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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
What You’ll Learn
This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- List and describe advantages and disadvantages of the Additive Manufacturing (AM) process.
- List ten observable conditions that could indicate the presence of health and safety hazards.
- Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions and decimal numbers.
- Solve geometry problems involving triangles, polygons, and circles.
- Comprehend the electrical and mechanical specifications of relays and solenoids.
- Write a CNC program to control CNC machine functions, multi-axis coordinate path and miscellaneous CNC machine functions.
- List and describe the mechanical and physical properties of metals.
- Plan manufacturing processes for machining and finishing from mechanical prints.
- Identify and apply Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GDT) symbology.
- Apply principles of GDT to the establishment of functional gaging activities.
- Demonstrate CNC Machining Center operations and controllers.
- Demonstrate the procedure for start-up, mode selection, and shut down of CNC Machining Center.
- Demonstrate the use of basic CNC Machining Center tooling, and tool holders.
- Demonstrate operations CNC Turning Center operations and controllers.
- Demonstrate production use of a CNC Machining and Turning Center.
- Determine a tool cutter path and generate a program with a CAD/CAM system.
- Generate multi-axis CNC program code.
- Perform manual milling, manual lathe and manual grinding operations while maintaining specific tolerances defined by blue print requirements.
- Demonstrate advanced editing, program manipulation, and optimization utilizing canned cycles.
- Use solid parts to generate engineering data.
Successful completion of this degree 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 degree. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. 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:
- Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
- 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 current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
- Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
- Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.
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 district placement, or a grade of B or better in ALT100, or a grade of C or better in ENG091 or ESL097 or WAC101 OR (Prerequisites: ALT100. Corequisites: ENG100A or ENG101LL or ENG107LL or WAC101). or Prerequisites: Appropriate district placement, or a grade of B or better in ALT100, or a grade of C or better in ENG091 or ESL097 or WAC101 OR (Prerequisites: ALT100. Corequisites: ENG100A or ENG101LL or ENG107LL or WAC101).||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: (District placement 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|
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|
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|
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Course Area Key
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
This degree is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.
View MCCCD’s curriculum 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|
|2020-2021||(Current) 5/26/2020 – 5/24/2021|
|2019-2020||5/28/2019 – 5/25/2020|
|2018-2019||5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019|