Kalamazoo Valley Community College

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MACH 101 Trends in Manufacturing
3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This course is designed to expose modern manufacturing concepts to students interested in new technologies. Topics to be covered will include industrial structure, machining, plastics, welding, stamping, and casting. Special emphasis will be given to recent developments such as robots numerical control, industrial computer applications, and CAD/CAM.

MACH 103 Fundamentals/Machine Tool Oper
4-2-6 (Lecture/Standard Lab) This course provides an introduction to the concepts and techniques of machine tool operations. Upon completion of this course, the student will have the skills and technical knowledge in math calculations, basic inspection techniques, and set up and operation of the lathe, milling machine, surface grinder, and drill press operations. The student will also have gained basic knowledge in industrial safety, cutting tools and fluids, and other related topics.

MACH 105 Adv Machine Tool Operations I
3-1-6 (Lecture/Standard Lab) This course is a continuation of MACH 103, and is for students desiring a background in advanced machining techniques. Topics include tool grinding, milling with rotary turntable, gear milling, inside and outside diameter grinding, electrical discharge machining, and precision inspection techniques. Recommended prerequisite: MACH 103 or equivalent experience.

MACH 201 Tool Construction
3-1-6 (Lecture/Standard Lab) The student in this course uses knowledge and skills from prior courses to plan and construct jigs and fixtures. Recommended prerequisite: MACH 103 or instructor's permission.

MACH 205 Plastics Tooling Construction
3-1-6 (Lecture/Standard Lab) This course is designed to introduce the construction methods used to build tooling for injection molding. The student will use skills and knowledge from prior MACH courses to design and build tooling for injection molding. Recommended prerequisite: MACH 103 or instructor's permission.

MACH 220 Numerical Control
4-3-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) This course introduces the operation and programming of CNC controlled two-and three-axis machine tools. Detailed consideration is given to manual programming and various forms of data input. The student will perform all computations required for tool path generation.

MACH 221 Advanced Numerical Control
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) This course is a continuation of Numerical Control Concepts, using both manual input and computer formats. The student will program lathes and mills using canned cycles, subroutines, macros, and direct numerical control. Recommended prerequisite: MACH 220 or permission. Corequisite: MACH 220.

MACH 230 Computer Aided Manufacturing
4-3-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) This course introduces students to the use of a computer to create machine cutting paths around an industrial workpiece. Programming exercises for lathes, milling machines, and drilling operations are required in the course. Recommended prerequisite: MACH 220 or instructor's permission.

MACH 240 Machine Repair
2-2-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This course covers lubrication principles and applications, bearing construction and functions, machine mechanisms, belts, chains, and couplings as they apply to the machine repairman.

MACH 260 Automated Manufacturing
4-3-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) This course will instruct the student in the basics of robotics, automated measuring systems, automated materials handling, and automated machine loading and unloading. The laboratory section of this course will allow the student to set-up and operate the above equipment in a team learning environment. Recommended prerequisite: MACH 220.

MACH 278 Machine Tool Internship
1-0-0 to 9-0-0 (Variable) Internship is a supervised on-the-job learning experience designed to provide students the opportunity to apply machine tooling competencies in a work environment. Prerequisite: With some exceptions, students must have completed 75% of the coursework in the pursued degree/certificate program and have a grade point of 2.5 in the program and 2.0 overall. Comment: This course can be used as an elective in the program. See internships under Permission Codes for more information.