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Manual Machining: NIMS Level I Certification
Course: MPT220

First Term: 2020 Fall
Lec + Lab   6.0 Credit(s)   6.0 Period(s)   6.0 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T- Lab Load

Description: Preparation for latest National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining Level I certification in Drill Press, Manual Milling, Turning, and Grinding.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Interpret engineering documentation for specific machining operation. (I)
2. Design process sequencing for specific products, utilizing the correct cutting, measuring, and hand tools for manual machine operations. (I-VIII)
3. Apply mathematics equations in performing machining processes. (I-VIII)
4. Safely perform manual drill press operations to manufacture a part to industry standards. (I-IV)
5. Safely perform manual vertical mill operations to manufacture a part to industry standards. (I, II, III, V)
6. Safely perform manual lathe operations to manufacture a part to industry standards. (I, II, III, VI)
7. Safely perform manual surface grinder operations to manufacture a part to industry standards. (I, II, III, VII)
8. Effectively document work. (I, II, VIII)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Engineering Documentation
   A. Materials
   B. Features
   C. Tolerances
II. Process Design
   A. Order of Operations
   B. Cutting tools
   C. Measurement tools
   D. Hand tools
   E. Machine Tools
III. Applied Mathematics
   A. Speeds and feeds
   B. Formula manipulation
   C. Right angle trigonometry with Pythagorean theorem
   D. Elements of geometry
   E. Dimensional analysis and unit conversion
IV. Manual Drill Press Operations
   A. Preventative maintenance
   B. Layout
   C. Machine set up
   D. Drill
   E. Reaming
   F. Counter sink
   G. Tapping
   H. Counterbore
V. Manual Vertical Mill Operations
   A. Preventative maintenance
   B. Machine set up
   C. Establish datums
   D. Milling
   E. Slotting
   F. Drilling
   G. Reaming
   H. Boring
   I. Countersinking
   J. Tapping
VI. Manual Lathe Operations
   A. Preventative maintenance
   B. Machine set up
   C. Establish linear dimensions
   D. Establish diameters
   E. Outside Diameter (OD) Grooving
   F. Internal Diameter (ID) Grooving
   G. Knurling
   H. Outside Diameter (OD) Threading
   I. Internal Diameter (ID) Threading
   J. Drilling
   K. Boring
   L. Tapping
   M. Chamfering
VII. Manual Surface Grinder Operations
   A. Preventative maintenance
   B. Machine set up
   C. Wheel installation
   D. Material preparation
   E. Magnetic Chuck
   F. Precision Vice
   G. Surfacing
   H. Slotting
VIII. Documentation
   A. Engineering drawings
   B. First article inspection
   C. Customer requirements
   D. NIMS Level I Tests
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: November 26, 2019

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