Associate in Applied Science in Machining and Product Development

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Machining and Product Development

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail


++ indicates any suffixed courses. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

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 Prerequisites Credits: 3

GTC107Technical Mathematics I (3) OR
Satisfactory score on math placement test

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
GTC/MET/OSH106Industrial Safety2
GTC108Technical Mathematics II3
GTC185Electro-Mechanical Devices4
GTC/MET206CNC Programming3
GTC216Properties of Materials3
GTC223Advanced Machine Tools3
GTC208Statistical Process Control (3) OR
MET131Lean Manufacturing (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

General Education Requirements Credits: 22
First-Year Composition Credits: 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)
Oral Communication Credits: 3
Any approved General Education course in the Oral Communication area
Critical Reading Credits: 3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment.
Math Credits: 0
Met by GTC108 in the Required Courses area.
Humanities, Arts and Design Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts area
Natural Sciences Credits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area
Social-Behavioral Sciences Credits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area

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Major: 3542
First Term: 2016 Spring
Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 66-69
CIPS code: 48.0501
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: - MC
Occupational Area: Manufacturing
Instructional Council: Applied Technology (57)
GPA: 2.00