Manufacturing Technologies - Associate of Applied Technology Degree

Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the manufacturing/metalworking industry as a machinist, machinist apprentice, or machinist helper.

Students will learn how to set-up and operate conventional machine tools and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine tools.

Advanced students will be proficient in programming, setting up, and operating CNC machining centers. Students will develop proficiency in blueprint reading, shop math, precision measuring, tool and cutter grinding, CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Drawing & Computer-Aided Machining), and CNC turning centers and milling machines.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Manufacturing Technologies degree, students will be able to:

  • Perform precision machining operations according to industry standards.
  • Inspect machined parts for quality according to industry standards.
  • Apply lean principles to a manufacturing shop setting.
  • Design parts and programs for computer numeric controlled machines.
  • Develop a professional portfolio of machined parts or complete an internship.

Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning, and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities that enhance personal development and serve as a foundation for technical skills.

Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the capstone-project, diversity, and computer-literacy requirements.

General Degree Requirements

Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning, and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities that enhance personal development and serve as a foundation for technical skills.

Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the capstone-project, diversity, and computer-literacy requirements.

 

Program Length

This program is approximately six-to-seven quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates

Day program: Summer and Winter

Completion Requirements

 

Quarter 1 - Preparation

FSME 101Workshop Safety

3

FSME 110Quality Principles, Inspection and Test

4

FSME 114Fabrication Fundamentals I

4

FSME 116Fabrication Fundamentals II

4

Program Core

MCH 115Standard Operating Procedures - Lathes & Mills

8

MCH 123Lathes & Mills II

5

MCH 129Surface Grinding

4

MCH 135Tool & Cutter Grinding

4

MCH 197Introduction to CAD/CAM

4

MCH 199Industrial Survey

6

MCH 204Introduction to CNC

8

MCH 207Inspection Techniques

4

MCH 209Metallurgy & Heat Treatment

4

MCH 212Advanced CAD/CAM

4

MCH 214Intermediate CNC

6

MCH 220Advanced CNC

10

MCH 235CAPCapstone Portfolio

5

Or

MCH 241Internship

5

 

ENGL& 101English Composition I

5

Or

CMST& 220Public Speaking

5

 

MAT 105Mathematics for Industrial Professionals

5

 

PSYC& 100DIVGeneral Psychology

5

Or

SOC& 101DIVIntroduction to Sociology

5

 

COLL 102College Success for All

3

Total Credit Hours:105

NOTES:  

MCH 105, MCH 117, MCH 121: Articulated courses with high schools for dual enrollment.

Optional Courses

MCH 240Training & Practice

2--10

Note: MCH 240 Training & Practice is designed for specific skills enhancement with the purpose of reentering the manufacturing workforce. Credit will be assigned based on mutually agreed upon goals and practicum hours. .