Manufacturing employees work in a broad range of professional and technical positions. They may work as engineering technicians using computer programs to design parts, equipment, or machinery. As process technicians they use electronically controlled equipment and software in the manufacture of specific products. As quality assurance technicians they hold responsibility for product quality to monitor and control the manufacturing processes. Or they may participate in or supervise a manufacturing team and be responsible for all aspects of production from design to quality control.
The curriculum supports updated skill standards defined by the Framework of Competencies for the Advanced Manufacturing (published by the National Council for Advanced Manufacturing) and is supplemented by the National CADD Standards (also published by the National Council for Advanced Manufacturing). The curriculum will provide the student with the classroom and hands-on experiences necessary to master competencies in:
- Communication and teamwork
- Blueprint reading
- Math and measurement
- Manufacturing fundamentals
- Workplace safety and health
- Business planning and operation
- Problem solving
- Computer use
- Quality assurance
- Related workplace and learning skills
Upon completion of this degree program, the graduate will be prepared to obtain employment within manufacturing profession. In addition, the student will be positioned to continue academic studies at the Bachelor’s degree level in such disciplines as Industrial Technology or Manufacturing Engineering. Students should speak with an academic advisor to be sure that the courses selected satisfy the requirements of the receiving institution.
A total of 66 credits are required for the Associate degree.
A Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and Sexual Offenders Record Information (SORI) may be required of all students enrolled in MNT 299. Finger printing and drug testing may be required.
Students enrolled in MNT 299 may incur an additional expense for professional liability insurance.
Technical Performance Standards: Prior to application to this program, please review the Technical Performance Standards requirements on pages 16-19 in the current college catalog.
Introduction to Computer Applications
English Composition and Literature I
College Mathematics I: Precalculus
Manufacturing Processes I
Liberal Arts Elective
English Composition & Literature II
College Mathematics II: Trigonometry
Mechanical CAD I
Geometric Tolerancing and Blueprint Reading
Instrumentation in Manufacturing
Process Automation & Robotics
Computer Numerical Control or Program Elective
Fundamentals of Computer-Aided Manufacturing
Manufacturing Processes II
Cooperative Work Experience and Seminar or
Lean Manufacturing & Six Sigma