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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. This 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.DRAFT

Program Requirements
MANUF 1101Industrial Design/CAD3
MANUF 1104Technical Mechanics2
MANUF 1121Physical Metallurgy3
MANUF 1151Machine Shop I3
MANUF 1180Quality Control3
MANUF 2202Solid Modeling and Design3
MANUF 2203Manufacturing Processes and Design3
MANUF 2206Mechanical Computr-Aided Drafting/Design3
MANUF 2207Tool Design3
MANUF 2208Mechanical Design Portfolio3
ELECT 1100Electricity and Electronics Fundamentals3
Program Electives
Select 13 credits from the following: 113
Metrology
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
Industrial Safety
Cost Analysis
Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Introduction to Robotic Technology
Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers
Welding I
General Education
Select 20 credits 1
Communication: Written3
Communication: Oral3
Physical/Life Sciences3
Mathematics (1000 level or above)5
Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Total Credits65

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
ELECT 1100 Electricity and Electronics Fundamentals 3
GEN EDGeneral Education 3-5
 Credits15-17
Second Semester
MANUF 2201 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
MANUF 2202 Solid Modeling and Design 3
MANUF 1104 Technical Mechanics 2
GEN EDGeneral Education 3-5
GEN EDGeneral Education 3-5
 Credits14-18
Summer Semester
GEN EDGeneral Education 3-5
ELECTIVEElective 3-5
 Credits6-10
Third Semester
MANUF 2203 Manufacturing Processes and Design 3
MANUF 2206 Mechanical Computr-Aided Drafting/Design 3
GEN EDGeneral Education 3-5
ELECTIVEProgram Electives 3-5
 Credits12-16
Fourth Semester
MANUF 1121 Physical Metallurgy 3
MANUF 2207 Tool Design 3
MANUF 2208 Mechanical Design Portfolio 3
ELECTIVEProgram Electives 3-5
GEN EDGeneral Education 3-5
 Credits15-19
 Total Credits62-80

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