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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

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 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, micrometers, dial gage and height gage. Identification and classification of a variety of basic hand and machine tools. Overview of fasteners and methods of fastenings (screws, machine screws, nuts, bolts, etc.)

 Prerequisite  

None. Call either (360) 416-7975 or (360) 416-7948 if you are receiving a “haven’t met prereq” message.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
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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. Understand the importance of calibrating instruments.
  4. Demonstrate ability to measure parts and verify conformance to allowable tolerances.
  5. Convert units from one measurement system to another.
  6. Perform measurements with general and precision tools.
  7. Describe common measuring errors and demonstrate proper measuring techniques.
  8. Understand how Statistical Process Control (SPC) is used as a tool to reduce variation in the manufacturing process.
  9. 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. Importance of calibrating instruments.
  4. Measure parts and verify conformance to allowable tolerances.
  5. Converting units from one measurement system to another.
  6. Measurements with general and precision tools.
  7. Common measuring errors and demonstrate proper measuring techniques.
  8. Statistical Process Control (SPC) is used as a tool to reduce variation in the manufacturing process.
  9. Workplace & tool safety following government standards & employer directives.