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OPTION 4: ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY DEGREE - SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Program Overview

This 60 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
AAS General Education elective+ 3 AAS General Education
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

SCM 101 3 Program Requirement

Description: Introduces Supply Chain Management (SCM) and the end-to-end (E2E) business processes necessary to achieve market and financial value, as well as competitive advantage. SCM is achieved by an organization proactively adopting initiatives to move suppliers and customers into collaborative relationships for mutual gain. Attention is focused on the fundamentals including customer service, fulfillment, demand planning and forecasting, inventory control, procurement, storeroom/warehousing, production control/operations, and physical distribution/logistics. All topics focus on technology, financial trends and career paths within the field.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

SCM 122 3 Program Requirement

Description: Provides an overview of the dynamics of managing inventory within the constantly evolving supply chain environment. Topics include forecasting inventory requirements based upon customer and consumer demand, understanding inventory management as related to production planning, modeling various scenarios based upon demand information, and recognizing the various processes and technology used in inventory management today.

Prerequisite: SCM 101 or consent of program coordinator.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

SCM 126 3 Program Requirement

Description: Provides an introduction and overview of the demand planning function as part of the broader supply chain. Topics covered include objectives of the function, the benefits of effective demand planning in an organization, the process of forecasting demand, the various types of demand, rules for ordering and optimizing of orders, the concept of economic order quantity and mitigating stock out risks, differences in demand distribution, sales and operations planning (S&OP), MRP and JIT.

Prerequisite: SCM 101 or consent of program coordinator.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

THIRD SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
AAS General Education electives+ 6 AAS General Education
SCM 120 3 Program Requirement

Description: Describes the development, scope, and objectives of production control. Outlines the coordination of manufacturing resources (money, manpower, materials and machines) and how they apply to this function. Focuses on scheduling, releasing and tracking of production orders and associated schedules, and the reporting of materials and resources used in the production process. Outlines the Enterprise-wide linkages and technology implications as related to overall company and business strategy through CRP, ERP, MRP and MPS activities and related roles.

Prerequisite: SCM 101 or consent of program coordinator.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

SCM 226 3 Program Requirement

Description: Focuses on the advanced concepts of planning, processes and technology to ensure a successful supply chain. Covers systems-based Material Requirements Planning (MRP) as part of the broader Enterprise Requirements Planning (ERP) framework and explores problem solving and complex solutions to supply chain integration needs. Focuses on leveraging systems to reduce inventories, set priorities, initiate orders, initiate purchase requirements, develop master production schedules and optimize the total cost structure within the supply chain. Also explores the concepts of Total Quality Management (TQM) and various elements of LEAN production and processes.

Prerequisite: SCM 101 and SCM 120, or consent of program coordinator.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

Technical elective2 3 Program Requirement

FOURTH 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

SCM 123 3 Program Requirement

Description: Reviews the framework of the transportation/distribution component of Logistics as part of the broader Supply Chain, and how it is a key component of the strategy and customer service for an organization. Provides an overview of various transportation systems and the impact on costs and service that each system provides. Examines the different types of modes and routings, and the impacts of regulatory and environmental decisions. Reviews the operational aspects of the transportation function, responsibilities for the key job functions associated with transportation, and overall trends within the industry.

Prerequisite: SCM 101 or consent of program coordinator.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

SCM 124 3 Program Requirement

Description: Provides an overview of the movement of goods within a warehouse environment, including the overall concepts of material handling, warehouse management, and packaging. Covers topics such as warehouse automation, containerization, palletization, conveyor systems, racking, kitting, picking and sorting. Reviews concepts such as the strategic nature of distribution centers versus traditional warehousing, and the overall impact of packaging beyond just product protection. Discusses the overall organizational structure and impact of warehouse operations as part of the broader supply chain.

Prerequisite: SCM 101 or consent of program coordinator.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

SCM 125 3 Program Requirement

Description: Covers the overall function of Procurement and its importance within the Supply Chain. Focuses on the strategic role of Procurement within the organization and how it directly contributes to the financial results of the business. Discusses overall roles and responsibilities within the function including preparation for and analysis of supplier bids and quotations, processes for purchase orders and contracting, inventory management and materials planning, supplier relationship management and performance management, total cost of ownership review, business continuity planning, and social and ethical responsibility.

Prerequisite: SCM 101 or consent of program coordinator.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

Technical electives2 5 Program Requirement

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.

2 - Select courses not listed as required that have one of the following prefixes: ELT, MFT, MNT, SCM or WLD.

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 with planning, inventory control, production control, purchasing, receiving, and distribution.
  • Be familiar with and understand how they can personally impact lean manufacturing on the job.
Last Updated: 11/6/19