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.
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Associate Degree
- Academic Plan
- Manufacturing Technology (AAS)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
Successful completion of the Manufacturing Technology program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
Course Sequence by Term
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
- Students may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
When to Start Taking Classes
It is suggested that you begin taking the courses found in this course sequence starting in a Fall Semester.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
Fall Semester (Term 1)
|First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL||Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of "C" or better in ENG091 or ESL097. or Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of C or better in ENG091 or ESL097.||FYC||3|
|GTC108||Technical Mathematics II||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in GTC107 or permission of Instructor.||GTC108 meets the General Education Mathematics area. Critical Course.||RC||3|
|MFG100||Tool Room: Introduction to Machine Processes||RC||2|
|MFG102||Machine Processes, Theory and Application||RC||3|
|MFG111||Machine Trades Print Reading and Inspection||Prerequisites: (Math assessment score on District placement exam into MAT090 or MAT091 or MAT092 or higher) or permission of Department or Division.||Critical Course||RC||4|
Spring Semester (Term 2)
|ENG111||Technical and Professional Writing||Prerequisites: ENG101 with a grade of C, or better, or permission of Instructor.||FYC||3|
|GTC216||Properties of Materials||RC||3|
|MFG206||CNC Programming of Word Address Language||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MFG102 or machine shop experience or permission of Program Director.||RC||3|
|MFG113||Geometric Tolerancing and Dimensioning Application||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (MET109 and MET112) or MFG111 or permission of Program Director.||RC||3|
|PHI105||Introduction to Ethics||HU||3|
|Students are Eligible for the Certificate of Completion in Machining (5614)|
Fall Semester (Term 3)
|CRE101||College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking||Prerequisites: (A grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107) and (appropriate reading placement test score or a grade of C or better in RDG095 or RDG100 or RDG111 or RDG112 or RDG113 or permission of Instructor).||OR equivalent as indicated by assessment||CR||0–3|
|DFT255||3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in DFT254AA, or MFG254, or permission of Department or Division.||RC||4|
|GTC185||Electro-Mechanical Devices||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ELE101 or GTC108 or (MAT103AA and MAT103AB) or permission of Instructor.||RC||4|
|MFG214||CNC: Operator Training||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MFG102 or permission of Program Director. Corequisites: MFG206 or permission of Department or Division.||RC||3|
|MFG236||CAD/Cam Mastercam Programming Level I||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MFG206 or permission of Program Director.||RC||3|
|Natural Sciences||Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area||NS||4|
|Students are Eligible for the Certificate of Completion in Machining I (5616)|
Spring Semester (Term 4)
|COM100||Introduction to Human Communication||COM||3|
|MFG215||CNC Operator Training II||A grade of C or better in MFG214 or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|MFG246||Advanced CAD/CAM CNC Programming: MasterCam||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MFG236.||RC||3|
|MFG250||Manual Machining: NIMS Level I Certification Test Preparation||A grade of C or better in MFG102.||RC||6|
|Social & Behavioral Sciences||Any approved General Education course in the Social & Behavioral Sciences area||SB||3|
|Students are Eligible for the Certificate of Completion in Machining II (5647)|
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Program Area Key
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.
View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Manufacturing Technology (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=120992).
The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:
|Catalog Year||Effective Dates|
|2018-2019||5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019|