Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3616
First Term: 2009 Spring      
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 61-69
CIP Code: 15.0613

Occupational Area: Manufacturing
Instructional Council: Applied Technology (57)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 17-3026 


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Manufacturing Technology prepares students for employment as technicians and managers in the manufacturing industry. The program provides skills in computer programming and operation for current and future needs of the manufacturing industry. Students also gain knowledge, skills, and experience in traditional machining and manufacturing processes. The program is comprised of specialized curriculum in manufacturing technology, emphasizing mathematical and scientific theory, and a general education component.



Required Courses
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course listed in the Required Courses area.
DFT114 Machine Trades Blueprint Reading 3
+ DFT115 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
+ DFT252AA Computer Aided Drafting I: AUTOCAD 3
GTC104 Manufacturing Processes 4
FAC/GTC/MIT/OSH106 Industrial Safety 2
+ GTC108 Technical Mathematics II 3
GTC216 Properties of Materials 3

+ GTC296++ Cooperative Education (any suffixed course) (1-4) OR
+ GTC298++ Special Projects (any suffixed course) (1-3) 1-4

Students must select one of the following three (3) tracks.

Track I: CNC/CAD/CAM: Credits: 18
GTC102 Machine Processes, Theory and Application 3
+ GTC/MET206 CNC Programming 3
+ GTC236 CAD/CAM CNC Programming 3
+ GTC266 Solids Modeling 3
+ GTC276 Solids Programming 3

+ GTC208 Statistical Process Control (3) OR
QCT143 Principles of Quality Assurance (3) OR
MET131 Lean Manufacturing (3) 3

Track II: Electro-Mechanical: Credits: 22
ELE100 Concepts of Electricity and Electronics 3
GTC102 Machine Processes, Theory and Application 3
+ GTC181 Introduction to Fluid Power 3
+ GTC185 Electro-mechanical Devices 4
+ GTC/MET206 CNC Programming 3

GTC129 Manufacturing Welding (3) OR
WLD101 Welding I (3) 3

+ GTC208 Statistical Process Control (3) OR
QCT143 Principles of Quality Assurance (3) OR
MET131 Lean Manufacturing (3) 3

Track III: Management: Credits: 20-21
MET131 Lean Manufacturing 3
MGT147 Supply Chain Management 3
MGT229 Management and Leadership I 3

MGT251 Human Relations in Business (3) OR
MGT253 Owning and Operating a Small Business (3) 3

MKT271 Principles of Marketing 3

CSM/TQM101 Quality Customer Service (3) OR
TQM220 Leadership and Empowerment Strategies (2) OR
TQM230 Teamwork Dynamics (2) OR
TQM240 Project Management in Quality Organizations (2) 2-3

+ GTC208 Statistical Process Control (3) OR
QCT143 Principles of Quality Assurance (3) 3

Credits: 40-47

Program Competencies
1. Interpret technical drawing common to manufacturing. (DFT114)
2. Interpretation and application of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing practices. (DFT115)
3. Set up and operate CAD system to generate drawings. (DFT252AA)
4. Set-up, select tooling, and operate machine tools including engine lathes, drill presses, grinders, and milling machines. (GTC102)
5. Explain the theory of the processes of machining, forming, casting, joining (assembly), and conditioning as they relate to the conversion of materials to finished products. (GTC104)
6. Demonstrate an attitude of safe work habits. (GTC106)
7. Solve algebraic, trigonometric, and geometric problems in typical shop applications. (GTC108)
8. Identify, analyze, and utilize the physical, mechanical and chemical properties of materials used in manufacturing. (GTC216)
9. Describe the history, trends and impact of the quality movement, its key elements, and various strategies. (QCT143)
10. Describe the operation and application of various electromechanical devices. (GTC185)
11. Set-up, prepare programs and operate a 3 axis NC milling machine, and identify management implications and advantages of numerical control. (GTC206)
12. To produce two-axis CNC programs using graphic CAD/CAM. (GTC236)
13. To graphically model manufacturing simulations. (GTC266)
14. Select and safely perform the appropriate welding operation including oxy-acetylene welding, brazing, cutting, and electric arc-welding. (GTC129, WLD101)
15. Identify and apply the fundamental laws, principles, and applications of hydraulic and pneumatic devices. (GTC181)
16. Apply quality assurance management systems and standards. (GTC208)
17. Determine the most effective style of leadership based upon the employee, task to be accomplished, and the organizational environment. (MGT229)
18. Identify the sources of waste in a manufacturing enterprise and recommend solutions to reduce or eliminate waste. (MET131)
19. Demonstrate the dynamics and interactions characteristic of groups within an organizational environment. (MGT251, MGT253, MKT271)
20. Describes techniques for successfully effecting change in the work environment, and describe the factors that lead to escalation and de-escalation of a dispute. (TQM101, TQM220, TQM230)
21. Explain methods for quality organizations in how to plan and schedule a project. (TQM240)
22. Identify basic electrical and electronic principles as they apply to manufacturing electromechanical equipment. (ELE100)
23. Explain basic concepts of logistics and inventory management related to supply chain management. (MGT147)
24. Apply CAD/CAM to Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) automated manufacturing situations. (GTC276)
25. Participate in a Special Project appropriate to the goals of the program and to the students’ work aspirations. Project will result in a finished product that demands the broad skills and knowledge of the program, a capstone project. (GTC298)
26. Work in a product development/small manufacturing enterprise to gain “hands-on” knowledge of product development challenges. (GTC296)
27. Select and safely perform the appropriate welding operation including oxy-acetylene welding and cutting or electric arc welding. (GTC129/WLD101)
Last Updated: 6-26-07

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