MFG100 Safety for Fabrication
2 credits (2 lec hrs/wk) Students learn the essential skills needed to develop and maintain safe work habits in various industrial workplaces following OR-OSHA guidelines, including general accident prevention. Students demonstrate safe use of tools/equipment commonly found in a variety of manufacturing and construction industries. Emphasis will be put on safety procedures leading to sustainable practices and results.
MFG4101 Electrical/Electronic Principles
3 credits (2 lec, 2 lec/lab hrs/wk) This course covers information on basic DC and AC electrical theory, definitions, basic component identification and analysis of series, parallel and combination circuits. Emphasis is placed on practical application, troubleshooting and problem solving. Students learn to troubleshoot common electrical problems in industry, such as low voltage, high voltage, open circuits, high resistance shorts to ground and current/voltage unbalance. Emphasis is on prevention of electrical energy waste.
MFG4102 Mechanical Principles
3 credits (2 lec, 2 lec-lab hrs/wk) This course focuses on learning the fundamentals of mechanical power. Sudents learn common mechanical components from nuts and bolts to gears, gear boxes, shafts and bearings. Students perform common mechanical tasks and learn to fine tune drive systems involving belts, chains, etc. This course demonstrates the importance of lubrication in maintaining gears and other movable parts, and emphasizes operations to reduce friction and wasted motion, which are major contributors to energy inefficiency.
MFG4103 Hydraulic/Pneumatic Principles
3 credits (2 lec, 2 lec-lab hrs/wk) This course provides an introduction to hydraulic schematics, troubleshooting common hydraulic problems and maintaining hydraulic systems used in a variety of production applications. It also provides an introduction to operating a pneumatic system, including maintenance and troubleshooting procedures. Students learn to read, interpret, and construct fluid systems schematic diagrams containing pneumatic and hydraulic component systems. Emphasis will be on operation of fluid power systems for energy savings and pollution controls.
MFG4180 Field Experience
1-3 credits (3-9 lab hrs/wk) The student is required to be employed in a manufacturing-related position for an organization or company utilizing manufacturing principles, methods, techniques, and/or skills. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.