The Allan Hancock College Machine Technology program offers an Associate of Science
degree and Certificate in Machining and Manufacturing. The required core classes
and the number of selective units in the program are the same for degree and the certificate.
The Allan Hancock College catalog contains information on the General Education requirements
for the Associate of Science degree.
Machining and Manufacturing Technology
(A.S. & Certificate of Achievement)
Required core courses (18 units):
COURSE NUMBER TITLE
MT 109 Survey of Machining and Manufacturing 4
An introduction to machining and manufacturing technology where students will learn
basic tool geometry, blueprint reading, shop math, precision measuring tools, co-ordinate
systems and how to safely operate of a variety of industrial equipment.
MT 110 CNC Principles and Practices 1
An introduction to computer-numerical-controlled (CNC) programming where students
will learn to program, set-up and operate two and three axis CNC machines using the
Cartesian coordinate system, G-codes (preparatory commands) and M-codes (miscellaneous
MT 111 CNC Principles and Practices 2
An intermediate course in computer-numerical-controlled (CNC) machining where students
will learn to set-up, operate and program CNC machines using Mastercam computer-aided-design/computer-aided-manufacturing
MT 115 Lean Manufacturing 3
An introduction to the theory and practice of continuous improvement where students
will learn to identify and eliminate waste, improve quality and increase efficiency
in every area of manufacturing operations. Students will participate in an actual
Kaizen (or continuous improvement) event to make a change for the better in a real
MT 117 Print Reading and Interpretation
An introductory class where students will learn to read engineering drawings, evaluate
print specifications, recognize orthographic views and visualize the actual objects
or projects shown in the illustration.
Plus a Minimum of 12 units selected from the following:
COURSE NUMBER TITLE
MT 112 CNC Principles and Practices 3 4
An advanced course in computer-numerical-controlled (CNC) machining where students
will learn to design complex parts using Mastercam and produce them on 4 and 5 axis
CNC milling machines and lathes with “live tooling.”
MT 113 SolidWorks 1 3
An introduction to three dimensional computer-aided-design (CAD) where students will
learn to design complex objects using SolidWorks. At the end of the course, students
will be prepared for the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) assessment.
MT 114 SolidWorks 2 3
An advanced course in three dimensional computer-aided-design (CAD) where students
will learn to design complex assemblies from individual components using SolidWorks.
Students will learn to simulate the function of theses assemblies. Includes an introduction
to the SolidWorks stress analysis function.
MT 116 Mastercam
An introduction to Mastercam, a leading software for computer-aided-design/computer-aided-manufacturing (CAD/CAM). Students will learn to create lines and arcs, simple surfaces and solids. Students
will create tool paths and machine code for CNC lathes, mills and routers.
MT 118 Understanding and Measuring GD&T 3
An advanced class where students will learn to interpret complex manufacturing specifications,
symbols and standards, including those referred to as Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
(GD&T). Students will evaluate components using a coordinate measuring machine and
learn to generate accurate inspection reports.
MT 300 Shop Math and Measurement
An introduction to the mathematics used at work. Students will learn to solve problems
using fractions, decimals, percentage, ratios and basic geometric shapes. Students
will learn about the Cartesian coordinate system and how to use a variety of basic
and precision measuring tools from rulers and tape measures to calipers and micrometers.
MT 301 Introduction to Safety
An introduction to manufacturing safety principles and practices. Students will learn
about Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), work in confined space, lock out/tag out,
zero energy state, hazardous materials, storage of flammable materials, storage of
fuel gas and high pressure gas cylinders, portable powered tool safety, hand tool
safety, record keeping, training, employer enforcement of safety regulations, and
employee right to know.
MT 302 Quality & Process Improvement 2
An introduction to quality practices in manufacturing. Students will learn to read
and interpret blueprints, understand Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T),
use essential measuring tools, perform root cause failure analysis, adopt methods
of process improvement and employ statistical tools.
MT 303 Mfg. Processes and Production
An introduction to manufacturing procedures, practices and principles. Students will
learn about mechanical principles, machining operations and tooling, production materials
and documentation, manufacturing planning, production control, inventory management
and product distribution.
MT 304 Maintenance Awareness 2
An introduction to manufacturing maintenance awareness. Students will learn about
basic electrical circuits, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic power systems, lubrication
concepts, bearings and couplings, belt and chain drives and the concepts of machine
control and automation.
MT 370 Skills USA 3
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to
ensure America has a skilled workforce. This SkillsUSA course prepares students for
employment and inter-collegiate competition in Career Technical Education. Students
will learn to plan projects, work in teams, solicit community support and develop
a range of skills valued by employers. This course may be repeated three times.
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