Manufacturing Technology (AS Degree S0918)

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:

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
MFG 110Introduction to CAD4
MFG 120CAD for Manufacturing4
MFG 130Manufacturing Processes and Materials3
MFG 140Print Reading and Shop Practice3
MFG 150Manual Machining I3
MFG 155Manual Machining II2
MFG 160Introduction to Mechanical Principles3
MFG 210Advanced CAD3
MFG 220Computer Aided Manufacturing II3
MFG 250Introduction to CNC Programming3
MFG 260CNC Operation3
Three (3) units of Work Experience3
Engineering Design Technology Work Experience
Total Units37

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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.

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.  This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
MFG 110 Introduction to CAD 4 4
MFG 140 Print Reading and Shop Practice 3 3
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 5 5
 Units12
Winter Term 1
MFG 120 CAD for Manufacturing 4 4
MFG 150 Manual Machining I 3 3
 Units7
Spring Term 1
MFG 130 Manufacturing Processes and Materials 3 3
MFG 210 Advanced CAD 3 3
EDT 89 Engineering Design Technology Work Experience 1 1-3
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4 4
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course 1 3
Certificate: CAD Technician E0426 6  
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 Units14-16
Summer Term 1
MFG 160 Introduction to Mechanical Principles 3 3
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4 4
Certificate: Manufacturing Foundation E0421 1  
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 Units7
Fall Term 2
MFG 180 Introduction to MasterCAM 3 3
MFG 250 Introduction to CNC Programming 3 3
EDT 89 Engineering Design Technology Work Experience 1 1-3
AA/S BEHAV Area D-2 Elective Course 3 3
AA/S ARTS Area C-1 Arts Course 3 3
 Units13-15
Winter Term 2
A/AS SELF 3  
MFG 155 Manual Machining II 2 2
 Units2
Spring Term 2
MFG 220 Computer Aided Manufacturing II 3 3
MFG 260 CNC Operation 3 3
EDT 89 Engineering Design Technology Work Experience 1 1-3
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 3 3-4
AA/S SCNCE Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 3 3-5
Certificate: Master CAM E0927 7  
Certificate: Manufacturing Technology, T0918 8  
Certificate: CNC Technician E0431 1  
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 Units13-18
Summer Term 2
AA/S USHIS Area D-1 Hist/Pol Sc Course 3 3
Manufacturing Technology AS S0918 8  
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 Units3
 Total Units71-80
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