Manufacturing Technologies Degree

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Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the manufacturing/metalworking industry as a machinist, machinist apprentice, or machinist helper.

Degree Info at a Glance

Type: AAT

Approx. # of Quarters: 6-7

Estimated Cost: $12,248.72

Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters, or by Instructor permission

Responsible for setting up and operating conventional machine tools and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine tools.

Advanced students will be proficient in programming, setting up, and operating CNC machining centers. Students will develop proficiency in blueprint reading, shop math, precision measuring, CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Drawing & Computer-Aided Machining), and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) turning centers and milling machines.

Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning, and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities that enhance personal development and serve as a foundation for technical skills.

Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the capstone-project, diversity and computer-literacy requirements.

Program Length: This program is approximately six to seven quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates:
Day Program: Summer, fall, winter, and spring quarters, or by instructor permission.
Evening Program: Fall and spring quarters, or by instructor permission.

Prerequisites: None.

Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all College degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the capstone project, diversity, and computer literacy requirements.

Program Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
MCH 101 Orientation/Machine Shop Safety 2
MCH 105* Shop Math/Blueprint I 6
MCH 107 Shop Math/Blueprint II 6
MCH 109 Shop Math/Blueprint III 6
MCH 111 Shop Machines & Tools 6
MCH 117* Lathes I 6
MCH 121* Mills I 6
MCH 122 Lathes & Mills II 8
MCH 125 Lathes & Mills III 10
MCH 126 Lathes & Mills IV 8
MCH 129 Surface Grinding 4
MCH 133 Tool & Cutter Grinding 5
MCH 202 Introduction to CNC 7
MCH 211 Intermediate CNC 10
MCH 216 Advanced CNC 12
MCH 219 Career Opportunities 4
MCH 223 Inspection Techniques 6
MCH 229 Metallurgy & Heat Treatment 4
MCH 231CAP Manufacturing Resources & Research 4
ENGL& 101 English Composition (or higher) or CMST& 220 5
MAT 105 Math for Industrial Professions (or higher) 5
PSYC& 100DIV General Psychology
(or other social science or humanities class that meets the diversity requirement)
Computer Literacy Course to meet computer literacy degree requirement
(or successful completion of computer literacy exam)
  Total Credits for Completion 138

*Articulated Courses with High Schools for Dual Enrollment

Optional Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
MCH 240 Training & Practice 1-15

Note: MCH 240, Training & Practice, is designed for specific skills enhancement with the purpose of re-entering the manufacturing workforce. Mutually agreed-upon goals will be set and paid for at an hourly rate.

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