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MACH 229 (4 credits)
Machine Skills Lab II
Students complete advanced project work on lathes and milling
machines during laboratory time. On the lathe, advanced threading,
boring, and the use of attachments such as steady and follower
rests are studied. Preparing machined parts for heat-treating and
required grinding are stressed and exercised in this course.
Prerequisites: MACH 168 and MATH 137
MACH 231 (4 credits)
Machine Tool Internship
The course is a prearranged, structured learning experience
scheduled within a specific time frame. The experience is relevant
to an intern's academic goals and to the competencies of this
program. Machine Tool Technology internships serve as a capstone
experience to the academic instruction received at Thaddeus
Stevens College and provide interns with an opportunity to gain
practical work experience in the machining industry.
Prerequisites: MACH 227, MACH 229, and instructor permission.
MACH 267 (1 credit)
Electrical Discharge Machining
Both theoretical and practical application of electrical discharge
machining are taught. Students learn how EDM machining
is performed by individually setting-up, programming, and
completing lab assignments on a wire EDM machine.
Prerequisites: MACH 158 and MACH 161
MACH 272 (3 credits)
Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided
Machining (CAD/CAM) II
This course teaches intermediate-level use of MasterCAM® as a
tool for defining part geometry for both lathe and milling. Twoaxis and three-axis applications are demonstrated along with the
use of CAD/CAM applications. Three-dimensional surfacing and
solids are taught.
Prerequisite: MACH 222
MACH 276 (3 credits)
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) III
Provides students with additional time to perform specific
advanced laboratory exercises in both programming and setup
operations on the CNC equipment. Advanced concepts studied
include CAM applications, cavity milling ramping, threading,
and live tooling on the lathe. A manufacturing group project are
completed that utilizes CAM and CNC.
Prerequisite: MACH 227
MACH 277 (4 credits)
Machine Skills Lab III
This is a lab-based course and offers hands-on experience under
work-like conditions. In-depth CNC and manual projects build
on skills acquired in previous coursework. Students are required
to perform operations on both CNC and manual equipment in
order to complete lab assignments. Upon successful completion
of this course, students should have the necessary skills to be
employed as an entry-level machinist.
Prerequisites: MACH 227 and MACH 229
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MACH 278 (3 credits)
Machining (CAD/CAM) III
This course teaches an intermediate level use of CAD/CAM
software for generating code for use on multi-axis machine tools.
Solid modeling will be introduced as a design tool as well as a
method for generating NC code. This course will emphasize the
connection between design and machine tool applications.
Prerequisites: MACH 272
MASONRY CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY
MASN 106 (5 credits)
Introduction to Masonry Construction
Includes the identification and safe use of various masonry tools
and equipment with special emphasis on personal and job site
safety. Students start to build various masonry projects.
MASN 111 (3 credits)
Brick Masonry Applications
Stresses the importance of using proper masonry terminology.
A variety of masonry procedures-such as toothing, moisture
control, and joint finishes-is covered. Also included are different
bonds and patterns, different brick positions, and the function of
mortar joints. Students work on various masonry projects.
MASN 116 (3 credits)
Emphasis on the proper construction of a masonry chimney.
Proper terminology, workmanship, and various components of
different-sized chimneys are stressed.
MASN 157 (3 credits)
Offers a brief history of concrete block, the materials used in its
production, and manufacturing methods. Sizes and shapes of
different concrete block and their many uses are covered. Students
learn terminology, the placement of anchor bolts and bearing
plates, working around conduit and ductwork, and other related
MASN 158 (2 credits)
Adhered Concrete Masonry Veneer
The course introduces residential and commercial thin set stone
veneer construction. Students develop skills in identifying,
applying, grouting, and finishing thin set manufactured and
MASN 161 (3 credits)
Masonry Materials and Their Application
Deals with the manufacture of brick, its characteristics and
properties, and the function and ingredients of cement. Also
covered are the proper construction of expansion joints, different
methods of tying masonry walls to one another, and the proper
installation of wall coping and flashing.