Associate in Applied Science in Manufacturing Production Technology

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Manufacturing Production Technology

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Applied Technology


This degree has associated pathway maps with course sequence(s). We recommend using them as reference instead of the list below.


Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

This program replaces:
AAS/3255 Production Technology
AAS/3616 Manufacturing Technology

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Manufacturing Production Technology program prepares students for employment as operators, technicians, and managers in the manufacturing industry. The program provides applied skills in process design, quality control, Computer Numeric Control (CNC), and Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) programming for current and future needs of the manufacturing industry. Embedded Certificates of Completion (CCLs) in CNC Machine Operator, CNC Machining I, and CNC Machining II are also available.

What You’ll Learn

This program will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Practice safety rules and regulations applicable to a manufacturing environment.
  2. Apply mathematical reasoning to the manufacturing process.
  3. Analyze technical documentation and materials to make informed decisions in manufacturing processes.
  4. Evaluate compliance using standardized industry inspection techniques.
  5. Demonstrate personal and professional accountability.
  6. Effectively communicate with diverse audiences orally, visually, and in writing in the manufacturing environment.
  7. Effectively work within a cross-disciplinary team structure.
  8. Use the appropriate hand, measuring and cutting tool for a given task according to industry standards.
  9. Program, set up, operate, and adjust manual and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) manufacturing machinery or equipment using a combination of diverse materials and technologies.
  10. Analyze processes and problems within manufacturing to make appropriate decisions.
  11. Design mechanical components and assemblies to industry standards for additive and subtractive manufacturing processes.

Required Courses

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
The following courses are required in CCL CNC Machining I
MPT101Technical Documentation (3) OR
MPT101MPTechnical Documentation (3)3
MPT110Inspection Techniques (3) OR
MPT110MPInspection Techniques (3)3
MPT111Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GDT) (3) OR
MPT111MPGeometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GDT) (3)
MPT113Coordinate Measuring Machines I (CMM) (3) OR
MPT140Manual CNC Programming (3)3
MPT120Introduction to Manual Machining (4) OR
MPT120MPIntroduction to Manual Machining (4)4
MPT130CNC Machine Operator (6) OR
MPT130MPCNC Machine Operator (6) OR
MPT131CNC Machining Level I (6) OR
MPT131MPCNC Machining Level I (6)6
MPT132CNC Machining Level II (3) OR
MPT132MPCNC Machining Level II (3) OR3
The following courses are required in CCL CNC Machining II
Students interested in taking MPT250 are advised to take MPT151
MPT150Introduction to SolidWorks (3) OR
MPT151Solid Design I: SolidWorks (3)3
MPT260Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) I (3) OR
MPT260MPComputer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) I (3)3
MPT262Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) II (3) OR
MPT262MPComputer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) II (3)3
MPT270Tooling, Fixtures, and Gauges3

Restricted Electives

Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students should complete 6-7 credits from the category below that best aligns with their academic and professional goals.
Quality and Inspection:
MPT215Workplace Quality Systems3
MPT216Applied Statistical Process Control Methods3
MPT217Lean and Six Sigma Applied Concepts3
Industrial Design:
MPT152Solid Design: Certified SolidWorks Associate/Certified SolidWorks Professional Test Preparation1
MPT250Solid Design II: Advanced Part Modeling: SolidWorks3
MPT255Solid Design 3D Printing: Techniques in Additive Manufacturing4
MPT261MasterCam Certified Programmer Mill Level I: Test Preparation: CPgM11
Manual Machining:
MPT220Manual Machining: NIMS Level I Certification3
MPT221Manual Machining: NIMS Level II Certification3
Related Experience:
AIT100Industrial Safety1
AIT105Maintenance Operations3
MPT282++Volunteerism for Manufacturing: A Service Learning Experience1-3
MPT290++Manufacturing Production Internship1-3
MPT296++Cooperative Education1-4
WLD101Welding I3

General Education Requirements

General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-29
General Education CoreCredits: 12-18
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3)3
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3) OR
ENG111Technical and Professional Writing (3)3
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area
Recommend COM230 Small Group Communication3
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment.0-3
MathematicsCredits: 3-6
MAT146College Mathematics with Review (6) OR
MAT140College Mathematics (5) OR
MAT141College Mathematics (4) OR
MAT142College Mathematics (3) OR
Any higher approved general education course in the Mathematics area (3-6)
For students intending to transfer into a STEM related field, recommend MAT150 College Algebra/Functions or higher.
General Education DistributionCredits: 10-11
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, and Fine Arts area
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences area
Natural SciencesCredits: 4-5
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area
For students intending to transfer into a STEM related field, the following courses are recommended:
CHM150General Chemistry I (4) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM150AAGeneral Chemistry I (5) OR
CHM151General Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
CHM151AAGeneral Chemistry I (4)4-5
PHY115University Physics I (5) OR
PHY121University Physics I: Mechanics (4)4-5

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Major: 3192
First Term: 2020 Fall
Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 65-73
CIPS code: 15.0613
SOC codes: 17-3029.09, 51-4012.00, 51-4011.00, 51-4111.00, 51-4034.00, 51-4041.00, 51-4081.00, 51-4035.00
Initiating College:
Program Availability: - GW, MC
Occupational Area: Manufacturing
Instructional Council:
Last Updated: 02/26/2020