WVC Industrial Technology - Machining
Machining Program Course Descriptions
Please see the program guide for the full list of courses required for this program.
Industrial Technology Courses
INDT 105 10 credits
Machining Technology I
An introductory course focusing on the history, purpose and safe operations of machine tools, primarily the lathe, milling machine and associated tooling. Students will learn machine limits, modern and historic practices, as well as construct assigned projects. Emphasis on tool speeds, feeds, layout, shop math and proper material selection.
INDT 115 10 credits
Machining Technology II
An intermediate course focusing on the creation of machine tooling for both lathes and milling machines. The course focus will include: metallurgy, heat treatment, precision grinding, cutting geometry, bit sharpening, and unique tooling. Students will also gain a working knowledge of GD&T. Prerequisites: INDT 105.
INDT 125 10 credits
Machining Technology III
Students will demonstrate and build proficiency in manual or conventional machining skills. Student and instructor will agree on a complex project that student will create. Course will also begin the exploration of G-Code programming and basic CNC operation. Prerequisites: INDT 115.
INDT 205 10 credits
Machining Technology IV
Intermediate course that explores the basics of 2D CAM programming. The students will also longhand program complex parts and fixtures. CNC operation and offset adjustments will become more prevalent this quarter. Prerequisites: INDT 125.
INDT 215 10 credits
Machining Technology V
Students will demonstrate and build proficiency in CNC machining skills. Students and instructor will agree on complicated project that student will create. Strong emphasis on intermediate CAM programming, in-depth machine setup, and independent operation of CNC machines. Prerequisites: INDT 205.
INDT 225 10 credits
Machining Technology VI
An advanced course that will explore 3D CAM programming in addition to showcase the skills obtained in the previous five quarters. Students will discover potential job opportunities, create résumés, fill-out applications and plan their career path. Prerequisites: INDT 215.
ENGR 102 4 credits
Engineering Graphics and Design
This introductory course in graphical drawing and blueprint interpretation includes orthographic projections, pictorials, lettering, scales, basic dimensioning, blueprint reading plus interpretation of documents related to blueprints such as construction contract documents, specifications and addendum, emphasizing commercial and industrial building construction. Laboratory time includes practice with basic drafting techniques.
ENGR 105 5 credits
This course provides familiarization with computer-aided drafting techniques using an interactive microcomputer CAD system. Students create, edit and store basic drawings using a tablet digitizer and/or screen menu consisting of geometric forms and alphanumeric characters. Laboratory included. Prerequisites: strongly recommend basic computer knowledge.
ENGR 106 4 credits
Advanced Computer Aided Design
This course provides a continuation of the topics introduced in ENGR 105 with an emphasis on basic customization. Topics include configuration profiles, script files, user-created menus, slide files, attribute creation and extraction, 3-D construction, and solid modeling. Laboratory included. Prerequisites: ENGR 105 or equivalent.
WELD 128 3 credits
Theory, application and practice of arc and oxyacetylene welding and cutting.
Occupational Education Courses
OCED 130 5 credits
This course informs students of hazards and related safety procedures in industrial facilities such as mills, smelters, power generation plants and packing facilities. First aid and CPR certifications will be given to successful students. Proper fire extinguishing techniques, MSDS, Lock-out Tag-out procedures, chemical safety, PPE and accident reporting are embedded.
MATH 100T 5 credits
Technical Math for Industrial Fields
Applied course in mathematics for industrial fields. Topics include proportions, formulas, conversions, geometry and basic trigonometry and their applications to industry. No intended for the student planning to transfer to a four-year college. Prerequisites: MATH 096 or MATH 096B or MATH 093 with a "C" (2.0) or better or appropriate score.
Business Computer Technology Courses
BCT 116 3 credits
Professional Work Relations
Study of technical and interpersonal skills desired in a changing workplace environment, including leadership, teamwork and employers' expectations. The focus is on real-world tools for problem solving in a simulated workplace.