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PMT: Program Course

PMT Course Descriptions

PMT - Precision Machine Technology Courses

PMT 110 – Precision Machining I
4 credits/8 contact hours
Students will be introduced to basic precision machining theory and operation as well as the importance of workplace and machine safety. The course will focus on the development of best work practices and the principles of Lean Manufacturing. The fundamentals of precision measuring, layout, hand tool, lathes, drill press, and milling will be covered. The course will discuss a variety of general industry safety and health hazards that a worker may encounter. The course will stress hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention and will include how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent job related hazards. Successful completion of the course will include students receiving the 10 hour card from the OSHA Training Institute.

PMT 125 - Principles of CNC
3 credits/5 contact hours
This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines, machine terminology and equipment. Students will learn the basics of manual programming, using G and M codes, and operating CNC machines.

PMT 150 Precision Machining II
4 credits/8 contact hours
This course is the second in the sequence of four precision machining courses. In this course, students apply the manual machine operations skills with a focus on threading processes and intermediate milling methods. The course emphasizes the application of geometric tolerances according to ASME Y14.5 standards. Business models will be explored to develop an understanding of manufacturing management methods. The course reinforces safe work habits.
Prerequisites: PMT110 and CAD115

PMT 175 CNC Programming and Operations I
3 credits/5 contact hours
This course offers in-depth experiences in advanced set-up, quality control methods, and process planning on both turning and machining centers. Students work in a project based environment using G&M code programming and canned cycles to create CNC programs from engineering drawings. Topics include the science of metal cutting, advanced cutting tool materials, and high temperature usage of carbide tooling. Students will utilize the practical application of fixture design and rapid set ups on the CNC machines for small lot sizes.
Prerequisites: PMT 110 and PMT 125 and CAD 115

PMT 200 - Topics in Precision Machining
3 credits/3 contact hours
This course explores a specialized topic in the field of precision machining. Students will learn the fundamentals of the topic, including general principles and concepts, the use and application of materials and tools, and relevant vocabulary. Topics discussed will be outside of those carried in the catalog on a regular basis. The goal is to increase the student’s awareness of current and emerging trends in precision machining and manufacturing.
Prerequisites: PMT 110 and PMT 125

PMT 210 Precision Machining III
4 credits/8 contact hours
This course examines the set-up and use of fourth and fifth axes on the vertical milling machine and the associated application to the CNC machining center. Students will machine assigned parts and assemblies based on blueprint specifications using auxiliary views. Each student will fabricate, set-up and use fixtures of their own design to produce assigned parts and assemblies.
Prerequisite: CAD 107 and PMT 150

PMT 215 CNC Programming and Operations II
3 credits/5 contact hours
This course utilizes advanced process planning skills, fixture based set-ups, and the control of multiple coordinate systems for the production of complex parts and assemblies. Students work in teams to develop quality control plans and process documentation, manufacture parts and assemblies, and inspect parts to assigned specifications. Students examine the effect of tool design on the set-up of fixtures to produce parts, components, and assemblies. A focus is on the manipulation of the CAM interface to generate complex G&M code based on the automatic incorporation of canned cycles.
Prerequisites: CAD 107, PMT 150 and PMT 175