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Manufacturing Technology

  • 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 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 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 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 are 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, 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.

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 and WR30 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.