Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3255
First Term: 2011 Spring   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 66-72
CIP Code: 15.0613

Occupational Area: Manufacturing
Instructional Council: Applied Technology (57)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: Not Found

Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Production Technology program prepares students for employment in various engineering, manufacturing and quality disciplines related to productivity improvement, in a variety of manufacturing industries. Students develop skills with a specialization emphasis in Computer Numerical Control Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing Programming Technician (CNC CAD/CAM), and Quality Systems and Process Improvement. The program of study includes quality practices and leadership principles with an emphasis on skills and knowledge essential for technicians who will be working in the related disciplines.
Upon completion of the Associate in Applied Science Degree, a student will have acquired a working knowledge of how to function as a technician and perform duties typically associated in Production Technology as a CNC technician with Quality Systems training and Process Improvement expertise.

Required Courses
+ MET112 Inspection Techniques 3
+ MET113 Applied Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance 3
MET119 Workplace Quality Systems 3
+ GTC/MET206 CNC Programming 3
+ MET207 CNC Mill: Operator Training I 3
+ MET208 CNC Lathe: Operator Training I 3
+ MET215 Advanced CNC Operation 3
+ MET220 Fundamentals of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM) 3
+ MET224 Applied Statistical Process Control Methods 3
+ MET231 Manufacturing Processes and Materials 3
+ MET236AD CAD/CAM Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programming: MasterCam 3
+ MET246AD Advanced CAD/CAM CNC Programming: MasterCam 3
+ MET254 Lean and Six Sigma Applied Concepts 3
+ MET284 Advanced Quality Process Methods 3
+ MET286AE Solid Design I: Part Modeling: Solid Works 3
Credits: 45

Program Competencies
1. Describe basic computer information systems (CIS) computer concepts and programming Interpret technical drawings for the manufacturing setting. (MET112, MET113)
2. Solve shop related problems using algebra, geometry and trigonometry. (MET112, MET113, MET206, MET220)
3. Interpret geometric dimensioning and tolerancing practices. (MET112, MET113, MET220)
4. Use specific inspection tools and equipment. (MET112, MET231, MET220)
5. Perform data analysis, apply decision making skills. (MET119, MET220, MET224)
6. Apply quality systems and improvement tools. (MET119, MET224, MET254, MET284)
7. Explain specific theories of the processes of CNC machines. (MET206)
8. Program and set up CNC machines. (MET206)
9. Explain specific theories of the processes of CNC machining. (MET207, MET208, MET215)
10. Set-up, select tooling and operate various CNC machine tools. (MET207, MET208, MET215)
11. Explain metal removal process emphasizing manual milling, drilling, and lathe. (MET231)
12. Practice fundamentals of work holding and tooling applications, demonstrate safe work practices. (MET231)
13. Produce CNC programs using graphic CAD/CAM. (MET236AD, MET246AD)
14. Integrate concepts into high level problem solutions applied to industry problems. (MET254, MET284)
15. Develop and dimension CAD models and files. (MET286AE)
Last Updated: December 14, 2010

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