NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
MEC 112 - PROCESSES OF INDUSTRY (3 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Analyzes the processes of manufacturing products from materials for industry engineering. Includes machining casting, forming molding, hot/cold working, chipless machining, and welding. Addresses quality assurance and inspection procedures. Lecture 3 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

To introduce the student to the fundamental mechanical processes used in manufacturing and the materials used in those processes. To provide a basic understanding of the methods used in transforming engineering designs and drawings to deliverable goods and equipment.

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES

None

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course, the student will become familiar with fundamental manufacturing processes, fabrication characteristics of engineering materials and process planning in order to apply this knowledge directly in the fields of industrial technician and to understanding the requirements of manufacturing from the viewpoint of the designer and draftsman.

MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED

    1. Materials structure, properties and fabricating characteristics
    2. Metal casting
    3. Welding
    4. Plastics
    5. Metal forming
    6. Adhesive bonding
    7. Automation and robotics
    8. Quality assurance and inspection
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