Associate in Applied Science in Manufacturing Technology

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Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Manufacturing Technology

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MCCCD Program Detail


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

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Manufacturing Technology helps prepare 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 Prerequisites Credits: 0-3

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

Required Courses Credits: 42 - 50

MET100AATool Room I: Introduction to Machine Processes2
MET109Machine Trades Print Reading3
MET112Inspection Techniques3
MET113Applied Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance3
MET231Manufacturing Processes and Materials3
DFT105AAComputer Aided Drafting I: AutoCAD3
GTC104Manufacturing Processes4
GTC/MIT/OSH106Industrial Safety2
GTC108Technical Mathematics II3
GTC216Properties of Materials3
GTC296++CooperativeEducation (any suffixed course) (1-4) OR
GTC298++SpecialProjects (any suffixed course) (1-3)1-4
Students must select one of the following three (3) tracks.
Track I: CAM Systems Programming: Credits:12
GTC/MET206CNC Programming3
GTC236CAD/CAM Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programming3
GTC266Solids Modeling-Solidworks3
GTC276Solids Programming (3) OR
GTC246Advanced CAD/CAM CNC Programming (3)3
Track II: CNC Machining: Credits:15
GTC/MET206CNC Programming3
MET207CNC Mill: Operator Training I3
MET208CNC Lathe: Operator Training I3
MET209CNC Mill: Operator Training II3
MET210CNC Lathe: Operator Training II3
Track III: Manual Machining Credits:17
GTC102Machine Processes, Theory and Application3
GTC223Advanced Machine Tools3
MET250Machining Practices II8
MET260Tooling and Fixturing3

General Education

General Education Requirements Credits: 19-22
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 and Professional Writing (3)6
Oral Communication Credits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
Critical Reading Credits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment.0-3
Math Credits: 0
Met by GTC108 in Required Courses area
Humanities, Arts and Design Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design 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-Behavioral Sciences area.3

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Major: 3616
First Term: 2017 Fall
Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 61-75
CIPS code: 15.0613
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College Specific - MC
Occupational Area: Manufacturing
Instructional Council: Applied Technology (57)
GPA: 2.00