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MCHN 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Beginning Machine Shop
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamental machine shop safety, math, measurement, and theory of saws and drill presses. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


MCHN 1326 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Introduction to Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software which is used to develop applications for manufacturing. Emphasis on tool geometry, tool selection, and the tool library. Introduction to the common types of lathes. Emphasis on basic parts, nomenclature, lathe operations, safety, machine mathematics, blueprint reading, and theory. Fundamentals of CNC Machine Controls with an emphasis on turning centers. Programming and operation of computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinery. The study of numerical controlled machine operations in a CAM/CIM environment. Emphasis on standard and computer numerical controlled (CNC) procedures for planning, preparing, and operating a computer-assisted machine. The principles and concepts of numerical control through computer applications, specifically in the area of programming for the control of machine tools in computer integrated manufacturing (CIM). Identify and use of special cutting tools and support tooling, such as, form tools, carbide inserts, taper attachments, follower and steady rest. Close tolerance machining required. (1 Lec., 6 Lab.)


MCHN 1338 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Basic Machine Shop I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A course that introduces the student to machining fundamentals. The student begins by using 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. (1 Lec., 6 Lab.)


MCHN 1343 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Machine Shop Mathematics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Designed to prepare the student with technical, applied mathematics that will be necessary in future machine shop-related courses. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


MCHN 1352 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Intermediate Machining I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MCHN 1338.
Course Description: Operation of drilling machines, milling machines, lathes, and power saws. Select and use appropriate precision measuring tools. (1 Lec., 6 Lab.)


MCHN 1370 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Sheet Metal IV
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course covers math, insulating materials and methods of installation, layout by the triangulation method, basic piping practices, rigging and hosting. Lab required. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


MCHN 1371 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Sheet Metal V
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: The course covers sheet metal duct fabrication standards, gutters and downspouts, hoods and ventilators, and flashing walls and roofs. Lab required. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


MCHN 1372 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Sheet Metal VI
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course covers principles of air flow for HVAC systems, fiber glass and PVC duct, and introduction to welding. Lab required. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


MCHN 1374 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Sheet Metal I
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: 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 of types 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. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


MCHN 1375 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Sheet Metal II
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: 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, down spouts, and sheet metal duct fabrications. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


MCHN 1454 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Intermediate Machining II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: 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 preventative maintenance. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


MCHN 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Advanced CNC Machining
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: DFTG 1345, MCHN 1326, MCHN 2338.
Course Description: The study of advanced CNC operations with an emphasis on programming and operations of machining and turning centers. (1 Lec., 6 Lab.)


MCHN 2338 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC, RLC

Advanced Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: DFTG 2332, MCHN 1326.
Course Description: A study of advanced techniques in Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM). (1 Lec., 6 Lab.)


MCHN 2370 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Sheet Metal VII
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: The course covers sheet metal fabrication, principles of airflow, introduction to brazing and oxyfuel cutting, field measuring and fitting, incorporating blueprints and specifications. Lab required. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


MCHN 2371 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Sheet Metal VIII
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: The course studies shop production and organization, air balance, and advanced sheet metal fabrication. Lab required. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


MCHN 2372 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Sheet Metal IX
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: A comprehensive review of louvers, dampers, access doors, hoods and ventilators, and fume and exhaust system design. Lab required. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


MCHN 2431 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC
Single-Course Delivery for EFC

Operation of CNC Turning Centers
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of CNC operations with an emphasis on turning centers. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


MCHN 2434 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC
Single-Course Delivery for EFC

Operation of CNC Machining Centers
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of CNC operations with an emphasis on vertical machining centers. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


MCHN 2441 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Advanced Machining I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of advanced lathe and milling operations. Emphasis on advanced cutting operations of the lathe and milling machines, including the use of special tooling, bench assembly, and materials identification. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


MCHN 2445 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Machining II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced milling, grinding, and lathe operations to close tolerance dimensions. Emphasis on job planning and advanced uses of precision measuring instruments. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM 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.


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