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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 Prerequisites Credits: 3

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

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
GTC108Technical 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

General Education Requirements Credits: 21-22
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
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)
Critical Reading Credits: 3
CRE101Critical and Evaluative Reading I (3) OR Equivalent by assessment.
Math Credits: 0
Met by GTC/MET108 in Required Courses area
Humanities and Fine Arts Credits: 2-3
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 and Behavioral Sciences Credits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences Area.
PSY125is recommended.

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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: - MC
Occupational Area: Manufacturing
Instructional Council: Applied Technology (57)
GPA: 2.00