Academics

MECTK 106 BASIC DRAFTING

2 Credit Hours (OC)
This introductory course in drafting is for students who either did not have a previous drafting course or wish a review of previous work taken.


MECTK 110 INTRODUCTION TO THE TOOLS OF TECHNOLOGY

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course introduces the student to the industrial fields of design and manufacturing and explores the communication and computing tools used by technologists working in these fields. The student will work as part of a team assigned to carry a project from design to production. The course will integrate computer applications with modern design and manufacturing theory. Computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, database management, graphics, and problem solvers will be explored in classroom instruction and hands-on computer laboratory experiences. Students will explore the occupational field they have chosen and how it compares with other technical fields. Members of the technology faculty and guests from industry will interact with students and provide career guidance.


MECTK 115 PRINCIPLES OF DIMENSIONAL METROLOGY

2 Credit Hours (OC)
This theory and laboratory course is designed to develop dimensional measurement understanding and ability. Topics covered include the traditional concepts of mechanical contact measurement, the principles of standards, comparison measurement, piece-part features, calibration of instruments, and non-traditional techniques of non-contact measurement.


MECTK 121 INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING USING AUTOCAD

3 Credit Hours (OC)
In this course, computer-aided drafting will be explored as students review basic principles of orthographic projection, pictorial views, sectioning and auxiliary views. Two-dimensional problems will be explored using AutoCAD software. Students will gain experience creating and editing graphic entities as they construct mechanical working drawings.


MECTK 123 MECHANICAL DETAILING WITH AUTOCAD

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course builds on the computer-aided drafting concepts introduced in MECTK 121. The content will emphasize detailed dimensioning, assembly drawings, weldment drawings, tolerances and tolerance symbols. Students will be introduced to creating and editing part libraries, data extraction files and CAD menus as they construct mechanical working drawings.

Pre-requisite: MECTK 121 with a grade of "C" or better


MECTK 125 3-D MODELING WITH PRO-ENGINEER

4 Credit Hours (OC)
This course will provide mechanical design students with an introduction to 3-D parametric solid modeling, assemblies and drawings. Students will develop professional skills in approaching and solving these problems via the CAD workstation.

Pre-requisite: MECTK 121 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval


MECTK 138 MANUFACTURING PROCESSES I

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the basic principles and practices used in traditional manufacturing. Topics covered include: producibility, automation and design principles; metal removal methods; and metal forming methods. Considerable emphasis is placed on creating process planning schedules. The role of the manufacturing engineer is covered, with emphasis on how the student selects the best manufacturing process to most economically perform the required series of manufacturing operations to produce quality parts.


MECTK 149 BASIC POWER TRANSMISSION

2 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is the first of a three-course sequence. Basic Power Transmission provides the student with basic knowledge and hands-on experience of mechanical processes used by industry. Students will become proficient in mechanical areas including: precision measuring using micrometers and gage blocks, bolt identification and torque specifications, proper dial indicator use and thread repair procedures. Students will also be instructed in the proper and safe use of tools. The other two courses in this sequence are MECTK 150 and 151.

Pre-requisite: MATH 094 with the grade of "C" or better


MECTK 150 MECHANICAL SYSTEMS I

2 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is the second of a three-course sequence. Mechanical Systems I provides the student with basic knowledge and hands-on experience of mechanical systems used by industry. Students will become proficient in mechanical areas including: component and shaft alignment, bearings, v-belt and chain drives, couplings, and spur gears. Students will also be instructed in the proper and safe use of tools. The other two courses in this sequence are MECTK 149 and MECTK 151.

Pre-requisite: MECTK 149 with a grade of "C" or better


MECTK 151 MECHANICAL SYSTEMS II

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course introduces the student to proper methods of identifying, installing and maintaining; bearings, seals, clutches, brakes, machine ways, gibs and ball screws. It provides the student with the opportunity to rebuild equipment used in industry such as rotary tables, pneumatic pumps, lathe chucks, and conveyors. Emphasis is placed on incorporating the skills and knowledge gained in prerequisite courses with information about machine geometry and alignment to understand how components work together in a machine tool.

Pre-requisite: MECTK 150 with a grade of "C" or better


MECTK 152 INDUSTRIAL RIGGING

2 Credit Hours (OC)
This course introduces the student to working within an industrial facility. Content includes topics on: chains and hoists, rigging, layout and fabrication, and machine setup. Structured laboratory experiences provide the maintenance mechanic student with industrial experiences. OSHA regulations will be reviewed and followed.

Pre-requisite: MATH 094 or appropriate math placement score


MECTK 155 PIPING SYSTEMS

1 Credit Hours (OC)
This course was designed to introduce the student to lay out and fabricate piping systems. Students will learn the theory behind fluid systems including: air, water, oil, and steam. Students will research piping requirements, lay out the piping systems and then fabricate them.


MECTK 201 MECHANISMS

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is a study of existing mechanisms and their motion characteristics. The position, velocity, and acceleration of linkages, cams, gears, and gear trains are analyzed. Calculations are performed using graphical vector techniques in order to develop an understanding of the concepts. Computer software is then used to design, animate, and analyze complete machines.

Pre-requisite: PHYS 112 with a grade of "C" or better and MATH 130 with a grade of "C" or better


MECTK 204 STATICS AND STRENGTH OF MATERIALS

4 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is an introduction to the analysis of 2-D (dimensional) force systems applied to static machine elements. Methods of calculating the stresses produced by the force systems are introduced. Emphasis is placed on the calculation of axial, bending, and torsional stresses and combinations of those stresses. The concept of principal stress is introduced. The laboratory is designed to supplement the classroom presentation and involves measuring forces and stresses with electronic instrumentation.

Pre-requisite: PHYS 112 with a grade of "C" or better


MECTK 220 ADVANCED CAD PROJECTS WITH PRO-ENGINEER

2 Credit Hours (OC)
This course provides the student with advanced 3-D CAD with problems in Pro-Engineer software. Topics include Variable section sweeps with graphs, trajectories, and formulas. Advanced rounds, Pro-program, and user defined features.

Pre-requisite: MECTK 123 and MECTK 125 both with a grade of "C" or better or department approval


MECTK 221 MACHINE DESIGN I

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course includes various topics associated with the design process. Students will be introduced to design problem definition, research methods, and traditional and computer-aided evaluation methods. Students will learn to utilize engineering standards, manufacturer´s catalogs, design manuals, application engineering software, and CAD (computer-aided design) systems as tools in the design process. The course stresses the design of a complete machine.

Pre-requisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in MECTK 204, PHYS 112 with a grade of "C" or better, and MATH 130 with a grade of "C" or better


MECTK 222 MACHINE DESIGN II

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is a continuation of MECTK 204 in that it involves more complicated statics problems and stress calculations. The concept of principal stress is further developed. Principal stress directions are used to gain an insight into component failure analysis. The topic of fatigue design and theories of failure are introduced. The above concepts of stress analysis are applied to springs, drive shafts, gears, bearings, bolts, and welds. A realistic design project is carried out in the laboratory with emphasis on project management.

Pre-requisite: MECTK 221 with a grade of "C" or better, credit or concurrent enrollment in MECTK 204, credit or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 113, and MATH 130 with a grade of "C" or better


MECTK 226 STATISTICS AND QUALITY CONTROL

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is designed to provide training in fundamentals basic to control and improvement of quality of materials, products, processes, services and systems. The principles of industrial statistics are applied to analysis of data, control of product and process and the evaluation of performance of men, materials, equipment and systems in meeting design specifications for products or services during production and end use.

Pre-requisite: MECTK 138 and MATH 106 both with a grade of "C" or better; or department approval


MECTK 231 INDUSTRIAL FLUID POWER

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is a study of the basic components of hydraulic systems and how they are combined to build circuits for machine tools. Emphasis is on reading and understanding fluid power circuit diagrams. Component tear down is used to develop understanding of cylinder motor and pressure control devices. Laboratory exercises allow students to construct working hydraulic systems that require the proper selection of directional control valve center types, accumulators, check valves, pressure control valves, pilot operation and drain routing to function properly. Techniques used in pneumatic systems and mobile equipment are incorporated throughout the course.

Pre-requisite: MATH 092 or higher, or appropriate math placement score or departmental approval


MECTK 232 MATERIALS SCIENCE AND PHYSICAL METALLURGY

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is a study of basic chemical and physical principles determining the nature, behavior and treatments of materials for modification of structure and mechanical properties. Practice in applying laboratory methods is provided primarily as used for examination, treatment and evaluation of metals and alloys.

Pre-requisite: MECTK 138 with a grade of "C" or better or MACTR 121 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval


MECTK 238 MANUFACTURING PROCESSES II

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is a continuation of MECTK 138, including how processes are selected, what they can be expected to do, how they can be utilized most efficiently, and what is required to analyze and evaluate them. Topics covered include: metal working and forging; metal deposition; casting and molding; welding methods; heat-treatment; non-traditional machining; surface finishing and material selection. Considerable emphasis is placed on manual and computer-aided process planning.

Pre-requisite: MECTK 138 with a grade of "C" or better


MECTK 252 ADVANCED TROUBLESHOOTING

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course was designed to bring the maintenance mechanic student into an environment parallel to industry. The student will work in a team for solving mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical systems and components found in industry. The maintenance mechanic student will troubleshoot a complete system.

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of MECTK 231 with a "C" or better


MECTK 255 INDEPENDENT STUDY

1 Credit Hours (OC)
This course provides the opportunity to work on a technical project, research, or other specialized study related to individual academic needs. A written plan for the independent-study project is developed with a faculty member (including a detailed description of the project, the number of credit hours assigned to it, the evaluative criteria to be used, and other relevant matters), and the project is carried out under the periodic direction of the faculty member. The written plan is submitted to the dean/associate dean for approval and remains on file within the department, together with a final report submitted to the faculty member by the student. Repeatable up to a maximum of five semester hours of credit.

Pre-requisite: Department approval