Skip to content

OPTION 3: ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY DEGREE - PRECISION MACHINING

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 105 3 Program Requirement

Description: Covers fundamentals of machine shop theory and safe practices. Provides familiarization with tools, equipment, and practices of the precision metal working industry. Includes introduction to mills, drill press, and lathes. Students are provided classroom and laboratory learning experiences. Students may earn NIMS credentials.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

MFT 132 3 Program Requirement

Description: Develops dimensional measurement ability for skilled workers, inspectors, technicians, and for personnel entering a technical occupation. Measuring equipment and instruments used include: scales, micrometers, calipers, gage blocks, indicators and productions gages. Basic statistics, probability, and acceptance sampling are also covered.

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

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
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

MFT 120 3 Program Requirement

Description: Covers machine shop theory with emphasis on safe practices and applications. Includes lathes, surface grinders, and milling machines. Projects in this class will be machined using high speed steel (HSS) tools. Students are responsible for calculating all feeds and speeds. Students may earn NIMS credentials.

Prerequisite: MFT 105 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

MFT 121 3 Program Requirement

Description: Covers advanced machine shop theory and applications. Includes lathes, surface grinders, and milling machines. Studies production machining, feed and speed applications, and quality control techniques applied to precision machining. Introduces modern indexable tooling. Students may earn NIMS credentials.

Prerequisite: MFT 120 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

MFT 140 3 Program Requirement

Description: Provides the student with the knowledge necessary for different types of part inspections. Utilizes the Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM), surface plate, height gages, optical comparator and other quality inspection equipment to set up and lay out parts for the final inspection process. Compares all measurements and layouts to precision part blueprints.

Prerequisite: MFT 132 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

Technical elective2 3 Program Requirement

THIRD SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
AAS General Education elective+ 3 AAS General Education
MFT 123 4 Program Requirement

Description: Introduces setup and operation of CNC machining and turning centers. Teaches CNC machine tool controls through laboratory experiences and the manufacture of pre-programmed parts including part holding techniques, alignment, process planning, tooling for CNC machine tools, and inspection of machined products. Students may earn NIMS credentials.

Prerequisite: MFT 121 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

MFT 125 4 Program Requirement

Description: Covers the principles and operation of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine tools with an emphasis on the set up and operation of lathes. Includes safety, turning, grooving, drilling, boring, threading, cutting tools, and introduction to CNC programming on common industry controls. Students may earn the NIMS credentials.

Prerequisite: MFT 123 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

MFT 210 3 Program Requirement

Description: Covers concepts of solid modeling techniques for product design and manufacturing in this introductory course. Provide students with a thorough understanding of the integration of computers and Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software used in the industry and in precision machining. Teaches how to create, modify, and manipulate part geometry. Students will create a CAD drawing of a part for precision machining and/or 3D printing.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

FOURTH SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
AAS General Education electives+ 6 AAS General Education
MFT 128 4 Program Requirement

Description: Covers the principles and operation of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine tools with an emphasis on the set up and operation of vertical and horizontal mills. Includes safety, turning, drilling, boring, threading, cutting tools, to CNC mill programming, practices and setups on common industry controls. Students may earn NIMS credentials.

Prerequisite: MFT 123 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

MFT 220 3 Program Requirement

Description: Demonstrates the integration of Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided-Manufacturing in this introductory course. Provides students with knowledge of using Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software combined with Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software used in precision machining to generate G-code for a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) program. Students will perform tooling selection, create and simulate CNC machining toolpaths, and generate CNC code to machine an actual part.

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

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

Technical elective2 2 Program Requirement

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

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

+ - 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 CNC and conventional mills, lathes, and turning centers.
  • Be familiar with and understand how they can personally impact lean manufacturing on the job.
Last Updated: 11/6/19