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Machine Tool

Course Descriptions

MSP 101 Machine Tool I 2-2-3
This is an introductory course in the study of various metalworking machines with emphasis on the lathe and lathe operations. The course also includes an introduction to the milling machine and surface grinder. (FA)

MSP 102 Machine Tool II  2-2-3
MSP 102 is a further study of metalworking machines and their operation with emphasis on the surface grinder and milling machine. The student will have an opportunity to create, select, plan, and construct projects and instructional material. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or higher in MSP 101 or instructor approval. (SP)

MSP 210 Machine Tool III 2-2-3
MSP 210 includes additional study of metalworking machines with emphasis on cutting threads, indexing, and precision surface grinding. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or higher in MSP 102 or instructor approval. (FA)

MSP 215 Metallurgy 1-0-1
The physical and chemical properties of various types of metals will be discussed as well as the applications and appropriate uses of metals in industrial processes.

MSP 220 CNC Programming 2-2-3
Used as an introductory course for the beginner CNC mill and lathe operator or programmer, this class teaches students about the different codes used in programming. Students also receive instructions in how to plan tool path and write codes. Basic formulas and programming mathematics are emphasized in this class.

MSP 222 CNC Operations 2-2-3
This course is an introduction to computer numerical Control programming and machining utilizing G and M coding as well as canned cycles. Course includes laboratory work in writing, developing, verifying, and executing part programs on CNC machine tools. Prerequisites: MSP101 or instructor approval. (SP)