Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

MTT 105: Machine Shop I

General Information

  • Name: Machine Shop I
  • Discipline: Machine Tool Technology (MTT)
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 100 to 299: This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Career and Technical Education
  • Prerequisites: None

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Introduces basic machine shop skills which include lathe operation, lathe speeds and feeds, precision measuring techniques, layout methods, band saw and drill press operations, and exposure to the science of heat-treating of metals. Shop safety and etiquette will be stressed. To develop entry level skills, MTT 110 is recommended.

Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

II: Course Objectives

After successful completion of this course, the student will have the basic skills necessary to:

  • Use standard measuring instruments
  • Properly setup and operate a lathe
  • Operate lathe turn diameter, single point thread, knurl and bore, etc.
  • Sharpen various cutting tools
  • Calculate different operating feeds and speeds for machinery.

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

This course may be chosen to fulfill a Degree Requirement for the Machine Tool Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree and Certificate of Achievement.

The mission of the Associate of Applied science Degree and Certificate of Achievement is to provide employment-related knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a chosen field of study.

Upon completion of this course, successful students will:

  • Know the proper safety and work etiquette that is appropriate for a Machine Shop environment.
  • Be able to perform various types of machining operations and techniques.
  • Will make progress with reaching their performance goals, whether they are for personal or professional development.


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