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  • Search for MEC102MEC102 3 credits

    Basic Hand Tools

    Introduces learners to the basic knowledge needed for assembly and the proper and safe application of hand tools. Coursework builds knowledge in the many types of bolts, wrenches, and other fittings commonly used in industry and how to properly apply them, including pneumatic fabrication fittings. Focuses on proper techniques for checking connections and testing fittings with an emphasis on safety. Proper tool use helps in many ways, including injury avoidance, fewer product quality issues, and lower tool breakage costs.
    Prerequisites: CS120 or documented proficiency, MTH20 and RD30 or RD90, or documented placement test scores.

  • Search for MEC103MEC103 1 credit

    Industrial Safety

    Covers the importance of workplace safety, OSHA regulations, and practicing safety in the workplace. Learners will study topics like the importance of safety policies, common causes of workplace injuries and accidents, and OSHA regulation for general workplace safety, personal protective equipment, tools, and machines.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or RD90 and WR30 or WR90, or designated placement test scores.

  • Search for MEC124MEC124 3 credits

    Hoisting and Rigging I

    Teaches how to safely move loads of different shapes and sizes using a variety of methods. Rigging skills are required in many industries including manufacturing, construction, and transportation.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or RD90, WR30 or WR90 and MTH63, or designated placement test scores; MEC102.

  • Search for MEC125MEC125 3 credits

    Pneumatics I

    Prepares learners to work intelligently in industry with pneumatic applications. It introduces pneumatic power and takes learners through key topics and skills in pneumatic power and safety, pneumatic circuits, pneumatic schematics, the principles of pneumatic pressure and flow, and pneumatic speed control circuits. It covers pressure regulation, air filtration, how to connect pneumatic circuits, pneumatic cylinders, valves, and actuators, a wide array of pneumatic applications, pressure and cylinder force, pneumatic leverage, pressure and volume, and air flow resistance. Formerly offered as MFG199H.
    Prerequisites: CS120 or documented proficiency, MTH63, RD30 or RD90 and WR30 or WR90, or designated placement test scores; MEC102; MFG116 highly recommended.

  • Search for MEC130MEC130 3 credits

    Hydraulics I

    Introduces hydraulic power use and application, allowing learners to develop skills and knowledge needed to apply hydraulics in modern industry. Takes learners through key topics and skills in hydraulic power and safety, hydraulic circuits, hydraulic schematics, the principles of hydraulic pressure and flow, and hydraulic speed control circuits. Includes pumps, fluid friction, how to connect hydraulic circuits, hydraulic cylinders and valves (including needle valves), and a wide array of hydraulic applications.
    Prerequisites: CS120 or documented proficiency, MTH63, RD30 or RD90 and WR30 or WR90, or designated placement test scores; MEC102; MFG116 highly recommended

  • Search for MEC135MEC135 4 credits

    Mechanical Drives I

    Introduces mechanical systems and develops fundamental knowledge of mechanical systems and practices. Covers basic safety, installation, key fasteners, power transmission systems, v-belt drives, chain drives, spur gear drives, and multiple shaft drives. Topics covered include learning how to select, install, adjust, troubleshoot, and repair a range of mechanical systems which are commonly found in both automated and manual machines used in every industry around the world. Previously offered as MFG199M.
    Prerequisites: CS120 or documented proficiency, MTH63, RD30 or RD90 and WR30 or WR90, or designated placement test scores; MEC102; MFG116 highly recommended.

  • Search for MEC226MEC226 3 credits

    Pneumatics II

    Builds on the basic pneumatics skills to teach intermediate pneumatic components and system applications. Learners will gain industry-relevant skills related to these new topics including operation, installation, performance analysis, maintenance, and design. These topics include cam-operated valves, cylinder sequencing with cam valves, cylinder deceleration circuits, pilot-operated DCVs, shuttle valves, air logic components, air logic design, air filters, filter selection, filter maintenance, water removal techniques, air dryers, after-coolers, water traps, air lubricators, and component maintenance. Along with advanced pneumatic principles, pneumatic cylinder loads, cylinder applications, quick exhaust valves, motor loads, air bearings, component sizing, air compressor types, air compressor operation, flow measurement, compressor performance, and pneumatic component maintenance.
    Prerequisite: MEC125.

  • Search for MEC228MEC228 4 credits

    Pneumatic Fittings and Troubleshooting

    Covers major topics like troubleshooting air preparation, actuators, valves, vacuum systems, and pneumatic systems. Specifically, learners will study objectives such as pressure test points; symptoms and causes of regulator failure; inspection and troubleshooting a vacuum cup; and troubleshooting zero pressure. Pneumatic fitting construction discusses the construction of pneumatic rubber hoses and methods of connecting rubber hoses to fittings.
    Prerequisite: MEC226.

  • Search for MEC231MEC231 4 credits

    Hydraulics II

    Builds on basic hydraulic skills teaching hydraulic components and system applications. Students will learn industry-relevant skills related to new topics including operation, installation, performance analysis and design. These topics include accumulator sizing, system design, circuit applications, component operation/installation, pilot-operated directional control valves (DCVs), two-stage directional control valves, cam-operated directional control valves (DCVs), DCV spool center types and applications, cylinder types and mountings, pressure-compensated flow control valves, pilot-operated check valves, direct-operated relief valves, non-compensated flow control valves, rapid traverse slow feed circuits, cylinder sequencing, remote pressure control, pump unloading circuits, and p-port check valves.
    Prerequisite: MEC130.

  • Search for MEC233MEC233 4 credits

    Hydraulic Troubleshooting

    Teaches hydraulic troubleshooting by providing a hands-on learning station that models a real world hydraulically-powered machine and includes over 40 faults that can be inserted into the system.
    Prerequisite: MEC231.

  • Search for MEC236MEC236 4 credits

    Mechanical Drives II

    Covers heavy duty V-belt drives including conventional, multiple, wedge, and variable speed V-belt drives. This course describes V-belt selection and maintenance by covering V-belt size specification, component identification, and troubleshooting. Learners will develop fundamental knowledge of synchronous belt drives, lubrication concepts, precision shaft alignment, and coupling. Also covered is heavy duty chain drives which describes silent chain drives, multiple-strand systems, chain selection, chain lubrication, chain maintenance and troubleshooting.
    Prerequisite: MEC135.

  • Search for MEC238MEC238 4 credits

    Mechanical Drives III

    Includes the lubrication, selection, maintenance and troubleshooting of plain ball bearings. Introduces anti-friction bearings by describing the two types and teaching the fundamental skills of how to identify, mechanically install, thermally install and troubleshoot those bearings. Also covered is gasket and seals such as O-ring seal, lip seal and mechanical seal, and advanced gear drives such as helical gear drives, right angle gear drives, speed reducers, and gear drive selection and maintenance.
    Prerequisite: MEC236.

  • Search for MEC240MEC240 3 credits

    Robotics I

    Provides an overview of robotic and automated systems technology. Students will be introduced to basic manufacturing techniques, robot terminology, differing types of automation, safety, basic robotic programming, interfacing robotic communications, automated work cells, and robotic applications. Robot operations and programming fundamentals will be applied by the students. Safety is emphasized throughout, highlighting operator and robot safety, lockout/tagout and safety interlocks.
    Prerequisites: CS120 or documented proficiency, MTH60 or MTH63 or higher level math, and WR30 or WR90.

  • Search for MFG101MFG101 3 credits

    Introduction to Manufacturing

    Surveys various manufacturing processes, materials, and possible career opportunities in manufacturing-related disciplines.
    Prerequisites: MTH20 and RD30 or RD90, or designated placement test scores. Offered fall term.

  • Search for MFG116MFG116 2 credits

    Metrology

    Studies measurements by mechanical, electronic and optical methods related to industrial dimensional conformance requirements.
    Corequisite: MFG121 or equivalent. Offered fall, winter and spring terms.

  • Search for MFG121MFG121 4 credits

    Manufacturing Processes I

    A three-term series designed to develop both an understanding of manufacturing concerns and limitations of industry as well as developing the hands-on skills needed for machining jobs in manufacturing. Covers basic manufacturing skills and machine tooling practices. Emphasizes safety, bench work, engine lathes, vertical and horizontal mills, precision grinding, tool room operations, and production work through a series of projects.
    Corequisite: MTH60 or equivalent; MFG101 recommended.

  • Search for MFG122MFG122 4 credits

    Manufacturing Processes II

    A three-term series designed to develop both an understanding of manufacturing concerns and limitations of industry as well as developing the hands-on skills needed for machining jobs in manufacturing. Covers basic manufacturing skills and machine tooling practices. Emphasizes safety, bench work, engine lathes, vertical and horizontal mills, precision grinding, tool room operations, and production work through a series of projects.
    Prerequisite: MFG121 or approval of instructor.

  • Search for MFG123MFG123 4 credits

    Manufacturing Processes III

    A three-term series designed to develop both an understanding of manufacturing concerns and limitations of industry as well as developing the hands-on skills needed for machining jobs in manufacturing. Covers basic manufacturing skills and machine tooling practices. Emphasizes safety, bench work, engine lathes, vertical and horizontal mills, precision grinding, tool room operations, and production work through a series of projects.
    Prerequisite: MFG122 or approval of instructor.

  • Search for MFG140MFG140 2 credits

    CNC Controls (Haas)

    Designed to develop an understanding of the Haas VF-1 CNC Control. Basic functions and operating modes of the Haas control are covered.
    Prerequisites: MTH60 and MFG121 recommended. Offered fall, winter and spring terms.

  • Search for MFG199MFG199 Variable credit

    Special Studies in Manufacturing

    Presents special studies in manufacturing through workshop, seminar, and independent study formats.

  • Search for MFG210MFG210 3 credits

    AC/DC Electrical Systems for Manufacturing

    Introduces the fundamentals of AC/DC electrical systems used for power and control in the manufacturing industry as well as commercial, agricultural and residential applications. Students learn industry-relevant skills included in subject areas such as basic electrical circuits, electrical measurement, circuit analysis, inductance and capacitance, combination circuits, and transformers. Topics covered in subject areas will include but not be limited to: safety, electrical components and wiring, electronic test instruments, tools and fasteners, electrical units and nomenclature, and parallel/series-parallel circuits.
    Prerequisites: MTH60, MTH63 or higher level math; EET101 recommended. Offered fall, winter and spring terms.

  • Search for MFG211MFG211 4 credits

    Manufacturing Power and Control Electronics

    Introduces the fundamental concepts of industrial manufacturing power and control electronics and their applications, such as measuring temperature, speed, and analog signals. Students learn how to operate, adjust, and troubleshoot electronic components, circuits, and systems used in machine applications across various industries including manufacturing, transportation, energy, and construction. In addition, students will study the concepts of solid state electronics as they apply to modern manufacturing applications such as switching power supplies, analog and discrete sensing, solid state relays, transistors, PWM amplifiers, and variable speed motor control. Specifically, students will study objectives such as operation of a full-wave rectifier, the installation of a photoelectric sensor, and testing a triac relay circuit. Safety is emphasized throughout, highlighting industrial safety, lockout/tagout and safety interlocks.
    Prerequisites: MTH60, MTH63 or higher level math; EET101 highly recommended.

  • Search for MFG215MFG215 3 credits

    Electrical Control Systems and Sensors for Manufacturing

    Introduces the functions of relay logic control circuits used in industrial, commercial and residential applications. Describes functions and application of functions covered in control logic including logic elements such as AND, OR, NOT, NOR, and NAND. Ladder diagrams are explained and learners connect, operate, and design a ladder diagram using one or more logic elements. Additional concepts include electro-pneumatic solenoid valves; sequencing control including relay operation, relay application, limit switch operation and application; and timers and advanced systems including time-delay relays, multiple cylinder control, and machine modes of operation. Electrical sensors teaches the operation of non-contact sensors and their applications in industry, such as sensing movement, detecting metal versus non-metal, and determining speed. This course covers sensors such as inductive, capacitive, magnetic reed, hall-effect and photoelectric.
    Prerequisites: MTH60, MTH63 or higher level math; EET101 recommended. Offered fall, winter and spring terms.

  • Search for MFG220MFG220 4 credits

    Research and Development Prototyping

    A capstone project class that introduces the process of prototype development and design. Emphasizes the research and documentation required to take an idea from concept to production. Incorporates industrial design build team concepts. Designed prototypes are built in MFG255.
    Prerequisite: Second year standing in program.
    Corequisite: WR121. Offered fall, winter and spring terms.

  • Search for MFG230MFG230 3 credits

    Statistics and Quality Control

    Introduces ISO 9000 concepts of basic gauging, inspection, elementary statistics, and statistical process control.
    Prerequisite: MET104 or equivalent. Offered fall term.

  • Search for MFG232MFG232 3 credits

    Electric Motor Control I

    Introduces the fundamentals of electric relay control of AC electric motors found in industrial and commercial manufacturing applications. Students will gain an understanding of the operation, installation, design, and control of AC electric motor control circuits, transformers, ladder logic controls, and control relays for many common applications. Students will also develop skills in interpreting schematics, system design, motor start/stop circuits, and motor sequence control. Safety is emphasized throughout, highlighting motor safety, lockout/tagout and safety interlocks.
    Prerequisites: MTH60, MTH63 or higher level math; MFG210 recommended.

  • Search for MFG233MFG233 3 credits

    Electric Motor Control II

    Introduces the fundamentals of electric relay control of AC electric motors found in industrial and commercial manufacturing applications. Students will continue to gain an understanding of the operation, installation, design, and control of AC electric motor control circuits used in the manufacturing industry. In addition, students will be introduced to systems troubleshooting, reversing motor controls, automatic input devices and basic timer controls. Students will continue to develop skills in interpreting schematics, system design, motor start/stop circuits, and motor sequence control. Safety is still emphasized throughout, highlighting motor safety and component safety, lockout/tagout, and safety interlocks.
    Prerequisites: MTH60, MTH63 or higher level math; MFG232 (may be taken concurrently); MFG210 recommended.

  • Search for MFG241MFG241 4 credits

    Computer Numerical Control Programming Mill (Haas)

    Covers basic computer numerical control (CNC) programming and machine set-up and operation. Emphasizes manual data input programming.
    Prerequisites: MTH60, MFG121; MFG122 and MFG123 recommended. Offered fall, winter and spring terms.

  • Search for MFG242MFG242 4 credits

    Computer Aided Manufacturing I: Mastercam 2D

    Studies computer numerical control (CNC) programming based on state-of-the-art computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software. Introduces and develops skills through a series of projects designed to teach program operation and CNC machining skills.
    Prerequisite: MFG241 or equivalent. Offered fall, winter and spring terms.

  • Search for MFG243MFG243 4 credits

    Computer Aided Manufacturing II: Mastercam 3D

    Continues study in computer numerical control (CNC) programming and CNC machine set-up and operation. Emphasizes job planning, documentation, and integration of all prior education and training combining CNC software/hardware.
    Prerequisite: MFG242. Offered fall, winter and spring terms.

  • Search for MFG244MFG244 3 credits

    CNC Programming Lathe (Haas)

    Covers basic computer numerical control (CNC) programming, machine set-up, and operation on a CNC lathe. Emphasizes safety and manual programming.
    Prerequisites: MET104, MFG121; MFG122 and MFG123 recommended. Offered fall, winter and spring terms.

  • Search for MFG255MFG255 4 credits

    Computer Integrated Manufacturing

    A capstone project class that emphasizes the design build team process as it applies to the production, documentation, and implementation of a prototype production run using multiple manufacturing processes. Students work together as a production team to build, document, and evaluate all phases of a prototype production run.
    Prerequisite: MFG220. Offered fall, winter and spring terms.

  • Search for MFG262MFG262 3 credits

    Lean Manufacturing

    Develops an understanding as well as the limitations of lean manufacturing as it applies to manufacturing and business. Covers the basics of lean, TAKT time, value stream mapping, current and future state, KanBan systems, tracking and removing production wastes, running effective meetings, and team building.
    Prerequisites: MFG230; MTH60 (may be taken concurrently). Offered spring term.

  • Search for MFG280MFG280 Variable credit

    Cooperative Work Experience/Manufacturing

    Cooperative Work Experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program.

  • Search for MFG280SMFG280S 1 credit

    Cooperative Work Experience Seminar/Manufacturing

    Presents an overview of the necessary employment documents to be competitive in the job market. Students will write a basic resume and cover letter, complete an employment application, participate in a mock interview, and develop an understanding of the importance of a professional image and work ethic. Students are expected to have completed most of their coursework toward a certificate or degree program and will be enrolled in CWE concurrently or in the following term.

  • Search for MFG291MFG291 2 credits

    Laser Cutting and Engraving Fundamentals

    Introduces students on how to safely setup and operate a Trotec laser engraving machine using CorelDraw software as the print driver. A strong emphasis is place on proper selection of materials that can be safely cut or engraved. Along with required curriculum, the course also includes time for student project work. This course is recommended for anyone interested in laser cutting and engraving for industry applications or artwork. Previously offered as MFG199L.
    Prerequisites: CS120 or documented proficiency and MTH63 or higher level math.

Mechanical Engineering Technology

  • Search for MET101MET101 3 credits

    Mechanical Drafting

    Introduces manual mechanical drafting techniques. Focuses on drawing layout, dimensioning standards, and sectional views through a series of practical problems.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or RD90 and WR30 or WR90, or designated placement test scores. Offered fall, winter and spring terms.

  • Search for MET104MET104 3 credits

    Applied Shop Practices

    Covers calculation, layout, and procedure standards in applied topics in manufacturing and machining technologies. An understanding of mathematical concepts is stressed in all topics ranging from general arithmetic processes to oblique trigonometry, compound angles and numerical control.
    Offered fall, winter and spring terms.

  • Search for MET105MET105 3 credits

    Blueprint Reading - Mechanical

    Introduces blueprints using multi-view projection, sectional views, auxiliary views, title blocks, and drawing formats, which are the basis for all graphical communication in the manufacturing industry today. Knowledge of the techniques used on blueprints is necessary in the industry whenever descriptions of size, shape, and arrangement are used to produce, service, or sell a product. This course also introduces students to blueprint and drawing techniques which will be built upon with additional modules in the program. Dual numbered as WLD104.
    Prerequisite: MTH63 recommended. Offered fall, winter and spring terms.

  • Search for MET111MET111 3 credits

    Computer Aided Drafting I: Mechanical (Autodesk Inventor)

    Introduces students to the basic concepts of computer aided design (CAD) and drafting. These include but are not limited to set-up workspace, sketches, features, and drawings. Working in both two- and three-dimensions as well as in solids, students will learn the operating system, command codes, file menu, and symbol library of an industry standard, computer aided design and drafting system.
    Prerequisite: CS120 or equivalent.
    Corequisites: MET101 and MET105 highly recommended. Offered fall, winter and spring terms.

  • Search for MET112MET112 3 credits

    Computer Aided Drafting II: Mechanical (Autodesk Inventor)

    Introduces students to advanced concepts of computer aided design (CAD) and drafting. These include but are not limited to advanced commands, thread creation, surfaces, advanced work planes, and stress analysis (FEA). Working in both two- and three-dimensions as well as in solids, students will learn the operating system, Inventor CAD environment, advanced tools and symbol library of an industry standard, computer aided design and drafting system.
    Prerequisite: MET111.
    Corequisites: MET101 and MET105 highly recommended. Offered fall, winter and spring terms.

  • Search for MET113MET113 3 credits

    Computer Aided Drafting III: Mechanical (Autodesk Inventor)

    Covers advanced techniques used in creating and modifying parametric, assembly-centric 3D models with Inventor. Exercises in this course develop extensive knowledge in the areas of part and assembly modeling, adaptive features, utilizing work groups, surfacing, managing data and the Engineer’s Notebook. Exercises will include but are not limited to advanced commands and surfaces, advanced work planes, and advanced stress analysis (FEA). Working in both two- and three-dimensions as well as in solids, students will learn advanced multiple drawing and modification commands, create advanced three-dimensional solid models and assemblies, and apply industry standards in the preparation of technical mechanical drawings.
    Prerequisite: MET111 and MET112 or instructor approval; MET105 highly recommended. Offered fall, winter and spring terms.

  • Search for MET121MET121 3 credits

    Computer Aided Drafting I: Mechanical (SolidWorks)

    The first in a three-term series introducing students to the basic concepts of computer aided design (CAD) and drafting. Course studies will be completed using SolidWorks CAD software. Studies include set-up workspace, sketches, features, and drawings. Working in both two- and three-dimensions as well as in solids, students will learn the operating system, command codes, file menu, and symbol library of an industry standard, computer aided design and drafting system.
    Prerequisites: CS120 or equivalent; MET101 and MET105 highly recommended. Offered fall, winter and spring terms.

  • Search for MET122MET122 3 credits

    Computer Aided Drafting II: Mechanical (SolidWorks)

    The second of a three-term series, this course continues with the basic concepts of computer aided design (CAD) and drafting. Course studies will be completed using SolidWorks CAD software. Studies include set-up workspace, sketches, features and drawings. Working in both two- and three-dimensions as well as in solids, students will learn the operating system, command codes, file menu, and symbol library of an industry standard, computer aided design and drafting system. Focus will be on sheet metal, weldments, and gears and gear-mates as used in manufacturing. Students have the opportunity to take SolidWorks CSWA (Certified SolidWorks Associate) exam at end of this term.
    Prerequisite: MET121 or department approval. Offered fall, winter and spring terms.

  • Search for MET123MET123 3 credits

    Computer Aided Drafting III: Mechanical (SolidWorks)

    The third course in a three-term series, this is an elective in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program. Students will use the techniques learned in MET121 and MET122 to reverse engineer an advanced part/project, creating solid models and modifying those models as needed, creation of assemblies, and industry standard mechanical drawings. Coursework will focus on continuing to develop techniques in preparing industry standard accurate, legible drawings and solid models. Students will have opportunity to take the SolidWorks CSWA (Certified SolidWorks Associate) exam at the end of the term.
    Prerequisite: MET122 or department approval. Offered fall, winter and spring terms.

  • Search for MET160MET160 3 credits

    Materials and Metallurgy

    Studies basic metallurgy as it relates to manufacturing processes. The course introduces the identification of ferrous metals and non-ferrous metals, as well as other materials used in the manufacturing industry. Study includes mechanical and physical properties, powder metallurgy, heat treatment, alloying, crystalline structures, effects of machining, casting processes, and testing processes.
    Prerequisite: MFG101 recommended. Offered winter term.