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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Machining and Product Development
Major: 3542
First Term: 2009 Spring    Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 66-69
CIPS Code: 48.0501
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College-Specific
Occupational Area: Manufacturing
Instructional Council: Applied Technology (57)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Machining and Product Development program will prepare students to enter the job market with the entry-level skills to be able to develop new products with input from engineering sketches and drawings. The program will provide students with the broad range of skills and abilities, including machining skills, electro-mechanical assembly abilities, and product test and prove-out knowledge. Much of the program is designed to provide hands-on experience, with various machine shop machines and their accessories, as well as a suitable amount of related classroom material. Students who complete the program will have basic machining skills required to solve problems and technical challenges, and be able to work well in a product development environment or a custom, low volume production environment.

Program Notes:
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Program Prerequisites
 Credits: 3
 GTC/MET107Technical Mathematics I (3) OR 
  Satisfactory score on math placement test3
Required Courses
 Credits: 44-47
 DFT114Machine Trades Blueprint Reading3
+DFT115Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing3
+DFT252AAComputer Aided Drafting I: AutoCAD3
 ELE100Concepts of Electricity and Electronics3
 GTC102Machine Processes, Theory and Application3
 GTC104Manufacturing Processes4
 FAC/GTC/MET/OSH106Industrial Safety2
+GTC/MET108Technical Mathematics II3
+GTC185Electro-Mechanical Devices4
+GTC/MET206CNC Programming3
 GTC216Properties of Materials3
+GTC223Advanced Machine Tools3
+GTC208Statistical Process Control (3) OR 
 MET131Lean Manufacturing (3) OR 
 QCT143Principles of Quality Assurance (3)3
 GTC129Manufacturing Welding (3) OR 
 WLD101Welding I (3)3
 GTC296++Cooperative Education (any suffixed course) (1-4) OR 
 GTC298++Special Projects (any suffixed course) (1-3)1-4
General Education Requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22
General Education CoreCredits: 12
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
 ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR 
 ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND 
 ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR 
 ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3) OR 
 ENG111Technical Writing (3)6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
+Any approved General Education course in the Oral Communication area3
Critical ReadingCredits: 3
 CRE101College Critical Reading (3) OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment.3
MathematicsCredits: 0
 Met by GTC/MET108 in the Required Courses area.0
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts area.3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.3
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
 Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.4

Program Competencies
1.Demonstrate safe work habits and machining procedures in all machine shop activities. (GTC106)
2.Measure machined part dimensions using the following equipment: micrometers, calipers, telescoping gages, small hole gages, height gages, radius gages in conjunction with a surface plate. (GTC102, GTC223)
3.Read and interpret shop drawings correctly to accurately produce the parts specified. (DFT114, DFT115)
4.Use the following tools and instruments to produce accurate part layout: surface plate, height gage, square, protractor, dial indicator and sine bar. (GTC223)
5.Set-up and perform the following operations on an engine lathe to close tolerance dimensions: turning, tape turning, boring threading, facing drilling, knurling, reaming, parting, and polishing. (GTC102, GTC223)
6.Set-up and operate the engine lathe using the following tooling: lathe centers, 3 jaw chuck, 4 jaw chuck, collect chuck, taper attachment, steady rest, lathe mandrill, boring bar, quick change tool post. (GTC102, GTC223)
7.Set-up and operate vertical and horizontal milling machines using the following tooling: arbors, side milling cutters, shell end mills, slab milling cutters, angle plates dividing head, rotary table, form cutters, fly cutter. (GTC102, GTC223)
8.Read and Interpret shop drawings correctly to accurately produce the parts specified. (DFT252AA)
9.Calculate spindle speeds, feed rates, thread dimensions, and machining tolerance limits. (GTC104)
10.Solve algebraic, trigonometric, and geometric problems in typical shop applications. (GTC108)
11.Describe the operation and application of various electromechanical devices. (GTC185)
12.Set-up and operate CNC mill using necessary tooling to perform required operations. (GTC206)
13.Identify common ferrous and nonferrous materials, perform hardness and NDT tests and select and perform simple heat seating operations. (GTC216)
14.Identify basic electrical and electronic principles as they apply to manufacturing electromechanical equipment. (ELE100)
15.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)
16.Work in a product development/small manufacturing enterprise to gain "hands-on" knowledge of product development challenges. (GTC296)
17.Will apply quality assurance management systems and standards. (QCT143/GTC208) OR Identify the sources of waste in a manufacturing enterprise and recommend solutions to reduce or eliminate waste. (MET131)
18.Select and safely perform the appropriate welding operation including oxy-acetylene welding and cutting or electric arc welding. (GTC129/WLD101)