on conventional and CNC machines. PREREQ: MACH 0136. F, S
MACH 0275 CAD and CAM II: 2 semester hours.
MACH 0281 CNC Programming Theory II: 2 semester hours.
An advanced course in the programming, set-up and operations of computer numerically controlled machine tools and accessory devices. MACH 0281 is a continuation of MACH 0271. COREQ: MACH 0290. PREREQ: MACH 0271. F, S
MACH 0290 CNC Machining Practice II: 3 semester hours.
An advanced course in the programming, set-up and operations of the computer numerically controlled machine tools. MACH 0290 is an advanced continuation of MACH 0270. COREQ: MACH 0281. PREREQ: MACH 0270. F, S
MACH 0296 Independent Study: 1-8 semester hours.
Addresses specific learning needs of individuals for the enhancement of knowledge and skills within the program area under the guidance of an instructor. May be repeated. Graded S/U, or may be letter-graded. PREREQ: Permission of the instructor. D
MACH 0298 Special Topics: 1-8 semester hours.
Addresses the specific needs of industry, enabling students to upgrade technical skills that are not included in the current program curriculum. May be repeated. Graded S/U, or may be letter-graded. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D