Advanced Manufacturing

Overview

Program Description

The certificate and degree program provides the knowledge and skills for students to design and create products for the manufacturing industry. Students will use MASTERCAM CAD/CAM software to operate multi-axis numerical control machines. Training will utilize manufacturing related math, industry blueprint reading, CAD geometry, CAM tool paths, precision measurement, machine setup and operation, and quality control procedures.  Students can further pursue the creation of detailed industry standard blueprints from 3-D solid models, as well as work with metal processes.

Career Opportunties

Completion of the Computer Numerical Control Technician certificate prepares students for entry-level work as a Computer Numerical Control Technician and is aligned with Boeing’s knowledge, skills, and abilities for precision machining.  The AAS prepares students for advanced level work in this same field and may lead to a career as a CAD/CAM Computer Programmer. See Automotive, Welding, and Manufacturing » Advanced Manufacturing for more career and employment information.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of the Advanced Manufacturing Program, the successful student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, think critically, formulate, and present creative solutions in the design and completion of projects
  • Demonstrate effective oral, written, and graphical communication skills appropriate to the manufacturing industry
  • Demonstrate basic and precision measurement methods and interpret information presented in graphs, charts, and blueprints
  • Commit to the quality of results in project design and execution and demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility related to their professional discipline
  • Demonstrate the ability to be effective team members and leaders through displaying the capability to understand the value of diversity with groups and strategies for balancing group dynamics and process

In addition, students who complete the program will demonstrate the following skills standards specific to Advanced Manufacturing:

  • Interpret engineering blueprints to create part geometry
  • Use CAD/CAM software to construct geometric models and drawings for tool paths
  • Safely operate manual and computer numerical control machines, cutting tools, and setup tools
  • Complete measurement processes, using digital calipers, micrometers, and calibrated gages
  • Apply numerical control programming to control movement and cutting processes
  • Set up and operate a computer numerical control milling center
  • Set up and operate a computer numerical control turning center

Program Information

Length of Program: Full time students may complete the Certificate of Proficiency in two quarters, if prerequisites are complete.  The AAS can be completed in 6 quarters, depending upon when the internship in industry is arranged.

Additional Program Information

 

 

Educational Plan

Advanced Manufacturing Degree



Associate in Applied Science Degree 
90-99 credits

Computer Numerical Control Technician
Certificate of Proficiency
40 credits

Core Requirements

CMT 101 Introduction to Machining 5 Credits Search Schedule
Provides an overview of the machining career including the types of machines used, history of the machining trades, overview of machining careers, and introduction to NIMS certification. Students will learn content necessary to pass the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certification test for Measurement, Materials & Safety. Recommended concurrent enrollment with CMT 102 & CMT 103. Prerequisite: None.
CMT 102 Measurement, Materials and Safety 5 Credits Search Schedule
Provides an overview of basic safety, measurement techniques, and quality assurance processes required for the machining trades. Students will learn content necessary to successfully pass the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certification test for Measurement, Materials & Safety. Recommended concurrent enrollment with CMT 101 & CMT 103. Prerequisite: None.
CMT 103 Print Reading for Machine Trades 5 Credits Search Schedule
Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to read and understand blueprints and engineering drawings used in the machine trades. Students will learn content necessary to pass the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certification test for Measurement, Materials & Safety. Recommended concurrent enrollment with CMT 101 & CMT 102. Prerequisite: None.
CMT 105 Inspection/Quality Control 3 Credits Search Schedule
Introduces the theory and processes for quality assurance in machining. Students will learn content necessary to pass the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certification test for Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout. Recommended concurrent enrollment with CMT 106 & CMT 107. Prerequisite: "C" or better in CMT 101 and CMT 102 and CMT 1 03.
CMT 106 Fundamental Computer NumericalControlled Machine 5 Credits Search Schedule
Introduces the basics of Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machines with a focus on mills/lathes and computer-aided design. Students will learn content necessary to pass the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certification test for Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout. Recommended concurrent enrollment with CMT 105 & 107. Prerequisite: "C" or better in CMT 101 and CMT 102 and CMT 103.
CMT 107 Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout 5 Credits Search Schedule
Introduces the tools, machines and theory required for the machining industry, with an emphasis on job planning, benchwork, and layout procedures. Students will learn content necessary to pass the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certification test for Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout. Recommended concurrent enrollment with CMT 105 & 106. Prerequisite: "C" or better in CMT 101 and CMT 102 and CMT 103.
CMT 109 CNC Mills and Lathes 6 Credits Search Schedule
Provides intermediate to advanced instruction on Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) mills and lathes, with an emphasis on setup and operations, tool mounting, and process planning. Students will learn content necessary to pass the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certification test for CNC Milling - Operations. Recommended concurrent enrollment with CMT 110. Prerequisite: "C" or better in CMT 105 and CMT 106 and CMT 107.
CMT 110 CNC Programming 6 Credits Search Schedule
Provides intermediate level instruction in Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) programming for mills and lathes. Students will learn content necessary to pass the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certification test for CNC Milling - Operations. Recommended concurrent enrollment with CMT 109. Prerequisite: "C" or better in CMT 105 and CMT 106 and CMT 107.

Addititional Requirements for Associate Degree

CMT 201 Advanced CNC Machining (Mills & Lathes) Level 1 5 Credits Search Schedule
Provides advanced technical knowledge of manual and computer numerical control (CNC) machining with an emphasis on special cutting processes, analysis of engineering drawings, and quality control. Students will learn content necessary to pass the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certification test for Manual Milling Level 1. Recommended concurrent enrollment with CMT 202. Prerequisite: "C" or better in CMT 109 and CMT 110.
CMT 202 Advanced CNC Programming 5 Credits Search Schedule
Covers advanced CNC programming, including using MasterCam to program CNC equipment, writing and editing programs for production runs, and customizing programs for print specification. Recommend concurrent enrollment with CMT 201. Prerequisite: "C" or better in CMT 109 and CMT 110.
CMT 205 Advanced CNC Maching (Mills and Lathes) Level 2 5 Credits Search Schedule
Provides advanced technical knowledge of computer numerical control (CNC) machining, with an emphasis on production runs, maintenance and operation of CNC machines during production runs, and product inspection. Students will learn content necessary to successfully pass the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certification test for CNC Milling: Programming, Setup & Operations. Recommend concurrent enrollment with CMT 206. Prerequisite: "C" or better in CMT 201 and CMT 202.
CMT 206 Advanced Machine Shop Applications 8 Credits Search Schedule
Provides a capstone experience requiring students to design and machine a final project. Recommended concurrent enrollment with CMT 205. Prerequisite: "C" or better in CMT 201 and CMT 202.

Choose one of the following:

CAD 101 Mechanical Drafting I 5 Credits Search Schedule
Introductory level Mechanical Drafting/CAD. Includes basic CAD drawing and editing tool usage, understanding scales, plane geometry, shape descriptions with an emphasis on 3-D projection theory. Prerequisite: None, recommended CAD 150 be taken concurrently.
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CAD 150 Introduction to CAD 5 Credits Search Schedule
Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting. Includes file management, coordinate systems, draw commands, editing commands, dimensioning variables, layer management, external reference files, blocks, create attributes, dynamic blocks, introduction to parametric modeling and plotting. Prerequisite: Experience with Windows operating system highly recommended.


Choose a minimum of 7 credits to achieve 90 credits:
CAD 241 Mechanical CAD I 5 Credits Search Schedule
Introduction to 3-D Solid Modeling utilizing SolidWorks Solid Modeling Software and its design environment. Course includes design sketching, solid geometry, blueprinting, solid assembles and solid material and textures. Prerequisite: CAD 101, 150 or instructor's permission.
CAD 242 Mechanical CAD II 5 Credits Search Schedule
Intermediate 3D Solid Modeling utilizing SolidWorks Solid Modeling Software. Course includes expanded design sketching skills, creation of more complex designs, creation of solid assemblies and an introduction to solid analysis. Prerequisite: CAD 241 or instructor's permission.
CAD 243 Mechanical CAD III 5 Credits Search Schedule
Advanced 3D Solid Modeling utilizing SolidWorks Solid Modeling Software. Course includes advanced sketch design and editing, complex solid assembly creation and editing, advanced blueprinting and an introduction to Solid stress and movement analysis. Prerequisite: CAD 242 or instructor's permission.
COOP 190 Cooperative Work Experience Search Schedule
Provides academically supervised work experience that enhances program learning in a real world context. Students are able to connect what they learned in an academic setting with on-the-job skills and competency to be successful while in an actual work environment. Prerequisite: Students must complete at least two (2) quarters (25 credits minimum) of college-level work in their program of study and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00. As requested by the employer, some internships require higher GPA standards.
COOP 290 Cooperative Work Experience/Internship Search Schedule
Provides academically supervised work experience that enhances program learning in a real world context. Students are able to connect what they learned in an academic setting with on-the-job skills and competency to be successful while in an actual work environment. Prerequisite: Completion of COOP 190. Students must complete at least two (2) quarters (25 credits minimum) of college-level work in their program of study and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00. As requested by the employer, some internships require higher GPA standards.
AUTO 100 Introduction to Automotive 5 Credits Search Schedule
Basic engine systems design and diagnostic procedures covered on most import and domestic automobiles, including green technology vehicles. Extensive use of shop manuals, technical service information, and computer based information systems will be emphasized. Automotive shop safety practices, hand tools and precision tools usage, and OSHA regulations and procedures are studied. Prerequisite: None.
AUTO 111 Basic Electrical/Electronic Systems 16 Credits Search Schedule
Electrical and electronic systems theory, diagnosis, and service relating to modern import and domestic vehicles, including green technology. Covers in-depth application of Ohm's Law and Watt's Law. Shop electrical diagnostic equipment and tools are studied with emphasis on safety and setup. Prerequisite: "C" or better in AUTO 100 or instructor's permission.
AUTO 121 Automotive Steering,Suspension and Brake Systems 16 Credits Search Schedule
An in-depth study of modern, domestic and import vehicle steering, suspension and braking systems. We will emphasize on inspection, diagnosis, repair and adjustment of the steering and suspension and braking systems. Includes: complete hydraulic system and components, power assist, parking brake, anti-lock brake, electronic skid control systems, and hybrid vehicle regenerative brake components, use of ABS diagnostic scan tools, shop special service tools, and 4-wheel alignment equipment will be utilized. Emphasis will be placed on safety, setup and use. Extensive review of shop safety practices and proper equipment use will be done. This course was formerly known as AUTO 116 and 117. Prerequisite: AUTO 100 or instructor's permission.
WELD 102 Welding Theory I 5 Credits Search Schedule
Introduces students to the tools and equipment used in welding. Topics include safety considerations, electrical principles, weld quality, and technical orientation for select welding and cutting processes. Prerequisite: None. Co-requisites: WELD 103, WELD 104, WELD 106.
WELD 103 Thermal Cutting and Gouging 1 Credit Search Schedule
Introduces students to the knowledge and skill sets needed for manual and machine-guided oxyfuel cutting, manual plasma arc cutting, and carbon arc gouging. Safety precautions and the use and care of equipment are stressed in this course. Students must provide their own personal protective equipment (PPE). Prerequisite: MATH 090, ENGL 090. Co-requisites: WELD 102, WELD 104, WELD 106.
WELD 104 Oxyacetylene Welding 3 Credits Search Schedule
Introduces students to the knowledge and skill sets needed for welding various joint designs using Oxyacetylene Welding (OAW) equipment. Emphasis placed on personal protective equipment (PPE), hazards associated with welding, identification of safe welding practices. Students must provide their own personal protective equipment (PPE). Prerequisite: None. Co-requisites: WELD 102, WELD 103, WELD 106.
WELD 106 Shielded Metal Arc Welding I 5 Credits Search Schedule
An introduction to the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process including: equipment, safety, and skill development with deep penetrating electrodes. The course includes metal preparation processes, equipment set-up, and welding techniques. Students must provide their own personal protective equipment (PPE). Prerequisite: None. Co-requisites: WELD 102, WELD 103, WELD 104.

General Education Requirements
Communication

ENGL&101 English Composition I 5 Credits Search Schedule
Develops writing skills by focusing on strategies and techniques writers use to convey ideas, evaluate information, make a point, and participate in multiple discourse communities. Emphasizes both the process and the product of writing. This course was formerly known as WRIT 101, College Writing I. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement test scores OR appropriate completion of ENGL 095, ENGL 095X, or ENGL 098 OR concurrent enrollment in ENGL 110 with instructor's permission.
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, COMMUNICATION, GER-CIS, AA-AAS-T-COMMUNICATION, AAS-COMMUNICATION: Reading/Writing, AAS-READING-WRITING

Computation

MATH 101 Technical Mathematics I 5 Credits Search Schedule
Theory and applications of mathematics used in technical fields with emphasis on problem solving strategies, measurement, algebra, geometry, unit conversions and the metric system. Prerequisite: MATH 094 with a minimum grade of "C" or MATH 097 (formerly MATH 098) with a minimum grade of "C" or appropriate placement test score.
Distribution: AAS, AAS-COMPUTATION

Human Relations
5 Credits in HUMAN RELATIONS
(must satisfy diversity requirements)
Recommended Courses:
BUS 260 Principles of Management: Diversity 5 Credits Search Schedule
Analysis of the functions of management, including planning, problem solving, decision making, organizing, leading, directing, motivating and controlling. Special emphasis will be on current management issues including the importance of valuing diversity. Students will be expected to employ critical thinking skills to analyze and address typical workplace challenges. The case method, role playing, practical applications and exercises will be used. Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101. Completion of ENGL& 101 (formerly WRIT 101) is strongly recommended.
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, DIVERSITY, AAS-HUMAN RELATIONS
PSYC 116 Psychology of Human Relations: Diversity 5 Credits Search Schedule
An introduction to the study of human relations, self-concept and the internal influences on one's thoughts, feelings and behaviors. An examination of the external and sociocultural influences on our personal and professional relationships. Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101.
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, DIVERSITY, SOCIAL SCIENCE, NURSING SOCIAL SCIENCE, AAS-HUMAN RELATIONS, AA-AAS-T-SOCIAL SCIENCE

 

Effective Catalog Year 2017-2018, Revised March 21, 2017