Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Mechanical Tool Fundamentals


 Department:    MT

 Course #:    112

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2.5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Introduction to proper tool selection and procedures for marine mechanics. Topics include precision measurements, fastener torqueing, drilling and tapping, removing stuck fasteners, and basic metal fabrication techniques. Emphasis on safe tool use practices and correct tool selection for a job.


Prerequisite: MT 105 with a "D" or higher.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 11

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate safe and proper tool use by following manufacturer guidelines and procedures.
  2. Utilize precision tools to take accurate measurements of engine parts and workpieces.
  3. Properly torque fasteners according to equipment manufacturer specifications and procedures.
  4. Successfully remove stuck fasteners using industry best practices and techniques.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. General tool safety requirements and proper work practices.
  2. Precision tool types, uses, and procedures.
  3. Torqueing fasteners to manufacturer specifications.
  4. Drilling, tapping, and thread repair techniques.
  5. Stuck fastener removal techniques and tools.
  6. Ferrous and non-ferrous metal cutting and fabrication tools and principles.