Course Descriptions

The following is a complete listing of courses offered at MCC. You can also visit our Programs of Study page for a list of course requirements necessary to complete your degree.

AAD - Applied Art and Design
ACC - Accounting
ACD - Alcohol/Chemical Dependency
AGS - Agricultural Studies
ANT - Anthropology
ARA - Arabic/Foreign Language
ART - Art
ASL - American Sign Language/Foreign Language
ATP - Automotive Technology
BIO - Biology
BUS - Business
CDL - Interdisciplinary
CE - Cooperative Education-Disney World
CE - Hospitality
CE - Office Technology
CEL - Leadership
CHE - Chemistry
CHI - Chinese/Foreign Language
CIN - Cinema Studies
CIS - Computer Information Systems
CIT - Civil and Construction Technology
CLT - Clinical Laboratory Technician
COM - Communication
COS - College Success
CPT - Computer Technology
CRC - Computer Related Curricula
CRJ - Criminal Justice
CSC - Computer Science
DAS - Dental Assisting
DEN - Dental Hygiene
EBL - Experience Based Learning
ECE - Education and Early Care
ECO - Economics
EDU - Education
ELT - Electrical Engineering Technology/Electronics
EMS - Emergency Medical Services
ENG - English Literature
ENG - English Writing
ENR - Engineering Science
ESL - English For Speakers Of Other Languages (ESOL)
FPT - Fire Protection Technology
FRE - French/Foreign Language
FSA - Food Service Administration
GEG - Geography
GEO - Geology
GER - German/Foreign Language
GLF - Golf Management
HBR - Hebrew/Foreign Language
HED - Health Education
HEG - Health Education Global
HIM - Health Information Technology
HIS - History
HMN - Humanities
HON - Honors Studies
HPR - Health Professions
HSM - Homeland Security Administration
HSP - Hospitality
HTL - Hotel Technology
HUM - Human Services
HVA - Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning
IDE - Interior Design
ITA - Italian/Foreign Language
JPN - Japanese/Foreign Language
LAW - Law
LDS - Leadership
MAR - Marketing
MET - Mechanical Technology
MFG - Manufacturing Technology: Automation / Robotics
MTH - Mathematics
MUS - Music
NUR - Nursing
OFT - Office Technology
OPT - Optical Systems Technology
PE - Physical Education--Coed
PEC - Physical Education--Coed
PEJ - Physical Education-Criminal Justice
PEM - Physical Education--Men
PEW - Physical Education-Women
PHL - Philosophy
PHO - Photography
PHY - Physics
PLE - Police: Law Enforcement
PLS - Paralegal Studies
POR - Portuguese/Foreign Language
POS - Political Science
PPE - Physical Studies/Physical Education
PSC - Public Safety Communications
PSC - Public Safety Training
PST - Public Safety Training
PSY - Psychology
REA - Reading
SBS - Honors Studies
SBS - Social & Behavioral Sciences
SCI - Science
SCR - Computer Security
SGT - Surgical Technology
SMT - Sports Management
SOC - Sociology
SPA - Spanish/Foreign Language
SPC - Speech Communication
STT - Solar Thermal Technology
SUS - Sustainability Studies
SVL - Service Learning
TAM - Tooling and Machining
TAM 101 - Machine Theory I

3 Credits

A survey course of basic machine theory. Examines the types, operation, and usage of common machines and machine tools. Covered are the lathe, milling machine, surface grinders, bench tools, and measurement and layout tools. Focus is upon machine operations of cutting, turning, drilling, sawing, and grinding. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Identify various machine tools and their parts.
2.Identify various hand tools and their parts.
3.Use trade specific vocabulary in verbal and written communication.
4.Calculate machine tool spindle speeds for various machine tools.
5.Calculate machine tool feed rates for various machine tools.
6.Evaluate the pitch diameter for various thread sizes.
7.Develop a basic process sheet for various machine tools, such as manual lathe, mills, or grinders.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

TAM 105 - Machine Project Laboratory

3 Credits

This course will provide students with the opportunity to apply knowledge and develop machine operation skills through the creation of a variety of projects. The student will be required to demonstrate skill proficiency by completing the following machine shop projects: three step shaft, test shaft, test block, bolster plate, fly-cutter, extended tool holder, die stock, parallel clamp, sine bar, and vee-block. Nine laboratory hours.

Corequisites: TAM 101, TAM 121, TAM 131.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Apply all safety rules concerning the set up and use of manual and Conversational CNC equipment and shop surrounds to 100% compliance.
2. Demonstrate correct machine set-ups to a 70% minimum compliance level within the specified timeframe accompanied by written, complete, and correct step by step instructions for each operation.
3. Correctly manufacture parts on the different types of manual and Conversational CNC equipment at a 70% minimum compliance level meeting the blueprint specifications.
4. Analyze and assess the machines current conditions and devise and implement a solution to correct problems arising from part production to a 70% minimum compliance level meeting blueprint specifications.
5. Demonstrate an ability to comprehend the blueprint,
analyze the the manufacturing processes required, select the appropriate tooling and calculate the correct speeds and feeds for the tooling to meet the blueprint specifications to a 70% minimum compliance level.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

TAM 115 - Principles of Metallurgy

3 Credits

Covers the basic principles of metallurgy and how they relate to the strength and hardening processes of steels, tool steels, and other alloys. Topics covered include steel production, steel testing and pyrometry, alloy theory, heat treatment, surface treatments, and steel types. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify and list various categories of ferrous and non-ferrous materials. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.
2. Describe and explain ferrous and non-ferrous material production techniques. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.
3. Explain and choose the processes for strengthening and hardening ferrous and non-ferrous materials. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.
4. Identify, select, and evaluate material testing procedures for ferrous and non-ferrous materials. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.
5. Define and explain alloy theory for ferrous and non-ferrous material. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.
6. Name and explain surface treatments for ferrous and non-ferrous materials. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

TAM 121 - Mathematics for Machinists I

3 Credits

A basic mathematics course for beginning machinists. It is designed to acquaint the entry-level tooling and machining student with the mathematical concepts, terms, and formulas required to function as a machinist. The emphasis of the course is upon application of mathematical principles to the machine trades and developing mathematical/mechanical problem solving skills. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Solve problems involving combinations of powers and roots with other basic arithmetic operations, using a calculator.
2.Solve machine technology problems using algebraic equations and formulas.
3.Determine unknown angles and side lengths in polygons using geometric principles.
4.Solve problems using geometric principles which involve chords, arcs, central and inscribed angles, perpendiculars or tangents.
5.Compute the unknown angles and side lengths in a right triangle using the sine, cosine or tangent trigonometric functions.
6.Apply projection of auxiliary lines, use of geometric principles, or trigonometric functions.
7.State the relationship between measurements and statistics.
8.Explain why statistical control is based on measurements that have already been taken.
9.Explain how statistical control allows you to predict future measurements.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

TAM 123 - Mathematics for Machinists II

3 Credits

An advanced mathematics course for machinists. This course builds upon mathematical concepts and skills gained in mathematics for machinists. The students will learn how mathematics is applied in mechanisms and fixtures. The focus is upon those mathematical and shape related applications necessary for design, layout and machining accurate parts. Three class hours.

Prerequisite: TAM 121.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Solve complex applied machine technology problems that require two or more right triangles by the projection of auxiliary lines.
2. Determine the angles of rotation and angles of tilt of hole axes in given rectangular solids.
3. Solve machine technology problems by using the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines.
4. Compute angles of rotation and angles of tilt in angle plate positioning for machining compound - angular surfaces as given in rectangular solids.
5. Compute areas, volumes, capacities and weights of composite solids that consist of two or more common polygons.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

TAM 131 - Machine Shop Print Reading I

3 Credits

The objective of this course is to develop an understanding of both simple and complex parts and the mechanisms, graphically described on blueprints. To differentiate between the various line types, multi-view representation and determination if key dimensions involving the given tolerances. The student will be able to develop the ability to visualize a completed part from a drawing. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to visualize a three dimensional picture of an object by a one-, two-, or three view drawing to a 70% minimum compliance based upon homework and quizzes.
2. Relate dimensions correctly and accurately to the object from their position on the drawing to a 70% minimum compliance based upon homework and quizzes.
3. Read and demonstrate an understanding of drawing conventions, symbols and terminology to a 70% minimum compliance based upon homework and quizzes.
4. Interpret the proper operations and shop procedures necessary to produce the object shown in the drawing to a 70% minimum compliance based upon homework and quizzes.
5. Create free hand drawings and sketches to convey an interpretation of the part represented to a 70% minimum compliance based upon homework and quizzes.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

TAM 132 - Machine Shop Print Reading II

3 Credits

Students will be able to solve complex blueprint problems related to tool and shop applications. Section views, surface textures, screw threads, geometric tolerancing, steel identification, fasteners, castings, and coatings will be examined. Three class hours.

Prerequisite: TAM 131.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to continue to advance the skills learned in Print Reading 1 by the introduction of more complex drawings and more detailed explanation of view, symbols, and notes found on drawings to a 70% minimum compliance based upon homework and quizzes.
2. Visualize orthographic projections, section views and violation of true projection to a 70% minimum compliance based upon homework and quizzes.
3. Visualize the various types of section views, surface textures, finishes and coatings to a 70% minimum compliance based upon homework and quizzes.
4. Interpret basic Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing symbols and characteristics to a 70% minimum compliance based upon homework and quizzes.
5. Identify and define the various types and applications of screw threads, threaded fasteners and pipe threads to a 70% minimum compliance based upon homework and quizzes.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

TAM 138 - Dimensional Metrology

3 Credits

In this course the student will become familiar with skills needed to perform parts inspection. The course will provide hands on experience with semi-precise and precision measurement using a variety of instruments such as specialty micrometers, bore gages, universal bevel protractors and plug gages, optical comparators and coordinate measurement machines. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Distinguish the difference between metric and English units of measure.
2. Demonstrate computational abilities in metric and English units of measure.
3. Identify semi-precise and precise measurement instruments.
4. Differentiate between accuracy and precision.
5. Differentiate between direct and indirect measurement.
6. Evaluate measurement data by comparison to specifications.
7. Conclude whether collected data reflects adherence to specifications.
8. Summarize results and conclusions in a clear manner.
9. Construct a precise two dimensional part layout using the appropriate layout tools and instruments.
10. Use various precise tools and instruments to measure part features and dimensions.
11. Collect part measurement data in a clear and organized manner.
12. Explain the difference between precise measurement and semi-precise measurement.
13. Interpret Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) characteristics found on engineering drawings.
14. Use an electronic height gage to measure part features, dimensions or GD&T characteristics.
15. Use an optical comparator to measure part features, dimensions or GD&T characteristics.
16. Use a coordinate measurement machine to measure part features, dimensions or GD&T characteristics.
17. Use semi-precise tools and instruments to measure part dimensions.
18. Identify various tolerance methods used on engineering drawings.
19. Construct a basic two dimensional layout of a part drawing.
20. Use appropriate layout tools and instruments.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

TAM 139 - CNC Vertical Machine Tool Programming I

3 Credits

Basic understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of computer numerical controlled machining and programming is the objective of this course. Students will study the CNC applications of common machines, the applications of appropriate mathematics to these machines, and basic programming processes and techniques. Students will be able to write a simple program. Three class hours.

Prerequisites: TAM 101, TAM 121, TAM 131, AND TAM 105 OR TAM 141.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify and memorize machine language G and M code words. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.
2. Analyze, solve and write the processes necessary to develop a part program to blueprint specifications. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.
3. Compute and integrate the calculations necessary for a part program to blueprint specifications. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.
4. Compose the code and setup information for a part program to meet blueprint specifications. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

TAM 141 - Machine Shop Laboratory

3 Credits

Application of the fundamental concepts and processes covered in basic machine theory. Through creation of a series of machine parts, students will acquire basic tooling and machining skills. They will be required to layout and machine parts through use of the lathe, milling machine, drill press, and other machine and bench tools. Three class hours.

Corequisite: TAM 101.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Apply all safety rules concerning the set-up and use manual machining equipment and shop surrounds to 100% compliance.
2. Demonstrate correct machine set-ups to a 70% minimum compliance level within the specified timeframe accompanied by written,complete and correct step by step instructions for each operation.
3. Correctly manufacture parts on the different types of manual equipment at a 70% minimum compliance level meeting the blueprint specifications.
4. Analyze and assess the machines current conditions and devise and implement a solution to correct problems arising from part production to a 70% minimum compliance.
5. Demonstrate an ability to comprehend the blueprint, analyze the manufacturing processes required, select the appropriate tooling and calculate the correct speeds and feeds for the tooling to meet blueprint specifications to a 70% minimum compliance level.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

TAM 142 - CNC Mill Set-up

3 Credits

Students will apply Computer Numerical Control (CNC) operating, set-up, and minor programming skills to produce components to specifications on various types of CNC milling equipment. There will be demonstrations and short student projects. Three class hours.

Prerequisites: TAM 101, TAM 121, AND TAM 131 ; Corequisite: TAM 139.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Apply all safety rules concerning the setup and use of CNC equipment and shop surroundings to 100% compliance.
2. Identify and apply various machine components i.e. control panel, jog controls, choosing tool holders and tooling. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.
3. Interpret, prepare, and generate basic conversational programs. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.
4. Demonstrate the installation, storage, activating and restarting programs. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.
5. Appling tool offsets and tool data, when installing or replace tools. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.
6. Adapt an existing mill process planning sheet, select work holding devices install new tooling, establish program zeros, and establish a safe tool change position. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

TAM 143 - CNC Lathe Set-up

3 Credits

The student will learn the basics about Computer Numerical Control (CNC) lathes, understanding part programs, operator skills, basic set-up skills, and advanced set-up skills. Students will use a variety of instructional media to learn the concepts of CNC. Three class hours.

Prerequisites: TAM 101, TAM 121, AND TAM 131; Corequisite: TAM 139.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Apply all safety rules concerning the setup and use of CNC equipment and shop surroundings to 100% compliance.
2. Identify and apply lathe: components, coordinate grid systems, lathe machining operations, and programming methods to a 70% minimum compliance.
3. Identify, interpret and prepare lathe: programming codes, manual controls, and read basic EIA programs, and conversational programs. This will be done to 70% minimum compliance.
4. Demonstrate the loading, storage, and activating lathe part programs, apply tool offsets and tool data, analysis causes of part defects, prepare replace tools, and restart program operation. This will be done to 70% minimum compliance.
5. Analyze and propose lathe: process planning for new job, selecting work holding devices. This will be done to 70% minimum compliance.
6. Perform the installation of new tooling and enter tool data, establish program zero, enter tool offset data and establish a safe index point. This will be done to 70% minimum compliance.

Course Offered Fall only

TAM 151 - Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing for Machinists

3 Credits

Features interpretation of engineering drawings relative to the application of G.D. & T., the effect on manufacturing methods, verification procedures, and a comparison to and conversion to the coordinate system. Topics include G.D. & T. terms and symbols, true positioning concepts and assembly applications, angularity, parallelism, perpendicularity, datum axes, counterplanes, and actual geometric conditions and locations. Three class hours.

Prerequisite: TAM 131.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify and memorize geometric symbols and modifiers used on drawings. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.
2. Interpret and evaluate geometric symbols and modifiers used on drawings to actual values. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.
3. Explain, analyze, and adapt inspection techniques to be used to verify features conformity to blueprint specifications. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.
4. Explain, analyze, and interpret position control symbols and tolerances. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

TAM 153 - Mechanical Design and Prototyping

4 Credits

An introduction to solid modeling, computer aided manufacturing, the engineering design process, and machine shop operations. Students will use SolidWorks software to design parts and assemblies. CamWorks software will be used to create tool paths for common 2.5 axis milling operations. Prototyping will be done using manual and CNC mills, lathes, and a 3D printer. Parametric modeling techniques that preserve design intent with dimensioning, geometric relations, external references, equations, and design tables will be emphasized. A design-build project will require students to build a working prototype to the instructor's specifications and then implement a redesign of it. Students will document their design process in both written and oral reports. Three class hours, three laboratory hours

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the relationship between the concept of design intent in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and engineering function and manufacturability.
2. Apply the concept of design intent in CAD.
3. Create a solution to an engineering problem.
4. Implement a solution to an engineering problem.
5. Operate machine tools to assemble a project.
6. Troubleshoot a problem in the assembly of a project using basic machine tools.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

TAM 155 - Tool and Fixture Design

3 Credits

The students will learn the basics of jig and fixture design. The types, functions and classifications of fixtures will be reviewed. Design economics will be explored and applied. There will be a complete review of different tool types including fixture plates, plate jigs, angle plate fixtures, channel, box, and vise jaw fixtures. Students will design and sketch various tools to demonstrate understanding. Three class hours.

Prerequisites: TAM 101, TAM 141.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify the basic types of jigs and fixtures, locating, and clamps. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.
2. Describe and apply construction principles used to create tooling. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.
3. Analyze and compose an economic comparative analysis to evaluate the cost effectiveness of a fixture’s design. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.
4. Interpret part drawings, design a: template jig, plate jig, angle plate jig or a plate fixture, and a vise jaw fixture. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.
5. Produce a modular tooling fixture design using and power work holding devices. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.

Course Offered Spring only

TAM 171 - Machine Trades Apprentice Training I

3 Credits

This is the first year course of the students Machine Trades Apprenticeship on-the-job training experience. The course covers a minimum of 2,000 hours of on-site training delivered in accordance with the Department of Labor and other structured apprenticeship training program requirements for Machine Trades Apprentices. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify appropriate tools and machinery for a first year skilled trades apprentice. This will be evaluated by the supervising journey person to acceptable industrial standards. This evaluation will be verified by the signature professor.
2. Interpret technical drawings appropriate for a first year skilled trades apprentice. This will be evaluated by the supervising journey person to acceptable industrial standards. This evaluation will be verified by the signature professor.
3. Employ proper manufacturing techniques appropriate for a first year skilled trades apprentice. This will be evaluated by the supervising journey person to acceptable industrial standards. This evaluation will be verified by the signature professor.
4. Prioritize manufacturing processes and work flow appropriate for a first year skilled trades apprentice. This will be evaluated by the supervising journey person to acceptable industrial standards. This evaluation will be verified by the signature professor.
5. Evaluate and select procedures appropriate for a first year skilled trades apprentice. This will be evaluated by the supervising journey person to acceptable industrial standards. This evaluation will be verified by the signature professor.
6. Adapt and design techniques, process, and documents appropriate for a first year skilled trades apprentice. This will be evaluated by the supervising journey person to acceptable industrial standards. This evaluation will be verified by the signature professor.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

TAM 172 - Machine Trades Apprentice Training II

3 Credits

This is the second year of the students Machine Trades Apprenticeship on-the-job training experience. The course covers a minimum of 2,000 hours of on-site training delivered in accordance with the Department of Labor and other structured apprenticeship training program requirements for Machine Trades Apprentices. Three class hours.

Prerequisite: TAM 171

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify appropriate tools and machinery for a second year skilled trades apprentice. This will be evaluated by the supervising journey person to acceptable industrial standards. This evaluation will be verified by the signature professor.
2. Interpret technical drawings appropriate for a second year skilled trades apprentice. This will be evaluated by the supervising journey person to acceptable industrial standards. This evaluation will be verified by the signature professor.
3. Employ proper manufacturing techniques appropriate for a second year skilled trades apprentice. This will be evaluated by the supervising journey person to acceptable industrial standards. This evaluation will be verified by the signature professor.
4. Prioritize manufacturing processes and work flow appropriate for a second year skilled trades apprentice. This will be evaluated by the supervising journey person to acceptable industrial standards. This evaluation will be verified by the signature professor.
5. Evaluate and select procedures appropriate for a second year skilled trades apprentice. This will be evaluated by the supervising journey person to acceptable industrial standards. This evaluation will be verified by the signature professor.
6. Adapt and design techniques, process, and documents appropriate for a second year skilled trades apprentice. This will be evaluated by the supervising journey person to acceptable industrial standards. This evaluation will be verified by the signature professor.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

TAM 173 - Machine Trades Apprentice Training III

3 Credits

This is the third year of the students Machine Trades Apprenticeship on-the-job training experience. The course covers a minimum of 2,000 hours of on-site training delivered in accordance with the Department of Labor and other structured apprenticeship training program requirements for Machine Trades Apprentices. Three class hours.

Prerequisite: TAM 172

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify appropriate tools and machinery for a third year skilled trades apprentice. This will be evaluated by the supervising journey person to acceptable industrial standards. This evaluation will be verified by the signature professor.
2. Interpret technical drawings appropriate for a third year skilled trades apprentice. This will be evaluated by the supervising journey person to acceptable industrial standards. This evaluation will be verified by the signature professor.
3. Employ proper manufacturing techniques appropriate for a third year skilled trades apprentice. This will be evaluated by the supervising journey person to acceptable industrial standards. This evaluation will be verified by the signature professor.
4. Prioritize manufacturing processes and work flow appropriate for a third year skilled trades apprentice. This will be evaluated by the supervising journey person to acceptable industrial standards. This evaluation will be verified by the signature professor.
5. Evaluate and select procedures appropriate for a third year skilled trades apprentice. This will be evaluated by the supervising journey person to acceptable industrial standards. This evaluation will be verified by the signature professor.
6. Adapt and design techniques, process, and documents appropriate for a third year skilled trades apprentice. This will be evaluated by the supervising journey person to acceptable industrial standards. This evaluation will be verified by the signature professor.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

TAM 174 - Machine Trades Apprentice Training IV

3 Credits

This is the fourth year of the students Machine Trades Apprenticeship on-the-job training experience. The course covers a minimum of 2,000 hours of on-site training delivered in accordance with the Department of Labor and other structured apprenticeship training program requirements for Machine Trades Apprentices. Three class hours.

Prerequisite: TAM 173

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify appropriate tools and machinery for a fourth year skilled trades apprentice. This will be evaluated by the supervising journey person to acceptable industrial standards. This evaluation will be verified by the signature professor.
2. Interpret technical drawings appropriate for a fourth year skilled trades apprentice. This will be evaluated by the supervising journey person to acceptable industrial standards. This evaluation will be verified by the signature professor.
3. Employ proper manufacturing techniques appropriate for a fourth year skilled trades apprentice. This will be evaluated by the supervising journey person to acceptable industrial standards. This evaluation will be verified by the signature professor.
4. Prioritize manufacturing processes and work flow appropriate for a fourth year skilled trades apprentice. This will be evaluated by the supervising journey person to acceptable industrial standards. This evaluation will be verified by the signature professor.
5. Evaluate and select procedures appropriate for a fourth year skilled trades apprentice. This will be evaluated by the supervising journey person to acceptable industrial standards. This evaluation will be verified by the signature professor.
6. Adapt and design techniques, process, and documents appropriate for a fourth year skilled trades apprentice. This will be evaluated by the supervising journey person to acceptable industrial standards. This evaluation will be verified by the signature professor.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

TAM 205 - CNC Machining Project Laboratory

2 Credits

The students will apply CNC operating, set-up, and programming skills on various types of CNC equipment. It will involve writing part programs, setting up the machines and producing parts to specifications. Debugging, troubleshooting and program improvements will be required. This course is offered during the day schedule only. Six laboratory hours.

Prerequisites: TAM 101, TAM 121 AND EITHER TAM 105 OR TAM 141; Corequisite: TAM 139.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Apply all safety rules concerning the set-up and use of CNC equipment and shop surrounds to 100% compliance.
2. Demonstrate correct machine setups to a 70% minimum compliance level within the specified timeframe accompanied by written, complete, and correct step by step instructions for each operation.
3. Correctly manufacture parts on the different types of CNC equipment at a 70% minimum compliance level meeting the blueprint specifications.
4. Analyze and asses the machines current conditions and devise and implement a solutions to correct problems arising from part production to a 70% minimum compliance level meeting blueprint specifications.
5. Demonstrate an ability to comprehend the blueprint, analyze the manufacturing processes required, select the appropriate tooling and calculate the correct speeds and feeds for the tooling to meet blueprint specifications to a 70% minimum compliance level.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

TAM 241 - Advanced Machine Shop Laboratory

3 Credits

Designed as an opportunity for further enhancement of skills developed in TAM 141. Emphasis is placed on developing high level skills to accomplish complex and precision machining operations. Advanced topics include precision layout and tools, quality control, and precision machine processes. Three class hours.

Prerequisites: TAM 101, TAM 141.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Apply all safety rules concerning the set-up and use of CNC equipment and shop surrounds to 100% compliance.
2. Select, sequence, schedule, and operate the appropriate machine tool and troubleshoot and assemble their project at a 70% minimum compliance level meeting the blueprint specifications.
3. Evaluate the type and accuracy of the tool they will need to design and build it to a 70% minimum compliance level meeting the blueprint specifications and function.

Course Offered Spring only

TAM 242 - Machine Shop Practice IV

3 Credits

Intended for experienced machinists, this course will enable students to develop skills to build high precision tooling from advanced engineering drawings. Traditional and CNC machines will be utilized to create tools, dies, and fixtures that are extremely precise and have close fits and tolerances. Three class hours.

Prerequisites: TAM 101, TAM 141, TAM 241.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Apply all safety rules concerning the set-up and use of manual machine tools and shop surrounds to 100% compliance.
2. Correctly manufacture projects at a 70% minimum compliance level meeting the blueprint specifications.
3. Correctly select, sequence, schedule, and operate the appropriate machine tool and troubleshoot and assemble their project at a 70% minimum compliance level meeting the blueprint specifications.
4. Given access to the machine tool and required tools following demonstrations and lectures for the manual surface grinder machine tool the student will be able to correctly manufacture projects. Their product will be acceptable at a 70% minimum compliance level meeting the blueprint specifications.
5. Given access to the machine tool(s) and required tools following demonstrations and lectures the student will be able to correctly select, sequence, schedule, and operate the appropriate machine tool and troubleshoot and assemble their project. Their product will be acceptable at a 70% minimum compliance level meeting the blueprint specifications.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

TAM 245 - Computer Aided Manufacturing

3 Credits

This course teaches the basics of computer aided manufacturing. Students will be able to create part drawings, select tooling needed to manufacture the part, and generate the tool paths. They will be able to verify tool paths, post process paths for various controllers, and edit the tool path output. This will be done through a series of projects and lab exercises. Three class hours.

Prerequisite(s): TAM 101, TAM 123, TAM 132, TAM 139, and TAM 142 or 143; corequisite: TAM 255.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate an ability to recall the required steps and procedures using CAM design software to interpret and recreate 2D drawings to 70% minimum compliance with blueprint specifications and a model comparison.
2. Select the appropriate manufacturing technique(s), apply the processes and generate roughing and finishing tool paths to 70% minimum compliance with blueprint specifications and a model comparison.
3. Solve any discrepancies between the desired outcome to the intended outcome to 70% minimum compliance with blueprint specifications and a model comparison.
4. Utilize the Tool Management interface to properly select, assign, and create custom tool representations to be used in part production by recalling the technique necessary, identifying the tool group, and testing the tool’s application. This will be done to 70% minimum compliance with blueprint specifications and a model comparison.
5. Demonstrate use of the Operations Manager to select, sequence, re-sequence and test a project’s operations to 70% minimum compliance with blueprint specifications and a model comparison.
6. Test tools paths using two techniques to reveal and solve errors, generate the post-process programs and use a program editor to make program adjustments appropriate to their chosen machine controller to 70% minimum compliance with blueprint specifications and a model comparison.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

TAM 246 - Computer Aided Manufacturing 2

3 Credits

Building on the basic skills learned in TAM 245, this course expands the student's skills in the areas of tool path modifications, program verification, advanced contouring, and advanced pocketing. Three class hours.

Prerequisite: TAM 245.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate required steps and procedures using CAM design software to interpret and recreate 3D drawings, surface models and solid models to 70% minimum compliance with blueprint specifications and a model comparison.
2. Demonstrate with confidence and proficient use of the computer aided manufacturing software to rough machine complex surfaces, including three-dimensional splines to 70% minimum compliance with blueprint specifications and a model comparison.
3. Perform with confidence and proficient use of the computer aided manufacturing software to machine complex pockets, including pockets with multiple islands, depths, and tapered walls to 70% minimum compliance with blueprint specifications and a model comparison.
4. Perform with confidence and proficient use of the computer aided manufacturing software to finish machine complex surfaces, including three-dimensional splines to 70% minimum compliance with blueprint specifications and a model comparison.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

TAM 251 - Statistical Process Control for Machinists

3 Credits

An applied statistical process control course for the worker involved in precision parts manufacture. Included in this course is the rationale/need for SPC, Demming philosophy, XBar and range charts, histograms, capability calculations, and attribute charts. Automatic data collection will be done on a Genesis statistical process control data collector and analyzer machine. Three class hours.

Prerequisites: TAM 101, TAM 121, TAM 131, TAM 141.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. To introduce student to statistical process control and assist them to develop skills in collecting and analyzing data.
2. To understand the need for SPC in the machine trades.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

TAM 255 - Computer Aided Manufacturing Laboratory

3 Credits

Students will apply the work developed in TAM 245. This will involve the setup and operation of various CNC equipment to manufacture parts. Vertical machining centers, CNC lathe, and EDM equipment could be used in this laboratory. Tooling problems, material differences, and program editing and revisions will be included in this course. The goal is to have complete support documents with the accurate manufactured parts. Six laboratory hours.

Prerequisite(s): TAM 139, TAM 142, TAM 155, TAM 241 and TAM 245.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Apply all safety rules concerning the set-up and use of CNC equipment and shop surrounds to 100% compliance.
2. Demonstrate the skills necessary to ready a selected machine tool by appraising the job requirements and selecting the appropriate tools and equipment necessary and manufacture parts on the CNC equipment.
3. Evaluate a parts production and create solutions to correct problems arising from part production to 70% minimum compliance with blueprint specifications and a model comparison.
4. Produce projects that demonstrate drill hole patterns, cutting external contours, and cutting internal pockets to 70% minimum compliance with blueprint specifications and a model comparison.

Course Offered Fall only

TAM 275 - Modern Welding Techniques

3 Credits

This course is an introduction to MIG and TIG welding and plasma cutting. These skills are practical and often essential for various craftspersons. Students will work with aluminum, stainless steel, and other common metals in this course. This course is offered off-site at Mahaney Welding. In addition to tuition, part-time students must purchase student insurance. Students should also expect to purchase a pre-packaged kit of course materials including their safety equipment and book.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Perform a Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) weld within appropriate entry-level standards.
2. Perform a Metal Inert Gas (MIG) weld within appropriate entry-level standards.
3. Demonstrate how to safely and correctly operate a plasma cutter.
4. Demonstrate safe operation of relevant equipment.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

TAM 290 - Independent Study

Variable Credit

See the Department Chairperson.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

TEK - Technology
THE - Theatre
TOY - Toyota
TRS - Transitional Studies
TVL - Travel And Tourism
XRT - Radiologic Technology