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The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program Fall 2022. Part-time students should visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.
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This course is designed to present basic facts of arithmetic including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, powers, roots, English and metric measurement, ratio-proportion, percents, introduction to algebra, introduction to geometry, and applied statistics. Instruction includes use of scientific hand-held calculators and emphasis placed on critical thinking, problem solving skills.
This course provides the student with the necessary knowledge to read and interpret basic prints used in the machining industry. It covers terminology, line-types, and drawing interpretation. First and third angle orthographic projection, dimensioning methods, and tolerancing are the major topics covered.
In this course students will create basic programs for CNC mills. Student will use a plain ASCII text editor (like Notepad) to input basic industry standard G and M code programs. Programs are run on verification software to ensure accuracy. Speed and feed calculations, operator notes and start-up lines, mill tooling types and procedures, rectangular coordinates, canned (drill) cycles, and file management are other areas of study.
In this course students will create programs for CNC mills using cutter diameter compensation, sub-routines, and sub-programs. Students will also write start-up lines and basic level programs on CNC lathes. Students will use a plain ASCII text editor (like Notepad) to input basic industry standard G and M code programs. Programs are run on verification software to ensure accuracy. Lathe tooling, typical turning procedures, cutter nose radius compensation, and tip orientation are other areas of study.
Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of D in MFG-157 and MFG-302.
This course presents basic machining processes and concepts necessary to set-up and operate machine shop equipment.
An introductory machining course presenting basic machining operations. Student will perform basic operations on lathes, horizontal + vertical-milling machines, drilling machines, saws, various types of grinders, and precision measuring equipment.
Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of D in MFG-211.
Covers computer numerical control (CNC) as it relates to milling machines, lathes, and related software. Emphasis on machine set-up and operation, inspection of parts, and communication of peripherals.
This course focuses on applying the writing process to job application materials and workplace-related written communication.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in ENG-060 or appropriate placement score.
Composition I emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.
Lecture Hours: 48
Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement scores or equivalent.
This course introduces the student to the use of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. It consists primarily learning the names , meanings and application of the symbols used on engineering drawings that include GD&T.
Learn advanced machining processes and concepts used while operating machine shop equipment.
This is an advanced hands-on machining course.
This course teaches mid-level CNC programming including canned/auto cycles, cutter compensation, and using subroutine + sub-programs. Machine capabilities such as mirror imaging, axis rotation, and part size scaling will be discussed. Students will draw basic part prints on our CAD/CAM software. Prints will be dimensioned and part drawings will be extruded into solids.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D in MFG-157 and MFG-158.
This course is similar to CNC Fundamentals except students will run Hawkeye's CNC lathes and machining centers individually, rather than in groups to prove individual understanding of CNC machine operation. Manual equipment will be utilized to perform secondary operations. Manual and CMM inspection equipment will also be experienced. Students will back-plot, set-up, and run unproven programs to ensure the student can find and correct CNC program errors.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MFG-302, MFG-157, and MFG-158.
Computer-Aided Machining provides an opportunity to study all steps in the computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing processes. This includes drawing, dimensioning, creating solids, creating tool-paths, back-plotting, and program correction. Students utilize CAD/CAM software in creating and running functional CNC programs.
A course in building using blueprints, knowledge and skills developed in basic machine concepts and operations. Students are required to build and run jigs and fixtures working within the tolerance of the print.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D in MFG-214 and MFG-228.
This course covers the basics of wire and ram type EDMing. Classroom instruction includes the theory and fundamentals of EDMing, wire and electrode materials, the role of deionized water and dielectric fluids, power supplies, computer numerical control (CNC) EDM. Lab work consists of fabrication of electrodes and setup and operation of EDM machine tools.
This is a course in basic tool and die theory, building procedures and techniques. Units of instruction include principles of piercing, blanking and bending as well as die terminology and construction applications.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D in MFG-214, MFG-228, and MFG-364.
Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of D in MFG-410.
This course is the study of die assembly prints correlated with work sequencing and procedures used to efficiently produce and assemble dies. Activities include the use of CAD software to derive design information needed to build components in the die for a variety of die designs. The course will develop student skill in using assembly print information to plan the build process for various types of stamping dies.
This course introduces students to the oral communication process and how it affects human interaction There will be an emphasis on developing interpersonal, small group, and public speaking skills. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the understanding and improvement of their oral communication skills.
This course is an introduction to the fundamental operations of selecting, welding and heat treating tool steels. Classroom and shop instruction is given in welding safety, welding equipment, selection and manipulation of electrodes and the procedures in welding alloy and tool steels It will cover steel selection and basic heat treatment. Lab and class emphasis is on the changes that happen when steel is heated and cooled by welding as well as heat treating.
This course will introduce students to designing parts using AutoCAD Inventor software in addition to digitizer and 3-D printer technology. The course includes a basic overview of 3-D software capabilities applied to tooling design and precise machined parts.
This course will train students on common maintenance, repair and revision techniques performed on manufacturing tooling such as stamping dies, injection molds, fixtures and jigs. The student will also learn about the maintenance schedule for manufacturing tools, the function and installation of safety sensors, secondary operation components, and gage and inspection components in production tooling.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D in MFG-408.
The student is presented with the basic fundamentals of plastic mold construction and molding processes. Experienced individuals may contact instructor to gain admittance to this course.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MFG-408.
This course instructs the student on the capabilities and basic operation of a Coordinate Measuring Machine used in manufacturing to inspect precision machined parts. Students will also be introduced to using inspection data in the Statistical Process Control method of insuring quality production. SPC fundamentals and software applications will be introduced in this course.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D in MFG-142.
Human Relations is the study of self and social behavior. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and application of social science theories and research for the development of effective interpersonal and organizational relationships.
This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior and mental processes with emphasis in such areas as learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.
This course surveys the basic principles, concepts, and research findings of social life from small groups to societies. The course examines a range of sociological explanations for the various forms of social behaviors and establishes a basis for reflection and further study in the field.
This is a one semester, liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problem-solving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT-063 or appropriate placement score.
This course provides an intensified study of algebraic techniques and prepares students for future study in mathematics. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT-102 or equivalent placement score.
This one-semester pre-calculus course is intended for the student with a solid algebra background who intends to take calculus. It is also beneficial (but not required) for the student to have a background in trigonometry. The course will emphasize functions using an analytical, numerical, and graphical approach. The student will study linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions along with their applications.
Prerequisite(s): Appropriate Placement Test Scores: ACT Math Score of 25 OR Compass Score of 51-100 in the College Algebra Domain or 31-50 in the Trigonometry Domain.
The second course of a two-semester pre-calculus sequence. Topics include trigonometry and applications, vectors, analytic geometry, and polar and parametric equations.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT-121 or equivalent placement score.
This course is a study of descriptive statistics including graphical representation, central tendency, correlation and regression, intuitive treatment of probability and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing.
The first in a calculus sequence, this course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives, applications of the derivative, and integrals.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT-128 or MAT-134 or appropriate placement scores (ACT: 27; COMPASS TRIGONOMETRY: 51-100).
A continuation of MAT-210, this course covers topics including integration techniques, applications of integration, infinite series, conic sections, parametric and polar equations.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT-210.
This course covers topics including integration and differentiation techniques related to vectors, vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, multiple integration, and vector analysis.
Calculations are based on 2022–2023 resident tuition and fees and course fees.
Course Cost Calculation: $210 × course credits + course fee (if applicable).
Total Tuition + Course Fees Calculation: Sum of tuition and course fees for all courses for the term.
Remaining course fees after the Last-Dollar Scholarship is applied: Remaining course fees after tuition has been subtracted.
The cost of books: Visit the Hawkeye Bookstore to determine the cost of books.
Additional program costs: Some programs have additional costs such as tools, equipment, supplies, uniforms, exam fees, and background screenings. Visit with your faculty advisor for more information.
Non-resident tuition and fees or international student costs.
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