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 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. 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 after drilling the holes w/ the proper Tap Drill Size.  
  2. Mill a Prismatic Part using a Vertical Milling Machine to Published Specifications
  3. demonstrate by manipulative expertise
  4. Use the offset Boring Head to Counterbore a Hole to Specifications.

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 the 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. 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 Single Point Thread procedures.

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. 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, reading and writing g-code, and fabrication of basic and intermediate three axis drill and mill parts.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. set a fixture offset using an edge finder;
  2. set tool length offsets manually;
  3. set vertical milling machine tool cutter compensation to machine a part feature to a +/- .001" tolerance specification.

MTT 71B - Numerical Control Program II    ( 4.00 - Units )
This course offers students advanced study in programming computer numerical control (CNC) mills. Students learn how to write programs that utilize 4th and 5th axis rotations in longhand format, utilize automated tool and fixture probing cycles, set up and operate parts using 4th and 5th axis CNC tooling, and how to use Mastercam computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software to safely and effective program complex parts using high speed machining, surfacing, and 4th and 5th axis operations. This course prepares students to work confidently in the emerging technologies that are defining the new standards of modern machining.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Use an optical tool setter (OTS) to set a tool's length and diameter.
  2. Use an optical machine probe (OMP) to probe a flat surface and a rectangular boss.
  3. Write a program using longhand G-code that will successfully machine a part using 4th and 5th axis rotation.
  4. Write a program using longhand G-code to program a surfacing path in the G18 (X, Z) arc plane.

MTT 71C - Numerical Control 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. Set the following tools manually on a CNC lathe: a turning facing tool, a part-off tool set to the back offset of the tool thickness, and a stock puller.
  2. Write a program that turns a part using tool nose radius compensation and that maintains a tolerance of ± .001” in part diameter.
  3. Successfully cut an external 2A thread on a CNC lathe using the G76 threading cycle. This thread should pass a 3 wire inspection (or equivalent).

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 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 81C - Mastercam    ( 3.00 - Units )
The fundamentals of the latest version of Mastercam 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 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.

MTT 81A - SolidWorks for Machine Shops    ( 3.00 - Units )
This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of Solidworks design software as it pertains to machine shop use and requirements. Instruction includes: creation of basic solids models, assemblies, and drawings; managing Solidworks file types for export to 3D printers, laser cutters, or CAM software; part configurations; mold body creation; surfaces; jig and fixtures; and more. This course will also introduce students to the theory and operation of rapid prototyping tools such as 3D printers, laser cutters, and 3D scanners.

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 82 - Advanced CAD/ CAM    ( 3.00 - Units )
Build upon previous CAD and CAM experience to create projects using advanced toolpaths and 3D models, assemblies, and drawings. Design fixturing for speed and ease of operation. Experiment with cutters and inserts to optimize quality, precision, and cycle time. Coordinate with industry partners to meet the challenges of the machining field in real time. Learn advanced Mastercam multiaxis toolpaths for vertical milling machines and advanced Solidworks skills working with solids, surfaces, multibodies, and configurations. Gain specialized skills in tooling, higher machine functions, fixture design, work holding techniques and toolpath applications with multiple rotary axes.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. machine a part using both CNC Lathe and CNC Mill operations;
  2. edit an MPost to correct G-code errors;
  3. improve a sample 3D surfacing program’s machine cycle time by 30%.