Precision Machining

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

MTT 107 : Machining Calculations I

This course introduces basic calculations as they relate to machining occupations. Emphasis is placed on basic calculations and their applications in the machine shop. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic shop calculations. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards. Also taught as AUT 118, CET 101, EET 100.

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3

MTT 108 : Machine Handbook Functions I

This course covers the machinist's handbook. Emphasis is placed on formulas, tables, usage, and related information. Upon completion, students should be able to use the handbook in the calculation and set-up of machine tools. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards.

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3

MTT 109 : Orientation to Computer Assisted Manufacturing

This course serves as an overview and introduction to computer assisted manufacturing (CAM) and prepares students for more advanced CAM courses. Topics covered are basic concepts and terminology, CAM software environments, navigation commands and file management, 2-D geometry, construction modification, and toolpath generation for CAM machining processes.

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3

MTT 121 : Basic Print Reading for Machinists

This course covers the basic principles of print reading and sketching. Topics include multi-view drawings; interpretation of conventional lines; and dimensions, notes and thread notations. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret basic drawings, visualize parts, and make pictorial sketches. Also taught as AUT 104, CET 100, DDT 114.  CORE

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3

MTT 123 : Engine Lathe Lab I

The student learns to safely operate an engine lathe in calculating feeds and speeds and shaping a variety of cutting tools by grinding. The student will also safely operate an engine lathe in straight turning, facing, turning to the shoulder, and tapers.

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3

MTT 124 : Engine Lathe Lab II

The student learns advanced operation of an engine lathe in calculating feeds and speeds and shaping a variety of cutting tools by grinding. The student will also safely operate an engine lathe in advanced straight turning, facing, turning to the shoulder, and tapers.

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3

MTT 127 : Metrology

This course covers the use of precision measuring instruments. Emphasis is placed on the inspection of machine parts and use of a wide variety of measuring instruments. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate correct use of measuring instruments. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards. Also taught as AUT 155.  CORE

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3

MTT 128 : Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing I

This course is designed to teach students how to interpret engineering drawings using modern conventions, symbols, datums, datum targets, and projected tolerance zones. Special emphasis is placed upon print reading skills, and industry specifications and standards. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards.

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3

MTT 134 : Lathe Operations I

This course includes more advanced lathe practices such as set-up procedures, work planning, inner- and outer-diameter operations, and inspection and process improvement. Additional emphasis is placed on safety procedures. Upon completion, students will be able to apply advanced lathe techniques. MTT 134/135 are suitable substitutes for MTT 129. This course is aligned with NIMS standards.

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3

MTT 137 : Milling I

This course covers manual milling operations. Emphasis is placed on related safety, types of milling machines and their uses, cutting speed, feed calculations, and set-up and operation procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to apply manual vertical milling techniques to produce machine tool projects. MTT 137/138 are suitable substitutes for MTT 136. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards.

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3

MTT 138 : Milling I Lab

This course provides basic knowledge of milling machines. Emphasis is placed on types of milling machines and their uses, cutting speed, feed calculations, and set-up procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to apply milling techniques to produce machine tool projects. This course is aligned with NIMS certification criteria. MTT 137 and MTT 138 are suitable substitutes for MTT 136.

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3

MTT 139 : Basic Computer Numerical Control

This course introduces the concepts and capabilities of computer numeric control (CNC) machine tools. Topics include setup, operation, and basic applications. Upon completion, students should be able to develop a basic CNC program to safely operate a lathe and milling machine. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards.

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3

MTT 140 : Basic Computer Numerical Control Turning Programming I

This course covers concepts associated with basic programming of a computer numerical control (CNC) turning center. Topics include basic programming characteristics, motion types, tooling, workholding devices, setup documentation, tool compensations, and formatting. Upon completion, students should be able to write a basic CNC turning program that will be used to produce a part. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards.

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3

MTT 141 : Basic Computer Numeric Control Milling Programming I

This course covers concepts associated with basic programming of a computer numerical control (CNC) milling center. Topics include basic programming characteristics, motion types, tooling, workholding devices, setup documentation, tool compensations, and formatting. Upon completion, students should be able to write a basic CNC milling program that will be used to produce a part. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards.

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3

MTT 147 : Introduction to Machine Shop I

This course introduces machining operations as they relate to the metalworking industry. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, lathes, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments. Upon completion, students will be able to perform the basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. This is a CORE course. MTT 100 is a suitable substitute for MTT 147 and MTT 148. Also taught as AUT 150.  

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3

MTT 148 : Introduction to Machine Shop I Lab

This course provides practical application of the concepts and principles of machining operations learned in MTT 147. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, lathes, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments. Upon completion, students will be able to perform the basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. This is a CORE course. MTT 100 is a suitable substitute for MTT 147/148. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards. Also taught as AUT 151.

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3

MTT 149 : Introduction to Machine Shop II

This course provides additional instruction and practice in the use of measuring tools, lathes, milling machines, and grinders. Emphasis is placed on setup and operation of machine tools including the selection of work holding devices, speeds, feeds, cutting tools and coolants. Upon completion, students should be able to perform intermediate level procedures of precision grinding, measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. This is a CORE course and is aligned with NIMS certification standards. MTT 149/150 are suitable substitutes for MTT 103.

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3

MTT 150 : Introduction to Machine Shop II Lab

This course provides additional instruction and practice in the use of measuring tools, lathes, milling machines, and grinders. Emphasis is placed on setup and operation of machine tools including the selection of work holding devices, speeds, feeds, cutting tools and coolants. Upon completion, students should be able to perform intermediate level procedures of precision grinding, measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. This is a CORE course and is aligned with NIMS certification standards. MTT 149/150 are suitable substitutes for MTT 103.

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3

MTT 154 : Metallurgy

This course covers the production, properties, testing, classification, microstructure, and heat treating effects of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Topics include the iron-carbon phase diagram, ITT diagram, ANSI code, quenching, senescing, and other processes concerning metallurgical transformations. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the iron-carbon phase diagram, ITT diagram, microstructure images, and other phenomena concerning the behavior of metals.

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3

MTT 162 : Precision Grinding

This course includes more advanced precision grinder practices such as set-up procedures, work planning, surface grinding, cylindrical grinding, tool and cutter grinding, and inspection and process improvement. Additional emphasis is placed on safety procedures. Upon completion, students will be able to apply advanced precision grinding techniques. This course is aligned with NIMS standards. MTT 146 is a suitable substitute for MTT 162 & MTT 163.

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3

MTT 181 : Special Topics in Machine Tool Technology

This course is a guided study of special projects in machine tool technology. Emphasis is placed on student needs. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills developed to meet specific needs.

hours

3

MTT 182 : Special Topics in Machine Tool Technology

This course is a guided study of special projects in machine tool technology. Emphasis is placed on student needs. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills developed to meet specific needs.

hours

3

MTT 202 : Machine Maintenance and Repair

This course covers preventive maintenance, as well as repair of machine tools. Emphasis is placed on safety, disassembly and assembly of lathes, grinders, saws, and milling machines. Upon completion, students should be able to perform machine maintenance and repair of machine tools.

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3

MTT 219 : Computer Numerical Control Graphics: Turning

This course covers techniques involved in writing a program for a multi-axis computerized numeric control (CNC) turning machine using computer assisted manufacturing (CAM) software. In addition, CNC turning machine setup, programming, and operation are detailed. Upon completion, the student should be able to set up, program, and operate a 3-axis CNC turning machine to produce a 2 1/2-axis part using CAM software. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards.

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3

MTT 220 : Computer Numerical Control Graphics: Milling

This course covers techniques involved in writing a program for a multi-axis computerized numeric control (CNC) milling machine using computer assisted manufacturing (CAM) software. In addition, CNC milling machine setup, programming, and operation are detailed. Upon completion, the student should be able to set up, program, and operate a 3-axis CNC milling machine to produce a 2 1/2-axis part using CAM software. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards.

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3

MTT 221 : Advanced Blueprint Reading for Machinists

This course introduces complex industrial blueprints. Emphasis is placed on auxiliary views, section views, violations of true projection, special views, and interpretation of complex parts and assemblies. Upon completion, students should be able to read and interpret complex industrial blueprints.

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3

MTT 241 : CNC Milling Lab I

This course covers basic (3-axis) computer numeric control (CNC) milling machine setup and operating procedures. Upon completion, the student should be able to load a CNC program and setup and operate a 3-axis CNC milling machine to produce a specified part. Related safety, inspection, and process adjustment are also covered.

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3

MTT 242 : CNC Milling Lab II

This course covers advanced (including 4-axis) computer numeric control (CNC) milling machine setup and operating procedures. Upon completion, the student should be able to load a CNC program and setup and operate a CNC milling machine (including 4-axis) to produce a specified part. Related safety and inspection and process adjustment are also covered.

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3

MTT 243 : CNC Turning Lab I

This course covers basic computer numeric control (CNC) turning machine setup and operating procedures (inner diameter and outer diameter). Upon completion, the student should be able to load a CNC program and setup and operate a CNC turning machine to produce a simple part. Related safety and inspection and process adjustment are also covered.

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3

MTT 244 : CNC Turning Lab II

This course covers advanced computer numeric control (CNC) turning machine setup and operating procedures. Upon completion, the student should be able to load a CNC program and setup and operate a CNC turning machine to produce a specified part. Related safety and inspection and process adjustment are also covered.

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3

MTT 270 : Machining Skills Application

This course is designed to provide students with a capstone experience incorporating the knowledge and skills learned in the Machine Tool program. Special emphasis is given to student skill attainment.

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3

MTT 281 : Special Topics in Machine Tool Technology

This course is a guided study of special projects in machine tool technology. Emphasis is placed on student needs. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills developed to meet specific needs.

hours

3

MTT 282 : Special Topics in Machine Tool Technology

This course is a guided study of special projects in machine tool technology. Emphasis is placed on student needs. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills developed to meet specific needs.

hours

3

MTT 286 : Co-Op

These courses constitute a series wherein the student works on a part-time basis in a job directly related to machine tool technology. In these courses the employer evaluates the student's productivity and the student submits a descriptive report of his work experiences. Upon completion, the student will demonstrate skills learned in an employment setting.

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1

MTT 288 : Co-Op

These courses constitute a series wherein the student works on a part-time basis in a job directly related to machine tool technology. In these courses the employer evaluates the student's productivity and the student submits a descriptive report of his work experiences. Upon completion, the student will demonstrate skills learned in an employment setting.

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2

MTT 291 : Cooperative Education in Machine Tool Technology

Students work on a part-time basis in a job directly related to machine tool technology. The employer and supervising instructor evaluate students' progress. Upon course completion, students will be able to apply skills and knowledge in an employment setting.

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3

MTT 292 : Cooperative Education in Machine Tool Technology

Students work on a part-time basis in a job directly related to machine tool technology. The employer and supervising instructor evaluate students' progress. Upon course completion, students will be able to apply skills and knowledge in an employment setting.

hours

3