Courses in Machine Tool Technology

CNC Milling Level I

MTT 1110     5.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course provides the student an introduction to basic milling operations. Upon completion of this course the student will have an understanding of manual and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling practices as well as gain knowledge in tooling, machining practices and applied mathematics. Teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving are emphasized. Hands-on experience and practical applications are included. (Prerequisite: Declare MTT as a major)

CNC Turning Level I

MTT 1120     5.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course provides the student an introduction to basic lathe operations. Upon completion of this course the student will have an understanding of manual and Computer Numerical Control (CNC lathe turning practices as well as gain knowledge in tooling, machining practices and applied mathematics. Teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving are emphasized. Hands-on experience and practical applications are included. (Prerequisite: Declare MTT as a major)

Job Planning, Benchwork and Layout Level I

MTT 1130     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course provides an exploration of the basics of hand tools, understanding drawings, manual machines and layout. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to interpret drawing information, describe basic symbols and notation and interpret basic Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) feature control frames. Teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving are emphasized. Hands-on experience and practical applications are included. (Prerequisites: Declare MTT as a major)

Measurement, Materials and Safety Level I

MTT 1140     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course provides an exploration of the basics in machining, raw materials, use of hand tools, safety and maintenance. Topics include an overview of measurement techniques, materials, safety, machine tool math, quality control and maintenance. Teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving are emphasized. Hands-on experience and practical applications are included. (Prerequisite: Declare MTT as a major)

Concept Engineerin I

MTT 1210     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this course, students will continue developing their understanding of machining and use of tools. Their skills are more fully developed in terms of lathe, milling, grinding and drill press. Hands-on experience and practical application opportunities allow students to increase proficiency with machine tools. (Prerequisites: MTT 1130 and MTT 1140)

CNC Programming I

MTT 1220     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course prepares students to become an introductory (Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine operator. The topics include machine safety, proper tool setup, tool/work offsets and CNC controller layout. This also includes a basic introduction to Mastercam. (Prerequisites: MTT 1110 and MTT 1120 )

Quality Assurance I

MTT 1230     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course combines the use of precision inspection equipment, calibration of inspection equipment, methods of use for inspection equipment, print clarification and the basics of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T). (Prerequisites: MTT 1130 and MTT 1140)

Applications I

MTT 1240     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this course, students will have the opportunity to continue to develop their skills on the lathe and mill with practical hands-on experiences in a lab setting. A continuation of set-up, operation and safety of lathe and mill will be reinforced in this course. (Prerequisites: MTT 1110 and MTT 1120)

Concept Engineering II

MTT 2110     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course is an introduction to the grinding process as it pertains to machining. This includes an understanding of using pedestal grinders and an introduction to surface grinding. Fundamentals of grinding, such as appropriate wheel identification and use, will be addressed. Proper set-up, operation and safety of the bench, pedestal and surface grinders will be introduced in a lab setting. (Prerequisite: MTT 1210)

CNC Programming II

MTT 2120     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course provides students with continuing opportunities to work with computer numerical control (CNC) programming, building on what was learned in the previous programming course. Topics include lathe programming, program downloading, editing and advanced set-ups and operations. (Prerequisite: MTT 1220).

Quality Assurance II

MTT 2130     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course expands on the other courses concerning usage of prints and drawings in machining. Students will be provided with more learning opportunities, including continued hands-on interaction with symbols, notations, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), inspection equipment and continuous process improvement. (Prerequisite: MTT 1230)

Applications II

MTT 2140     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course provides students with continuing opportunities to work on applying their skills, building on what was learned in the previous Applications course. Additional material is also introduced: topics include machining with carbide, producing heat treated parts and basic surface grinding. (Prerequisite: MTT 1240)

Concept Engineering III

MTT 2210     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
The purpose of this course is to present the fundamentals of mold construction, processes involved in using molds and die casting. The knowledge and skills presented in this course will introduce the machinist to various terminologies and functions of Solidworks through 3D solid modeling and blueprint creation. (Prerequisite: MTT 2110)

CNC Programming III

MTT 2220     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course provides students with continuing opportunities to work with CNC programming, building on what was learned in the previous programming course. Additional material includes alternative work holding and advanced tooling set-up and operation for production of an advanced project. (Prerequisite: MTT 2120).

Quality Assurance III

MTT 2230     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course is a continuation of Quality Assurance II. New topics include more alternative measuring techniques and final inspection of advanced project. (Prerequisites: MTT 2130)

Applications III

MTT 2240     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course is a continuation of Applications, new topics include alternative work holding and advanced tooling set-up and operation for production of capstone projects. (Prerequisite: MTT 2140)

MTT Capstone

MTT 2250     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course provides students with continuing opportunities to work on applying their skills, building on what was learned in the previous Applications courses. Additional material is also introduced: topics include advanced grinding techniques. This is a variable credit course. (Prerequisites: MTT 2130 and MTT 2140)