Mechanical Technology (606)
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For complete 2020-2021 programs/academic plans, please refer to Academic Programs.
606-119 Introduction to SolidWorks
Introduction to SolidWorks is intended to introduce the student to the concepts and commands of parametric solid modeling. Students create sketches and add relationships to the sketch segments, extrude the sketches to create models, add features such as fillets, cut/extrude, chamfers, holes, draft, shell, lofts and sweeps. Emphasis is placed on the design intent of parametric solid models. In addition, students extract 2D documentation from the 3D models and add details to the drawings.
606-120 Strength of Materials
A study is made of the behavior of machine parts and structural members that are in service. Various types of loads and the effects of those loads are examined. Failure modes are examined and calculated to assure proper machine design and function.
606-123 Interpreting Engineering Graphics
This is a course designed to introduce the student to the concepts, equipment and tools associated with Mechanical Drafting. The course is a precursor to more advanced subject matter discussed in later program classes.
606-124 Orthographic Projection
ANSI Standards, as related to drafting, are introduced. The principles for orthographic projection and techniques for layout of multi-view drawings are introduced. Subject areas include ANSI regulations/standards, primary planes of projection and applied orthographic projection. Dimensioning basics are covered.
606-125 Drafting Representations
Internal features expressed through sections and drafting conventions are examined. Auxiliary, successive auxiliary, revolution and applied descriptive geometry are used extensively in the course. A brief introduction to pictorials is covered.
606-126 Fasteners and Processes
An in-depth look at threaded fasteners and screw thread systems is taken. Working strength of various threads to assess mode of failure as well as specific stress and strain calculations are discussed. Welding terminology and symbology are introduced.
606-127 Two-Dimensional Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)
All aspects of two-dimensional computer aided drafting are explored. This is a foundation for more advanced editing and dimensioning as well as three-dimensional computer aided renderings.
606-128 Three-Dimensional Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)
This is a hands-on drawing course in the latest Mechanical Design nuance known as 3-D drafting. The student will learn time saving techniques for constructing solid models for use in the industrial design field.
The student takes an in-depth look at the study of motion as related to machines and the design and selection of belts, gears, cams and eccentrics. Linear and rotational motion is discussed as well as specific displacement. Also discussed are bearings and clutches/brakes.
In this course, the basics of creating movement through the use of electricity, electric motors, hydraulics and pneumatics are discussed. This course is intended to give the student a basic understanding of the various machine design applications he/she may encounter in industry.
606-131 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
GD&T introduces the student to the differences between conventional tolerancing and geometrical tolerancing. An emphasis is put on interpretation and application of the proper GD&T symbology given the function of the part and according to ANSI Standards.
606-132 Design Applications
A culmination of the total program is reached in this course. Multiple projects are assigned to strengthen the student's ability to perform in the design field. This course allows the student to be creative in their design selection, and to defend/explain the selection based on necessary criteria.
606-133 Descriptive Geometry
Descriptive Geometry is designed to broaden the applicable knowledge of different techniques employed in the graphical solution of problems involving spatial relationships between points, lines, planes and solids. Within the course, special consideration is given to the techniques of rotation, auxiliary and surface development, as well as surface classification in the practical application of trade problems. The student learns when to use the most appropriate technique, given a specific problem, as well as alternate techniques to solve for the same problem.
Students use the basics of 3-D modeling software to create parts, assemblies and drawings that are in typical use in industry. Students also apply effective technical communication skills.