Manufacturing Technology, AS
Technology and Health Division
The Associate in Science degree in Manufacturing Technology is designed to prepare students for entrance into the manufacturing field in one of the machining occupations such as manual and computer numerical control (CNC) machinists, machinery technicians, or machinist apprentices, computer aided design (CAD) operators, draftsmen, or design engineers, and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) machine programmers. This program provides students with a broad foundation in common manufacturing processes such as injection molding, vacuum forming, sheet metal, casting processes, and laser cutting.
Graduates may enter the manufacturing field in areas dealing with production, research and development, tool and die construction, mold making, or computerized manufacturing. Laboratory practice utilizes industrial types of equipment and precision measuring instruments to provide training in the various machining occupations. This degree covers setup and tooling procedures and part certification upon completion of the metal removing process. It includes instruction on industry-based CAD and CAM methodologies and all types of lathes, mills, grinders, and specialized equipment such as CNC. Supplementary instruction is also provided in mechanical literacy, bench work, layout, inspection process, blueprint reading, metal composition, heat treatment, assembly procedures, jig and fixture design, and construction.
This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:
|Course Prefix||Course Name||Units|
|MFG 110||Introduction to CAD||4|
|MFG 120||CAD for Manufacturing||4|
|MFG 130||Manufacturing Processes and Materials||3|
|MFG 140||Shop Practices||3|
|MFG 150||Manual Machining I||3|
|MFG 155||Manual Machining II||2|
|MFG 160||Introduction to Mechanical Principles||3|
|MFG 210||Advanced CAD||3|
|MFG 220||Computer Aided Manufacturing II||3|
|MFG 250||Introduction to CNC Programming||3|
|MFG 260||Intermediate CNC||3|
|Three (3) units of Work Experience||3|
|Engineering Design Technology Work Experience|
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:
- Be technically competent.
- Be employed or seeking employment in their area or a related area.
- Demonstrate ability to create a CAD model, 2D print or fabricate a part from a 2D print using manual or CNC methods.
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