Manufacturing and Process Technology

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The Manufacturing program provides students a broad range of career and academic options. Students can select direct entry into the workforce in areas such as manufacturing, processing, and facility operations by customizing their second year courses.  Students can also tailor their degree to take advantage of possible transfer pathways available through Eastern Washington University.

Advisor Approved Electives 

CHEM& 105 Chemical Concepts  (5 credits)

                OR CHEM& 110  Chemical Concepts with lab

                OR CHEM& 121 Introductory Chemistry

ENGR& 111 Engineering Graphics I (CAD)  (5 credits)

ENGR& 112 Engineering Graphics II (SolidWorks) (5 credits)

IST 107 Industrial Electricity I.(5 credits)

IST 120 Intro. to Prevention/Predictive Maintenance (3 credits).

IST 150 Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) (5 credits)

ENGR& 111 Engineering Graphics I (CAD)(5 credits)

ENGR& 112 Engineering Graphics II (SolidWorks) (5 credits)

IST 107 Industrial Electricity I (5 credits)

IST 120 Intro. to Prevention/Predictive Maintenance (3 credits)

IST 150  Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) (5 credits)

IST 152 Programmable Automation Control (PLCs II). (5 credits)

IST 170 Intro to Instrumentation.(5 credits)

IST 221 Electronics I.(5 credits)

IST 222 Electronics II..(5 credits)

IST 223 Electronics III...(5 credits)

IST 252 Programmable Automation Control III (HMI)(5 credits)

IST 270 Instrumentation II & Control Actuators.(5 credits)        

IST 280 Mechanical Power Transmission (5 credits)

IST 282 Fluid Power Transmission (5 credits)

IST 284 Pump Hydraulics/Mechanics (4 credits)

MCT 120 Robotics I (5 credits)

MCT 220 Robotics II (5 credits)

MPT 104 Intro to Electricity...(5 credits)

MPT 125 2.5-Axis Milling....(5 credits)

MPT 130 CNC Turning.(5 credits)

MPT 135 Intro to Additive Manufacturing..(3 credits)

MPT 140 Intro to IIOT and SCADA.(3 credits)

MPT 145 Intro to Coordinate Metrology (5 credits)

MPT 220 3-Axis Milling.(5 credits)

MPT 225 Multi Axis Machining (5 credits)

MPT 230 Cobot-Enabled Machining (3 credits)

WLD 145 Agricultural Welding.(4 credits)

Degrees and Certificates

Courses

MPT 104: Introduction to Electricity

Credits 5

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles of basic electricity. Students will learn about the basic terms and principles of electricity, analyze electrical circuits, and understand the properties of capacitors and inductors. They will also gain an understanding of Alternating Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC) circuits, transformers and motors, and the properties and applications of semiconductors, diodes, and transistors. Additionally, students will learn about electronic devices and circuit boards, and how to read and interpret circuit diagrams. Prerequisite: This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles of basic electricity. Students will learn about the basic terms and principles of electricity, analyze electrical circuits, and understand the properties of capacitors and inductors. They will also gain an understanding of Alternating Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC) circuits, transformers and motors, and the properties and applications of semiconductors, diodes, and transistors. Additionally, students will learn about electronic devices and circuit boards, and how to read and interpret circuit diagrams. Prerequisite: MAP 117 and IST 100 and IST 102 or Instructor Permission.

MPT 120: Intro to CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing)

Credits 5

This is an introductory course to Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) where students will learn the foundational knowledge in Computer Aided Design (CAD) and creation of G-Code for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) equipment. This course covers skills that can be applied across a wide range of industries, and it is the first class in preparing for industry-recognized certifications using CAD and CAM software.

MPT 125: 2.5 Axis Milling

Credits 5

This is a Computer Aided Manufacturing course designed for students building upon the foundational skills learned in MPT 120 – Intro to CAM.  Students will be able to demonstrate their CAM skills and be able to validate their skills through completion of the industry-recognized CAM 2.5 Axis Milling certification using CAM software.

MPT 130: CNC Turning

Credits 5

This is a Computer Aided Manufacturing course designed for students building upon the foundational skills learned in MPT 120: Intro to CAM and concepts learned in MPT 125: 2.5 Axis Milling. Students will learn the basics of model prep, setup, programming, and export of 2-axis CNC lathe toolpaths. Students will be able to demonstrate their CNC Turning skills and validate their skills through manufacture of a turning project using CAM software, machine simulation, and CNC turning machines.

MPT 135: Introduction to Additive Manufacturing

Credits 3

This course is intended to provide students with an understanding of the principles and applications of additive manufacturing. The course will introduce students to the basic concepts of additive manufacturing, including the various types of technologies, their applications, materials, software used, and industry trends. Students will learn how to design, prepare, and print 3D objects using a range of additive manufacturing technologies. Prerequisite: MPT 120 or instructor permission

MPT 140: Introduction to Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition)

Credits 3

This course provides an introduction to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems, and Digital Manufacturing in Industry 4.0, which are revolutionizing the way industries operate. Students will learn about the fundamental principles and concepts of IIoT and SCADA, including their architectures, security, data acquisition, communication networks, protocols, data analytics, visualization, applications, and future trends. Through hands-on exercises students will gain practical skills and knowledge that they can apply to real-world situations. By the end of this course, students will have a solid understanding of the IIoT and SCADA systems, their potential applications, and the impact of emerging technologies on these systems.

MPT 145: Intro to Coordinate Metrology

Credits 5

This course is designed to provide students an understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) principles and coordinate measurement systems using digital inspection tools and software. The course will cover the basic concepts of GD&T, including geometric tolerances, datums, size tolerances, positional tolerances, profile tolerances, orientation tolerances, and form tolerances. Students will learn how to interpret GD&T symbols and specifications on engineering drawings and apply GD&T concepts. The course will also cover computer-aided inspection and metrology techniques and how to apply them to verify and validate parts’ GD&T features. By the end of the course, students will have a working knowledge of GD&T principles, coordinate measurement systems and how to apply them effectively in engineering and manufacturing settings. 

MPT 220: CAM for 3-Axis Milling

Credits 5

This class is number four in a series intended to help students gain skills in CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) and preparation for an industry recognized certification. In this course, students will learn to create, optimize, and apply 3-axis toolpaths for manufacturing by analyzing a part for manufacture, identifying areas that require 3-axis toolpaths and identifying requirements to hold the part during final machining. Students will explore 3-axis tools to quickly remove unneeded material from rounded edges and angled faces. Students will then validate the toolpaths with simulation, create the supporting documentation, and code needed to control a 3-axis CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled ) machine. Finally, students will bring their project into the physical world by running their program on a 3-axis CNC machine.  

MPT 225: CAM for Multi-Axis Milling

Credits 5

This class is number five in a series intended to help students gain skills in CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) and prepare for an industry recognized certification. In this course, students will identify combinations of axes and how to create a CAM program for multi-axis machines. Students will review best practices to prepare an initial design for manufacture, set up a tool library and machine definition, create a digital twin of the physical manufacturing environment, and explore both multi-axis positioning and simultaneous multi-axis toolpaths.

MPT 230: Cobot-Enabled CNC Machining

Credits 3

This course is designed for students who have already taken a CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) and Robotics classes and are interested in learning how to integrate Collaborative Robots (Cobots) with CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machines for efficient and safe manufacturing processes. Students will learn about the advantages of using Cobots in CNC machining and programming Cobots to aid CNC machining operations. This course will also cover maintenance and troubleshooting for Cobots and CNC machines. By the end of the course, students will have the skills and knowledge to effectively use Cobots with CNC machines for manufacturing applications.