MEC – Mechanical

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).

MEC-110 Intro to CAD/CAM (1 2 0 2)

This course introduces CAD/CAM. Emphasis is placed on transferring part geometry from CAD to CAM for the development of a CNC-ready program. Upon completion, students should be able to use CAD/CAM software to produce a CNC program. (SP). National ID (CIP) 48.0503 Machine Shop Technology/Assistant.

MEC-130 Mechanisms (2 2 0 3)

This course introduces the purpose and action of various mechanical devices. Topics include cams, cables, gear trains, differentials, screws, belts, pulleys, shafts, levers, lubricants, and other devices. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze, maintain, and troubleshoot the components of mechanical systems. (FA). National ID (CIP) 48.0503 Machine Shop Technology/Assistant.

MEC-145 Mfg. Materials I (2 3 0 3)

This course introduces a variety of manufacturing materials and common processing techniques. Emphasis is placed on the processing, testing, and application of materials such as wood, metals, plastics, ceramics, and composites. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental engineering applications for a variety of materials, including their process capabilities and limitations.
Competencies
·Student Learning Outcomes
1. Identify the physical and mechanical properties of ferrous and non-ferrous materials.
2. Identify the physical and mechanical properties of plastics, ceramics, and composites
3. Compare and contrast various primary metal work
4. Compare and contrast material finishing operations.
5. Discuss various testing procedures and results of each on various materials.
6. Apply and demonstrate OSHA safety procedures with the various manufacturing processes and testing procedures.

MEC-151 Mechanical Mfg Systems (1 3 0 2)

This course covers mechanical systems and sub-systems including timing cams, cam followers, timing belts, servomotors, mechanical drive units, bearings, and mechanical linkage. Emphasis will be placed on the understanding of these components and their integration into operating systems. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose mechanical problems using a structured approach to troubleshooting mechanical systems and subsystems.

MEC-231 Comp-Aided Manufact I (1 4 0 3)

This course introduces computer-aided design / manufacturing (CAD / CAM) applications and concepts. Topics include software, programming, data transfer and verification, and equipment setup. Upon completion, students should be able to produce parts using CAD / CAM applications. (SU). National ID (CIP) 15.0699 Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other. RCC prerequisite: Take MEC-110.