MTT Courses

These listings are sourced from Curricunet, and some courses may not be offered every semester. For additional information, contact the academic department, speak with counseling or refer to the current Class Schedule and College Catalog.

MTT 50 - Blueprint Reading and Introduction to CAD    ( 3.00 Units )
The reading of engineering drawings/blueprints, interpreting of commonly used symbols, orthographic projection, geometric construction, dimensioning, and sectioning. Includes a general approach to Computer Aided Drafting (CAD). Focus on subject matter relevant to Machine Tool Technology and Industrial Technology applications and local industry requirements. Designed to provide a working knowledge of methods of graphical communication.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Create "The Slide Block" Project, using: Basic Geometric Entities at an Advanced Level to produce a Three View OrthoGraphic Drawing and 3D Parametric Model with Full Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing.
  2. Develop and Produce a Solidworks Parts, Drawings and Assembly of the Crank Arm Assembly and the Flashlight Assembly as directed by the Solidworks Textbook and in- class discussions
  3. Sketch an isometric view of the slide block project showing proportionality and appropriate dimensioning skills using ANSI standards
  4. Use solidworks to draw the slide block project and produce a 3D as well as Orthographic view drawing with correct and appropriate drawing dimensions

MTT 55 - Geometric Dimension and Tolerancing    ( 2.00 Units )
Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) is the symbolic way of showing specific tolerances on engineering and manufacturing drawings. This course will teach the Interpretation of the technical standards governed by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Y14.5-2009. Explanation of the standards used in designing, machining and inspection operations by using multiple datums, symbols, feature control frames, and other GD&T specifications.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Interpret the symbols and terms of the GD&T language.
  2. Explain and demonstrate the use of the Tolerances of runout; for total runout.

MTT 60A - Machine Tool Technology I    ( 4.00 Units )
Introduction to machine tool operations relating to precision measuring tools, layout methods, screw threads, benchwork, drill presses, bandsaws, optical and manual inspection techniques, basic lathe and vertical milling operations, and evaluation of manufacturing job opportunities. Emphasis on safe and correct use of hand and machine tools.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Grind the "General Purpose Lathe Toolbit"  6 angles all within +/- 1 Degree
  2. Produce the STEP Turn Project on an Engine Lathe
  3. Students will demonstrate by Manipulative Expertise in the Setup, Manufacturing and Inspection of an External 3/8-16 UNC 3B Precision Thread with a Manual Engine Lathe
  4. Produce a 3/8-16 U.N.C. 3A thread using a Lathe in the M.T.T. shop.  Check the Pitch Diameter to meet published specifications.  Max .3344"  and  Min .3311" Use your 60 Degree Threading Tool and Sigle Point Thread proceedures.

MTT 60B - Machine Tool Technology II    ( 4.00 Units )
Continuation of Machine Tool Technology 60A. Theory and laboratory practice relating to advanced lathe and milling machine operations, gear cutting, steel and heat treating, basic surface and cylindrical grinding, and introduction to metric measurement. Emphasis on correct machine tool setups and quality of project work are stressed.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. After Drilling the holes w/ the proper Tap Drill Size.  Cut a series of 60 Degree Internal Threads with a Spiral Pointed Gun Tap, 1/4-20 UNC 2B in a pattern using the Pneumatic Tapping Table
  2. Mill a Prismatic Part using a Vertical Milling Machine to Published Specifications
  3. The student will demonstrate by manipulative Expertise
  4. Using the offset Boring Head to Counterbore a Hole to Specifications.

MTT 63A - Individual Projects    ( 2.00 Units )
Design, development, and fabrication of selected projects for the machine tool technology major to develop special entry-level job skills.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Grind a 60 Degree Internal Threading Tool for use in specifically the Screw Jack Body Project Thread
  2. Tram in the Spindle of a Vertical Milling Machine to a Tolerance of T.I.R. of .002" in a 7 Inch Circle
  3. Read and Interpret the Operations Manual for Machine Tool Technology section 8.

MTT 63B - Advanced Individual Projects    ( 2.00 Units )
Continuation of Machine Tool Technology 63A. Selected projects to provide certain specialized skills required for job updating, job advancement, or skill specialization.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Given an offset boring head with a carbide insert boring tool and Appropriate Measuring Tools and Milling Machine Equipment, the student will bore a hole in a squared block of steel to print specifications.  
  2. Make an internal threading tool 60 Degree Included Angle
  3. To size of .7500 tolerance of +/- . 0005 with Bell Mouthing or Rough Surface Finish
  4. Using the Hardinge Lathe cut a 60 Degree Thread using the Hardinge Threading Attachments and the D.R.O.  This thread is a single point threading project with a class 3 Fit.

MTT 63B - Advanced Individual Projects    ( 2.00 Units )
Continuation of Machine Tool Technology 63A. Selected projects to provide certain specialized skills required for job updating, job advancement, or skill specialization.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Given an offset boring head with a carbide insert boring tool and Appropriate Measuring Tools and Milling Machine Equipment, the student will bore a hole in a squared block of steel to print specifications.  
  2. Make an internal threading tool 60 Degree Included Angle
  3. Using the Hardinge Lathe cut a 60 Degree Thread using the Hardinge Threading Attachments and the D.R.O.  This thread is a single point threading project with a class 3 Fit.

MTT 65 - Basic Toolmaking    ( 4.00 Units )
Introduction to design and fabrication of production-type tooling such as jigs, fixtures, and gauges as applied in industry. Emphasis on tool design practices, fabrication techniques, set-up procedures, and inspection of production parts.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Using a five-inch sine bar cut a 23.67-degree angle on the Bridgeport milling machine using the correct speeds, and feeds.
  2. Select the currect Lathe Carbide Inserts and Machine the 4 O.D. Steps and Internal Bore for the Spline Finger Production Project.  Set the Lathe to the currect speeds and feeds to perform the cutting in an effective manner.
  3. Using the Makino CNC Dual Mode Machine set up to Mill the radius work for the Mill Table Stop Project to Print Specs.
  4. Using the Makino CNC Dual Mode Set fixture offsets for the mill stop project.

MTT 66 - Production Practices    ( 4.00 Units )
Toolroom grinding, precision measurement, precision boring, steels and heat treating, carbide cutting tools, job estimating, and basic jig, fixture, mold, and die-making theory.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Design, Draw using Solidworks & Manufacture a Production Fixture as Agreed to by your Professor.
  2. Disassemble and Inspect a Production Jig or Fixture and Explain the functions of all components as well as overall usage of the fixture or jig in production.
  3. Set up and Perform Basic Cylindrical Grinding Operations

MTT 70 - Exploration of Precision Manufacturing    ( 2.00 Units )
Introduction to machine shop practices for exploration of the Machine Tool Technology field. Includes measuring tools, benchwork, screw threads, drill presses, lathes, and vertical milling machine operations. Safe and correct use of machine tools.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Demonstrate the knowledge to calculate the proper speeds and feed for a four flute high-speed steel end mill cutting a carbon steel part.
  2. Using Hand tools layout, and saw the stock for the step turning project.

MTT 71A - Numerical Control Program I    ( 4.00 Units )
Introduction to programming and operating three axis computer numerical controlled drilling and milling machines. Instruction includes the standard X-Y-Z Cartesian coordinate system, manual and automatic milling machine operation, absolute and incremental positioning, tape coding and preparation, and fabrication of basic and intermediate three axis drill and mill parts

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Set a Fadal fixture offset using an edge finder.
  2. Set Fadal tool length offsets manually.
  3. Set ProTrak vertical milling machine tool length offsets.

MTT 71B - Numerical Control Program II    ( 4.00 Units )
Continuation of Machine Tool Technology 71A. Advanced programming of three-axis computer numerical controlled drilling and milling machines and basic programming and operation of numerical controlled lathes. Includes advanced contour milling, and basic lathe programming involving constant surface speeds, tool selection, work surface programming, internal and external turning, and threading.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Set a Hurco fixture offset.
  2. Set Hurco VM1 tool length offsets using a laser tool set station.
  3. Mill an internal thread

MTT 71C - Numerical Ctrl Programming III    ( 4.00 Units )
Basic programming and operating of two-axis and live tooling computer numerical controlled lathes. Instruction includes lathe programming using constant surface speeds, internal and external turning, live tool drilling, tapping, milling, sub spindle operation, and laboratory “first article” inspection reports.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Remove and replace Kia Mill-Turn lathe sub spindle collet and collet chuck.
  2. Set Haas SL-20 tool length offsets manually.
  3. Set Kia Mill-Turn lathe tool length offsets using the tool set station.

MTT 73A - Computer Numerical Control Individual Projects    ( 2.00 Units )
Student directed design, development, and fabrication of selected Numerical Control projects for the machine tool technology major to develop special entry-level job skills. Student will develop their own procedure plans, load their own tools, and program machines to create custom parts, fixtures and assemblies. This course connects software skills with machine operation and inspection to offer the student a total immersion into the contemporary practices of machining.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Use probing to locate tools
  2. Use probing to locate fixtures

MTT 73B - Computer Numerical Control Individual Projects II    ( 2.00 Units )
Advanced student directed Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming and operation. Students are challenged to utilize high precision work holding and rapid machining to create parts that exceed industry standards of precision and speed. Creative problem solving and design skills are stressed as students navigate unique problems and materials. Projects will include high speed machining, 3D surfacing, and multiple machine set-ups.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Use high speed machining safely and effectively
  2. Create parts using 4th and 5th axes.

MTT 75 - Numerical Control Operator    ( 4.00 Units )
Introduction to operating computer numerical controlled drilling and milling machining centers, two-axis lathes, and mill-turn machining centers. Instruction includes the XYZ Cartesian Coordinate system, manual and automatic machining center setup and operation, 2-axis lathe setup and operation, mill-turn machining center setup and operation, basic program editing, run programmed mill and lathe parts, laboratory “first article” inspection, and creating lab inspection reports.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. ProtoTrak milling, drilling, and engraving project.
  2. Set a ProtoTrak fixture offset
  3. Set Fadal tool length offsets manually.

MTT 81A - SolidWorks for Machine Shops    ( 3.00 Units )
The fundamentals of SolidWorks design software as it pertains to machine shop use and requirements. Instruction includes theory and laboratory practice on the use of the SolidWorks design software environment to create solid models, drawings, assemblies and how to interface SolidWorks models with CAD/CAM software. PhotoWorks Cosmos Express, eDrawings, and other third party “add-ins” will be touched on briefly.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Adapter plate project
  2. Create a customized Solidworks part template, drawing template, and an assembly template.
  3. Toggle clamp assembly project.

MTT 81B - Surfcam    ( 3.00 Units )
The fundamentals of Surfcam CAD/CAM manufacturing software as it pertains to machine shop use and requirements. Instruction includes theory and laboratory practice on the use of the Surfcam software environment to create 2 1/2 and 3 axis, lathe, and wire edm tool paths. Instruction includes part drawing, dimensioning, importing electronic files (DXF, IGES, Sldprt, and Dwg), lathe and mill tool path construction, geometry and tool path transformations, tool path editing, and post processors.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Adapter plate project.
  2. Project 1 drawing and dimensioning assignment.
  3. Valve body surfacing project.

MTT 81C - Mastercam X    ( 3.00 Units )
The fundamentals of the latest version of Mastercam X CAD/CAM manufacturing software as it pertains to machine shop use and requirements. Instruction includes theory and laboratory practice on the use of the Mastercam X software environment to create 2 1/2 and 3 axis, lathe, and wire edm tool paths. Instruction includes part drawing, dimensioning, importing electronic files (DXF, IGES, Sldprt, and Dwg), lathe and mill tool path construction, geometry and tool path transformations, tool path editing, and post processors.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Project 1 drawing and dimensioning assignment.
  2. 3D surfacing project 1
  3. Mastercam X: The student will be able to create a MastercamX program to produce a machine part program to fabricate the Bullet Plate project on the Makino 3 axis vertical machining center.
  4. Rotor project.