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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 student 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. The Manufacturing Technology degree requires 65 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

Program Requirements
MANUF 1101Industrial Design/CAD3
MANUF 1104Technical Mechanics2
MANUF 1110Metrology3
MANUF 1151Machine Shop I3
MANUF 1153Advanced Machine Processes3
MANUF 1180Quality Control3
MANUF 2251Computer Numerical Control (CNC)3
ELECT 1100Electricity and Electronics Fundamentals3
ELECT 1141Digital Fundamentals3
WELD 1100Welding I3
Program Electives
Select 16 credits from the following: 116
Physical Metallurgy
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Solid Modeling and Design
Introduction to Robotic Technology
Oxy-Fuel, Welding, Plasma Cutting and Brazing
Shielded Arc Welding (SMAW)
Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Carbon Steel Welding
Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG)
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 Sciences (3 credits)
Total Credits65

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 1151 Machine Shop I 3
MANUF 1180 Quality Control 3
ELMEC 1141 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
GEN EDGeneral Education 3-5
Second Semester
MANUF 1110 Metrology 3
WELD 1100 Welding I 3
ELECT 1100 Electricity and Electronics Fundamentals 3
GEN EDGeneral Education 3
GEN EDGeneral Education 3
Summer Semester
Select one of the following: 3
Fundamentals of Speech Communication  
Small-Group Communication  
Introduction to Business Communication  
Third Semester
MANUF 1153 Advanced Machine Processes 3
MANUF 1104 Technical Mechanics 2
ELECTIVEProgram Electives 3-9
Fourth Semester
MANUF 2251 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) 3
ELECTIVEProgram Electives 3-9
GEN EDGeneral Education 3-5
 Total Credits50-66

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural or interest-based Student Club.
  • Attend Project Hire-Ed Seminar

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

Fourth Semester

  • Decide on Career vs Education