Manufacturing Technology

MFG 10103 Basic Welding

An introduction to the techniques and equipment used in arc and acetylene cutting and welding. Emphasis placed upon equipment operation and safety. Included is practice in gas and arc welding in all positions and the proper preparation of welded joints. One-hour lecture, five-hour lab. Course fee required.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

MFG 10203 GMAW Processes

The Basic GMAW Processes course is designed to provide the student with practical experience using Gas Metal Arc Welding equipment. The course of study allows the  student to learn and apply the techniques required to perform the basic procedures of the GMAW Process. The course will cover safety, equipment setup, process adjustments, types of weld metal transfer, and welding techniques. One-hour lecture, five-hour lab.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

MFG 11102 Blueprint Reading for Industry

A course for those desiring knowledge of blueprint reading as applied to industry. Included will be freehand sketching, lettering, understanding auxiliary views and projections and specifying for machining, welding, and numerical control. Instrumentation, hydraulic, and electrical control diagrams will be covered. One-hour lecture, two-hour lab. Course fee required.

Offered Fall for 2 Semester hours.

MFG 12103 Weld Testing & Inspection

Designed to provide a basic understanding of the destructive and non-destructive testing methods used in the inspections and testing of welded joints. The course will cover  welding code interpretation, pre-weld joint preparation, post-welding test sample formation and preparation, types of destructive and non-destructive testing methods, and weld defect identification. In addition to the actual testing of weld joints, the course will include the preparation of written welding certification reports according to applicable codes. One-hour lecture, four-hour lab. Course fee required.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

MFG 12403 Manufacturing Processes

A study of materials’ properties, fabrication equipment, and methods and procedures utilized in the production of metallic products. Included are practical experiences in machining, forming, molding, welding, measuring instruments, machine operation, machine capabilities, and manufacturing problem solving. One-hour lecture, four-hour lab. Course fee required.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

MFG 14103 Schematic Diagram Reading

A course designed to give maintenance technicians a working knowledge of machinery blueprints. Included will be exploded view drawing of machine assemblies, terminology, piping schematics, welding, and tolerances for fit. The course will also give the maintenance technician practical hands-on experience in troubleshooting machine problems by using schematic diagrams. Included will be electrical schematics, hydraulic schematics, pneumatic schematics, piping diagrams, and mechanical blueprints. One-hour lecture and four-hour lab. Course fee required.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

MFG 16102 Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Basic theories of hydraulic and pneumatic systems. A nontheoretical approach used in the discussion of the design, construction, and use of fluid power control elements. Provides a practical working knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic components and basic circuits used in industrial hydraulics. Prerequisite: MTH 11403 or TEC 11704 or instructor permission. One-hour lecture, two-hour lab. Course fee required.

Offered Spring for 2 Semester hours.

MFG 20103 Advanced Welding

A study of advanced traditional and nontraditional welding methods. An analysis of the operation of AC and DC transformer, resistance, and MIG and TIG welding systems. Operational tests made on the effects of welding heats, polarities, and electrode types. Procedures such as welding ferrous and non-ferrous materials and pipe joint welding will be practiced using the standard stick, MIG, TIG, and resistance welding methods. Prerequisite: MFG 10103. One-hour lecture, five-hour lab. Course fee required.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

MFG 20203 GTAW Processes

The Basic GTAW Processes course is designed to provide the student with practical experience using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding equipment. The course of study allows the student to learn and apply the techniques required to perform the basic procedures of the GTAW Process. The course will cover safety, equipment setup, process adjustments, types of welding currents, and welding techniques. One-hour lecture, five-hour lab.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

MFG 22203 Basic Pipe Welding

A continuation of the Advanced Welding course. The course of study is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of the field of critical structural welding and    an introduction to pipe welding. In addition to welding theory, the student will learn the skills and principles necessary to perform welding to meet the requirements of critical structural welding codes. One-hour lecture, five-hour lab.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

MFG 23103 Advanced Pipe Welding

A continuation of the Basic Pipe Welding course. The course of study is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of the field of pipe welding. The course covers the principles and skills of performing welding to meet the requirements of pressure vessel/pressure piping codes. One-hour lecture, five-hour lab.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

MFG 24103 Materials & Metallurgy

A comprehensive study of materials used in industry. Topics include: lattice structures, iron-carbon diagram, phase diagrams, alloying, hardness, material properties, destructive and nondestructive testing, and stress/strain diagrams. Students will be required to prepare samples and to identify the types of hardening, grain size, and structure of specimen. One-hour lecture, four-hour lab. Course fee required.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

MFG 24302 Electrical Troubleshooting and Repair

A course designed to give the maintenance technician practical hands-on experience in troubleshooting and repair of electrical systems. Included will be control circuits, power circuits, PLCs, limit switches, pressure switches, and other components used in the control of electrical systems. Prerequisites: MFG 14103, MFG 14202, and ELE 25003. One-hour lecture and two-hour lab. Course fee required.

Offered Spring for 2 Semester hours.

MFG 25103 Power Transmission Devices

A comprehensive course designed to give technicians a working knowledge of mechanical power transmission devices. Included will be a study of bearings, seals, shafts, couplings, fasteners, and other mechanical devices used in machinery subassemblies, speed reducers, belt drives, chain drives, gear trains, torque converters, and other mechanical devices used to transmit power. One-hour lecture and four-hour lab. Course fee required.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

MFG 25302 Preventive Maintenance Planning& Scheduling

A course designed to give the maintenance technician practical hands-on experience in designing and implementing a preventive maintenance program. Included will be timed replacements, data collection and interpretation, fluids, lubrication, derating, and scheduling repairs. Prerequisite: Permission of advisor. One-hour lecture and two-hour lab. Course fee required.

Offered Spring for 2 Semester hours.

MFG 25403 Mechanical Skills

A course designed to give the maintenance technician practical hands-on experience in troubleshooting and repairing mechanical devices. Included will be component alignment, bearings, bushings, vibration analysis, heat analysis, and component failure analysis. Prerequisite: Permission of advisor. One-hour lecture and four-hour lab.  Course fee required.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

MFG 26102 Advanced Hydraulics and Pneumatics

A continuation of MFG 16102. Coursework to include circuit design, component selection, troubleshooting techniques, control and feedback circuits, and hands-on component installation. One-hour lecture, two-hour lab. Course fee required. Prerequisite: MFG 16102 or equivalent basic hydraulics and pneumatics course.

Offered Fall for 2 Semester hours.

MFG 27102 Occupational Safety and Health

A study of hazard recognition and avoidance, and enforcement of safety regulations in industrial environments. Included will be the implications of OSHA as they relate to the supervisor’s job. Two-hour lecture.

Offered Fall for 2 Semester hours.

MFG 28202 Machine Repair and Maintenance

A course designed to provide the student with the basic knowledge and skills needed to set up a maintenance system and repair general shop machinery and equipment.  Included will be fluid power, electricity, mechanism, and lubricants as applied to industrial machinery. Prerequisites: ELE 10104, MFG 10103, MFG 12104, and MFG 16102. One-hour lecture, two-hour lab. Course fee required.

Offered On Demand for 2 Semester hours.

 

MFG 28801-04 Selected Topics in Manufacturing Technology

A study of topics not included in other course offerings. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (Amaximum of four semester hours can be applied to graduation requirements for a single AAS program.) Special Course fee required.

Offered On Demand for 1-4 Semester hours.

MFG 29001-04 Cooperative Education Experience

Study and work in a manufacturing industry in a position related to the student’s major area of concentration. Duration: 15 weeks in an approved position. Observation and evaluation by an industrial supervisor and a campus supervisor are required. The student must attend a scheduled two-hour campus seminar every two weeks. (A maximum of four semester hours can be applied to graduation requirements for a single AAS or ATS program.) Special Course fee required.

Offered On Demand for 1-4 Semester hours.