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Modesto Junior College

Machine Tool Technology

  

The Machine Tool Technology Program provides training toward the acquisition of proficiency in the use of metal removal and metal forming machine tools.Training in calculations of cutting speeds and feeds, use of measuring tools, study of elementary metallurgy, and making adjustments are also emphasized. Special focus is given to care of equipment, orderliness, accuracy, speed, judgment, confidence and safe working habits.

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MACH 211D,E —MACHINE TOOL TECHNOLOGY 1/ 4,5 Units
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of MATH 20 & ESL 45
Study and application of basic measuring tools, (steel rules, vernier calipers and micrometers), layout tools and hand tools. Emphasis in the theory and practice in the use of drilling machines, bandsaws and lathes. This course meets California apprenticeship standards. Intended for students with little or no experience in the manufacturing industry. Field trips may be required. Two maximum completions. Materials fee required. Lecture/Laboratory. (A-F Only) Transfer: CSU

PROFESSOR WEAVER'S 211 COURSE DETAILS

MACH 212D,E —MACHINE TOOL TECHNOLOGY 2/ 4,5 Units
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of (MACH 211D, or E) and MACH 301.
Principles and fundamental use of precision grinders and advanced applications of the manual engine lathe and milling. Advanced levels of measuring systems, study of basic metallurgy, and techniques of heat treating to enhance the properties of metallic parts. Meets California apprenticeship standards. Field trips may be required. Two maximum completions. Materials fee required. Lecture/Laboratory. (A-F or P/NP) Transfer: CSU

PROFESSOR WEAVER'S 212 COURSE DETAILS

MACH 213C,D—MACHINE TOOL TECHNOLOGY 3/ 3,4 Units
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of (MACH 212D, or E) and MACH 302.
Theory and practice in the use of the dividing head, metric system, classes of fit, tool and cutter grinding, gear cutting, and dovetails. Carbide tools emphasized. Exploration and study of manufacturing processes found in use in local industries. Meets California apprenticeship standards. Field trips may be required. Two maximum completions. Materials fee required. Lecture/Laboratory.  (A-F or P/NP)(Fall) Transfer: CSU

PROFESSOR WEAVER'S 213 COURSE DETAILS

MACH 218—INTRODUCTION TO CNC LATHE PROGRAMMING/ 2 Units
Recommended for Success: Previous experience in the use of manual or CNC lathes.
The use of manual programming techniques to develop tool path codes required to produce products using two axis CNC turning equipment. Effective cutting speeds, feeds, and depth of cut for various machining operations. The use of "canned cycles" with word address programming as well as conversational programming format will be addressed. May be completed up to 2 times.  Field trips may be required. (A-F or P/NP). Materials fee required. Applicable to the Associate Degree. Transfer: CSU.

PROFESSOR BRANLUND'S 218 COURSE DETAILS

MACH 219—INTRODUCTION TO CNC MILL PROGRAMMING/ 2 Units
Recommended for Success: Previous experience in the use of manual or CNC lathes and milling machines. The previous courses and/or training must have been completed satisfactorily.
The use of manual programming techniques to develop tool path codes required to produce products using CNC milling and turning equipment. Effective cutting speeds, feeds, and depth of cut for various machining operations using “canned cycles” and word address programming format will be addressed. May be completed up to 2 times. Materials fee required. (A-F or P/NP) Applicable to the Associate Degree. Transfer: CSU

PROFESSOR WEAVER'S 219 COURSE DETAILS

MACH 220—CNC MACHINE TOOL PROGRAMMING/ 2 Units
The use of manual and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) programming techniques to develop tool path codes required to machine products using CNC milling and turning equipment.  Four completions allowed. Materials fee required. (P/NP Only) Transfer: CSU

PROFESSOR BRANLUND'S 220 COURSE DETAILS

MACH 222—CNC MACHINE OPERATIONS/ 2 Units
Recommended for Success: Concurrent enrollment in MACH 219, 220, or 221 and previous machining experience.
The setup and operation of computer-controlled machine tools with emphasis on vertical machining centers and two axis turning centers. Primary controller operation, machine setup, tooling application, installation and adjustment and basic codes needed for editing will be addressed.  Field trips may be required. Two maximum completions. Lecture/Laboratory/Other. Materials fee required. Transfer: CSU

PROFESSOR WEAVER'S 222 COURSE DETAILS

MACH 223—ADVANCED CNC MACHINE OPERATIONS/ 3 Units
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of MACH 222.
Advanced setups, controller issues, and inspection techniques that may be encountered in the use of CNC controlled machine tools. May be completed up to 2 times. Field trips may be required. (A-F or P/NP). Materials fee required. Applicable to the Associate Degree. Transfer: CSU


PROFESSOR WEAVER'S 223 COURSE DETAILS

MACH 301—MACHINE SHOP 1 [3 Units]
Study and application of basic measuring tools. (steel rulers, vernier calipers and micrometers), layout tools and hand tools. Theory and practice in the use of drilling machines, bandsaws, lathes and vertical milling machines. Meets California apprenticeship standards. Two maximum completions.  Field trips may be required. Lecture/Laboratory. (A-F or P/NP) Materials fee required.

PROFESSOR WEAVER'S 301 COURSE DETAILS

MACH 302—MACHINE SHOP 2 [3 Units]
Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of MACH 211D, or E or MACH 301.
Principles and fundamentals in the use of the milling machine, band saw and surface grinder with emphasis on milling operations. Principles of metallurgy, heat treating, and the application of more advanced measuring techniques will be explored. Field trips may be required. Lecture/Laboratory.  (A-F or P/NP) Three maximum completions. Materials fee required.

PROFESSOR WEAVER'S 302 COURSE DETAILS

MACH 303—MACHINE SHOP 3 [3 Units]
Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of MACH 212D, or E or MACH 302.
Theory and practice in the use of the dividing head, gearing systems, carbide tooling, and nontraditional machining systems. Field trips may be required. Lecture/Laboratory. Three maximum completions. (A-F or P/NP) Materials fee required.

PROFESSOR WEAVER'S 303 COURSE DETAILS

MACH 310 – ADVANCED TOPICS IN MACHINING [1 Unit]
Prerequisite: Previous machining experience or Satisfactory completion of MACH 211E OR MACH 301 OR MACH 221 OR MACH 222.
Overview of advanced tooling and machining practices. Topics may include electrical discharge machining, rapid prototyping, fixturing, cutting tool materials and geometry, die casting and plastic injection molding. Field trips may be required. Three maximum completions. Lecture/Laboratory.  Materials fee required. (Summer)(P/NP Only)

MACH 311—CNC Programming with Macros [1 Unit]
Prerequisite: Previous machining experience or Satisfactory completion of MACH 219 and previous CNC programming experience or on-the-job training. This is NOT an entry-level class.
The application and practice of using macro techniques in the development of programs for the operation of CNC machine tools. May be completed up to 2 times. Field trips may be required.  Materials fee required. (P/NP Only).

MACH 312—4 Axis Mill Programming and Operation [1 Unit]
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of MACH 219.
The application and practice of programming, installing, and operating 4th axis rotary devices on CNC vertical machining centers. May be completed up to 2 times. Field trips may be required.  Materials fee required. (P/NP Only).

MACH 313—MANUFACTURING PROCESSES [2 Units]
The exploration and study of manufacturing techniques and common industrial processes found in local industries. Field trips may be required. Two maximum completions. Lecture.

MACH 315—3D Part Programming for CNC Machines [1 Unit]
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of MACH 220.
The application and practice of developing a program using CAD/CAM software that will direct a CNC machining center to cut a three dimensional contoured part. May be completed up to 2 times. Field trips may be required. Materials fee required. (P/NP Only).

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GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION:

 Professor Jeff Weaver

Professor Jeff Weaver
(209)575-6338
COURSES: MACH 211, MACH 212, MACH 213, MACH 222, MACH 223, MACH 301, MACH 302, MACH 303

Professor Weaver's Recommendation of Class Scheduling Pattern for Students pursuing a Machine Tool Technology Program


Adjunct Instructor John Branlund

Adj. Instructor John Branlund
Instructor Brandlund's WEBLINK 
COURSES: MACH 218, 219, 220, & 357
Adj. Instructor David Decker
COURSES: MACH 301