2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

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Course Number: MCHN 1200 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC, RLC

Course Title: Beginning Machine Shop

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamental machine shop safety, math, and measurement. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: MCHN 1300 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Beginning Machine Shop

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamental machine shop safety, math and measurement. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: MCHN 1319 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Manufacturing Materials and Processes

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A basic study of various materials used in the manufacturing industry and the chemical, physical, and mechanical properties of various materials. Emphasis on manufacturing processes, including casting, forming and machining. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: MCHN 1320 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Precision Tools and Measurement

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to the modern science of dimensional metrology. Emphasis on the identification, selection, and application of various types of precision instruments associated with the machining trade. Practice of basic layout and piece part measurements while using standard measuring tools. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: MCHN 1326 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC, MVC, RLC

Course Title: Introduction to Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM)

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: DFTG 1309.
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. (1 Lec., 6 Lab.)


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

Course Title: Basic Machine Shop I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: INMT 1319, 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.)


Course Number: MCHN 1343 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: MCHN 1352 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Intermediate Machining I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: 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.)


Course Number: MCHN 1393 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Special Topics in Tool and Die Maker/Technologist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MCHN 1326, MCHN 1352, MCHN 2331, MCHN 2435, MCHN 2447.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec., 5 Lab.)


Course Number: MCHN 1438 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): MVC

Course Title: 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. This course is cross-listed as MCHN 1338. The student may register for either MCHN 1338 or MCHN 1438 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: MCHN 1454 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: MCHN 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Operation of CNC Turning Centers

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: CNC operations with an emphasis on turning centers. This course is cross-listed as MCHN 2431. The student may register for either MCHN 2331 or MCHN 2431 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: MCHN 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Advanced CNC Machining

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced CNC operations with an emphasis on programming and operations of machining and turning centers. [This course is cross-listed as MCHN 2435. The student may register for either MCHN 2335 or MCHN 2435 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: MCHN 2338 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: Advanced Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM)

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: INMT 1343.
Course Description: A study of advanced techniques in Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM). (1 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: MCHN 2431 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC
(Single-Course Delivery for EFC. Single-Course Delivery courses do not qualify for Financial Aid at this campus.)

Course Title: Operation of CNC Turning Centers

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: CNC operations with an emphasis on turning centers. This course is cross-listed as MCHN 2331. The student may register for either MCHN 2331 or MCHN 2431 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: MCHN 2434 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC
(Single-Course Delivery for EFC. Single-Course Delivery courses do not qualify for Financial Aid at this campus.)

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: MCHN 2435 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Advanced CNC Machining

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced CNC operation with an emphasis on programming and operations of machining and turning centers. This course is cross-listed as MCHN 2435. The student may register for either MCHN 2335 or MCHN 2435 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: MCHN 2441 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: MCHN 2447 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Specialized Tools and Fixtures

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: MCHN 1352, MCHN 1326, MCHN 2331.
Course Description: An advanced course in the designing and building of special tools, such as jigs, fixtures, punch press dies, and molds. Machining and assembling of a production tool using conventional machine shop equipment. Application of production tool theory, care, and maintenance. (2 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.