Credit Courses

2015-2016 Catalog (Courses updated for 2016-2017)

Engineering & Technology


CAD* E110 Introduction to CAD

An introduction to the techniques of generating graphic images with computers, using AutoCAD. Topics include: overview of CAD technology, computer technology, hardware descriptions and requirements, file manipulation and management, two- dimensional geometric construction, symbol library creation, dimensioning, scaling, sectioning, plotting, detail and assembly drawing including tolerance studies.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory test scores in Reading, Writing and Math will be required. See program advisor.
  • Credits: 3

CAD* E133 CAD Mechanical AutoCad

This course emphasizes the use of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) for geometric construction; 3D modeling, orthographic projection; sectional and auxiliary views; and dimensioning and tolerancing. Assignments are completed using AutoCAD software. Traditional equipment is used to reinforce pictorial sketching and drawing techniques. Students taking this course are expected to have a background in blueprint reading.

Prerequisite: satisfactory score on placement exam or a grade of C or higher in MAT* E095
  • Credits: 3

EGR* E111 Introduction to Engineering

Students will be introduced to the fields of engineering through design and graphics and comprehensive engineering projects. Topics include sketching, charts, graphs, forces, energy, electrical circuits, mechanisms, materials testing, manufacturing technologies and fundamentals of engineering economics.

Prerequisites: MAT* E104 or MAT* E137 or placement into MAT* E167 or higher
  • Credits: 3

EGR* E211 Engineering Statics

A study of engineering mechanics via vector approach to static forces and their resolution. Topics include: properties of force systems, free-body analysis, first and second moments of areas and mass, and static friction. Applications to trusses, frames, beams and cables included.

Prerequisite or Parallel: MAT* E256, Calculus II
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: S

EGR* E212 Engineering Dynamics

A study of Newtonian mechanics to dynamic forces, translational motion, work, impulse and momentum will be taught. Topics included: kinematics, kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, vibrations, energy and momentum conservation.

Prerequisite: EGR* E211
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: S

EGR* E214 Engineering Thermodynamics

This course covers energy concepts and balances; basic definitions including the first and second laws of thermodynamics; ideal and real gases; thermodynamic properties; and introductory cycle analysis.

Prerequisite: PHY* 221 and MAT* 254
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: S

MFG* E102 Manufacturing Processes

This course is designed to be the foundational course in the Industrial Technology Program. The course provides theoretical concepts as well as the development of the knowledge and skills required in the manufacturing process. The laboratory portion emphasizes practical application of machine tools and associated precision measuring tools and instruments. Labs will involve set-ups and procedures for milling machines, lathes, grinders and drill presses.

Prerequisite: CAD* E133
  • Credits: 3

MFG* E105 Manufacturing Math II

Second course in manufacturing mathematics. A further study of arithmetic and trigonometric operations applied to manufacturing circumstances. The following geometric entities are studied in detail: the circle, regular and irregular polygons, the right triangle and oblique triangles. The application of angular arithmetic including the study of: angle decimal conversion, the Pythagorean Theorem, Sin, Cos, and Tan functions, and the Law of Sines and Law of Cosines.

Prerequisite: Completion of Machine Technology Level I Certificate, satisfactory score on math placement exam, or permission of instructor.
  • Credits: 3

MFG* E120 Metrology

This course is designed to develop dimensional measurement ability for inspectors, technicians, quality control personnel, and others who require this skill in their manufacturing environment. This course will emphasize open inspection methods.

Prerequisite: MAT* E137
  • Credits: 3

MFG* E124 Blueprint Reading I

First course in blueprint reading. The study of orthographic projection. Topics include lines and their uses, auxiliary views, sectional views, basic and special dimensioning, dimensioning practices for holes, chamfers, angle, tapers, keyways diameters and radii. Also, geometric tolerancing and dimensioning is covered.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory test scores in Reading, Writing and Math will be required. See program advisor.
  • Credits: 2

MFG* E125 Blueprint Reading II

Second course in blueprint reading. A further study of simple and complex drawings for machining or assembly purposes. Topics include the application and meaning of geometric characteristics and controls, the metric system, weldment, forging and casting drawings and procedures, communication with freehand sketches, blueprint terms and abbreviations.

Prerequisite: Completion of Machine Technology Level I Certificate, completion of MFG* E124 Blueprint Reading I, or with consent of instructor.
  • Credits: 3

MFG* E151 Manufacturing Machinery - Drill Press and Saw

Course on Sawing and Drilling Machines. Topics covered include use of cutoff saws, use of drill presses, using the vertical band saw, drilling tools, countersinking, reaming and counterboring.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory test scores in Reading, Writing and Math will be required. See program advisor.
  • Credits: 1

MFG* E152 Manufacturing Machinery - Grinding

Course on the use of various grinding machines. Topics covered include selection and identification of grinding wheels, truing, dressing and balancing wheels, grinding fluids, using the horizontal spindle reciprocating table surface grinder, using the cylindrical grinder, and using the tool and cutter grinder.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory test scores in Reading, Writing and Math will be required. See program advisor.
  • Credits: 2

MFG* E153 Manufacturing Machinery - Benchwork

A basic course in the fundamentals, principles, practices, and tools used in semi-precision and precision layout and in the various tools, methods, and procedures for common machine shop benchwork. Topics will include measurement systems, layout principles, hand tools, and power tools.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory test scores in Reading, Writing and Math will be required. See program advisor.
  • Credits: 2

MFG* E154 Manufacturing Machinery - Lathe I

First course in the use of the lathe. Topics include, identification of major components of the lathe, tool holders and tool holding, cutting tools, operating the controls, facing and center drilling.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory test scores in Reading, Writing and Math will be required. See program advisor.
  • Credits: 2

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