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 Course Title:   Precision Measurement and Tools

 Title Abbreviation:   PRECISION MEASURE/TOOLS

 Department:    MANF

 Course #:    125

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3.5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2013


 Course Description  

Introduction to the science of metrology (precision measurement and tolerances), and the basic hand and machine tools commonly used in a manufacturing workplace. Covers the fundamental skills required to perform basic and precision dimensional measurements and an introduction to the concepts of Statistical Process Control (SPC). Gain proficiency in using rules, scales, tape measures, protractor, calipers, lasers, micrometers, dial gage, height gage and coordinate measuring machine. Identification and proper use of a variety of basic hand and machine tools, such as box/open end wrenches, screw drivers, sockets, ratchets, and extensions, plus cutting tool geometry will be covered. Practice using basic power tools such as band saw, drill press and disk sander. Overview of fastenings and methods of fastenings (screws, machine screws, nuts, bolts, etc.), basic wire stripping, terminal crimping and soldering will be included.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe measurements role in manufacturing and the types of measurement commonly used in manufacturing.
  2. Gain proficiency in using the measuring tools commonly found in industry.
  3. Demonstrate ability to correctly select the proper tools for various types of measurement.
  4. Gain proficiency in the identification & proper use of a variety of basic hand, hand-held power tools and machine tools commonly used in industry.
  5. Use various types of floor-mounted power tools (e.g. bandsaw, grinder, drill press, disk sander).
  6. Demonstrate ability to drill, ream, hone, bore, tap and/or countersink straight and close tolerance holes.
  7. Understand the importance of calibrating instruments.
  8. Demonstrate ability to measure parts and verify conformance to allowable tolerances.
  9. Convert units from one measurement system to another.
  10. Perform measurements with general and precision tools.
  11. Describe common measuring errors and demonstrate proper measuring techniques.
  12. Understand how Statistical Process Control (SPC) is used as a tool to reduce variation in the manufacturing process.
  13. Practice workplace & tool safety following government standards & employer directives.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Measurements role in manufacturing and the types of measurement commonly used in manufacturing.
  2. Proficiency in using the measuring tools commonly found in industry.
  3. Correctly select the proper tools for various types of measurement.
  4. Identification & proper use of a variety of basic hand, hand-held power tools and machine tools commonly used in industry.
  5. Various types of floor-mounted power tools (e.g. bandsaw, grinder, drill press, disk sander).
  6. Drill, ream, hone, bore, tap and/or countersink straight and close tolerance holes.
  7. Importance of calibrating instruments.
  8. Measure parts and verify conformance to allowable tolerances.
  9. Converting units from one measurement system to another.
  10. Measurements with general and precision tools.
  11. Common measuring errors and demonstrate proper measuring techniques.
  12. Statistical Process Control (SPC) is used as a tool to reduce variation in the manufacturing process.
  13. Workplace & tool safety following government standards & employer directives.