NHTI Concord's Community College Manufacturing Processes I (MP 101)

This course covers fundamentals of machining processes using traditional machine tools: lathe, milling machine, surface grinder, and cutoff saw. An in-depth coverage of shop safety is presented. The use of standard precision measuring tools including micrometers, dial calipers, vernier scales, etc. is presented. Basic machine setup practices and common cutting tool materials are introduced. Machining operations: turning, milling, grinding, drilling, boring, reaming, and tapping are covered. The lab portion of the course allows students to apply classroom theory to actual machine tools using precision measuring tools.
Primary Material Type:
Community College System of New Hampshire
Project Name:
Advanced Manufacturing Partnerships in Education (AMPed NH)
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Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Advisory boards of partner employers reviewed curriculum and provided input on design needs.
Industry Sector:
Manufacturing -- Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (332)
Production Occupations -- Machinists (51-4041)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Precision Production (48)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 2nd Year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
15 Weeks
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Active - requires user to respond to prompts, questions, etc.
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
  • Using an approved rubric to conduct the evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
  • SME Quality Report is posted in Skills Commons
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • None
Course Note:
Advanced Manufacturing Processes Degree

Copyright / Licensing

Copyright Owner:
NHTI Concord's Community College
Primary License:
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.