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MFG 266 - Introduction to Mill Operations

Last Date of Approval: spring 2022

2 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 15
Total Lab Hours: 30
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
This course will introduce the student to the safe use and operation of the vertical milling machine. Students will learn machine set up, machining of square parts, parallel machining and milling of holes.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: none

Mode(s) of Instruction: Traditional/Face-to-Face

Credit for Prior Learning: This course offers an opportunity for students to earn Credit for Prior Learning for skills that they have brought with them to Iowa Central. For more information, please ask the instructor and see the Iowa Central Community College catalog.

Course Fees: Course Materials: $75.00

Common Course Assessment(s): All assessments are common amongst all course sections.

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Program Outcomes:

  • Apply basic and advanced skills that are currently required for machine trades or machine trade related industries; engine lathe, vertical milling machines, surface grinders, and supporting metal machining tooling.
  • Generate an understanding and appreciation of current manufacturing technologies and practices.
  • Apply basic skills that are currently required for machine trades or machine trade related industries for application in computer numerical control systems and computer aided drafting applications.
  • Utilize basic and complex computational skills for strengthening higher order thinking skills such as; problem solving, decision making, and critical thinking.
  • Utilize structured problem solving and team building activities during instruction and by means of manufacturing activities. 

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify parts of the vertical milling machine and their function
  • Produce work pieces to correct width and lengths per blueprint specifications
  • Produce holes and other operations to blueprint specifications with the vertical milling machine

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