ETCN Course Outcomes

Mechanical Industrial Design (ETCN-1000)

  • As a result of this course the student will be able to make practical choices of mechanical machine components and mechanisms that meet their mechanical design requirements.
  • As a result of this class the student will be able to identify screws, fasteners, washers, spacers, sleeves and the charts graphs and formulas based on ANSI standards needed to make good selection for use in mechanical designs.
  • As a result of this class the student will be able to identify the gearing, pulley systems, belts, chains, and power transfer systems needed to make good selection for use in mechanical designs.
  • As a result of this class the student will understand the process of building material selection; steels, alloys, non-ferrous metals, heat treatment, and tempering.
  • As a result of this course the student will be able to understand thread forms and thread nomenclature found on industrial blueprints and needed on their own designs.
  • As a result of this class the student will understand assemblies; fastening and joining, design hints, mechanisms, linkage, fabrication tips, innovative valves and regulators, pumps, and creative assemblies.

Blue Print Reading and the Machinery's Handbook (ETCN-1100)

As a result of this course the student will be able to:

  • Use the machinery's handbook as a reference tool to find specific information regarding a manufacturing or machining application problem
  • Identify the different line types used on an industrial blueprint
  • Identify the value of tolerances and dimensions used in industrial blueprint for precision machining
  • Understand the components of ANSI size Title Block a standard revision box in the change order system
  • Understand thread forms and thread nomenclature found on industrial blueprints
  • Understand the terms associated with the standard views found on industrial blueprints
  • Identify the standing ANSI size drawing sheets

Precision Measurement and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (ETCN-1200)

As a result of this course the student will be able to:

  • Identify the feature control frame and understand the components within
  • Understand the use of primary, secondary and tertiary datum’s
  • Understand and apply the correct measurement and set up techniques based on the part geometry
  • Apply the rules of maximum and minimum materials conditions when measuring the machined parts or assemblies. As they conform to the rules of limits of size
  • Understand the relationship between machined features as directed per the feature control frame that dictates fit form or function of the machined parts
  • Apply the necessary measuring techniques used to measure orientation tolerance
  • Apply the necessary measuring techniques used to measure positional tolerance
  • Apply the necessary measuring techniques used to measure profile tolerance

CNC Machining I (ETCN-1300)

As a result of this course the student will:

  • Understand how the Cartesian coordinate system relates to CNC Routing Turning and Milling operations
  • Safely set up and operate the two axis CNC Lathe, Router, and 2-1/2, 3axis milling machines
  • Write simple part programs for the two axis CNC lathe and router and milling machines
  • Be introduced to master cam's machining software program
  • Read and interpret industrial blueprints used in the manufacturing of part programming
  • Calculate speeds and feeds for CNC machining operations
  • Identify cutting tools used for milling turning and wood cutting operations
  • Interface with the machine tool controls
  • Simulate part programs on CNC machining simulation software

Advanced Machining Skills (ETCN-2000)

  • As a result of this course the student will design and , produces a set of  ANSI compliant part drawing files  that will be used to manufacture the designed part or assembly
  • As a result of this class the student will be able to safely set up and operate an Electrical Discharge Machine tool (EDM) machining
  • As a result of this class the student will be able to safely set up and operate a plasma cutter
  • As a result of this class the student will be able to safely set up and operate a computer controlled welder
  • As a result of this course the student will develop additional set up procedures and machining skills used on the vertical CNC milling machine
  • As a result of this course the student will be able develop additional set up procedures in machining skills used on a CNC lathe

Computer Aided Manufacturing (MasterCam) (ETCN-2100)

As a result of this course the student will be able to:

  • Use Master Cam graphical interface, toolbars command, and Master Cam's graphical interface
  • Create and manage geometry drawn in the master cam's graphical area
  • Apply the appropriate cutting tools, calculate machining speeds and feeds and perform stock set up procedures using master cam
  • Work with different file types (DWG, SL PRT) files and integrate those with Master Cam files
  • Draw complex geometric shapes, resulting in tool path
  • Post their ends see file inside master cam to create a CNC file that will be run in a milling machine, lathe or CNC router
  • Integrate the CNC files created in the CNC machining class and create tool path using master cam
  • Tools simulate the programs that have been generated and edit them to maximize machining and operation time

CNC Machining II (ETCN-2200)

As a result of this course the student will be able to:

  • Safely operate CNC ways, milling machines, and routers
  • Establish points of origin related to part geometry all machine tool origin
  • Set all to links on the automatic tool changer for the CNC vertical milling machine and lathe
  • Calculate the correct RPMs, speeds, feeds, depth of cut, cutter rotation and cutter length offset values for different types of CNC operations
  • Use different work-holding devices and be able to program part offsets using standard and G code
  • Debug a CNC part program
  • Machine more complex geometry using standard G and M code
  • Program circular profiles using standard GM
  • Draw and create tool-path using Master Cam

Lean Manufacturing (ETCN-2250)

  • Visual Controls - The student will gain a conceptual understanding of the visual workplace and an overview of the methodology for implementing and sustaining change throughout the Lean process.
  • 5S - The student will learn the Lean concepts of the 5S System and study how to implement the concepts to transform a designed lean situation.
  • Value Stream Mapping (VSM) - The student will learn the concept of Value Stream Mapping (VSM) and how it is implemented to create a material and information flow map of production processes.
  • Lean Overview - The  student will learn  the basic concepts of Lean manufacturing and the tools and methodologies necessary to implement " Lean " on the manufacturing floor.
  • Total Productive Maintenance - The student will learn the concepts regarding Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and how it is related to capacity.
  • Quick Changeover (SUR/SMED) - The student will learn the principles of Quick Changeover, otherwise known as Set-Up Reduction (SUR) and Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED).
  • Cellular Design - The student will study the concepts of Cellular/Flow Manufacturing.
  • Lean Office - The student will study how the principles of Lean on the manufacturing floor can be implemented in an office environment.

3D-Modeling and Prototyping (Direct Digital Manufacturing) (ETCN-2300)

As a result of this course the student will be able to:

  • Understand how the process of Additive Manufacturing and how it is related in a manufacturing process, such as tool-making, model-making or pattern-making
  • Understand the advantages of using Additive Manufacturing and how it impacts the manufacturing process, product, part development and lead-time to the end-user
  • Understand the materials that can be used in an additive Manufacturing application
  • Understand how this technology can be optimized by taking geometrics with multiple opponents in assembly and simplifying it into fewer sub components or assemblies
  • Discern the types of Additive Manufacturing capabilities based on part geometry customer demands and CNC machine capabilities
  • Safely set up and operate the Dimension SST 1200es 3D machine

Automated Machining Technology (ETCN-2350)

  • As a result of this course the student will be able to create CNC programs for the Wire EDM machine.
  • As a result of this course the student will be able to create CNC programs for the 4 Axis CNC milling machine.
  • As a result of this course the student will be able to create CNC programs for the automated plasma cutting table.
  • As a result of this course the student will be able to integrate the industrial gripper robot with CNC milling machine.

Manufacturing Quality Control (ETCN-2360)

  • As a result of this course the student will acquire a working understanding of quality and statistical process control (SPC) application problem
  • As a result of this class the student will acquire a basic understanding of the various tools of SPC and their applications
  • As a result of this class the student will be able to identify the value of tolerances and dimensions used in industrial blueprint for precision machining
  • As a result of this class the student will acquire a basic understanding of the concepts of statistics and their application to quality control
  • As a result of this course the student will acquire a basic understanding of the concepts of probability and their application to quality control
  • As a result of this class the student will acquire an understanding of problem solving techniques and their application to quality control
  • As a result of this class the student will be able to perform process capability studies, and gage reproducibility and repeatability studies(Gage R and R)

Industry and OSHA-10 Seminars (ETCN-2400)

  • As a result of this class the student will have had the training by an authorized OSHA trainer to obtain the 10 hour card.
  • As a result of this class the student will be able to identify a variety of Advanced Manufacturing workplaces in Rhode Island providing opportunities for employment.

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Practicum/Capstone (ETCN-2500)

  • Set up and keep an engineering journal
  • Work place professionalism
  • Project planning taking major program topics in to account
  • Critical assessment of program material and practicum or internship experience
  • Write a resume

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Last Updated: 3/31/17