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College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ATMT 1660 - Millwright Theory-Millwright Theory 2

Credit Hours: 2.00

Prerequisites: ATMT 1650 

Mechanical power transmission equipment principles of anti-friction bearings, bearing life and failure, bearing maintenance, mounting of bearings, trouble shooting, couplings, universal joints, drive chains, speed reducers, V-belts, mechanical fasteners, lubrication.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe carpentry, saw sharpening, and wood fastening.


  1. Using the material presented on carpentry, list the proper tools for carpentry applications, list the standard carpentry materials and sizes, and calculate materials required for jobs with 80% accuracy.
  2. Using the material presented on saw sharpening, list the proper tools for saw sharpening, list the correct cutting angles for sharpening saws, and describe the process to sharpen saws with80% accuracy.
  3. Using the material presented on wood fastening, list the proper wood fasteners for applications and describe the processes of fastening wood with 80% accuracy.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe sheet metal fabrication, blacksmithing, rigging hoists, and rigging support structures.


  1. Using the material presented on sheet metal fabrication, list sheet metal fabrication tools and processes including cutting, forming, seaming, fastening, and joining with 80% accuracy.
  2. Using the material presented on blacksmithing, list the blacksmithing processes and tools including their proper use and blacksmithing applications with 80% accuracy.
  3. Using the material presented on rigging, list the hoisting systems, structural support systems, and cable and roping systems used for rigging with 80% accuracy.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe electricity, welding, pumps, air compressors, hydraulics, and pneumatics.


  1. Using the materials presented on electricity, list the cautions associated with energized equipment during servicing, describe the proper procedures for lock out with 80% accuracy.
  2. Using the materials presented on welding fabrication, list and describe the welding processes used by the millwright, including selection of filler materials, joint preparation, and finishing including heat treatment with 80% accuracy.
  3. Using the materials presented on pumps and air compressors, list and describe types of pumps and air compressors used for industrial applications with 80% accuracy.
  4. Using the materials presented on hydraulics and pneumatics, describe the types of hydraulic and pneumatic systems used in industrial applications for power transmission with 80% accuracy.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES


  1. Carpentry - commercial lumber sizes, squares levels, miter boxes, plumb and layout
  2. Carpentry - construction principles, rafters, braces, floor, wall and roof framing, and sheathing
  3. Saw and Sharpening - hand saws, band saws, circular saws
  4. Wood Fasteners - the penny system, nails, screws and bolts
  5. Sheet Metal Work - edges, seams, and pattern development
  6. Blacksmithing - tools, forges, fluxes, welding tempering, thermal critical points
  7. Rigging and hoisting - (basic math and calculations)
  8. Ropes - knotting, care of ropes, chains, pulleys, differential blocks, work hoists
  9. Supporting Structures - gin poles, derricks, rope splicing, wire rope fittings, slings
  10. Electricity - definitions of terms, C motors, three phase, single phase, capacitor start‐synchronous motors. Control, circuits, and generators
  11. Welding - shielding metal arc and gas, TIG Oxyacetylene, definition of terms, power sources, duty cycle, electro slag, stud welding, submerged arc
  12. Pumps - Centrifugal, reciprocating, rotary single and two‐stage coolers
  13. Air Compressors - Heat of compression, single and two stage, intercoolers and after coolers, actual discharge, volumetric effects
  14. Hydraulics and Pneumatics - Principles, control valves cylinders, accumulators, portable table

Primary Faculty
Kacir, John
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Pawlowski, Timothy
Hutchison, Donald

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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