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Course Number: MCHN 1338 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, RLC

Course Title: Basic Machine Shop I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: DFTG 1409, MCHN 1200, MCHN 1320.
Course Description: A course that introduces the student to machining fundamentals. The student will use basic machine tools including 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 preventative maintenance. This course is cross-listed as MCHN 1438. The student may register for either MCHN 1338 or MCHN 1438 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec., 6 Lab.)

ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.