Career and Technical Courses
MFG101 (3 credits)
Introduction to Manufacturing
Designed to develop an understanding of various manufacturing processes, materials, and possible career opportunities in manufacturing-related disciplines. Course includes an orientation to the use of personal computers in manufacturing and various industry standard software programs. Introduces students to problem solving and laboratory procedures, a survey of common manufacturing processes, including a history of manufacturing technology, economic considerations associated with manufacturing, and the influence of product design on process selection, on manufacturing taxonomy, surface finish, tolerances, and functional specifications. Prerequisites: MTH20 and RD90 or WR91or designated placement score(s).
MFG116 (2 credits)
Covers basic measurement, precision measurement, direct gauging, indirect gauging, and dimensional measurements using both the U.S. customary system and the SI metric system. Course content covers the study of quality assurance through measurements taken by mechanical, electronic and optical methods as related to industrial dimensional conformance requirements. Prerequisites: CIS120 or equivalent, and RD90 and WR90 or WR91 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90), or designated placement score(s).
MFG121 (4 credits)
Manufacturing Processes I
As the first of a three-term series, this course is designed to develop both an understanding of manufacturing concerns and limitations of industry and 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. Corequisites: MTH60 or MTH63, and MFG116.
MFG122 (4 credits)
Manufacturing Processes II
As the second in a three-term series, this course is designed to continue the development of both an understanding of manufacturing concerns and limitations of industry and the hands-on skills needed for machining jobs in manufacturing. Course continues and expands basic manufacturing skills and machine tooling practices. Emphasis on 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 Instructor permission.
MFG123 (4 credits)
Manufacturing Processes III
As the third in a three-term series designed to continue the development of both an understanding of manufacturing concerns and limitations of industry, as well as developing hands-on skills needed for machining jobs in manufacturing, this course continues and expands basic manufacturing skills and machine tooling practices. This class re-emphasizes safety, bench work, lathe work, vertical mill operations, precision grinding, tool room operations, and production work through completion of a project in a prototype production run using the multiple manufacturing processes. Students will work to build, document, and evaluate all phases of a prototype production run. Prerequisite: MFG122 or Instructor permission.
MFG140 (2 credits)
Designed to develop an understanding of the Haas VF-1 CNC Control. Basic functions and operating modes of the Haas control are covered. Prerequisites: MTH20, and RD90 and WR90 or WR91 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement scores. Recommended prerequisites: MTH63 or MTH60, and MFG121.
MFG199 (variable credits)
Special Studies: Manufacturing
Provides specialized study for students in technical programs to areas linked to industry. State-of-the-art equipment is used for industry standard-level instruction. Prerequisites: MTH20 and RD90 and WR90 or WR91 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement score(s).
MFG210 (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. Dual numbered as MEC110. Prerequisites: MTH60 or MTH63 or designated placement score. Recommended prerequisite: EET101 and EET104.
MFG215 (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. Course teaches the operation of non-contact sensors and their applications in industry, such as sensing movement, detecting metal versus non-metal, and determining speed. The course covers sensors including inductive, capacitive, magnetic reed, hall-effect and photoelectric. Dual numbered as MEC115. Prerequisite: MTH60 or MTH63 or designated placement score. Recommended prerequisite: EET101 or EET104.
MFG220 (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 the program or Instructor permission. Corequisite: WR121 or designated placement score.
MFG230 (3 credits)
Statistics and Quality Control
Introduces ISO 9000 concepts of basic gauging, inspection, elementary statistics, and statistical process control (SPC). Corequisites: MET104 or MTH112 or higher-level math.
MFG241 (4 credits)
Computer Numerical Control Programming - Mill
Covering basic Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming of the Haas vertical mill as well as machine setup and operation, this course emphasizes manual data input programming and manual program editing. Provides training in the operation and part programming of the modern vertical machining center. Students learn safe manufacturing methods by completing a series of assignments using one of two Haas vertical machining centers. Students will gain experience reading, writing and editing part programs using industry standard G & M code programming. Prerequisites: MTH63 or MTH60 or designated placement score, and MFG121, MFG140.
MFG242 (4 credits)
Computer Aided Manufacturing I: Mastercam
Introducing Mastercam CAD/CAM software to students, with training to design parts and toolpaths for a modern CNC vertical machining center, this course has a primary focus on Haas machines. Covering the creation of two- and three-dimensional wire frame geometry, relevant to PC based CAD/CAM work, the course includes topics such as hardware familiarity, system operation, folders, file types and structure, Mastercam menu structure and system management. Emphasis is on proper geometry creation, manipulation and management of toolpaths, relevant utilities and C-hooks, terminology, and toolbar and menu functions. Safety and efficient machining will be stressed throughout the course. Prerequisite: MFG241 or Instructor permission.
MFG243 (4 credits)
Computer Aided Manufacturing II: Mastercam
As the second of two courses for Mastercam CAD/CAM software, this course teaches students how to construct advanced 3D geometric models using geometric, free form, and derived surface types. Emphasis is on surface creation and mathematical category, applicability, association, Open-GL, shading and curves, C-hooks, terminology and analyzing. All aspects of roughing and finishing machining cycles are covered with focus on safe and correct application and use of parameters. Prerequisite: MFG242 or Instructor permission.
MFG244 (3 credits)
Computer Numerical Control Programming – Lathe (Haas)
Covering basic Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming of the Haas turning center (lathe) as well as machine set-up and operation, this course emphasizes personal and machine safety, manual data input programming, and manual program editing. Students learn safe manufacturing methods by completing a series of assignments using a Haas SL10 turning center. Students will gain experience reading, writing and editing part programs using industry standard G & M code programming. Prerequisites: MFG121, MFG140 and MET104 or MTH112.
MFG245 (3 credits)
Mastercam 4th Axis Programming
Introduces students to the basic fundamentals of learning how to use Mastercam software to program 4th axis parts for Haas vertical machining centers. Prerequisite: MFG242 or Instructor permission.
MFG255 (4 credits)
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
A capstone project course that emphasizing the design-build process as it applies to the production, documentation, and implementation of a prototype production run using multiple manufacturing processes. Students work to design, manufacture, document, and evaluate all phases of a prototype production run for a part of their own design and creation. Prerequisite: MFG220 or Instructor permission.
MFG262 (3 credits)
Developing an understanding of, including the limitations of, lean manufacturing as it applies to the manufacturing industry and business, this course 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 and MET104 or MTH112 or higher-level math.
MFG280 (variable credits)
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 program. 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, students should complete this course within the last 2 terms of their certificate or degree. Prerequisite: CWE courses require prior arrangements with faculty or the Department Chair.
MFG291 (3 credits)
Laser Cutting and Engraving Fundamentals
Teaches students how to safely set up and operate a Trotec laser engraving machine using CorelDraw software as the print driver. A strong emphasis is place on the proper selection of materials that can be safely cut or engraved. Along with required curriculum, the course also includes time for student project work on two dimensional projects as well as three dimensional projects. Course is recommended for anyone interested in laser cutting and engraving for industry applications or artwork. Prerequisites: CIS120 or documented proficiency and MTH63 or higher-level math.