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MTT 101 - Introduction to Conventional and CNC Machining

Units: 4                Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 108            Outside Hours: 72
Grading Method: Letter grade or pass/no pass option                      Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: None

In this course, students will be introduced to the principles and operation of conventional and Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machine tools with an emphasis on safety, measurement, hand tools, power saws, drilling machines, lathes, and milling and grinding machines focusing on practices and setups used in industry.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

MTT 103 - Conventional and CNC Turning

Units: 4                Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 108            Outside Hours: 72
Grading Method: Letter grade or pass/no pass option                      Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Machine Tool Technology 101 or 146 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent

In this course, students will study at an advanced level the prinicples and operation of conventional and Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machine tools with an emphasis on the set up and operation of lathes. Topics will include safety, turning, drilling, boring, threading, cutting tools, CNC programming practices, and setups as applied in industry.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

MTT 105 - Conventional and CNC Milling

Units: 4                Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 108            Outside Hours: 72
Grading Method:  Letter grade or pass/no pass option       Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Machine Tool Technology 101 or 146 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent

In this course, students will study at an advanced level the principles and operation of conventional and Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machine tools with an emphasis on the setup and operation of milling machines. Topics will include safety, drilling, milling, tapping, tooling, CNC programming practices, and setups as applied in industry.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option

MTT 107 - Advanced Manufacturing Processes

Units: 4                Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 108            Outside Hours: 72
Grading Method:  Letter grade or pass/no pass optio        Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Machine Tool Technology 101 or 146 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent

In this course, students will study the principles and operation of machine tools with an emphasis on advanced manufacturing processes and machines, such as Electrical Discharge Machines (EDM), water abrasive jet machines, and grinding machines. Additional topics will include abrasives, coordinate measuring machines, advanced precision measurement, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), optical comparators, and practices and setups as applied in industry.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

MTT 110 - Introduction to CAD/CAM

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours:18               Outside Hours: 90
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: None

This course covers the study of the fundamental concepts of Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM). Concepts explored will include the application of computers in manufacturing, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming, Automated Manufacturing and Integrated CAD/CAM.

MTT 112 - Computer Numerical Control Programming

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 18              Outside Hours: 90
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Machine Tool Technology110 or equivalent; Machine Tool Technolgy 140 or equivalent; and Machine Tool Technology 146 or 101 or equivalent with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite.

This course covers the study of Computer Nurmerical Control (CNC) programming with emphasis on contouring, canned cycles, cutter diameter compensation, looping, macro subroutines and multiple part programming for three axis milling machines and CNC lathes.

MTT 115 - Numerical Control Graphics Programming

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 54              Outside Hours: 72
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: Machine Tool Technology 110, 140, 101 or equivalent

This basic course covers Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), emphasizing interactive graphics programming for Numerical Control (NC) machines. Concepts studied will include interactive geometry construction, tool motion, machine functions, repetitive programming, graphic output and graphic editing. Programs will be compiled using interactive graphics computer systems.

MTT 118 - 3D Numerical Control Graphics Programming

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 54              Outside Hours: 90
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Machine Tool Technology 115

This course covers Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), emphasizing interactive graphics programming for Numerical Control (NC) machines. Students will utilize various techniques of creating geometry on multiple work planes, three dimensional (3D) surface toolpath creation and manipulation, implementing 4th and 5th axis machining, generating surface to surface intersections, creating blends between surfaces, creating roughing operations for 3D and Computer Aided Design (CAD) data conversion for the purpose of 3D machining.

MTT 120 - Manufacturing Print Reading

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: None

Students are introduced to engineering drawings and engineering specifications used in manufacturing industries. Representative drawings from simple production to complex assembly will be used to demonstrate concepts and for practice in interpreting the symbols and notations. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) in accordance with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Y-14.5 standard and the construction of simple machine parts are also discussed.

MTT 140 - Machine Shop Calculations

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: Machine Tool Technology 120

This course covers the study of machine shop problems involving the solution of formulas related to screw threads, feeds and speeds, spur gears, simple and angular indexing. Geometric figures, angles, triangles, circles, arcs, trigonometric functions, compound angles and oblique triangles will also be introduced.

MTT 146 - Basic Machine Tool Operation

Units: 3                     Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 72              Outside Hours: 54
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: None

Students are introduced to the basic principles and operation of machine tools with a focus on bench operations, drilling, engine lathes, mills, and grinding machines. Standard industry practices and tool set-ups used are emphasized. Laboratory projects and exercises related to the lectures and demonstrations will be assigned.

MTT 160 - General Metals

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 72              Outside Hours: 54
Grading Method:  Letter grade or pass/no pass option       Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: None

This course covers the general skills of metal working: machine shop practice, welding, bench work, art metal, foundry and sheet metal, design, construction and occupational exploration.

MTT 201 - Introduction to Aerospace Fastener Technology

Units: 4                Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 108            Outside Hours: 72
Grading Method:  Letter grade or pass/no pass option        Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: Mathematics 12 and Machine Tool Technology 120 and 140

In this course, students are introduced to fastener’s standard measurement techniques, cold-heading (forging), thread-rolling, centerless grinding, turning, trimming, and interpretation of travelers (routers). Standard aerospace fastener industry practices, safety procedures, and set-ups are emphasized.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

MTT 203 - Advanced Inspection of Fasteners and Measuring Instruments

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 72              Outside Hours: 54
Grading Method:  Letter grade or pass/no pass option       Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Machine Tool Technology 120 or 140

Students are introduced to advanced fastener inspection. Standard measurement techniques with focus on microscopes, thread pitch gauges, Go and No-Go gauges, micrometers, indicators, calipers, gauge-blocks, plug gauges, comparator, and interpretation of travelers. Standard aerospace fastener industry practices are emphasized.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

MTT 95 - Cooperative Work Experience Education

Units: 2-4             Lecture Hours: 0                Lab Hours: hours to be arranged
Grading Method: Letter                             Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: None
Enrollment Limitation: Employment or volunteer work in a position related to the student’s major or career goal by the second week of the semester. Completion of or current enrollment in one course from the major.

Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, supervisor, and instructor, each student will work with and learn from experts in the Machine Tool Technology field. These experiences will enable students to improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and compare them to personal abilities and career expectations.

Note: Transfer limitations apply.
Note: The total units earned for Cooperative Work Experience Education may not exceed 16 units.

MTT 99 - Independent Study

Units: 1-3             min Lecture Hours: 54             max Lecture Hours: 162
Grading Method: Letter                                  Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: None
Enrollment Limitation: Two courses in Machine Tool Technology with a minimum grade of B in each and ac- knowledgment by the instructor with whom the student will work.

This course provides special advanced studies in a subject field of Machine Tool Technology not covered in the regular departmental offerings. Regular conferences with the instructor are coordinated with assigned Machine Tool Technology projects (54 hours per unit).

Note: Transfer limitations apply.


 

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