Machine Technology - CERT

Agriculture, Business, Computers and Technology

Contact: Tim EVANS (620)728-8141
Contact: Mandee BUCHHOLZ (316)283-7000
Department Co-Chair: Jillene CUNNINGHAM (620)665-3479
Department Co-Chair: Cynthia RAPP (620)665-3384

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This certificate requires 22 credit hours.


Course Title Credits
MC104 Machine Technology Math 2

This course is designed for student to apply mathematical functions within a machine technology shop. Emphasis will be placed on decimal places/values, fractions, tolerance/limits using measurement tools, micrometers, and dial indicators.

MC110 Bench Work 1

Learn and practice benchwork skills such as filing, drilling, tapping, deburring and layout for projects. Practical experience in the use of various hand tools by producing basic benchwork projects. Topics will include safety, print reading, job planning, and quality control.

MC111 Print Reading 3

Identify basic lines, views and abbreviations used in blue prints, interpret basic 3D sketches using orthographic projections and blueprints, determine dimensions of features of simple parts, sketch simple parts with dimensional measurements, determine dimensions of a multi-feature part, interpret GDT symbols, frames and datums.

MC112 Quality Control and Inspection 1

Dimensional Metrology and its applications, to ensure form and function of machined parts and assemblies using semi-precision measuring instruments.

MC113 Metallurgy 1

Metallurgical terms and definitions in an effort to understand the behavior and service of metals in industry. Characteristics during heating, cooling, shaping, forming and the stress treatment processes and wear resistance.
Pre-Reqs: MC110 BenchWork with a Grade of C or higher, and MC115 Machining I with a Grade of C or higher

MC114 Machine Tool Processes 1

Conduct a job hazard analysis for a machine tool group, analyze blueprints to layout parts and materials, select hand tools and common machine shop mechanical hardware for specific applications, prescribe cutting tools for assigned operations, calculate stock size to minimize drop, machine parts to specifications outlined in machine handbooks, summarize preparations for machining operations, and apply precautions to minimize hazards for work with lathes, mills, drills and grinders.

MC115 Machining I 3

Conduct job hazard analysis for conventional mills and lathes, develop math skills for machine tool operations, perform preventive maintenance and housekeeping on conventional mills and lathes, select work holding devices for mills, lathes and other machine tools, calculate feeds and speeds, remove material using milling and turning processes, align milling head, use a vertical mill to center drill, drill and ream holes, change tools and tool holders on milling machines, and maintain saws and grinders.

MC116 Machining II 3

Perform basic trigonometric functions, perform other procedures including I.D. boring and facing operations, planning a sequence for machining operations, aligning work pieces, use work holding devices, jigs and fixtures, performing threading operations on lathes, machining keyways on a vertical mill, inspecting and dressing grinding wheels, performing O.D.
Pre-Reqs: MC110 BenchWork with a Grade of C or higher, and MC115 Machining I with a Grade of C or higher

MC117 CNC Operations 3

History of Numerical Control (NC) and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines and introduction to a CNC machine used in the precision and machining trades. Practical experience in the application of ?G? codes and ?M? codes, writing CNC machine programs, and machine setup and operation.
Pre-Reqs: MC115 Machining I with a Grade of C or higher, or Departmental Consent

MC118 Safety (OSHA) 1

Safety procedures in manufacturing, emphasizing compliance with OSHA regulations.

TR120 Work Ethics 3

Skills required for success in the workplace with focus on the development of positive work habits and communication skills.

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