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MEC 109 - Manufacturing Tech: Processes, Controls & Quality

Credits: 3
2 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours

Co-requisites: MEC 107  

In this course, students learn to identify basic concepts in thermodynamics, electricity, chemistry, process controls and instrumentation in the context of manufacturing technology. Students interpret quality control data and apply a scientific problem-solving method to address constraints in manufacturing. In addition, students identify opportunities for continuous improvement that will save money and time in the production process. 
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will: 

  1. Generate causal explanations of the relationship between electrical and magnetic forces.
  2. Describe the operation of motors, generators, solenoids, relay switches and pumps. 
  3. Explain molecular structural differences and physical characteristics of common types of polymers.
  4. Generate the sequence of operation and flow diagrams for production processes.
  5. Explain how electrical-mechanical controls and sensors work in simple systems and devices.
  6. Identify manufacturing and lean production initiatives, such as Total Productive Maintenance (TPM).
  7. Generate a value-stream map for a production process to be optimized.
  8. Determine plausible causes of fluctuations in processes based on statistical information.
  9. Classify examples of common business financial terms such as revenue, overhead and margins.
  10. Predict how changes in manufacturing processes will impact profitability.
Listed Topics
  1. Electricity and electrical systems
  2. Manufacturing processes
  3. Manufacturing controls
  4. Quality
  5. Lean manufacturing concepts
  6. Statistical process control
  7. Financial literacy
  8. Business fundamentals
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook and materials
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Technological Competency
  • Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 3/12/2021

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