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CAD Solid Modeling with SolidWorks

Course Number: MACH 20
Units: 4
Class: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory

Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Fundamentals of computer-aided design (CAD) using SolidWorks software: Application of SolidWorks in creating manufacturing models including solid-part models, assembly models, and engineering drawings.

Introduction to CNC Programming and CAD/CAM Technology

Course Number: MACH 30
Units: 4
Class: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory

Prerequisite: Mach 210
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to programming of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines using standard programming methods and CAD/CAM software: Emphasis on safety procedures, tool and part setups, and machine and controller operation.

Advanced CNC and CAD/CAM Programming

Course Number: MACH 31
Units: 4
Class: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory

Acceptable for credit: CSU
Prerequisite: MACH 30
Description: Advanced CNC programming: Emphasis on standard programming language, conversational programming, and CAD/CAM programming using Mastercam; programming covers mill and lathe operations.

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Course Number: MACH 75
Units: 2
Class: 2 hours lecture

Recommended Preparation: MACH 210
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Interpretation of specifications and inspection standards related to ANSI/ASME Y 14.5M Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) standards: Demonstration and explanation of the standards in designing, machining, and inspection operations through defining the rules, symbols, and relationships covered by Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.

Special Projects Laboratory

Course Number: MACH 200
Units: 1-4
Class: 3-12 hours laboratory

Description: Open laboratory for working on selected projects: Provides the opportunity for development of individual interests.

Engineering Drawings for Machinists, Welders, and Industrial Maintenance Technicians

Course Number: MACH 205
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture

Description: Interpretation of engineering drawings and specification for machinists, welders, and industrial maintenance technicians: Explanation of the rules, symbols, and relationships covered in blueprints, assembly drawings and weldments. Emphasis on ANSI/ASME Y 14.5 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Standards and use of Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) for inspection of GDT specifications.

Industrial Hydraulics & Pneumatics

Course Number: MACH 206
Units: 2
Class: 1 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory

Description: Introduction to theory and operation of hydraulic & pneumatic systems: principles, components, symbols, and applications from systems development and troubleshooting perspectives. Emphasis on components and their operation in hydraulic & pneumatic circuits. Maintenance and troubleshooting procedures for systems, system components and manufacturing assembles.

NEW! Theory, Operation, and Maintenance of Mechanical Drives

Course Number: MACH 207
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory

Prerequisite(s): MACH 210 and 205
Description: Introduction to theory, operation and maintenance of mechanical drive components and power transmission systems: Troubleshooting, preventive maintenance, repair of rotary and linear motion components, including bearings, couplings, belt drives, chain drives, gear drives, conveyors, clutches, brakes, adjustable speed drives and linear motion devices, as well as topics such as lubrication and alignment.

Theory, Operation, and Maintenance of Industrial Pumps

Course Number: MACH 208
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory

Prerequisite(s): MACH 210 and 205
Description: Introduction to theory, operation, and maintenance of industrial pumps: Repair, seals, and alignment for variety of pump applications for water, wastewater, and industrial applications.

Machine Technology I

Course Number: MACH 210
Units: 5
Class: 3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory

Description: Introduction to the operation and theory of machine tools focusing on shop safety: Blueprint reading and engineering drawings, precision measurement, layout, tool grinding, speed and feed calculations, drill-press operation, lathe operation (turning and threading), and mill setup and operation.

NEW! Dimensional Metrology

Course Number: MACH 211
Units: 3
Class: 1.5 hours lecture,  4.5 hours laboratory

Description: Standards and techniques used in dimensional measurement of physical objects

Machine Technology II

Course Number: MACH 220
Units: 5
Class: 3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory

Recommended preparation: Mach 210
Description: Continuation of MACH 210: Internal lathe operations; vertical and horizontal mill setup, operation, and use of milling accessories; carbide tooling selection and geometries; surface grinding; introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing and properties of materials associated with machinability, heat treating, and hardness testing.

Machine Technology III

Course Number: MACH 230
Units: 5
Class: 3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory

Recommended preparation: Mach 220
Description: Prerequisite: Mach 75 and 220
Continuation of MACH 220: Advanced topics such as machine tool maintenance, tool and cutter grinding, gear cutting and theory, and shop trigonometry; projects based on multiple machining operations and multiple-part assemblies; more in-depth coverage of properties of materials and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, including the development of inspection gages.

Survey Course for the Skilled Trades

Course Number: MACH 255
Units: .5
Class: 1.5 hours laboratory

Corequisite(s): CARP 255, WDTEC 255, WELD 255
Description: Introduction to the skilled trades Machining Topics include safety, career opportunities, and hands on experience. Part of a four part series survey class including WELD 255, CARP 255, WDTEC 255.

Occupational Work Experience in Machine Technology

Course Number: COPED 466L
Units: 1-4
Class: hours to be arranged

Description: Supervised employment providing opportunities in ma-chine technology or a related field: Develop desirable work habits, become a productive, responsible individual, and extend education experience with on the job training. Students may re-enroll for a maximum of 16 units for occupational or a combination of general and occupational work experience education (including Regular and Alternate Plan and General/Occupational/Apprentice Work Experience).