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Please see the section on Course Description Symbols and Terms in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

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SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the basic concepts of manufacturing processes with an emphasis on using sustainable practices. Students gain an understanding of the principle manufacturing materials and processes, learn how to solve manufacturing problems, and understand how Life Cycle Analysis and Reduce, Reuse, Recycle principles can be integrated into manufacturing processes. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. (005149)
Prerequisites: To be established when course is formulated.
Special topic generally offered one time only. Different sections may have different topics. See the Class Schedule for specific topic being offered. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 21 units to be counted toward the major. 1 hour activity. (015894)
Prerequisites: MATH 105, MECH 200.
Advanced solid modeling techniques, quality assurance (inspection, metrology, coordinate measuring machines, statistical process control, six sigma), and design considerations (design for manufacturing, rapid prototyping). 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (015853)
Prerequisites: CHEM 107, PHYS 202A. Recommended: MATH 105.
Study of the manufacturing, processing, applications, and testing of common industrial materials, including metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites. Discussions include industrial emissions, pollution, environmental concerns, and carbon footprint. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (005164)
Prerequisites: CHEM 107.
Survey of polymer chemistry, mechanical properties, and industrial processing of thermoplastics with emphasis on waste reduction and recycling. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (005146)
Prerequisites: SMFG 216.
Study of engineering thermoplastic materials, thermoplastic blends, elastomers, and thermoset composites. Investigation of sustainable plastics manufacturing with study of recycling, waste diversion and management along with life cycle and carbon footprint analysis. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (005200)
Prerequisites: SMFG 160 with a grade of C- or higher. Recommended: PHYS 202A.
A study of the industrial applications of material-removal technology. Emphasis will be placed on the management of the application of the technology, including the application of sustainable materials, consumables and power management. Units involving the physics of metal-cutting, cutting-tool materials and geometry, conventional and semi-automatic machine tools, and cost-estimating are included. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (005212)
Prerequisites: To be established when course is formulated.
Special topic generally offered one time only. Different sections may have different topics. See the Class Schedule for specific topic being offered. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 21 units to be counted toward the major. 1 hour discussion. (015850)
Prerequisites: Junior standing.
Current supervisory and managerial procedures used in industry by supervisors, managers, field and sales representatives, and inspectors. Societal aspects of manufacturing along with industrial waste stream management are discussed. 3 hours discussion. (005255)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, junior standing.
A study of effective industrial safety management practice and the philosophy and principles of industrial accident prevention. Coverage includes examination of current industrial safety practices and how sustainability naturally augments and fortifies industrial safety. Federal and state programs designed to improve safety in an industrial environment. Instruction in effective technical safety documentation -- gathering, organizing, and reporting industrial safety data. 4 hours discussion. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (005670)
Prerequisites: SMFG 201, SMFG 260.
A study of the concepts involved in programming computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools, with emphasis placed on power management to optimize tool path, material removal rate, chip load, and horse power. This course includes integration of computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM). 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (005278)
Prerequisites: PHYS 202B, SMFG 360.
A study of the programming and function of industrial robots and other automation systems used in modem manufacturing environments. Concepts include end effector design, material movement, storage and retrieval systems, programmable logic controllers, and vision systems. Sustainable manufacturing practices, including "lights out" and lean manufacturing are covered. Lecture, demonstrations, and laboratory exercises designed to promote understanding of manufacturing automation. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (005190)
Prerequisites: Approval of faculty internship coordinator prior to off-campus assignment.
Manufacturing experience in an industrial setting which provides an opportunity to apply academic learning to professional practice. Minimum duration of 400 hours of work under the direct supervision of an on-site manufacturing supervisor. On completion of the internship, a report prepared under the direction of a faculty member is required. This course is an elective for the BS in Manufacturing Technology, a total of 3 units must be completed to receive elective credit. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (005294)
Prerequisite: SMFG 160.
Provides additional time in the manufacturing laboratories for completion of manufacturing and engineering course-related projects and assignments. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 7.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020682)
Prerequisites: To be established when course is formulated.
Special topic generally offered one time only. Different sections may have different topics. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Normally taught by professionals from the field. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 21 units to be counted toward the major. 1 hour discussion. (005250)
Prerequisites: Approval of supervising faculty member.
Independent study of a special problem. See department office for registration procedure. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (005251)
Prerequisites: OSCM 306 or faculty permission.
This course is also offered as OSCM 451 .
The study and application of the quality management process in both the manufacturing and service sectors of the economy. Topics include process analysis and improvement, statistical process control, cost of quality, quality measurement, and quality in the global marketplace. 3 hours lecture. (005784)
Prerequisites: Senior standing, faculty permission.
Provides qualified students an opportunity to do individual special interest study and practice toward gaining proficiencies in the student's area of specialization. 6 hours independent study. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (005279)
Prerequisites: Senior standing.
This course familiarizes students with techniques for managing technical projects while they design, plan, and implement a manufacturing project through the mock-up stage. Students work in groups on projects of mutual interest to gain experience in planning and updating schedules. Students learn to define requirements, estimate and manage resources, and structure decisions and trade-offs. Discussion includes global project management and supply chain responsibility. Emphasis is placed on group dynamics in communication and problem solving. 3 hours lecture. (005291)
Prerequisites: SMFG 218, SMFG 360; SMFG 458 or MGMT 444.
Students design, fabricate, test, and evaluate production tooling used in the manufacture or assembly of metal or plastic parts in their capstone projects. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (005213)
Prerequisites: Graduation in SMFG expected within 12 months.
Review of manufacturing technology fundamentals and foundation for professional practice. Current topics in manufacturing. Preparation and encouragement for the Fundamentals of Manufacturing Examination. 2 hours activity. Credit/no credit grading. (005673)
Prerequisites: To be established when course is formulated.
Special topic generally offered one time only. Different sections may have different topics. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. This course is normally taught by professionals from the field. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 21 units to be counted toward the major. 1 hour discussion. (005308)
Prerequisites: Approval of supervising faculty member.
Independent study of a special problem. See department office for registration procedure. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (015852)
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