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Note: some or all of the courses in the subjects marked as "Transfer" can be used towards a transfer degree: Associate of Science and Arts or Associate of Engineering Science at DACC. Transferability for specific institutions and majors varies. Consult a counselor for this information.

Areas of Study | Manufacturing Technology - 22 courses
MFRG100 Industrial Safety (OSHA 30 Hour) (Fall, Spring, and Summer) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course covers the aspects of safety relating to the industrial environment. This course develops the student’s awareness to work related hazards. This course also develops understanding of regulations, and the programs that are in place to provide an ergonomic and safe workplace. Students will receive OSHA 30 Hour General Industry Card upon completion of the course.
Notes [ C]

MFRG105 Mechatronics I (Intro to Maintenance) (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Introduces the basic principles and practices of mechanical technology used in advanced manufacturing and mechatronics systems. This course will examine the appropriate procedures for the installation, troubleshooting, and repair of mechanical machine components. Issues including; material properties, surface finish, lubrication, and preventive maintenance of mechatronic systems will be discussed. This is the fourth course of a four course sequence.
Notes [ C]

MFRG110 Maintenance Tools and Procedures (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course will describe the tools and procedures typically utilized in the diagnosis, repair, installation, and set-up of industrial machinery. Through extensive hands-on exercises, students will learn the proper and accurate use of all types of precision measuring tools and equipment. In addition, the safe and proper use of hand tools, power tools, lifting equipment, rigging, and other maintenance equipment is covered. Finally, students will get extensive practice in the disassembly of industrial machinery and the procedures followed for accurate diagnosis of worn parts and components. This class will further develop logical diagnostic skills introduced in MFRG 105.
Notes [ C]

MFRG120 Introduction to Engineering Technology (Spring) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: This course is an introduction to engineering careers and the engineering process. Students will be taught the engineering process, design and development through classroom lectures, online research and project work.
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MFRG160 Machining I (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course is an introduction to machine tools and processes associated with the machine trade.  Students are taught the fundamentals of shop safety, the use of metal hand tool, bench and layout work and the skills needed for the preparation for metal removal processes.  Machine shop measurements using precision measuring devices are stressed in the course.
Notes [ C] IAI: MTM 921

MFRG161 Machining II (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course is an introduction to the engine lathe. Students are taught the fundamentals of shop safety and skills associated with the operation of the lathe engine for metal removal processes.
Notes [ C] IAI: MTM 923

MFRG162 Machining III (Fall and Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course is an introduction to the mill and surface grinder. Students are taught the fundamentals of shop safety and skills associated with the operation of the engine lathe for metal removal processes.
Notes [ C] IAI: MTM 922

MFRG163 Machining IV (Fall and Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course will allow the student to demonstrate and advance the skills acquired in Machining I, II and III through the development of an independent project.  Students are further prepared for NIMS testing.
Notes [ C]

MFRG164 Machining V (Fall and Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course will allow the student to demonstrate and advance the skills acquired in Machining I, II, III and IV through the development of a group project. Students are further prepared for NIMS testing.
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MFRG168 CNC Setup & Operations (Spring) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: Introduction to the fundamentals of operating computerized numerically controlled machining equipment. Emphasis on set up, tooling, operation, and basic program development.
Notes [ C] IAI: MTM 915

MFRG169 Intro to CNC Programming (Fall) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: Continuation of CNC I with emphasis on programming, debugging, and operation techniques.
Notes [ C]

MFRG170 Applied CNC Programming (Spring) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: This course will continue the study of Computer Numerical Control programming started in MFRG 169. Students will learn more advanced techniques which are required in the production of complex items on a CNC machine.
Notes [ C]

MFRG185 Supervised Occupational Experience (As Needed) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: On-the-job training in an Industrial or related area during the second semester.
Notes [ C]

MFRG199 Apprenticeship Worksite Experience (As Needed) – 1.0 hours
Course Description: Students who are participating in an apprenticeship program started at the secondary level are the only ones eligible to enroll in this class.  Depending upon the design of the individual apprenticeship program the student may be required to participate in worksite activities during the Summer semester prior to the regular Fall semester as a Freshman at Danville Area Community College.  Additionally, some apprenticeships require worksite activities during the Fall and Spring semesters. Apprenticeship students can enroll in this class a maximum of 4 times to cover worksite activities during their program of study.  This class requires a minimum of 75 hours at the worksite during the semester of enrollment.  For those students who know that they will be working more than 150 hours at the worksite during the semester, they should enroll in MFRG 299.  Enrollment is contingent upon approval from Division Chair.
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MFRG200 Manufacturing Management & Quality (As Needed) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course will introduce to the student the types of management often utilized in the manufacturing industry.  It will discuss leadership, ethics, and conflict resolution.  Students will also learn about quality control strategies such as TQM, SPC, and other efforts.
Notes [ C] IAI: MTM 914

MFRG220 Mechanical Diagnosis and Repair (Fall) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: This course will provide students with a comprehensive exposure to the mechanical operating principals, systems, and components of industrial machinery. Emphasis will be placed on diagnostic and troubleshooting skills utilized throughout the disassembly and reassembly process.
Notes [ C]

MFRG230 Electrical Diagnosis and Repair (Spring) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: This course will provide students with a comprehensive exposure to the electrical systems and components utilized on typical industrial machinery. Emphasis will be placed on the understanding of electrical schematics, diagnostic and troubleshooting, component testing and multimeter use.
Notes [ C]

MFRG231 Mechatronics V (Hydraulic Diagnosis and Repair) (Spring) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: This course will provide students with a comprehensive exposure to the hydraulic systems and components utilized on typical industrial machinery. Emphasis will be placed on the understanding of hydraulic schematics, hands on experience with hydraulic circuits, and diagnostic and troubleshooting.
Notes [ C]

MFRG280 CAD/CAM (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Theory and laboratory experience in the fundamentals of programming a CAD based system to generate numerical control programs for CNC production machinery. Creation of tool data bases, machining curves, tool paths for lathes and mills are covered. In addition, tool and turret statements, machine characteristics, post processors are covered.
Notes [ C] IAI: MTM 933

MFRG285 S.O.E. Industrial (As Needed) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: On-the-job training in an Industrial or related area during the fourth semester.
NotesThis course is not available for web registration.
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MFRG290 Special Project (As Needed) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: Individual study for Sophomore students in Manufacturing Technology Field.
Notes [ C]

MFRG299 NIMS (Fall and Spring) – 1.0 hours
Course Description: Students who are participating in an apprenticeship program started at the secondary level are the only ones eligible to enroll in this class. Depending upon the design of the individual apprenticeship program the student may be required to participate in worksite activities during the Summer semester prior to the regular Fall semester as a Sophomore at Danville Area Community College. Additionally, some apprenticeships require worksite activities during the Fall and Spring semesters. Apprenticeship students can enroll in this class a maximum of 4 times to cover worksite activities during their program of study. This class requires a minimum of 150 hours at the worksite during the semester of enrollment. For those students who know that they will be working less than 150 hours at the worksite during the semester, they should enroll in MFRG 199.
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