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Course Descriptions

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.

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, Spring

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Fall Semester 2022
Summer Session 2022