Mechanical Technology (606)

606-104. CAD Drafting & Design. (4 Credits)

Study advanced concepts of 3D Modeling, including threaded and non-threaded fasteners, piping drawings, welding symbols, and drawings, and CNC drawings. Examine the design process with a layout and assembly drawings unit.

Prerequisites: 606-115 with a minimum grade of C- and 606-186 with a minimum grade of C-

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606-110. Descriptive Geometry. (2 Credits)

Study orthographic theory as applied to graphic problem solving, and use principal and auxiliary projections to determine the relative positions of points, lines, and planes in space. Apply logic in planning procedural approaches to problem solutions.

Prerequisites: (606-115 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-) or (Equivalent )

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606-114. GD&T. (3 Credits)

In this class the student will learn the symbols, modifiers, rules, and concepts of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. Based on material conditions the student determines feature tolerance zones for location, form, orientation, runout and profile tolerances as specified on drawings. The student utilizes part function in the development of datums and feature tolerances while creating dimension drawings per ASME Y14.5 – 2009. Inspection methods used to verify part compliance to specified tolerances are also covered as is functional gauge design.

Prerequisites: (606-115 with a minimum grade of C- or Equivalent )

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606-115. Technical Drafting/CAD. (4 Credits)

Develop working drawings per current drafting standards for the purpose of manufacturing mechanical components. Free-hand sketching and computer aided drafting are used to create detail and assembly drawings with an emphasis on multi-view projection, functional dimensioning, and tolerancing.

Credit for prior learning available

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606-115A. Tech Drafting & CAD Intro. (2 Credits)

This course introduces the use of tools, geometric construction, AutoCAD windows environment, sketching, AutoCAD menus and aids, plotting, orthographic projections, draw and editing commands, basic dimensioning, basic layer setup, inquire and basic CAD dimensioning. The student will develop problem solving skills, sketching abilities and concepts using traditional drafting and CAD as tools to complete drawings according to industrial standards.

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606-115B. Tech Drafting & CAD Adv. (2 Credits)

This course introduces advanced dimensioning and tolerancing, fits, sectioning, auxiliary views, isometric drawings, blocks, prototypes, CAD inquiries, e-prints, blueprints and introduction to design. The purpose is to develop problem-solving skills, sketching abilities and concepts using traditional drafting and CAD as tools to complete drawings according to industrial standards.

Prerequisites: (606-115A with a minimum grade of D-)

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606-116. Machine Design Elements. (3 Credits)

Learn the methods of selecting machine elements, such as shafts, bearings, clutches, and brakes, by type and size. Methods of selection are based on the typical problems encountered with each element, as well as the characteristics of function, stress analysis, and economics.

Prerequisites: (606-118 with a minimum grade of C- and 606-122 with a minimum grade of C-) or (606-123 with a minimum grade of C- and 606-170 with a minimum grade of C-)

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606-117. Computer Programming Engineers. (3 Credits)

This course utilizes Excel and Visual Basic programming to model a host of engineering systems providing insight into forces, stresses, motion and the energy of rigid bodies. The generation of equations from data, technical graphing, solving engineering problems numerically and the concept of convergence through looping methods are also covered. The programming concepts presented in this course are exclusively applied to mechanical systems.

Prerequisites: (804-198 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- or 804-116 with a minimum grade of C-)

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606-118. Basic Mechanisms. (3 Credits)

Examine the motion of machine components - including 4-bar linkages, cams, gears, v-belt drives and other power transmission units - in respect to displacement, velocity, and acceleration. Use graphical and mathematical analysis.

Prerequisites: 806-143 with a minimum grade of C- and 606-115 with a minimum grade of C- and 606-117 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- and 801-136 with a minimum grade of C-

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606-119. PLTW Principles of Engineering. (3 Credits)

Explores technology systems and manufacturing processes; addresses the social and political consequences of technological change.

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606-120. Statics. (4 Credits)

Study force and moment diagrams with respect to their actions and reactions on machine components and structures.

Prerequisites: (804-114 with a minimum grade of C- or 804-115 with a minimum grade of C-)

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606-121. Technical Statics. (4 Credits)

Study the principles of force and force systems in equilibrium by developing a working knowledge of how to determine and manipulate them mathematically using 3-dimensional vectors. Applications include statics of particles and rigid bodies, analysis of forces in trusses, frames, and machines; distributed forces; centroids; moment of inertia; and friction. There is extensive application of computer programming to perform vector math in this course.

Prerequisites: (606-117 with a minimum grade of C-)

Credit for prior learning available

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606-122. Strength of Materials. (3 Credits)

Explore the principles of tension, compression, and shear stress to determine the correct size for structural beams and shafts. Become familiar with the design characteristics of materials and how heat treating affects their strength.

Prerequisites: (606-120 with a minimum grade of C-)

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606-123. Solid Mechanics. (3 Credits)

In this course, the student develops a working knowledge of how materials react under loads and the mathematics used to model such systems. Tension, compression, bending and shear stress are covered in a variety of applications. More specific engineering applications studied include bearings, beams, columns, shafts, and vessels. Mohr's circle principles are applied to model combined stresses.

Prerequisites: 606-121 with a minimum grade of C- and 804-198 with a minimum grade of C-

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606-124. Internship-Mechanical Design. (1 Credit)

Gain meaningful occupational experience in the field of mechanical design while building interpersonal relationships, improving technical competencies and completing the pre-developed goals. To complete an internship, WCTC must first verify that students have met the prerequisites. Please contact the Career Connections Department at 262.695.7848 or internshipdepartment@wctc.edu for assistance.

Prerequisites: Approval of Co-op Ed Office

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606-125. Machine Design Problems. (3 Credits)

Study layouts to extract information from them, write a research paper on a design proposal, and create a complete design project. Experience the team concept while completing these projects. Discuss the structure and function of the engineering department, ethics as they apply to the mechanical designer, and job opportunities in the mechanical design field.

Prerequisites: 606-116 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- and 606-104 with a minimum grade of C-

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606-128. PLTW Intro to Engineer Design. (3 Credits)

Uses a design development process while enriching problem-solving skills; create and analyze models using specialized computer software.

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606-135. Engineering Design Projects I. (2 Credits)

In this course, the student further develops 3D modeling skills such as complex sweeps, surfaces, patterns, family tables, ribs, drafts, and advanced assemblies. Parts and assemblies are significantly more complex than in the introductory course. Building on skills previously learned, students analyze and document designs. Programming to control model parameters and views is also employed. Following industry standards and good modeling practices are stressed.

Prerequisites: (606-186 with a minimum grade of C-) and 606-114 with a minimum grade of C-

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606-145. Engineering Design Projects II. (2 Credits)

In this course, the focus is on managing and optimizing designs and processes. Probability theory and data collection are applied in areas such as tolerancing, process monitoring, reliability and quality control. Statistical process control and T test for comparing multiple sample means are also covered. Excel is employed for the manipulation of data. Students apply people and technical skills as well as work in teams on various projects.

Prerequisites: 606-135 with a minimum grade of C- and 606-162 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- and 804-198 with a minimum grade of C-

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606-153. Internship - Applied Tech. (1 Credit)

Gain meaningful occupational experience in a specific field while building interpersonal relationships, improving technical competencies and completing the pre-developed goals. To complete an internship, WCTC must first verify that students have met the prerequisites. Please contact the Career Connections Department at 262.695.7848 or internshipdepartment@wctc.edu for assistance.

Prerequisites: Approval of Co-op Ed Office

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606-154. Co-Op Education II - Ind Occup. (1 Credit)

Gain meaningful occupational experience in a specific field. It is structured to include technical competencies and interpersonal relationships that are stressed in seminars.

Prerequisites: (606-153 with a minimum grade of D-)

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606-162. Manufacturing Process - Hot. (2 Credits)

This course provides the mechanical designer with a background in processes and materials used in the foundry, forging, welding, and plastics industries. Selection of materials and material applications will also be studied.

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606-165. AutoCAD/Mechanical. (2 Credits)

Through this AutoCAD introduction, learn how to create two-dimensional CAD drawings. Previous CAD or drafting experience is not necessary; however, a general understanding of Windows-based programs and file management is required.

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606-169. Dynamics. (3 Credits)

In this course, the student combines the equations of motion with forces and torques to examine the motion of rigid bodies using 3-dimensional vectors. Newton's laws are applied to perform dynamic force analysis. The principles of work, energy, impulse and momentum are also employed. Free, forced, and damped mechanical vibrations are also studied. There is extensive application of computer programming to model systems in this course.

Prerequisites: 606-121 with a minimum grade of C- and 804-198 with a minimum grade of C-

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606-170. Kinematics. (3 Credits)

In this course, the student applies the equations of motion to design and analyze mechanical systems such as linkages, cams, gears, belts, and chains. AutoCad is employed to layout designs and graphically solve for variables. The student performs displacement, velocity, and acceleration calculations in a vector format. There is extensive application of computer programming to model systems in this course.

Prerequisites: (801-136 with a minimum grade of C- or 801-195 with a minimum grade of C-) and (606-121 with a minimum grade of C- and 606-115 with a minimum grade of C- and 804-198 with a minimum grade of C-)

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606-186. 3D/Parametric Design. (3 Credits)

Learn the basic concepts of 3-D modeling, and use software to create models, assemblies, and drawings typical of what industry uses. Study the concepts of parametric modeling and Parent/Child relations.

Prerequisites: (606-115 with a minimum grade of C-) or (606-102A with a minimum grade of C- and 606-166B with a minimum grade of C-)

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606-189. Finite Elem Analysis/Engineers. (3 Credits)

Students apply Finite Elements Analysis (FEA) toward modeling objects under loads. This course utilizes Creo Simulate software for the analysis. Topics include: Developing the FEA model, convergence, sensitivity, optimization, symmetry models, shells, beams and frames. In this course, the student must apply lessons from previous courses to mathematically justify and/or predict FEA results.

Prerequisites: (606-123 with a minimum grade of C- and 606-186 with a minimum grade of C-)

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606-190. Pro-Engineer I. (2 Credits)

This Pro/Engineer I course assumes that the student has no, or limited exposure to a 3D modeler. The students create Extrudes, Revolves and Sweeps as discussed in the class. Rules for 3D modeling are discussed. The student creates models from drawing, assembles the parts into an assembly, and does a simple drawing in the course. Knowledge of computer basics and ability to read a blue print.

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606-191. Pro-Engineer II. (2 Credits)

This Pro/Engineer II course is the follow-up course to the Pro-Engineer I course. This course introduces more complex models, Top-Down modeling techniques, and feature failure mode is discussed. Assemblies are the main focus of the class with a more complex drawing.

Prerequisites: (606-190 with a minimum grade of D-)

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606-192. Pro-Engineer III. (2 Credits)

This Pro/Engineer III course introduces the student to blends, variable section sweeps, family tables, relationships, and simplified reps. Drawings are the main focus of this class.

Prerequisites: 606-190 with a minimum grade of D-

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606-415A. Geometric Dim & Tolerancing. (1 Credit)

Learn the theoretical concepts of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.

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606-421A. Solidworks. (4.4 Credits)

Participants will be trained in: solidworks interface/tree, mouse gestures, sketching, sketch relations, extrude commands and cuts, plane construction, linear/circular patterns, hole wizard, revolve boss, mirror sketch and entities, solidworks sheet metal commands, edge flange, base flange, mitered corners and hems.

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606-430. Basic Math Mfg & Engineering. (2 Credits)

Explore the topics of: metric and English measurement systems, tolerances, caliber math, fractions, reading a scale with different measurements, place and fractional, percentages, applied geometry (angles and triangles), statistical process control (SPC), basic statistics, (mean, median, other), charts.

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606-781. STEM Acad Assist - Mechanical. (2 Credits)

Course specific tutoring will be provided to students enrolled in Electronics and Engineering programs to assist them in successfully completing their coursework.

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