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MET 151 Machine Tools (3 credits)

A study of basic theory and laboratory experiences for lathes, milling, drilling, grinding, bench work, and shaping operations. Study of cutting feeds and speeds, surface finishes as well as machine capabilities is included. Two class hours and laboratory.

MET 152 Machine Tools (3 credits)

A continuation of MET 151. Additional theory and laboratory experiences include: milling, attachments, broaching, machine tooling, tapers, heat treating, metal finishes, and inspection. Also basic programming and operations of numerical control equipment. The basic applications of jigs and fixtures. Two class hours and laboratory. Prerequisite: MET 151 or Permission of Instructor.

MET 153 Introduction to Modern Manufacturing (3 credits)

This course compares traditional manufacturing to modern manufacturing. Elements of Kaizen, Delivery, Accelerated Lead Time Reduction, and Work Place Organization, along with their applications are studied. Pull Systems, Cellular Manufacturing, Statistical Process Control, and Value Stream Mapping are also investigated. Each is studied as to how they relate to one another and the total process of modern manufacturing.

MET 161 Engineering Drawing I (3 credits)

This course is designed to prepare students with the necessary skills to interpret and construct engineering drawings. Lectures address such topics as drawing interpretation, orthographic projection systems, dimensioning, geometric dimensioning, and tolerancing, while laboratory sessions give the students practice in drawing creation. Two class hours and three laboratory hours per week.

MET 171 Manufacturing Processes (3 credits)

This course covers the principles and procedures of various manufacturing processes used in modern industries. Material selection and machine tools required for the processes are emphasized. Two class hours and a three-hour lab per week.

MET 174 HVAC Mechanical Theory and Applications (3 credits)

This course provides the fundamental concepts of the refrigerant side of residential and commercial HVAC systems. The refrigeration cycle, pressure, temperature, volumetric relationships, enthalpy, entropy, TH diagrams and superheating along with their application to HVAC systems are investigated. Types of condensers, refrigerants and metering devices are discussed as they apply to HVAC systems. Computer simulations are used throughout. This course is designed for technicians in the industry.

MET 251 Appl Strength/Materials (4 credits)

Provides a ready vehicle for a highly design-oriented approach to the basic concepts of mechanics of materials. Throughout the course emphasis is placed on the best practical applications of the theory. Students need not have studied a course in statics because statics is introduced directly into the course. The content of the course consists of: co-planar concurrent force systems, co-planar non-concurrent force systems, stresses in trusses and bridges, deformation and thermal stresses, direct shear, torsion shearing forces and bending moments in beams, centroids and moments of inertia, stress due to bending and vertical shearing force, combined stresses, deflection of beams, columns, pressure vessels, riveted connections and welding joints. Three class hours lecture, two class hours recitation, four class hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MAT 143 or Permission of Instructor.

MET 252 Physical Metallurgy (3 credits)

Provides a sound foundation of learning in the area of properties and microstructures of the important ferrous and nonferrous alloys. Also provides a firm foundation relative to the understanding of internal metallic structures of metals. The contents of the course include: metallic structures, the unit cell, atomic radius, planer density, effects of stress and temperature on simple metal structures, ferrous alloys (steel, superalloys, cast iron, ductile iron, malleable iron), phase diagrams, aluminum alloys, heat treatment of metals. Two class hours, three lab hours. Prerequisite: MAT 101 or Permission of Instructor.

MET 254 Numerical Control Programming (3 credits)

Designed to prepare students with the necessary skills to program NC and CNC controlled machine tools. Lectures address such topics as drawing interpretation, program formats, input media, sub-routines, canned cycles, and tooling, while the laboratory sessions give the students practice in programming learned techniques. Two class hours and three laboratory hours. Prerequisite: MET 261 or Permission of Instructor; co-requisite: MET 151.

MET 261 Introduction to CAD (3 credits)

An introductory course in CAD (Computer-Aided Drafting) utilizes state-of-the-art software. Topics to include the manipulation of the basic drawing commands to construct computer-detailed, multiview drawings with printer/plotter hard copy output. Prerequisite or co-requisite: MET 161 or Permission of Instructor.

MET 270 Solid Modeling (4 credits)

A course designed to acquaint students with parametric computer-aided design software. Utilizing state-of-the-art software, students will be introduced to the manipulation of basic commands necessary to construct three-dimensional models.

MET 291 CO:Cooperative Education (3 credits)

Designed to provide work experience directly related to the student's field of study. A learning contract, containing specific educational objectives related to the work experience and the student's field of study, is developed by the student and the faculty co-op coordinator. Course requirements include a minimum of 180 hours of work in the student's field of study, maintenance of a work journal to record hours worked and duties performed, and a final paper. This will allow the student to earn three credit hours. The student's performance will be evaluated by the faculty co-op coordinator on the basis of meeting the objectives in the learning contract and satisfactory evaluations by the employer.