MAC – Machining

All courses are alphabetized by course code. All courses are to be pursued in a normal sequence with prerequisite courses taken as indicated. Provided for each course is the following information: course number and title; number of class, laboratory, clinical/shop/work experience (if any), and credit hours; and the semester in which the course is offered - FA (Fall), SP (Spring), and SU (Summer).

MAC-111 Machining Technology I (2 12 0 6)

This course introduces machining operations as they relate to the metalworking industry. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, lathes, drilling machines, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments. Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform the basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. (FA). National ID (CIP) 48.0503 Machine Shop Technology/Assistant.

MAC-111A Machining Technology I (1 6 0 3) (FA/Evening)
MAC-111B Machining Technology I (1 6 0 3) (SP/Evening)

These courses introduce machining operations as they relate to the metalworking industry. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, lathes, drilling machines, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments. Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform the basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. RCC prerequisite: MAC-111A is a prerequisite for MAC-111B. National ID (CIP) 48.0503 Machine Shop Technology/Assistant.

MAC-112 Machining Technology II (2 12 0 6)

This course provides additional instruction and practice in the use of precision measuring tools, lathes, milling machines, and grinders. Emphasis is placed on setup and operation of machine tools including the selection and use of work holding devices, speeds, feeds, cutting tools, and coolants. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic procedures on precision grinders and advanced operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. RCC prerequisite: Take MAC-111 or MAC-111A & B. National ID (CIP) 48.0503 Machine Shop Technology/Assistant.

MAC-112A Machining Technology II (1 6 0 3) (FA/Evening)
MAC-112B Machining Technology II (1 6 0 3) (SP/Evening)

These courses provide additional instruction and practice in the use of precision measuring tools, lathes, milling machines, and grinders. Emphasis is placed on setup and operation of machine tools including the selection and use of work holding devices, speeds, feeds, cutting tools, and coolants. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic procedures on precision grinders and advanced operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. RCC prerequisites: MAC-111 or MAC-111A & B; and MAC-112A is a prerequisite for MAC-112B. National ID (CIP) 48.0503 Machine Shop Technology/Assistant.

MAC-118 Machine Shop Basic (1 3 0 2)

This course will introduce the fundamentals of measuring tools, tolerances and the basic set-up and operations of drill presses, lathes, and milling machines. Emphasis is placed on manufacturing standards and procedures used in welding, automotive, and engineering environments. Upon completion, students should be able to use measuring tools, perform basic machine operations, and apply manufacturing standards. (FA). National ID (CIP) 48.0503 Machine Shop Technology/Assistant.

MAC-122 CNC Turning (1 3 0 2)

This course introduces the programming, setup, and operation of CNC turning centers. Topics include programming formats, control functions, program editing, part production, and inspection. Upon completion, students should be able to manufacture simple parts using CNC turning centers. (FA or SP). National ID (CIP) 48.0503 Machine Shop Technology/Assistant.

MAC-124 CNC Milling (1 3 0 2)

This course introduces the manual programming, setup, and operation of CNC machining centers. Topics include programming formats, control functions, program editing, part production, and inspection. Upon completion, students should be able to manufacture simple parts using CNC machining centers. (FA or SP). National ID (CIP) 48.0503 Machine Shop Technology/Assistant.

MAC-131 Blueprint Reading/Mach I (1 2 0 2)

This course covers the basic principles of blueprint reading and sketching. Topics include multi-view drawings; interpretation of conventional lines; and dimensions, notes, and thread notations. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret basic drawings, visualize parts, and make pictorial sketches. (FA). National ID (CIP) 48.0503 Machine Shop Technology/Assistant.

MAC-143 Machining Appl III (2 6 0 4)

This course provides instruction in the field of advanced machining. Emphasis is placed on creating complex components, close-tolerance machining, precise measurement, and proper equipment usage. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to produce an accurately machined component with a quality finish using the proper machining process. RCC prerequisite: Take MAC-112. (SU). National ID (CIP) 48.0503 Machine Shop Technology/Assistant.

MAC-151 Machining Calculations (1 2 0 2)

This course introduces basic calculations as they relate to machining occupations. Emphasis is placed on basic calculations and their applications in the machine shop. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic shop calculations. (FA or SP). National ID (CIP) 48.0503 Machine Shop Technology/Assistant.

MAC-152 Adv Machining Calc (1 2 0 2)

This course combines mathematical functions with practical machine shop applications and problems. Emphasis is placed on gear ratios, lead screws, indexing problems, and their applications in the machine shop. Upon completion, students should be able to calculate solutions to machining problems. RCC prerequisite: Take MAC-151. (FA or SP). National ID (CIP) 48.0503 Machine Shop Technology/Assistant.

MAC-171 Measure/Material & Safety (0 2 0 1)

This course introduces precision measuring instruments, process control and adjustment, inspection, material handling and workplace safety. Topics include properly identifying and handling various measurement instruments and materials, process control, adjustment and improvement, Personal Protective equipment (PPE) and OSHA safety regulations. Upon completion, students should be able to safely demonstrate effective measurement techniques, identify and handle various materials, and explain safe industry practices. (FA). National ID (CIP) 48.0503 Machine Shop Technology/Assistant.

MAC-172 Job Plan, Bench & Layout (0 2 0 1)

This course introduces the basics of job process planning, sawing, and manual operations including benchwork and layout. Topics include deciphering blueprints and/or schematics, dimensions, design and using various instruments required in the layout of various components. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of job plans, dimensions, design, transfer and layout common to the machining industry. (FA). National ID (CIP) 48.0503 Machine Shop Technology/Assistant.

MAC-214 Machining Technology IV (2 12 0 6)

This course provides advanced applications and practical experience in the manufacturing of complex parts. Emphasis is placed on inspection, gaging, and the utilization of machine tools. Upon completion, students should be able to manufacture complex assemblies to specifications. RCC prerequisite: Take MAC-143. (FA). National ID (CIP) 48.0503 Machine Shop Technology/Assistant.

MAC-222 Advanced CNC Turning (1 3 0 2)

This course covers advanced methods in setup and operation of CNC turning centers. Emphasis is placed on programming and production of complex parts. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in programming, operations, and setup of CNC turning centers. RCC prerequisite: Take MAC-122. (FA or SP). National ID (CIP) 48.0503 Machine Shop Technology/Assistant.

MAC-224 Advanced CNC Milling (1 3 0 2)

This course covers advanced methods in setup and operation of CNC machining centers. Emphasis is placed on programming and production of complex parts. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in programming, operations, and setup of CNC machining centers. RCC prerequisite: Take MAC-124. (FA or SP). National ID (CIP) 48.0503 Machine Shop Technology/Assistant.

MAC-241 Jigs & Fixtures I (2 6 0 4)

This course introduces the application and use of jigs and fixtures. Emphasis is placed on design and manufacture of simple jigs and fixtures. Upon completion, students should be able to design and build simple jigs and fixtures. RCC prerequisite: Take MAC-143. (FA). National ID (CIP) 48.0503 Machine Shop Technology/Assistant.

MAC-242 Jigs & Fixtures II (1 9 0 4)

This course provides continued study in the application of jigs and fixtures. Emphasis is placed on design and manufacture of complex jigs and fixtures. Upon completion, students should be able to design and build complex jigs and fixtures. RCC prerequisite: Take MAC-241. (FA). National ID (CIP) 48.0503 Machine Shop Technology/Assistant.

MAC-245 Mold Construction I (2 6 0 4)

This course introduces the principles of mold making. Topics include types, construction, and application of molds. Upon completion, students should be able to design and build simple molds. RCC prerequisite: Take MAC-143. (SP). National ID (CIP) 48.0503 Machine Shop Technology/Assistant.