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Machine Technology - CERT

Agriculture, Business, Computers and Technology

Contact: Tim EVANS (620)728-8141
Contact: Mandee BUCHHOLZ (316)283-7000
Department Co-Chair: Jillene CUNNINGHAM (620)665-3479
Department Co-Chair: Benjamin WILLIAMS (620)665-3482

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This certificate requires 31 credit hours.


Course Title Credits
MC104 Machine Technology Math 2

Mathematical functions used in a machine technology shop. Emphasis placed on decimal places/values, fractions, tolerance/limits using measurement tools, micrometers, and dial indicators.

MC110 Bench Work 1

Learn and practice benchwork skills such as filing, drilling, tapping, deburring and layout for projects. Practical experience in the use of various hand tools by producing basic benchwork projects. Topics will include safety, print reading, job planning, and quality control.

MC111 Print Reading 3

Identify basic lines, views and abbreviations used in blue prints, interpret basic 3D sketches using orthographic projections and blueprints, determine dimensions of features of simple parts, sketch simple parts with dimensional measurements, determine dimensions of a multi-feature part, interpret GDT symbols, frames and datums.

MC112 Quality Control and Inspection 1

Science of dimensional metrology and its applications to ensure form and function of machined parts and assemblies using semi-precision and precision measuring instruments.

MC113 Metallurgy 1

Behavior and service of metals in industry. Characteristics during heating, cooling, shaping, forming, and the stress related to their mechanical properties. Theory behind allows, heat treatment processes, and wear resistance.
Pre-Reqs: MC110 BenchWork with a Grade of C or higher, and MC115 Machining I with a Grade of C or higher

MC114 Machine Tool Processes 1

Conduct a job hazard analysis for a machine tool group, analyze blueprints to layout parts and materials, select hand tools and common machine shop mechanical hardware for specific applications, prescribe cutting tools for assigned operations, calculate stock size to minimize drop, machine parts to specifications outlined in machine handbooks, summarize preparations for machining operations, and apply precautions to minimize hazards for work with lathes, mills, drills and grinders.

MC115 Machining I 3

Conduct job hazard analysis for conventional mills and lathes, develop math skills for machine tool operations, perform preventive maintenance and housekeeping on conventional mills and lathes, select work holding devices for mills, lathes and other machine tools, calculate feeds and speeds, remove material using milling and turning processes, align milling head, use a vertical mill to center drill, drill and ream holes, change tools and tool holders on milling machines, and maintain saws and grinders.

MC116 Machining II 3

Continuation of MC115 Machining I. Basic trigonmetric functions and other procedures such as I.D. boring and facing operations; planning a sequence for machining operations; aligning work pieces; using work holding devices, jigs, and fixtures; performing threading operations on lathes; machining keyways on a vertical mill; inspecting and dressing grinding wheels; performing O.D. & I.D. threading and tapering operations; machining parts using milling cutters and milling machines; and tapping holes on a vert ical mill.
Pre-Reqs: MC110 BenchWork with a Grade of C or higher, and MC115 Machining I with a Grade of C or higher

MC117 CNC Operations 3

History of Numerical Control (NC) and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines. Introduction to CNC machine used in the precision and machining trades. Practical experience in the application of "G" codes and "M" codes, writing CNC machine programs, and machine setup and operation.
Pre-Reqs: MC115 Machining I with a Grade of C or higher, or Departmental Consent

MC204 Machine Practices I 3

Review problems and create projects related to the experimental manufacturing area with emphasis on production planning, quality control, and inspection techniques.
Pre-Reqs: Departmental Consent

MC205 Machine Practices II 3

Continuation of MC204 Machine Practices I, with emphasis on CNC applications. Complex problems and projects found in the experimental/customized manufacturing area.
Pre-Reqs: Departmental Consent, or MC204 Machine Practices I w/Grade of C or higher

MC206 CNC Operations-Advanced 3

Continuation of MC117 CNC Operations. Application of program skills previously learned to independently operate CNC equipment to create a variety of machined parts.
Pre-Reqs: MC117 CNC Operations

TR120 Work Ethics 3

Skills required for success in the workplace with focus on the development of positive work habits and communication skills.

TR121 General Industrial Safety/OSHA10 1

Safety procedures in manufacturing, emphasizing compliance with OSHA 10 general industry regulations.

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