Machine Tool Technologies

Degrees and Certificates


MTTN101N: Manufacturing Processes

The student is introduced to the preparation of materials for manufacturing through the extraction and development of ferrous and nonferrous metals and the influence of elements in the production of alloy steels and irons. The classifications of steel, the mechanical and physical characteristics of metals as well as heat treatment processes are also covered. Manufacturing processes such as forging, powdered metal processes, sand castings, additional casting processes, presswork, rolling, drawing, bending, extrusion, welding, electrical discharge machining (EDM), electrochemical machining (ECM), and numerical control (NC) operations are emphasized.

MTTN111N: Machine Tool Processes and Theory I

This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of basic machining, the machines covered include: the engine lathe, vertical mill, and other standard machine tools. Machining topics such as turning, boring, drilling, threading, drill and lathe tool grinding along with shop safety will be discussed. An in-depth look at lathe tool geometries, drill sharpening, and various off hand grinding techniques along with basic print reading, inspection methods and tools will be covered. A student must earn a grade of 'C' or better to achieve a passing grade in this course.

MTTN118N: Machining Technology

This course is designed to teach the student the basic operation of the engine lathe and the manual vertical milling machine and the processes associated with them.The course will include the study of lab safety, measuring tools, as well as the fundamentals of reading and interpreting a blueprint to produce a close tolerance part.

MTTN122N: Machine Tool Processes and Theory II

This course is a continuation of MTTN111N with an emphasis on advanced lathe and mill operations on more complex parts and assemblies. Conversational programming on CNC machines is introduced on both lathe and mill. Basic Geometric Dimensioning andTolerancing is taught as part of expanding the understanding and interpretation of modern blueprints. Projects will include assemblies of milled and turned parts as well as heat treated and surface ground parts. Instruction will be given in proper wheel selection and grinding techniques. Students will complete several individual projects that utilize all these machining methods. Mechanical concepts such as gears, simple machines, and machine components will be discussed. A student must earn a grade of 'C' or better to achieve a passing grade in this course.

MTTN123N: Principles of CNC

Topics studied in this course include a full description of programming, machine terminology, operations, and equipment used in CNC (computer numerical control). Students will be taught manual programming techniques using standard G and M codes for basic vertical CNC milling applications. The setup and machining of simple projects on the Acu-Rite, Prototrak, and Haas machines will offer students real world machining experience.

MTTN201N: Lean and Green Manufacturing Methods

This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma and the philosophies of Dr. W. Edwards Deming and the Toyota Way. These methodologies include production, process and inventory control, continuous improvement methods and how they apply to concepts of Lean Six Sigma. In addition, the application of these philosophies in plant management, safety, waste analysis and workflows will be studied and applied. Green manufacturing innovations, ISO 14000 standards and processes will also be reviewed. Case studies of existing plants will be used in the course. Guest lecturers and possible plant tours to see these topics in action will be part of the course as schedules permit.

MTTN223N: Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)

A course designed to introduce students to Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software and its applications to Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine tools. Students will import CAD files and draw machine parts through the use of Mastercam X, and produce and post programs to run CNC milling machines and CNC lathes.

MTTN231N: Advanced Machine Tool Processes and Theory I

The student will increase proficiency and knowledge in the following areas with stress on accuracy and speed: Milling machines, surface grinding, machining with conversationally programmed CNC machines, electrical discharge machining, digital readout units and CNC milling and turning (programming & operation). A student must earn a grade of 'C' or better to achieve a passing grade in this course.

MTTN232N: Advanced Machine Tool Processes and Theory II: A Capstone Experience

This course will emphasize the application of CAD/CAM in the manufacturing of a quantity of machined parts. Students will utilize CAM software, conversational programming and manual programming skills. Live tooling and fourth axis work will be covered as it relates to the CNC lathe and mill. In addition, students will participate in a service learning project as well as individual projects and/or group projects. Students will also be taught various job hunting techniques such as resume writing and interviewing skills to assist them in their job search.