Precision Measurement and Tools
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.
Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)
Distribution Requirement(s) Status:
Required for certificate
Equivalencies At Other Institutions
After completing this course, the student will be able to:
General Education Learning Values & Outcomes
Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.
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