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MN 119 - Introductory Machine Operations

Credit Hours: 5
Contact Hours: 8


Prerequisites/Other Requirements: None

English Prerequisites: None

Math Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None
Description: This class covers the basic operation of metal-removing machinery most commonly used in industry. Areas of instruction include the proper use of power saws, drill presses, lathes, vertical mills, and surface grinders. Shop safety, basic metrology, and an introduction to CNC machining is also included. 

This course is offered in both lecture/lab and module formats.  Students must successfully complete all four (4) modules, in sequence, to achieve full course credit.

MN 119A (Introductory Machine Operations Module A) – Students are given an introduction to the manufacturing environment.  Special emphasis is placed on general safety procedures and recognition of hazardous materials.  Proper use of hand tools, measuring tools, and layout tools is emphasized. 

MN 119B (Introductory Machine Operations Module B) – Students study and apply the fundamentals of metal cutting with the proper application of cutting tools.  Specific training in the proper use of power saws, drill presses, and vertical mills is addressed.

MN 119C (Introductory Machine Operations Module C) – Students study and apply the fundamentals of metal cutting with the proper application of cutting tools.  Specific training in the proper use of an engine lathe with traditional and special tooling, setups, and fixturing methods are introduced.  The importance of tighter tolerances and better surface finishes is also stressed.

MN 119D (Introductory Machine Operations Module D) – Students will study basic surface grinding and CNC operations.  Students will use a Haas CNC mill in both manual and G-code modes to introduce the basic concepts of CNC setup and operation.

Course Fee: $15.00

Department Consent: No Department Consent Required


General Education Distribution Category Met: None



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