Dec 05, 2023  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MTEC 160 - Geometry for Machining

5 Credits
This is an introductory course combining basic algebra and geometry concepts as applied in machining and manufacturing. The use of and transformation of algebraic formulas is emphasized. Geometric principles are taught and applied to: triangles, polygons, circles, arcs, angles, tangents, areas, volumes, and geometric constructions. Students learn to convert measurements in all 3 dimensions without conversion factors. In this course students practice repeated application of math skills essential to both the machining and CNC programming. (formerly AMATH 176S)

Prerequisite(s): Completion of MTEC 161  or WTD 168  with a 2.0 or higher

Course Outcomes
  1. Solve problems involving decimals, ratios, proportions, triangles, Pythagorean Theorem, polygons, circles, and solids.
  2. Solve problems involving negatives numbers, addition of terms, substitution, coefficients, subtraction, multiplication, symbols grouping, equations, and transposition of terms. 
  3. Demonstrate measuring techniques with a variety of machining measuring instruments.