Machine Shop Technology

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

MSP 101 : Basic Machining Technology

This course introduces machining operations as they relate to the metalworking industry. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, lathes, drilling machines, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments. Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform the basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling.

Credits

5

MSP 102 : Intermediate Machining Technology

This course provides additional instruction and practice in the use of precision measuring tools, lathes, milling machines, and grinders. Emphasis is placed on setup and operation of machine tools including the selection and use of work holding devices, speeds, feeds, cutting tools, and coolants. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic procedures on precision grinders and advanced operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling.

Credits

5

MSP 103 : Advanced Machining Technology

This course provides an introduction to advanced and special machining operations. Emphasis is placed on working to specified tolerances with special and advanced setups. Upon completion, students should be able to produce a part to specifications.

Credits

5

MSP 104 : Basic Machining Calculations

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.

Credits

2

MSP 105 : Lathes

This course covers the operation and safety practices for engine lathes. Topics include turning, grinding, boring, chamfering, necking, grooving, and threading. Upon completion, students should be able to safely operate an engine lathe using appropriate attachments.

Credits

3

MSP 107 : Milling Machines

This course provides instruction and practice in the use of milling machines. Emphasis is placed on the construction, operation and maintenance of milling machines. Upon completion, students should be able to design, cut, and manufacture tools and fixtures.

Credits

3

MSP 111 : Introduction to Computer Numerical Control

This course introduces the concepts and capabilities of computer numerical control machine tools. Topics include setup, operation, and basic applications. Upon completion, students should be able to explain operator safety, machine protection, data input, program preparation, and program storage.

Credits

2

MSP 112 : Basic Computer Numerical Control Turning

This course introduces the programming, setup, and operation of CNC turning centers. Topics include programming formats, control functions, program editing, part production, and inspection. Upon completion, students should be able to manufacture simple parts using CNC turning centers.

Credits

3

MSP 113 : Basic Computer Numerical Control Milling

This course introduces the manual programming, setup, and operation of CNC machining centers. Topics include programming formats, control functions, program editing, part production, and inspection. Upon completion, students should be able to manufacture simple parts using CNC machining centers.

Credits

3

MSP 115 : Advanced Milling Machines

This course provides additional information on milling setups including rotary tables, boring, dovetail machining, dividing head work. Students obtain hands-on experience in the setup and use of these and other milling accessories.

Credits

5

MSP 121 : Basic Blueprint Reading for Machinists

This course covers the basic principles of blueprint 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.

Credits

2

MSP 131 : Introduction to Metrology

This course introduces the care and 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 the correct use of measuring instruments.

Credits

2

MSP 135 : Millwright Work

This course provides information on welding, machine installation, couplings, precision measurement, and belts with an overview of the safety requirements for most industrial situations.

Credits

4

MSP 142 : Advanced Machining Calculations

This course combines mathematical functions with practical machine shop applications and problems. Emphasis is placed on gear ratios, lead screws, indexing problems, and their applications in the machine shop. Upon completion, students should be able to calculate solutions to machining problems.

Credits

2

MSP 181 : Special Topics - Grinding

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

Credits

2

MSP 182 : Special Topics - Mill, Lathe, Saw

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

Credits

2

MSP 221 : Advance Blueprinting

This course provides basic blueprint reading theory and practice for machining and welding trades. Three-dimensional comprehension and dimensioning practices are the primary concern of this course.

Credits

2

MSP 291 : Co-Op in Machine Shop Technology

Students work on a part-time basis in a job directly related to Machine Shop Technology. The employer and supervising instructor evaluate the student’s progress. Upon completion, students will be able to apply skills and knowledge in an employment setting.

Credits

0

Prerequisites

Instructor approval required.