Mar 24, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

IT 121 - Machine Tool Practice I

Credit Hours: 4

An introduction to machine shop theory and application. Several projects are planned and machined. Students will be required to complete tasks using hand tools and demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities on engine lathes, vertical milling machines, pedestal grinders and band saws. They will lay out, set-up and machine precision parts to specific quality standards.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • given various materials set proper speeds and feeds for machining those materials on engine lathes and vertical mills;
  • safely and properly use files and honing stones to debur and finish parts;
  • safely and properly use semi-precision layout tools, techniques and equipment to scribe lines required for machining;
  • safely and accurately perform layout work to required specifications for facing, turning, milling and drilling;
  • set-up and produce machined projects that require the use of engine lathes, vertical milling machines, band saws and pedestal grinders accurately and safely;
  • accurately measure and record actual element characteristics;
  • be able to identify all major components of engine lathes, milling machines, band saws and pedestal grinders;
  • read and interpret blueprints; and
  • using an edge finder on a vertical mill accurately machine holes.

F/S, SS (N)