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Mechanical Technology


MECH 10 Basic Welding for the Trades Units 4
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide the student who basic welding skills. The course covers basic theory, practice and application of metal joining processes, metal cutting, and welding for ferrous and nonferrous metals and alloys. Welding methods include: oxy-acetylene, shielded metal arc welding, and metal inert gas (MIG) welding. (CSU)

MECH 11A Basic Welding for the Trades Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide basic welding skills. The course includes basic theory, practice and application of metal joining processes, metal cutting, shielded metal arc, and oxy-acetylene welding. MECH 11A and MECH 11B are equivalent to MECH 10. (CSU)

MECH 11B Welding for the Trades Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide basic welding skills. The course includes basic theory, practice and application of metal joining processes, including shielded metal arc, and an introduction to applications for non-ferrous metals and alloys using metal inert gas (MIG) welding and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding. MECH 11A and MECH 11B are equivalent to MECH 10. (CSU)

MECH 15 Machine Tool Process Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed for the student who plans to enter occupations in metals technology, manufacturing, engineering, and related fields. The student learns theory and operation of metal-working machines including lathes, grinding machines, milling machines, drill presses, and sawing machines. Topics include cutting tools, measuring tools and instruments, welding, casting, heat treatment of steel, production setups, and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines. A combined program of lecture and laboratory allows the student to have hands-on experience with a variety of machinery processes. (CSU)

MECH 30A Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the student to the proper skills required to maintain and service refrigeration and air conditioning systems. The student learns how to charge, evacuate, and recover refrigerants utilizing common equipment found in the industry. (CSU)

MECH 30B Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Units 3
Prerequisites: MECH 30A with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to develop skills necessary to service and repair systems found in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. (CSU)

MECH 30C Advanced Refrigeration Units 3
Prerequisites: MECH 30A with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to develop skills necessary to service and repair commercial and industrial refrigeration systems. The student works on industrial systems as well as other advanced projects. (CSU)

MECH 31A Air Conditioning Components and Circuits Units 6
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide the student with the fundamentals of heating and air conditioning. Emphasis is placed on the electrical and mechanical theories of operation related to common heating and air conditioning equipment. The course includes basic electricity, basic circuits, common electrical components, and applications to heating and air conditioning. (CSU)

MECH 31B Air Conditioning Troubleshooting Units 6
Prerequisites: MECH 31A with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to enable the student to develop skills necessary to properly install split and packaged air conditioning systems. This course includes operation, maintenance, and repair procedures for various heating and air conditioning systems. (CSU)

MECH 31C Air Conditioning Systems and Heat Pumps Units 6
Prerequisites: MECH 31B with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide the fundamentals of electrical and mechanical operation of heat pumps and chilled water systems. The course includes sequence of operation, temperature, pressure, and electrical analysis. (CSU)

MECH 31D Commercial Air Conditioning Design and Operation Units 6
Prerequisites: MECH 31C with "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to develop skills necessary for calculating residential and commercial cooling loads and duct design. The course includes chiller operation and maintenance. (CSU)

MECH 32A Air Conditioning Control Circuit Analysis Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the selection, application, and maintenance of automatic controls generally found in the air conditioning industry. The course includes the different types of controls found in residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Schematics involving the various controls are used to analyze control problems. (CSU)

MECH 32B Refrigeration Control Circuit Analysis Units 3
Prerequisites: MECH 32A with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the student to basic refrigeration controls found in domestic and industrial refrigeration systems and progresses up to industrial refrigeration controls. Instruction includes introduction to control theory, application, and electrical trouble-shooting. (CSU)

MECH 32C Heating and Air Conditioning Commercial Controls Units 3
Prerequisites: MECH 32B with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic commercial controls used in the heating and air conditioning industry. The student works with basic set-ups of both pneumatic and direct digital control systems. (CSU)

MECH 50A Introductory Machine Shop Units 8
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is based on the study of machine tool theory, blueprint reading, and related mathematics with hands-on shop experience. Topics include precision instruments, hand tools, layout, and the operation of drill presses, grinding machines, milling machines, lathes, sawing machines, with an emphasis on lathe. The student uses computer software to retrieve and plot project blueprints. (CSU)

MECH 50B Beginning Machine Shop Units 8
Prerequisites: MECH 50A.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is based on the skills and knowledge learned in MECH 50A, Introductory Machine Shop. The course combines the study of machine tool theory blueprint reading, and related mathematics with hands-on shop experience. Topics include advanced layout and use of precision instruments and hand tools, advanced operation of drill presses, grinding machines, lathes, sawing machines, with an emphasis on the milling machine. The student uses computer software to retrieve and plot project blueprints. (CSU)

MECH 50C Intermediate Machine Shop Units 8
Prerequisites: MECH 50B.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is based on the skills and knowledge learned in MECH 50B, Beginning Machine Shop. The course combines the study of machine tool theory, blueprint reading, and related mathematics with hands-on shop experience. The major emphasis of the course is the programming of the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) lathe and the CNC milling machine. The student writes programs in the "G" and "M" code format and uses programs to operate the CNC machine tools. Programming topics include tapers, arcs, turning cycles, threading, drilling, grooving, parting off, and cutter radius compensation. (CSU)

MECH 50D Advanced Machine Shop Units 8
Prerequisites: MECH 50C.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is based on the knowledge and skills learned in MECH 50C, Intermediate Machine Shop. The course combines the study of machine tool theory, blueprint reading, and related mathematics with hands-on shop experience. The emphasis of the course is Computer-Aided Drafting/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) using the CAD/CAM software. The student constructs drawings on computers, adds tooling information, defines tool paths, generates Computer Numerical Control (CNC) code and uses the CNC code to operate the CNC machine tools. (CSU)

MECH 52A Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Units 3
Prerequisites: MECH 15, or MECH 50A, or MECH 77A, or MECH 78A.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce applications of computer numerical control programming for the areas of manufacturing, engineering, and machining. Topics covered include Cartesian coordinates, process planning, computer numerical control mathematics, tooling, speeds and feeds, and G and M Code programming for lathe and mill with emphasis on the lathe. (CSU)

MECH 52B Advanced CNC/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CNC/CAM) Units 3
Prerequisites: MECH 52A.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce topics in advanced computer numerical control programming for lathe and mill with emphasis on the mill. Computer Numerical Control (CNC) codes are generated also from existing data bases by using Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) computer software. (CSU)

MECH 60 Metal Trade Layout and Forming Units 5
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to teach skills in basic layout and forming to better prepare the student for employment areas such as: machine shop, heating and air conditioning, fabrication and maintenance personnel in metal trade industries. (CSU)

MECH 67A Elementary Machine Shop Units 4
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to machine tool theory, blueprint reading, and related mathematics with hands-on shop experience. Subjects include precision instruments, hand tools, layout and the operation of stationary power tools with an emphasis on the lathe. The student uses computer software to retrieve and plot project blueprints. Elementary Machine Shop (MECH 67A and MECH 67B) is equivalent to Introductory Machine Shop (MECH 50A). The student who successfully completes MECH 67A or MECH 67B may not receive credit for MECH 50A. (CSU)

MECH 67B Elementary Machine Shop Units 4
Prerequisites: MECH 67A with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to machine tool theory, blueprint reading, and related mathematics with hands-on shop experience. Subjects inlcude precision instruments, hand tools, layout and the operation of lathes and portable power tools. The student uses computer software to retrieve and plot project blueprints. Elementary Machine Shop (MECH 67A and MECH 67B) is equivalent to Introductory Machine Shop (MECH 50A). The student who successfully completes MECH 67A or MECH 67B may not receive credit for MECH 50A. (CSU)

MECH 67C Machine Shop Units 4
Prerequisites: MECH 50A or MECH 67B; with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide general machine tool theory, blueprint reading, and related mathematics for the manufacturing of machine parts. Subjects include advanced layout, uses of precision measuring instruments, and operation of drill presses, grinding machines, lathes, vertical milling machines, and saws. The student uses computer software to retrieve and plot project blueprints. Machine Shop (MECH 67C and MECH 67D) is equivalent to Beginning Machine Shop (MECH 50B). The student who successfully completes MECH 67C or MECH 67D may not receive credit for MECH 50B. (CSU)

MECH 67D Machine Shop Units 4
Prerequisites: MECH 67C with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide students with theory and applications of advanced machine tool operations. Subjects include advanced lathe, vertical mill, horizontal mill, dividing head and rotary table applications. The student uses computer software to retrieve and plot project blueprints. Machine Shop (MECH 67C and MECH 67D) is equivalent to Beginning Machine Shop (MECH 50B). The student who successfully completes MECH 67C or MECH 67D may not receive credit for MECH 50B. (CSU)

MECH 69V Internship: Machine Tool Technology Units 1-8
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: The student must enroll in a course that is directly related in the machine tool technology internship. The student must enroll in a minimum of 7 units during the semester including internship units. For summer session, the student must enroll in one related course in addition to internship. The combined total number of units a student may take in internship, work experience, and occupational practice may not exceed a maximum of 16 units. Participation requires submission and approval of internship program objectives and an employer internship agreement.
Advisories: GUID 30, 31, 32, 33.

This course is designed for the student participating in an occupational internship in machine tool technology. Application of discipline-related skills and knowledge of Secretaries Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) competencies is emphasized. Each student is engaged in a specific research project or on-the-job learning activities under the supervision of a worksite supervisor and a college internship instructor. (CSU)

MECH 75 Selected Topics: Mechanical Technology Units 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment testing.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer instruction in one or more of the specialized areas of mechanical technology not already covered by the existing curriculum. Units in this course do not count toward an associate degree.

MECH 81A Refrigeration, Heating, and Air Conditioning Specialization Units 3
Prerequisites: MECH 31C.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to assist the advanced student in gaining a greater knowledge of a specialized area of the refrigeration, heating, and air trade. The work covered is developed between the student and the instructor at the beginning of the course.

MECH 87A Machine Tool Technology Specialization Units 3-4
Prerequisites: MECH 50C.
Limitations on Enrollment: This course requires instructor approval to enroll.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed for the advanced student in machine technology. The student completes an advanced specialized project developed in consultation with the instructor.

MECH 87B Machine Tool Specialization Units 5
Prerequisites: MECH 50C.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to assist the advanced student in gaining a greater knowledge of a specialized area of machine tool technology. Student objectives are developed between the student and the instructor at the beginning of the course.

MECH 87C Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating Specialization Units 2-3
Prerequisites: MECH 31C.
Limitations on Enrollment: This course requires instructor approval to enroll.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed for the advanced student in air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating (HVAC). The student completes an advanced specialized project developed in consultation with the instructor.

MECH 88A Introductory Trade Welding Units 8
Prerequisites: Math level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the theory and application of metal joining and cutting processes in ferrous and nonferrous metals. Shielded metal arc welding (STICK) and oxy-acetylene cutting, welding and brazing processes are included.

MECH 88B Beginning Trade Welding Units 8
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the theory and application of metal joining process, metal cutting and arc welding processes, and joining for ferrous and nonferrous metals and alloys. Manipulative skills in shielded metal arc welding processes are stressed. Emphasis is placed on individual student goals in his/her related skill area.

MECH 88C Intermediate Trade Welding Units 8
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the theory and application of metal joining and cutting processes in ferrous and nonferrous metals. Manipulative skills in metal inert gas (MIG) welding are stressed.

MECH 88D Advanced Trade Welding Units 8
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to the theory and application of metal joining and cutting processes in ferrous and nonferrous materials. Manipulative skills in tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding are stressed.

MECH 89A Stick Welding Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an open entry/exit course designed for the student who wishes to acquire skills in the shielded metal arc welding (STICK) process.

MECH 89B Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to emphasize the application of the Gas Metal (MIG) Welding. The course includes theory and practical application of welding in a variety of positions on ferrous materials.

MECH 89C Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an open entry/exit course designed for the student who wishes to acquire skills in the tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding process.




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