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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 107   5 credits
Introduction to Turning Operations

An introductory course focusing on the history, purpose and safe operations of turning equipment, primarily the lathe and associated tooling. Students will learn machine limits, modern and historic practices, as well as construct assigned projects. Emphasis on tool speeds, feeds and proper material selection.

INDT 108   5 credits
Introduction to Milling Operations

An introductory course focusing on the history, purpose and safe operations of milling equipent (mills) and associated tooling. Students will learn machine limits, modern and historic practices, as well as create instructor-assigned projects. Emphasis on tool speeds, feeds and proper material selection. Prerequisites: None (INDT 107 preferred).

INDT 109   5 credits
Machine Tool Making

An intermediate course focusing on the creation of machine tooling for both lathes and milling machines. The course focus will include: metallurgy, heat treatment, cutting geometry, bit sharpening, holders and unique tooling from the past. Prerequisites: INDT 107 and 108.

INDT 110   5 credits
Intro to G&M Code

Introductory course in code programming language (G-code and M-code). Will explore the many applications of computer numeric (CN) engineering languages; with a strong emphasis on its application in the machining industry for control of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines. Include hands-on labs in basic CNC machining. Prerequisites: INDT 107 and INDT 109 or previous machining experience.

INDT 164   5 credits
Plant Maintenance

An overview of the proper maintenance associated with industrial and commercial equipment. Both mechanical and electrical hands-on skills will be included. Students will study bearing and bearing failures, vibration analysis, thermal imaging, specific plant safety hazards and the monetary benefits of a well executed maintenance strategy.

INDT 210   5 credits
Programming CNC Machines 1

Intermediate course that explores specific programming languages including, but not limited to, those used by Mazak, Mori Seiki, Fanuc and Haas. Focuses on basic "M" and "G" codes associated with those languages. Includes lab component in which students complete projects using several languages and bands of machinery. Prerequisites: INDT 110 or previous CNC machining experience.

INDT 220   5 credits
CNC Machining Project Lab

Project lab course in which students demonstrate and build proficiency in CNC machining skills. Students and instructor will agree on complicated project that student will create. Detailed plan of action, demonstration of safe and proper use of CNC machinery, detailed CAD type drawing and detailed portfolio included in grading rubric. Prerequisites: INDT 210.

INDT 221   5 credits
Conventional Machining Project Lab

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. Detailed plan of action, demonstration of safe and proper use of conventional machinery, and detailed portfolio included in grading rubric. Prerequisites: INDT 107 and 109.

INDT 252   3 credits
Machining Capstone Project

Students will demonstrate cumulative knowledge of CNC and conventional machining skills. Students will create a portfolio, present a project, explore potential job opportunities, create resumes, fill out applications and plan their career path. Prerequisites: INDT 220.

Engineering Courses

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
Computer-aided Design

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.

Manufacturing Courses

MANU 105   5 credits
Manufacturing Graphics

Provides basic knowledge and skill in reading typical shop drawings and prints common to manufacturing and the machinist trade. Includes Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GDNT) procedures and techniques that use an orthographic system of projection to allow visualization of machined and fabricated parts. Prerequisites: INDT 107 and INDT 109.

MANU 110   3 credits
Modern Manufacturing Technology

Explores various manufacturing techniques used by production shops, and repair and support industries. Course topics include: Lean Manufacturing, 5-S and processes learned from the auto industry. Evidence for techniques will be demonstrated by lab exercises.

Electricity Courses

ELEC 125   5 credits
Wiring Diagrams and Schematics

In-depth study of ladder and pictorial wiring diagrams and schematics as applied to various industrial applications specifically in electronics, manufacturing, industrial food processing, refrigeration and industrial equipment manufacturers' circuits.

Industrial Electronics Courses

ELTRO 240   5 credits
Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Introduction to hydraulic and pneumatic systems, fluids, pumps, sensors, control devices, control valves, hydraulic cylinders, and receiver controllers. Includes system energy requirements, hydraulic and pneumatic logic, and the requirements and examples for interfacing into electronic Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) automation controllers.

Welding Courses

WELD 128   3 credits
Basic Welding

Theory, application and practice of arc and oxyacetylene welding and cutting.

 Occupational Education Courses

OCED 130   5 credits
Industrial Safety

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 Courses

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.



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