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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 200D, 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

MACH 201C, D- 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

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MACH 202C, 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

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MACH 205- 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

  

 

 

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MACH 206- 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.

MACH 207- 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

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MACH 208- 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

MACH 209- 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

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Machine Shop Program!

Randy Thoe

Professor Randy Thoe

(209)575-6338
COURSES: MACH 211, MACH 212, MACH 213, MACH 222, MACH 301, 218, 219

Adjunct Instructor Kenneth Morrison

COURSES: MACH 222, MACH 301

Guest Lecturer: Robert Bates

batesr@mjc.edu

 

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