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The Manufacturing Technology program provides training in a wide variety of skill areas of product manufacturing and services. The four degree options in the program are Automated Manufacturing Systems, Drafting/Design, Manufacturing Technology and Manufacturing Engineering Technology. Automated Manufacturing is designed to prepare the student for careers in computer-aided manufacturing, robotics and numerical control. Drafting/Design prepares the students for careers in the drafting and computer-aided design areas. Manufacturing Technology provides the student with a broad background in the areas of machining, drafting and fluid systems so as to prepare them for entry level positions as machine operators, machine maintenance personnel and quality control personnel. The Manufacturing Engineering Technology degree prepares students for entry-level engineering technician positions in manufacturing. This degree requires 66 credits in program requirements, program electives and general education in the courses listed below. 

For more information about Manufacturing Technology, please visit the program page.

Degree Requirements

Field of Study Code: MANUF.AAS.AUTO

Program Requirements
MANUF 1101Industrial Design/CAD3
MANUF 1104Technical Mechanics2
MANUF 1110Metrology3
MANUF 1121Physical Metallurgy3
MANUF 1151Machine Shop I3
MANUF 1180Quality Control3
MANUF 2202Solid Modeling and Design3
MANUF 2251Computer Numerical Control (CNC)3
MANUF 2253Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM)3
MANUF 2280Industrial Safety2
ELECT 1100Electricity and Electronics Fundamentals3
ELMEC 1141Hydraulics and Pneumatics3
ELMEC 1171Introduction to Robotic Technology3
ELMEC 1190Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers3
Program Electives
Select six credits from the following: 16
Advanced Machine Processes
Technical Static & Strength of Material
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Manufacturing Processes and Design
Mechanical Computr-Aided Drafting/Design
Tool Design
Robotic Application
General Education
Select 20 credits 120
Communications: Written (3 credits)
Communications: Oral (3 credits)
Physical/Life Sciences (3-5 credits)
Mathematics (3-5 credits, 1000 level or above)
Humanities (3 credits)
Social & Behavioral Science (3 credits)
Total Credits66

In addition to the courses listed above.

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A.S. degree, please visit the A.A.S. degree catalog page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
MANUF 1101 Industrial Design/CAD 3
MANUF 1121 Physical Metallurgy 3
MANUF 1151 Machine Shop I 3
ELMEC 1141 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
Gen EdMathematics 3-5
Second Semester
MANUF 1180 Quality Control 3
MANUF 1104 Technical Mechanics 2
MANUF 2202 Solid Modeling and Design 3
ELECT 1100 Electricity and Electronics Fundamentals 3
ENGLI 1101
English Composition I
or Workplace Writing
Summer Semester
MANUF 2280 Industrial Safety 2
Select one of the following: 3
Fundamentals of Speech Communication  
Small-Group Communication  
Introduction to Business Communication  
Third Semester
MANUF 1110 Metrology 3
MANUF 2251 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) 3
ELMEC 1171 Introduction to Robotic Technology 3
ElectiveProgram Elective 3
Gen EdPhysical and Life Sciences 4
Fourth Semester
MANUF 2253 Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) 3
ELMEC 1190 Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers 3
ElectiveProgram Elective 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 3
Gen EdHumanities and Fine Arts 3
 Total Credits65-67

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural or interest-based Student Club.

Second Semester

  • If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.
  • Join Engineering Technology Club
  • Find summer entry level manufacturing job.

Third Semester

  • Pursue 4 year course options
  • Build Professional Resume
  • Attend National Trade show