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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Manufacturing Technology
Major: 3616
First Term: 2009 Spring    Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 61-69
CIPS Code: 15.0613
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 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.

Program Notes:
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates any module.

Program Prerequisites
 Credits: 3
 GTC/MET107Technical Mathematics I (3) OR 
  Satisfactory score on math placement test.3
Required Courses
 Credits: 40-47
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course listed in the "Required Courses" area.
 DFT114Machine Trades Blueprint Reading3
+DFT115Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing3
+DFT252AAComputer Aided Drafting I: AUTOCAD3
 GTC104Manufacturing Processes4
 FAC/GTC/MIT/OSH106Industrial Safety2
+GTC/MET108Technical Mathematics II3
 GTC216Properties of Materials3
+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
 GTC102Machine Processes, Theory and Application3
+GTC/MET206CNC Programming3
+GTC236CAD/CAM CNC Programming3
+GTC266Solids Modeling3
+GTC276Solids Programming3
+GTC208Statistical Process Control (3) OR 
 QCT143Principles of Quality Assurance (3) OR 
 MET131Lean Manufacturing (3)3
Track II: Electro-Mechanical:Credits: 22
 ELE100Concepts of Electricity and Electronics3
 GTC102Machine Processes, Theory and Application3
+GTC181Introduction to Fluid Power3
+GTC185Electro-mechanical Devices4
+GTC/MET206CNC Programming3
 GTC129Manufacturing Welding (3) OR 
 WLD101Welding I (3)3
+GTC208Statistical Process Control (3) OR 
 QCT143Principles of Quality Assurance (3) OR 
 MET131Lean Manufacturing (3)3
Track III: Management:Credits: 20-21
 MET131Lean Manufacturing3
 MGT147Supply Chain Management3
 MGT229Management and Leadership I3
 MGT251Human Relations in Business (3) OR 
 MGT253Owning and Operating a Small Business (3)3
 MKT271Principles of Marketing3
 CSM/TQM101Quality Customer Service (3) OR 
 TQM220Leadership and Empowerment Strategies (2) OR 
 TQM230Teamwork Dynamics (2) OR 
 TQM240Project Management in Quality Organizations (2)2-3
+GTC208Statistical Process Control (3) OR 
 QCT143Principles of Quality Assurance (3)3
General Education Requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 21-22
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
 COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR 
 COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR 
 COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
Critical ReadingCredits: 3
 CRE101College Critical Reading (3) OR Equivalent by assessment.3
MathematicsCredits: 0
 Met by GTC/MET108 in Required Courses area.0
General Education DistributionCredits: 9-10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 2-3
 Any approved general education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts Area2-3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences Area.
 PSY125 is recommended.3
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
 Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences Area.4

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)