APT 189 - Introduction to Tool & Die(Back to Top)
Introduction to Tool & Die provides basic information on shop
procedures in the machine industry. You will be introduced to precision machining, tool and die making,
production stamping, mold making, and production molding. Basic measuring instruments, shop math,
and blueprint reading will also be discussed. Credit earned does not count toward certificate or
degree. Recommended for those with a limited background in the machining industry.
APT 190 - Mathematics for Machine Technology I(Back to Top)
Mathematics for Machine Technology I covers whole numbers, fractions,
decimal fractions, powers and roots, and percents. English and metric units of measure used with
precision measuring equipment, and formulas and equations with metal working related subjects.
Related metal working subjects are also covered.
APT 191 - Mathematics for Machine Technology II(Back to Top)
Mathematics for Machine Technology II is a study of shop mathematics,
including the algebraic solutions of formulas and equations, applied geometry, and practical trigonometry
with triangular and compound angle solutions to metal working problems. Related metal working subjects
are also covered. Prerequisite: APT 190
APT 192 - Machine Shop Theory I(Back to Top)
Machine Shop Theory I is designed to give students an understanding of
fundamental machine principles, different types of machine tools, hand tools, dimensional measurements,
materials, and precision tool/die making methods, including related mathematics. Introduces the student
to blueprint reading and drafting practices, which includes: exercises in interpreting lines and view positions
found on prints, use of drafting tools, simple geometric construction, and orthographic construction.
English and Metric measurements with dual dimensioning including related mathematics are also presented.
Prerequisite: APT 191 or Advanced Standing.
APT 193 - Machine Shop Theory II(Back to Top)
Machine Shop Theory II is a continuation of APT 192 with typical shop
problems and their solutions, further understanding of fundamental machine operations, with emphasis on
Numerical Control, both in manufacturing and drafting techniques, Further understanding and application of
English and Metric measurements with their related mathematics. Prerequisite: APT 192.
QLT 106 - Metrology(Back to Top)
Metrology is an introductory course designed to develop dimensional
measurement ability for skilled workers, inspectors, technicians, and personnel entering a technical occupation.
Instruction, for both English and Metric systems, will emphasize basic measurement principles, proper selection,
theory of operation, calibration, measurement analysis, and application through lab exercises.
Instruments and measurement systems presented and applied, where possible range from basic scales, verniers,
micrometers, gage blocks, indicators, comparators and surface plates, to modern pneumatic systems.
Students will be introduced to optical metrology, surface finish measurement, and coordinate measuring machines (CMM).
Students will study modern topics of dimensional metrology, including: Gage R & R, control and calibration systems, variables
versus attributes, and industry standards (MIL-STD, ISO, ANSI, AIAG). Prerequisite: MTH 100 or consent
APT 290 - Tooling Processes I(Back to Top)
Tooling Processes I will emphasize die-making principles, life and construction;
punching pilots, strippers and stock guides; shedders and knockouts. Also covered are nest-gages,
punches, die stops and die sets; jig and fixture making, and geometric tolerancing. Prerequisites: APT 193 and QLT 106.
APT 291 - Tooling Processes II(Back to Top)
Tooling Processes II covers cutting material, lathe groups, milling,
shaping, grinding, drilling, testing and automation. Prerequisite: APT 290.
APT 292 - Advanced Die Making(Back to Top)
Advanced Die Making covers die-to-press relationships, feeding
mechanisms, inverted dies, compound dies, progressive dies, secondary die operations, drawing and forming,
and the approaches to the construction of quality tools. Exposure to a variety of formulas and theory
used to construct tooling solutions, as well as exposure to developing technologies related to the trade.
Prerequisite: APT 291.
APT 293 - Die Making Through Design & Special Machines
Die Making Through Design & Special Machines introduces and emphasizes
(through the use of drafting techniques) the thought processes that are utilized to take a tool from conception
to completion. The course covers the complete design and detail of a progressive die. Also covered
is an introduction to special machines and automation, molds, job estimation, and work flow scheduling in today's
job shop environment. Prerequisite: APT 292.