Academic Catalogs

Manufacturing Technology

OCC’s Manufacturing Technology program is designed to train students for entry-level positions as machine operators. Additionally, both beginning students and working machinists can build on their skill and knowledge by completing the requirements for one of the advanced certificates.

The Manufacturing Technology program is divided into four areas: Machinist, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator, CNC Programmer, and Tool Maker. All four programs follow sequential plans which spin off from the core machinist program. After completing the machinist program in two semesters, the student can take the classes required for one of the more advanced certificates.

The student who completes the machinist program also satisfies the major requirements for the Associate in Science degree.

Credit Courses

MACH A1003 Units (36 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Introduction to Machine Shop  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

A basic course in machine shop practices.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing MACH A100

    MACH A1055 Units (54 lecture hours; 90 lab hours)  
    Lathe  

    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

    Transfer Credit: CSU.

    A basic course in engine lathe operation to include ID and OD threading, knurling, boring, turning, facing, and cutting tapers. This course also includes exposure to the chucker lathe, tracer lathe, and the turret lathe. Safety and measurement are also emphasized.

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing MACH A105

      MACH A1105 Units (54 lecture hours; 90 lab hours)  
      Milling Machine  
      Advisory: MACH A100 and MACH A120.

      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

      Transfer Credit: CSU.

      A basic course in milling machine operations to include both vertical and horizontal milling usage, theory, and usage of tools and accessories. Safety is also emphasized.

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing MACH A110

        MACH A1152 Units (18 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
        Production Machining Techniques  
        Prerequisite(s): MACH A100 and MACH A105 and MACH A110 or permission of instructor.

        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

        Transfer Credit: CSU.

        This course emphasizes production machining. Set up and running of more than one part on a variety of machines including but not limited to engine lathe, chucker lathe, ID and OD grinder, vertical mill and horizontal mill.

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing MACH A115

          MACH A1203 Units (54 lecture hours)  
          Measurement and Blueprint Reading  

          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

          Transfer Credit: CSU.

          A study of blueprint reading and measuring systems used in manufacturing, including an in-depth study of the basic and advanced measuring tools used by machinists. Common blueprint formats and dimension practices will be explored. Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing will be discussed.

          Catalog Program Pages Referencing MACH A120

            MACH A1213 Units (54 lecture hours)  
            Computations for Machinists  

            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

            Transfer Credit: CSU.

            A course in applied technical computations for students in machine technology and CNC studies. Topics include basic computations, shop formulas and equations, and applied trigonometry as used in the machining industries. This course may be taken two times.

            Catalog Program Pages Referencing MACH A121

              MACH A1221.5 Units (18 lecture hours; 27 lab hours)  
              Machine Shop Insepection  
              Advisory: MACH A120.

              Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

              Transfer Credit: CSU.

              This course provides a basic understanding of the purpose and procedures for verifying the dimensional properties of manufactured parts. Students will train and practice, using appropriate inspection equipment.

              Catalog Program Pages Referencing MACH A122

                MACH A1253 Units (36 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
                CNC Machine Operation 1  
                Advisory: MACH A105 and MACH A110.

                Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                Transfer Credit: CSU.

                A basic course in the operation of computerized numerically controlled lathes and mills, including machine functions, tooling setup, reading machine language, part setup, and machine manipulation. Includes production of parts on both lathes and mills.

                Catalog Program Pages Referencing MACH A125

                  MACH A1262 Units (18 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
                  CNC Machine Operation 2  
                  Advisory: MACH A125 or instructor approval.

                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                  Transfer Credit: CSU.

                  Students will learn advanced features of state-of-the-art CNC lathes and mills, make their own fixtures, write the necessary programs, and produce the parts on CNC machines.

                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing MACH A126

                    MACH A1303 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                    Introduction to CNC and Manual Programming  
                    Advisory: MACH A105 and MACH A110 or approval of instructor.

                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                    Transfer Credit: CSU.

                    A basic course in computerized numerical control of machine tools. Types of control systems, capabilities and the different machine languages are examined. Elementary parts programming in two-axis systems, including all steps necessary to complete a part on both CNC lathes and mills.

                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing MACH A130

                      MACH A1333 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                      CNC Programming-Mastercam 1  
                      Advisory: CHT A100 or CIS A100 or MACH A130.

                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                      Transfer Credit: CSU.

                      Students will receive hands-on training in the use of Mastercam CNC programming software. The basics of two-dimensional part programming, including geometry development, milling, drilling, tapping, pocketing, and more will be explored.

                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing MACH A133

                        MACH A1343 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                        CNC Programming-Mastercam 2  
                        Prerequisite(s): MACH A133.

                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                        Transfer Credit: CSU.

                        Advanced CNC programming using Mastercam to program CNC machines. Instruction emphases complex cutter movement and surfacing. This course may be taken two times.

                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing MACH A134

                          MACH A1411.5 Units (18 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                          Mastercam Lathe  
                          Prerequisite(s): MACH A133.

                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                          Transfer Credit: CSU.

                          A course designed for students who have completed the basic Mastercam class, MACH A133, and wish to have concentrated instruction on CNC lathe programming on lathe only.

                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing MACH A141

                            MACH A1422 Units (36 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                            Mastercam Solids  
                            Prerequisite(s): MACH A133.

                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                            Transfer Credit: CSU.

                            An intermediate course in CNC programming using the solids feature of Mastercam. This course will introduce students to solid modeling creation using Mastercam. Boolean addition and subtraction, as well as filleting, chamfering, and the machining of solids models.

                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing MACH A142

                              MACH A1461.5 Units (18 lecture hours; 27 lab hours)  
                              Machining with MasterCAM  

                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                              Transfer Credit: CSU

                              An intermediate course in manufacturing with vertical machining centers using MasterCAM to develop programs for the purpose of creating metal parts. Basic 2-D toolpaths as well as advanced 3-D toolpath techniques will be discussed and created.

                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing MACH A146

                                MACH A1472 Units (18 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
                                Introduction to 5 Axis Machining  

                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                Students will learn basic features of state-of-the-art CNC 5 axis mills. Write necessary manual programs, and produce the parts on The CNC 5 axis machine, with the aid of 5 axis CNC simulation software.

                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing MACH A147

                                  MACH A1523 Units (36 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
                                  Introduction to SolidWorks  

                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                  Transfer Credit: CSU

                                  The fundamentals of computer-aided design and drafting using SolidWorks software. Application of SolidWorks in creating manufacturing models will be covered.

                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing MACH A152

                                    MACH A1580.5 Units (9 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                                    Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing  

                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                    Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                    Additive Manufacturing deals with aspects of additive, subtractive, and joining processes to form three-dimensional parts with applications ranging from prototyping to production. Additive manufacturing processes directly from computer-aided-design (CAD) models. In this course, students will learn about a variety of AM and other manufacturing technologies, their advantages and disadvantages for producing both prototypes and functional production quality parts.

                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing MACH A158

                                      MACH A1753 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                      Dimensioning and Tolerancing  
                                      Advisory: MACH A120.

                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                      Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                      A course in reading and using Reference (SME Y-14.5-1994) standards for geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.

                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing MACH A175

                                        MACH A1902 Units (36 lecture hours)  
                                        Elementary Metallurgy  

                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                        Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                        An elementary course describing the relationship between microstructure, composition, heat, and mechanical treatment and physical properties of metal and alloys; their relationship to design and machining.

                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing MACH A190

                                          MACH A1953 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                          Manufacturing Processes  

                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                          Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                          A study of engineering materials and manufacturing processes from the viewpoint of the machinist, draftsman, and designer. Course discusses the problems of material selection coupled with economical manufacturing methods.

                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing MACH A195

                                            MACH A1991-4 Units (9-72 lecture hours; 0-54 lab hours)  
                                            Current Topics in Machine Technology  

                                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                            Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                            Current issues in the field of Manufacturing Technology, rotating through a variety of topics, such as inspection, quality control, lean manufacturing, rapid prototype, materials, and other topics related to manufacturing.

                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing MACH A199

                                              MACH A2002.5 Units (36 lecture hours; 36 lab hours)  
                                              Tooling  

                                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                              Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                              A basic course in the making of jigs, fixtures, and molds.

                                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing MACH A200