Career Technologies AAS – Manufacturing Technology Degree

Code: AAS.IDT.MFG.TECH

The AAS.IDT.MFG.TECH degree prepares graduates for entry-level positions in machining, grinding, welding, CNC (computer numerical control) programming/machining, industrial design, fixturing and quality assurance/control positions. Students will have a broad exposure to common manufacturing industry methods, procedures and safety.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Express and implement all safety rules and procedures across the full scope of machining, welding and fabrication disciplines.
  • Recognize the theory and application of precision measurement and will be able to apply these skills in a professional work environment.
  • Read multi view drawings, specify materials and procedures, and construct machined parts to professional standards using manual and CNC machinery.
  • Design, specify materials and construct fabricated mechanisms & structures using various measurements, machining, material-joining and fabrication techniques for application in a professional environment.
  • Demonstrate comprehension of various problem solving techniques and then demonstrate their abilities to apply them to machining, measurement, CNC programming and fabrication disciplines.

Career Pathways

Note: Careers Listed are Entry Level:
Technician: Equipment, Production, Safety
CNC Machinist  or Operator
Manufacturing Technician 
Floor Assembler Quality Control Inspector Warehouse Associate 
Welder
   

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

DFT-107Drafting I

2

MFG-122Machine Tool Principles I

3

MFG-124Applied Metrology

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

ELC-110Electric Power Technology

4

-or

TEC-180Problem Solving using Technology

4

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

  Humanities Elective* 3
  Free Elective** 3
MFG-222Machine Tool Principles II

3

MFG-229Materials Processing and Fabrication

4

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:16

MFG-222: Offered only in spring semesters.

Third Semester

MFG-119Pro/Engineer Design I

3

MFG-226Methods, Fixture Design, and Estimating

3

MFG-227CNC Programming I

4

MFG-130Welding Technology I

3

PHY-185Introduction to Physics

4

Total Credit Hours:17

MFG-119: Offered only in first half of fall semesters.

MFG-227, MFG-130: Offered only in fall semesters.

Fourth Semester

  Social Science Elective* 3
  Free Elective** 2
DFT-210Computer Aided Drafting I

3

MFG-206Concepts of Industrial Design

3

CHM-102Chemistry in Context

4

MFG-228CNC Programming II

3

-or

MFG-293Co-Op Work Experience [Manufacturing]

3

Total Credit Hours:18

MFG-206, MFG-228: Offered only in spring semesters.

General Education Requirements

Communication

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Humanities and Social Sciences*

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN); Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT).

Total Credit Hours:6

Mathematics, Natural Science, and Technology

PHY-185Introduction to Physics

4

CHM-102Chemistry in Context

4

Total Credit Hours:8

Total Credit Hours: 20

Program Requirements

DFT-107Drafting I

2

DFT-210Computer Aided Drafting I

3

MFG-119Pro/Engineer Design I

3

MFG-122Machine Tool Principles I

3

MFG-124Applied Metrology

3

MFG-130Welding Technology I

3

MFG-206Concepts of Industrial Design

3

MFG-222Machine Tool Principles II

3

MFG-226Methods, Fixture Design, and Estimating

3

MFG-227CNC Programming I

4

MFG-229Materials Processing and Fabrication

4

MFG-228CNC Programming II

3

-or

MFG-293Co-Op Work Experience [Manufacturing]

3

ELC-110Electric Power Technology

4

-or

TEC-180Problem Solving using Technology

4

MFG-119: Offered only in first half of fall semesters.

MFG-130, MFG-227: Offered only in fall semesters.

MFG-206, MFG-222, MFG-228: Offered only in spring semesters.

Total Credit Hours: 41

Free Electives**

Total Credit Hours: 5

Total Credit Hours: 66

Specific Program Notes

*General Education Elective(s).

**COM-100 Speech Communication (3 cr.) and WEX-101 Dynamics of Health and Fitness (2 cr.) are recommended.

Students enrolled in this program ARE REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by the Basic Skills Placement Test.