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OPTION 2: ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY DEGREE - METAL FABRICATION

Program Overview

This 61 credit-hour Advanced Manufacturing Technology degree is designed to prepare students for the modern manufacturing environment. This program will prepare students for employment with companies that have implemented team-oriented design, production, quality and maintenance systems within the manufacturing environment. American manufacturers are increasingly using high-tech equipment that involves multiple integrated systems. It is critical that these companies be able to recruit and employ individuals who know how to operate, troubleshoot and maintain this high-tech equipment.

This sequenced degree plan is one of four options that students may pursue to earn the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. While there are multiple specializations, this particular degree can be awarded only once.

Program Requirements

FIRST SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
MFT 102 4 Program Requirement

Description: Provides the student with an introduction to the manufacturing world and provides specific instruction to facilitate safe work practices in industrial environments. Introduces manufacturing specializations such as mechatronics, precision machining and welding. Covers fire safety, pressurized gases, electrical hazards, and safe machine usage. Students will also become acquainted with OSHA policy. Students will have the opportunity to earn the Safety Certification through Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC).

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

MFT 104 2 Program Requirement

Description: Provides an introduction to controlling and improving quality in a manufacturing setting. Explores ways that manufacturers use data and analysis to improve quality. Students will have the opportunity to earn the Quality and Measurement Certifications through the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC).

Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent enrollment in MFT 102 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

MFT 108 3 Program Requirement

Description: Provides the basics of how manufacturing transforms materials into products. Students will learn about the varying types of production and will learn about the materials that are used in production and the types of processes used in manufacturing including machining, casting and assembly.

Prerequisite: MFT 102 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

MFT 109 2 Program Requirement

Description: Provides a basic understanding of tools and equipment used in manufacturing and knowledge of how to improve productivity through predictive and preventive maintenance.

Prerequisite: MFT 102 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

MTH 097 1 3 AAS General Education

Description: Reviews arithmetic, introduces basic algebraic and right triangle trigonometric techniques. Includes arithmetic, elementary algebra, geometry, ratio and proportions, measurements, right triangle trigonometry and their application to solve a variety of career and technical problems. Draws practical problems the student’s career area, including emergency services, graphic communications, building trades, culinary arts and information technology. Intended for students pursuing Harper degrees and certificates in career program fields. This course: is not transferable, does not satisfy the prerequisite for any other mathematics course, and does not satisfy any general education requirements.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

SECOND SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
MFT 119 2 Program Requirement

Description: Applies and expands manufacturing skills and knowledge in the workplace environment. Students will have an on-site supervisor who will assign duties in the workplace. Regularly scheduled face-to-face on-campus sessions will be conducted to assess the student’s progress, problem areas and to review appropriateness of work involvement. Actual permissible duties and activities will be determined based upon the student’s knowledge and skills. The student must complete a minimum of 100 hours at the work site.

Prerequisite: MFT 102, MFT 104, MFT 108 and MFT 109 with grades of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

MFT 134 3 Program Requirement

Description: Provides students in the machine trades the basic skills required for visualizing and interpreting industrial prints. Emphasizes orthographic projection techniques of top, front, side, and section views, tolerancing, geometric dimensioning and the impact of computer drafting as related to the machine trades.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

AAS General Education elective+ 6 AAS General Education
WLD 110 3 Program Requirement

Description: Covers fundamentals of oxyacetylene welding theory and practices and beginning electric welding. Includes arc welding and gas welding, brazing and cutting in the horizontal position.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

WLD 210 3 Program Requirement

Description: Covers advanced welding theory and practice in arc welding. Provides experience in MIG and TIG (Heliarc) techniques. Includes an introduction to strength of weld testing.

Prerequisite: WLD 110 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

THIRD SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ENG 101 3 AAS General Education

Description: Emphasizes the writing of expository prose. Introduction to the critical reading of nonfiction prose. IAI C1 900

Prerequisite: ENG 100 with a grade of C or better. Other placement options. ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf ESL students need one of the following options: ESL 073 and ESL 074 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 086 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 099 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 with required writing placement test score; or ESL 074 with required reading placement test score.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

WLD 211 4 Program Requirement

Description: Covers advanced welding theory and extensive practice in major arc welding process. Provides experience in advanced GMAW (gas metal arc welding), FCAW (flux cored arc welding), GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding) and other arc welding techniques. Plasma arc and air carbon arc cutting will be included.

Prerequisite: WLD 210 with a grade of C or better, or consent of program coordinator.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

WLD 212 4 Program Requirement

Description: Covers advanced out-of-position and multi-pass arc welding including GMAW (gas metal arc welding), SMAW (shielded metal arc welding) and GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding). Emphasizes working from blueprints and development of welding skills necessary to pass welder qualification tests. Students must pass guided bend tests to become “certified welders” in accordance with the AWS (American Welding Society) D1.1 Structural Welding Code.

Prerequisite: WLD 211 with a grade of C or better, or consent of program coordinator.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

WLD 240 3 Program Requirement

Description: Allows the student an opportunity to gain proficiency in all major industrial arc, oxy-fuel, and mechanical cutting processes-manual, semi-automatic and automatic. Processes include Plasma Arc, Air Carbon Arc, Shielded Metal Arc, Exothermic, and Oxy-Fuel cutting; optical tracers; and CNC controls.

Prerequisite: WLD 210 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

FOURTH SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
AAS General Education electives+ 6 AAS General Education
WLD 225 2 Program Requirement

Description: Teaches the student to become proficient in reading more complex welding blueprints. The student will learn the symbols specific to welding blueprints. Emphasizes developing the ability to transfer the two-dimensional print to the actual three-dimensional object.

Prerequisite: MFT 134 and WLD 210 with grades of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

WLD 245 4 Program Requirement

Description: Provides hands-on experience constructing welding projects employing arc, oxy-acetylene, gas metal arc (mig), gas tungsten arc (tig), or a combination of these welding processes using a welding blueprint as a guide.

Prerequisite: WLD 211 and WLD 240 with grades of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

WLD 250 4 Program Requirement

Description: Prepares the student to construct welding projects employing arc, oxyacetylene, gas metal arc (MIG), gas tungsten arc (TIG), or any combination of these welding processes using a welding blueprint as a guide. Covers advanced fabrication techniques including rolling, forming and bending.

Prerequisite: WLD 211 and WLD 245 with grades of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

1 - Students may take MTH 097, MTH 101, MTH 103, or higher.

+ - At least one of the AAS General Education electives must meet the World Cultures and Diversity graduation requirement. See full list of AAS General Education Electives.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the AAS in Advanced Manufacturing Technology, students should:

  • be familiar with the types of careers in manufacturing.
  • recognize and maintain a safe manufacturing workplace.
  • be able to explain the key elements of a quality system.
  • identify the major components of the production process.
  • understand the various processes used in manufacturing.
  • understand basic measurement in manufacturing and geometric dimensioning and tolerance.
  • read basic drawings for manufacturing.
  • identify the key elements of production and production planning.
  • identify how tools and equipment are used in manufacturing.
  • explain the purpose of preventive and predictive maintenance.
  • understand the career ladder available for them in manufacturing.
  • be skilled and knowledgeable in arc, oxy-acetylene, mig, and tig welding.
  • Be familiar with and understand how they can personally impact lean manufacturing on the job.
Last Updated: 11/6/19