Manufacturing (MFG)

MFG-103  Applied Metallurgy  (3)  

Covers the different structures of metals and alloys and the resulting mechanical, electrical and magnetic properties; phase diagrams; kinetics of phase transformation; materials failure; thermal process; materials in engineering design/safety, applications and processing of metal alloys. Aligns with SENSE II, Units 1 through 3. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

MFG-104  Light Machining for Maintenance Trades  (3)  

Introduces industrial maintenance-specific machining and metal-working technologies and processes. Includes basic part design, layout, replication, and repair emphasized through lecture, reading and hands-on labs. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take MAT-232.

MFG-120  Machine Trade Printreading I  (1)  

Introduces students to the importance of prints in industry. Covers the alphabet of lines and principles of sketching. Continues with an introduction to orthographic projection, auxiliary views, detail and assembly drawings, dimensions and tolerances, and sectional views. Title block information is covered along with materials lists, drawing notes and drawing change systems. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

MFG-128  Measurement, Materials, & Safety (nims)  (2)  

Explores basics of machining, raw materials, use of hand tools, safety and maintenance. Includes measurement techniques, materials, safety, machine tool math, quality control and maintenance. Emphasizes teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving through hands-on experience and practical applications. This course aligns with NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) standards. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture

MFG-129  Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout (nims)  (2)  

Introduces the basics of hand tools, understanding drawings, manual machines, and layout. Focuses on interpretation of drawing information, description of basic symbols, and notation and interpretation of basic GD&T feature control frames. Emphasizes teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving through hands-on experience and practical applications. This course aligns with NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) standards. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

MFG-130  Machine Trade Printreading II  (1)  

Continues Machinist Trade Printreading I. Covers geometric dimensioning and tolerancing and the interpretation of advanced prints, including numerical control programming and documents. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take MFG-120.

MFG-173  CNC Mill Operator (NIMS)  (2)  

Introduces basic milling operations. Covers manual and CNC milling practices, tooling, machining practices and applied mathematics. Emphasizes teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving through hands-on experience and practical applications. This course aligns with NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) standards. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

MFG-174  CNC Lathe Operator (NIMS)  (2)  

Introduces basic lathe operations. Covers manual and CNC lathe turning practices, tooling, machining practices and applied mathematics. Emphasizes teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving through hands-on experience and practical applications. This course aligns with NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) standards. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

MFG-202  Manufacturing Processes  (2)  

Focuses on producing a part on a CNC mill and lathe. Covers engineering parts to be cost effective as well as well-produced. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 4.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take DRF-142. Take DRF-143.

MFG-281  CNC Punch Press Operations (NIMS)  (3)  

Introduces basic operations of a CNC turret press. Covers basic and advanced tooling, programming using G&M code and CAM software. Emphasizes teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving through hands-on experience and practical applications. This course aligns with NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) standards. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take MFG-259. Take MFG-286.

MFG-283  Laser Operations  (2)  

Introduces basic theories and practices of machine operation, shop procedures, material properties and material handling. Covers programming and editing and adjusting parameters. Students perform inspections and routine machine maintenance. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take CAD-300.

MFG-287  Manual Press Brake Operator (NIMS)  (3)  

Introduces basic press brake operations. Covers manual hydraulic down acting press brake practices, tooling, bending principals and applied mathematics. Emphasizes teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving through hands-on experience and practical applications. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take MFG-259. Take MFG-286.

MFG-288  Water Jet Operations  (2)  

Introduces basic theories and practices of machine operation, shop procedures, material properties and material handling. Covers programming and editing and adjusting parameters. Students perform inspections and routine machine maintenance. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take CAD-300.

MFG-292  CNC Lathe Operator (NIMS)  (3)  

Introduces basic lathe operations. Covers manual and CNC lathe turning practices, tooling, machining practices and applied mathematics. Emphasizes teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving through hands-on experience and practical applications. This course aligns with NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) standards. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

MFG-297  Milling Machine Operations (NIMS)  (3)  

Introduces basic and advanced manual milling operations. Covers manual milling machine practices, tooling, machining principles and applied mathematics. Emphasizes teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving through hands-on experience and practical applications. This course aligns with NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) standards. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

MFG-298  Surface Grinding Operations (NIMS)  (2)  

Introduces basic surface grinding operations. Covers precision surface grinding practices, grinding wheel identification, proper grinding techniques and grinding safety. Emphasizes teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving through hands-on experience and practical applications. This course aligns with NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) standards. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take MFG-259. Take MFG-286.

MFG-299  Turning Operations (Turning Between Centers - NIMS)  (3)  

Introduces basic and advanced lathe operations dealing with turning parts between centers. Focuses on general lathe practices, lathe tool grinding, lathe nomenclature, proper use of lathe tooling as applied to turning between centers and lathe safety. Emphasizes teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving through hands-on experience and practical applications. This course aligns with NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) standards. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

MFG-317  Automated Production Methods  (5)  

Covers computer-assisted programming and introduces students to automation as it applies to machining operations. Automatic machine feeding, automatic cycle repetition, robots and other equipment-oriented concepts are studied. System concepts such as mass production, batch processing and just-in-time processing are covered from a theoretical view. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 8.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take MFG-332. Take MFG-334.

MFG-324  Turning Operations (Turning in a Chuck - NIMS)  (3)  

Introduces basic and advanced lathe operations dealing with turning parts in different types of chucks. Covers general lathe practices pertaining to turning in a chuck, lathe tool grinding, lathe nomenclature, proper use of lathe tooling as applied to turning in a chuck and lathe safety. Emphasizes teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving through hands-on experience and practical applications. This course aligns with NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) standards. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

MFG-332  CNC Mill Program and Setup (NIMS)  (3)  

Introduces basic CNC vertical milling operations. Focuses on setup and operation practices pertaining to CNC milling and programming language using G&M codes. Emphasizes teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving through hands-on experience and practical applications. Aligns with NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) standards. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take MFG-259. CNC Machining students also take MFG-297. Take MFG-286. CNC Machining students take MFG-297.

Pre/corequisite: Take MFG-173.

MFG-334  CNC Lathe Program & Setup (NIMS)  (3)  

Introduces basic CNC horizontal lathe turning operations. Covers setup and operation practices pertaining to CNC turning and programming language using G&M codes. Emphasizes teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving through hands-on experience and practical applications. This course aligns with NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) standards. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take MFG-259. CNC Machining students also take MFG-299 and MFG-324. Take MFG-286. Take MFG-292. CNC Machining students take MFG-292, MFG-299 and MFG-324. Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics students take MFG-292 before or in the same semester.

MFG-339  CNC Press Brake Operator (NIMS)  (2)  

Introduces CNC controls and programming as related to a CNC press brake. Covers advanced concepts in tooling, bending principles and applied mathematics dealing with a hydraulic down acting CNC press brake. Emphasizes teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving through hands-on experience and practical applications. This course aligns with NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) standards. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take either MFG-393, or both MFG-128 and MFG-129.

Corequisite: CNC Machining students take MFG-287 in same semester.

MFG-341  CNC Lathe Operations (NIMS)  (2)  

Continues CNC lathe turning (program and setup). Covers advanced concepts pertaining to CNC turning and programming language using G&M codes and CAM software. Emphasizes teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving through hands-on experience and practical applications. This course aligns with NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) standards. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take MFG-259. Take MFG-286. Take MFG-292. Take MFG-299. Take MFG-324. Take MFG-334.

MFG-342  CNC Lathe Operations (NIMS)  (2)  

Continues CNC lathe turning (program and setup). Covers advanced concepts pertaining to CNC turning and programming language using G&M codes and CAM software. Emphasizes teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving through hands-on experience and practical applications. This course aligns with NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) standards. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take MFG-259. Take MFG-286. Take MFG-292. Take MFG-299. Take MFG-324. Take MFG-334.

MFG-343  CNC Milling Operations (NIMS)  (2)  

Continues CNC milling (program and setup). Covers advanced concepts pertaining to CNC vertical and horizontal milling machines and programming language using G&M codes and CAM software. Emphasizes teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving through hands-on experience and practical applications. This course aligns with NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) standards. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take MFG-173. Take MFG-259. Take MFG-286. Take MFG-297. Take MFG-332.

Corequisite: Take MAT-137.

MFG-348  EDM Wire Operations (NIMS)  (1)  

Introduces basic and advanced operations dealing with a CNC Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM). Covers basic and advanced EDM theory and concepts, programming using G&M code and CAM software. Emphasizes teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving through hands-on experience and practical applications. This course aligns with NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) standards. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 0.5 lecture, 1.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take MFG-259. Take MFG-286.

MFG-393  Introduction to Machine Shop  (4)  

Explores basics of machining, raw materials, use of hand tools, safety and maintenance. Includes measurement techniques, materials, safety, machine tool math, quality control, understanding drawings, manual machines and layout. Focuses on interpretation of drawing information, description of basic symbols, and notation and interpretation of basic GD&T(Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) and maintenance. Emphasizes teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving through hands-on experience and practical applications. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

MFG-394  CNC Machine Tool Operations  (4)  

Introduces basic machining operations. Covers manual and CNC milling and turning practices, tooling, machining practices and applied mathematics, and workholding techniques. Emphasizes teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving through hands-on experience and practical applications. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

MFG-395  CNC Machine Tool Program and Setup  (4)  

Introduces basic CNC vertical mill and lathe programming. Focuses on practices pertaining to CNC milling and turning programming language using G&M codes. Emphasizes teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving through hands-on experience and practical applications. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take MFG-394.

MFG-396  Alternative Manufacturing Processes  (3)  

Introduces basic theories and practices of machine operation, shop procedures, material properties and material handling. Covers programming, editing and adjusting parameters. Incorporates hands-on inspections and routine machine maintenance. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take CAD-300.

MFG-420  Jig and Fixture Design  (2)  

Covers theory of design and machining practices as they relate to jigs and fixtures used in manufacturing facilities. Introduces students to the importance of jig and fixture classification and to their uses in modern machine tools. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture

MFG-924  Honors Project  (1)  

Allows a qualified honors student to pursue a special concentration of study under the guidance of a faculty member. Requires completion of an honors project contract. May be taken more than once. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B; Comments: Requires approval of supervising professor and dean

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

MFG-928  Independent Study  (1-3)  

Provides readings, papers and basic research or other projects under the individual guidance of a staff member. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B; Comments: Permission of instructor, dean

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture