Manchester Community College Basic Machining Practices (AMT135)

An introductory course in machine shop practices introducing students to the basic machines used in industry relating to Advanced Manufacturing. This course is intended to provide the basic concepts of machine tool operation on lathes, millers, power saws, drill presses, hand grinders, and part finishing processes. Course will include part layout, bench work, some simple CNC programming, and processes for producing products using measuring instruments for quality control. Emphasis is placed on shop safety, housekeeping and preventive maintenance. Prerequisite: ADMT115M; Corequisite: ADMT110M.
Primary Material Type:
Community College System of New Hampshire
Project Name:
Advanced Manufacturing Partnerships in Education (AMPed NH)
TAACCCT, advanced manufacturing, CCSNH, AMPed NH, Community College, Community College System of New Hampshire, Manchester Community College, Mechatronics, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, Machining, introductory course, machine shop practices, basic machines, machine tool operation, lathes, millers, power saws, drill presses, hand grinders, part finishing, processes, part layout, bench work, simple CNC programming, production, measuring instruments, quality control, shop safety, preventative maintenance

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Advisory boards of partner employers reviewed curriculum and provided input on design needs. MCC Advisory Board members were from the following organizations: Parker Hannifin - Aerospace, Corfin Industries, Warner Power, Kluber Lubrication, e-STEM Solutions, Velcro USA, Fireye, Pinkerton Academy
Industry Sector:
Manufacturing -- Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing (334)
Production Occupations -- Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers (51-2023)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Precision Production (48)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
15 Weeks
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality Rubric:
Quality Note:
Hezel Associates provided the 3rd party curriculum review for the AMPed NH TAACCCT grant project. Courses were reviewed for quality by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) by assessing the (1) clarity and appropriateness of learning objectives, (2) alignment of learning objectives to course activities and materials, (3) logical sequencing of course content, (4) availability of active learning opportunities, (5) use of formative feedback for students, and (6) presence of summative assessment and its alignment with course objectives. SMEs were selected based on credentials and experience in instructional and curricular design and evaluation.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Consultations during development of instructional materials
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
  • SME Quality Report is posted in Skills Commons
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • None
Course Note:
Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, AS

Copyright / Licensing

Copyright Owner:
Ed Ely, et al
Primary License:
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.