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Manufacturing Technology

Associate in Science
Program Goals: 
The Manufacturing Technology program is designed to prepare graduates to enter the field of advanced manufacturing. Students will gain an understanding of materials and manufacturing processes as well as the quality systems in place in modern industry. Using safe working practices, students will learn to operate and maintain a variety of production equipment. Since there is a strong focus on applied mathematical and scientific knowledge in advanced manufacturing, students will obtain an advanced understanding of electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems. Use of PC’s, communication skills, CNC machine tools, and CAD/CAM software will allow successful graduates to enhance their ability to add value to any manufacturing environment. Graduates will be able to apply lean principles and automation techniques to improve process and product efficiency and quality.
Student Learning Outcomes: 
Upon completion of the program graduates will be able to:
  • Be able to apply mathematical and scientific concepts to solve manufacturing problems.
  • Understand the process of product development through design and experimentation.
  • Supervise and manage a variety of manufacturing systems.
  • Work in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams to assess and improve system performance.
  • Practice safe working protocols to nurture ethical responsibilities.
  • Communicate technical information both verbally and in written form.
  • Use modern tooling, skills, and techniques for effective manufacturing systems practice.
  • Understand the behavior of a variety of material properties as they relate to manufacturing processing.
  • Apply accurate design methodology and use industry standard CAD/CAM software to improve quality and production.
  • Identify problems before they occur and design a solution.
  • Understand and manage product variability as defined by quality systems.
  • Apply advanced methods of analysis, synthesis, and control of manufacturing systems.
  • Safely operate, program, and setup a variety of CNC equipment.
  • Measure manufacturing process variables and draw credible technical conclusions.
  • Apply lean principles in the operation and development of production systems.
Admissions Process: 
Admissions inquiries should be directed to admissions [at] qcc [dot] mass [dot] edu. Prospective students may apply to the program of their choice by following the enrollment steps at the following link: http://www.qcc.edu/pages/Enrollment_Steps.html
CORI, SORI, Finger Printing & Drug Testing: 
A Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and Sexual Offenders Record Information (SORI) are not required. Finger printing and drug testing are not required. However, CORI / SORI, finger printing and drug testing may be required of students enrolled in MNT 299.
Additional Cost: 
Graduates may be required to meet at locations off campus and are expected to provide their own transportation to these venues. Types of venues used vary each semester, but may include company tours outside of class and/or training at other local educational facilities.
Technical Performance Standards: 
See page 17 in the catalog or the Technical Performance Standards page.
Credit for Prior Learning: 
Students enrolled in this program may be able to earn academic credit for prior learning. Please contact the office of Career Placement Services at careerservices [at] qcc [dot] mass [dot] edu, 508.854.4439, Room 272 A. To evaluate technical prior learning credit the student should contact the program coordinator.
Career Outlook: 
Please consult The Massachusetts Career Information System at http://masscis.intocareers.com/ or The Occupational Outlook Handbook at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ for specific occupational information. The CIP code for this program is 15.0613.
Transfer Articulations & Opportunities: 
Prospective students may learn more about transfer articulation agreements at the following link: http://www.qcc.mass.edu/transfer/ArticPathways.html . More information regarding transfer opportunities is available at: http://www.qcc.mass.edu/transfer
Additional Information: 
  • The courses in this program are aligned with national standards as set by MSSC.
  • Students that successfully complete the degree are prepared to pass the Certified Production Technician (CPT) examinations. www.msscusa.org
Course Title Course # Semester Offered Plan to Take Grade Credits Prerequisites
Semester 1
Introduction to Computer Applications CIS 111 F/S/SU     3  
College Mathematics I: Precalculus MAT 123 F/S/SU     3 MAT 100 or approp place score
Mechanical CAD I MNT 101 F/S     3  
Manufacturing Processes I MNT 110 F     3  
Liberal Arts Elective   F/S/SU     3  
Semester 2
Liberal Arts Elective ENG 101 F/S/SU     3 ENG 100 or approp place score
College Mathematics II: Trigonometry MAT 124 F/S/SU     3 MAT 123
Manufacturing Quality Assurance & Control Techniques MNT 106 S     4 MNT 101
Manufacturing Safety MNT 100 F/S     3  
Maintenance & Instrumentation in Manufacturing MNT 115 F     3 MNT 110
Semester 3
English Composition & Literature II ENG 102 F/S/SU     3 ENG 101
Solid Modeling MNT 103 F/S     3 MNT 101
Process Automation & Robotics MNT 217 F     3 CIS 111, MNT 110
Physics I PHY 101 F/S/SU     4 Coreq- MAT 124
Computer Numerical Control or MNT 210 F     3-4 MNT 101
Elective*   F/S/SU     3-4  
Semester 4
Fundamentals of Computer-Aided Manufacturing MNT 215 S     4 MNT 102 or MNT 103, MNT 210
Manufacturing Processes II MNT 216 S     4 MNT 102 or MNT 103, MNT 210; Coreq-MNT 215
Lean Manufacturing & Six Sigma MNT 218 S     3 CIS 111, MNT 110
Cooperative Work Experience and Seminar or MNT 299 F/S/SU     3 Approval of Program Coordinator
Elective*   F/S/SU     3  
Physics II PHY 102 S     4 PHY 101
Total credits required: 65-66  

Program Notes:

  • Students should note that many required courses have ENG and/or MAT prerequisites.

*Suggested Electives: Students must select from the following list of courses: BIO, CHM, MAT, MNT, PHY, PSY, or SPH; or the following suggested courses: MGT 211, MGT 221, MRK 201, MRK 221; or a course approved by the Program Coordinator.