Associate in Applied Science in Manufacturing Technology

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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.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Degree
Academic Plan
Manufacturing Technology (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3616
Total Credits Required
71-74
Catalog Year
2018-2019

Career Opportunities

This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below is a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic $39,340
Machinists $43,260
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $31,790
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

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 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.

Fall Semester (Term 1)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 1)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
17
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
GTC106 Industrial Safety RC 2
GTC108 Technical Mathematics II 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 Critical Course RC 4

Spring Semester (Term 2)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 2)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
18
ENG111 Technical and Professional Writing FYC 3
GTC216 Properties of Materials RC 3
MFG206 CNC Programming of Word Address Language RC 3
MFG113 Geometric Tolerancing and Dimensioning Application RC 3
MFG254 Solids Modeling-Solidworks FYC 3
PHI105 Introduction to Ethics Humanities, Arts and Design 3
Students are Eligible for the Certificate of Completion in Machining (5614)

Fall Semester (Term 3)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 3)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
18-21
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR equivalent as indicated by assessment Critical Rdg 0–3
DFT255 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing RC 4
GTC185 Electro-Mechanical Devices RC 4
MFG214 CNC: Operator Training RC 3
MFG236 CAD/Cam Mastercam Programming Level I 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)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 4)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
18
COM100 Introduction to Human Communication Oral Comm 3
MFG215 CNC Operator Training II RC 3
MFG246 Advanced CAD/CAM CNC Programming: MasterCam RC 3
MFG250 Manual Machining: NIMS Level I Certification Test Preparation 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

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HU = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Disclaimer

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).

* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.