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 Course Description

 
MCHN 1230 Statistical Process Control for Machinists. CIP 4805010002
An introduction to statistical process control used by machinist and machine operators. Analysis of data collected from workpieces. (2 SCH, 2 lecture, 0 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 1311 Lathe I. CIP 4805010002
Introduction to the common types of lathes. Emphasis on basic parts, nomenclature, lathe operations, safety, machine mathematics, blueprint reading, and theory. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 1313 Basic Milling Operations. CIP 4805010002
An introduction to the common types of milling machines, basic parts, nomenclature, basic operations and procedures, machine operations, safety, machine mathematics, blueprint reading, and theory. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 1319 Manufacturing Materials and Processes. CIP 4805010002
A basic study of various materials used in the metals industry and the chemical, physical, and mechanical properties of various metals. Emphasis on manufacturing processes, including casting, forming, machining, and molding. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 1320 Precision Tools and Measurement. CIP 4805010002
An introduction to the modern science of dimensional metrology. Emphasis on the identification, selection, and application of various types of precision instruments associated with machining trades. Practice of basic layout and piece part measurements while using standard measuring tools. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 1325 Millwright I. CIP 4805010002
An introduction to millwright technology. A study of common millwright tools and fasteners. Development of skills in basic layout procedures, gasket making and installation and oxygen/fuel cutting. Emphasis on safety in the accomplishment of these activities. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 1326 Introduction to Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM). CIP 4805010002
A study of Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) systems. Software is used to develop applications for manufacturing. Emphasis on tool geometry, tool selection, and the tool library. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 1329 Millwright II. CIP 4805010002
An introduction to millwright tools including specialty, power, and precision tools. A study of the property of metals and the installation of packing. Emphasis on safety in the accomplishment of these activities. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 1338 Basic Machine Shop I. CIP 4805010002
An introductory course that assists the student in understanding the machinist occupation in industry. The student begins by using basic machine tools such as the lathe, milling machine, drill press, power saw, and bench grinder. Machine terminology, theory, math, part layout, and bench work using common measuring tools is included. Emphasis is placed on shop safety, housekeeping, and preventive maintenance. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 1341 Basic Machine Shop II. CIP 4805010002
A continuation of Basic Machine Shop I. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 1343 Machine Shop Mathematics. CIP 4805010002
Designed to prepare the student with technical, applied mathematics that will be necessary in future machine shop related courses. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 1352 Intermediate Machining I. CIP 4805010002
Operation of drills, milling machines, lathes, and power saws. Introduction to precision measuring techniques. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 1354 Intermediate Machining II. CIP 4805010002
Development of job process plan to include operation of lathes, milling machines, drill press machines, and power saws. Set-up, layout, and tool maintenance is included. Emphasis on shop safety and preventive maintenance. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 1358 Intermediate Lathe Operations. CIP 4805010002
Continuation of Basic Lathe Operations with emphasis on continued proficiency in lathe operations. Identification and operation of lathe machine tools, including basic tapered form turning and basic threading operations. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: MCHN 1311.
 
MCHN 1380 Cooperative Education I - Machine Technologist. CIP 4805010002
Career related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and the student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. (3 SCH, 1 lecture, 20 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 1381 Cooperative Education II - Machine Technologist. CIP 4805010002
Career related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and the student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. (3 SCH, 1 lecture, 20 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 1401 Sheet Metal I. CIP 4805060002
An introduction to the materials, tools, and techniques used in the sheet metal industry. Review of trade math problems involving measurement of lines, area, volume, weight, and geometric figures. Introduction and uses of hand, layout, and cutting tools along with bending and forming machines. Practice of material types and properties along with the principles of layout and metal forming. (4 SCH, 3 lecture, 3 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 1449 Sheet Metal II. CIP 4805060002
An introduction to various types of pipe and fittings. Emphasis on principles and type of fittings for radial line development are discussed and factors that influence bend allowances and calculations necessary for determining proper bend allowances. Introduction to principles of soldering roof flashings, gutters, downspouts, and sheet metal duct fabrications. (4 SCH, 3 lecture, 3 lab)
Prerequisite: MCHN 1401.
 
MCHN 2302 Intermediate Milling Operations. CIP 4805060002
A continuation of Basic Milling Operations with emphasis on continued proficiency in mill operation. Identification and operation of milling machines and support tooling including keyseat cutter, staggertooth cutters, rotary table and dividing heads. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 2303 Fundamentals of Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) Machine Controls. CIP 4805010002
An introduction to G and M Codes (RS274-D) necessary to program Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machines. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 2305 Millwright III. CIP 4805010002
An introduction to bearings and seals. Identification of common bearings and seals. Emphasis on design and installation of seals, bearings, and couplings. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 2307 Millwright IV. CIP 4805010002
A study in the recognition and application of pumps. The course will focus on troubleshooting, repair, and installation of pumps. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 2312 Millwright V. CIP 4805010002
A study of the recognition and application of gearboxes. A review of drive installations using chain and belt drives. This course will focus on troubleshooting, repairing, and installing gearboxes, chain drives, and belt drives. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 2314 Millwright VI. CIP 4805010002
A study of the design, operation, and application of fans, blowers, and compressors. The course will cover the relationship and difference of pneumatic equipment as well as troubleshooting, repairing, and installing fans, blowers, and compressors. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 2316 Millwright VII. CIP 4805010002
A study of the operational principles of turbines, types of turbines, and the troubleshooting and repair of turbine equipment. Additionally the troubleshooting and repair of gearboxes will be covered. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 2318 Millwright VIII. CIP 4805010002
An introduction to equipment alignment techniques and procedures. Skill development in collinear alignment using both the conventional method of alignment and the reverse dial indicator method. This course will also introduce the student to laser shaft alignment. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 2331 Operation of CNC Turning Centers. CIP 4805010002
A continuation of Fundamentals of CNC Machine Controls with an emphasis on turning centers. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 2333 Advanced Lathe Operations. CIP 4805010002
An advanced study of lathe operations. The identification and/or use of special cutting tools and support tooling, such as, form tools, carbide inserts, taper attachments, follower, and steady rest. Close tolerance machining required. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 2334 Operation of CNC Machining Centers. CIP 4805010002
A continuation of Fundamentals of CNC Machine Controls with an emphasis on machining centers. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 2335 Advanced CNC Machining. CIP 4805010002
The study of advanced CNC operation with an emphasis on programming and operations of machining and turning centers. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: MCHN 2303.
 
MCHN 2337 Advanced Milling Operations. CIP 4805010002
An advanced study of milling machine operations. Identification and/or use of milling cutters and support tooling including end mills, slab mills, face mills, involute cutters, rotary tables, and indexing heads. A review of related math and machine theory. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 2338 Advanced Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM). CIP 4805010002
A study of advanced techniques in Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM). (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: MCHN 1326.
 
MCHN 2341 Advanced Machining I. CIP 4805010002
An advanced study of lathe and milling operations. Emphasis on advanced cutting operations of the lathe and milling machines, including the use of carbide insert tooling, bench assembly, and materials metallurgy. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 2345 Advanced Machining II. CIP 4805010002
Advanced milling, drilling, grinding, and lathe operations to close tolerance dimensions. Emphasis on job planning and advanced uses of precision measuring instruments. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
MCHN 2380 Cooperative Education III - Machine Tool Technologist. CIP 4805010002
Career related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and the student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. (3 SCH, 1 lecture, 20 lab)
Prerequisite: None.​

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Jim Slick
Assistant Professor
Office: L-102G
Phone: (979) 230-3575
Jim.Slick@brazosport.edu
 
Ron Bonnette
Division Chair
Office: D.200A
Phone: (979)  230-3394
Ron.Bonnette@brazosport.edu 
 
Judy Gutierrez
Office Professional
Office: D.200B
Phone: (979) 230-3229
Judy.Gutierrez@brazosport.edu
 

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Planning Guide for AAS in Machine Technology: Machinist Specialty
The first page is a copy of the program description from the 2013-14 Catalog. The second page is a degree planning checklist for the student who is interested in pursuing the Associate of Applied Science degree in Machine Technology, Machinist Specialty. The student may use this checklist to record progress toward the degree.
 
Planning Guide for AAS in Machine Technology: Millwright Specialty
The first page is a copy of the program description from the 2013-14 Catalog. The second page is a degree planning checklist for the student who is interested in pursuing the Associate of Applied Science degree in Machine Technology, Millwright Specialty. The student may use this checklist to record progress toward the degree.

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