• Merrillville High School

    Course Scope & Sequence

    2015-2016 Academic Year



    Precision Machining I


    Rick Garner

    Email Address

    Course Expectations, Goals & Routines

     We will follow the handbook on matters such as; tardiness, attendance, use of electronic devices, respect for others, eating in class, etc.  Students will be assigned a locker and safety glasses for use in the class. Students will be responsible for returning both at the end of class.  Students are responsible for the safe-keeping of their project and belongings in class.  Students will receive a  grade for daily work in the shop.  This will be recorded on a weekly basis.  Students will be required to follow all the safety rules and procedures given in class.  Students must keep a notebook with all assignments, notes and handouts from the class.

    Course Description



    Precision Machining I is a course that specializes in using modern manufacturing processes to obtain resources and change them into industrial materials, industrial products and consumer products.  Activities provide an understanding of the characteristics and properties of industrial materials and the processing of these materials into consumer goods.  Students will investigate the properties of engineering materials such as; metallics; polymers; ceramics; and composites.  After gaining a working knowledge of these materials, students will study six major types of material processes: casting and molding; forming; separating; conditioning; finishing and assembling.  In this course each of these processes is a major body of content.  It is through the study of common principles, supported by related laboratory and problem-solving activities, that understanding is developed and reinforced.
    • Grade Levels: 10-12
    • Credits: Two trimester course for two (2) credits
    • Charge for individual projects: to be assessed
    • Counts as a directed elective or  elective for general, Core 40, Core 40 with academic honors; Core 40 with technical honors diploma.
    • A career-academic sequence, career-technical program, or flex-core course.


    Used in
    Instructional Content
    Activities, Readings,
    Interactive Notes,
    Assignments, etc.
     ,1, 1.5,1.13,1.121
     Intro to myself; class expectations; grading projects; history of measurement; two ways of reading a ruler.
    Lecture on measurement; pre-test on reading a ruler; notes on two ways of reading a ruler and how to use other forms of measurement tools. Samples and practice.  
    1.1, 1.5, 1.13, 1.11, 3.2, 3.16  
     Review of ruler reading and review of other measurement tools.
    Introduction to metals, history of metals, CNC machining, terms and definitions, CNC programming.
    Notes on metals; lecture on CNC machining; vocabulary words for metals, machining and CNC machining; CNC design; CNC projects.
     Test on measurements, reading a ruler, and other measuring devices.
    1.1, 1.51.6, 1.9, 1.13,1.11,1.12, 1.14, 3.8, 3.14, 3.1
     Terms in metal working; tools and procedures; micrometer and veriner measurements;grinding tools and tool safety; introduction to foundry; introduction to lathe worksheet.
     Lecture; demonstration; workbook units; textbook sections; notes and safety. Both for lathe and foundry. Handout on lathe parts; notes on lathe parts; review of ruler readings.
     Quiz on terms; pre-quiz on lathe parts; check CNC programmings; check notes up to this point.
     1.1,1.51.6, 1.9, 1.13, 1.11, 1.12, 1.14, 3.8, 3.14, 3.1
     Problem-solving procedures; turning and facing; tools, machine safety and procedures; identification of tools and machines.
     Lecture on tools, safety and procedures; handouts on units in textbook; demonstration on machines and safety.
     Workbook on terms; quiz over terms and safety.
     1.1,1.51.6, 1.9, 1.13,1.11,1.12,1.14,3.8,3.14, 3.1
     Foundry and casting; problem-solving; CNC program machines; procedure for machine setup; solving design problems.
     Notes, lectures and demonstrations on foundry patterns, hands-on lathe parts; safety of lathe and foundry work.
     Check foundry notes; re-test on lathe parts; check notes on CNC projects.
    6  1.1,1.51.6,1.9, 1.13, 1.11,1.12, 1.14, 3.8, 3.14,3.16   
     Machine theory; lathe; CNC milling machine; manual milling machine; drillpress; band saw
     Handout and notes on how to use equipment safely; procedures, parts and terms used in area.
     Quiz on safety and parts.
    7  1.1,1.511.6,1.9, 1.13, 1.11, 1.12, 1.14,3.8,3.14,3.16
            Same as Week 6.Same as Week 6. 
     Same as Week 6
    8 1.1, 1.51.6,1.9, 1.13, 1.11, 1.12, 1.14, 3.8, 3.14, 3.16
      Problem solving in foundry, CNC programming and machine work. Demonstration; use and selection of tool and equipment. Turn in completed assignments in each area of instruction.
    9 1.11, 1.51.6, 1.9, 1.13, 1.11, 1.12, 1.14. 3.8, 3.14, 3.16
     Same as Week 8
     Same as Week 8. Same as Week 8.
    10 1.11, 1.15.6, 1.9, 1.13, 1.11, 1.12, 1.14, 3.8, 3.14, 3,16
      Problem solving using all the machines. Demonstration of solving problems using all the machines. Projects using the different machines.
    11 1.11, 1.51.6, 1.9, 1.13, 1.11, 1.12, 1.14, 3.8, 3.14,3.16 Same as Week 10 Same as Week 10 Same as Week 10.
    12 1.11, 1.51.6, 1.9, 1.13, 1.12, 1.14, 3.8, 3.14, 2.16 Close out trimester.   
     Review content and collect materials
     End of Course assessment (Finals).
Last Modified on November 18, 2015