Manufacturing Machining Technician - Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - Pending Approval

Program Description

The Manufacturing Machining Technician Associate of Applied Science prepares students to apply basic utilization skills for the identification and resolution of production problems in the manufacture of products. The program includes instruction in machine operations, production line operations, utilization improvements, physical controls, automation, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), manufacturing planning, quality control, and informational infrastructure.

The degree benefits students who are new to design and machining technology and those who are currently in the field but looking to expand skills and increase career opportunities. Students who have a non-technology career in another field may find this degree optimum for cross training into the CAD/CAM and manufacturing technology discipline.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Use fixture design in production environment.
  2. Analyze machine operation for optimization opportunities.
  3. Develop part-holding options for computer numerical control lathe and mill.
  4. Model effective and appropriate communication with manufacturing professionals and clients.

Entrance Requirements

Academic Entrance Requirements

Recommended:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Completion of MTH 060 Beginning Algebra or minimum placement Math Level 10
  • Successful completion of or current enrollment in MFG 100 MFG Orientation
  • College-level computer skills

Additional Program Costs (Beyond Standard Tuition/Fees and Textbooks)

Material Costs

Required:

  • Machining personal protective equipment and tools: approximately $250:
  • Hardcopy of textbook and packet (electronic versions do not have a cost): approximately $220

Recommended: 

  • A desktop or laptop computer capable of running the latest version of the Windows operating system and the latest version of Microsoft Office: approximately $600

Enrollment Fees

  • Fees on specific MFG courses (estimated $1,100 total)

Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
Core Courses
MFG 100MFG Orientation1
MFG 101Blueprint Reading3
MFG 103Welding Technology I4
MFG 110Manufacturing Processes I4
MFG 119Manufacturing Design and Drafting Techniques4
or MFG 119M Mechanical Drawing Techniques
MFG 133Quality Assurance3
MFG 161CNC Project I4
MFG 250Additive Manufacturing2
MFG 256CNC Mill Programming4
MFG 257CNC Mill Setup & Operation4
MFG 258Mastercam Mill4
MFG 259CNC Lathe Programming4
MFG 260CNC Lathe Setup & Operation4
MFG 261Mastercam Lathe4
MFG 268Production CNC Operations Mill3
MFG 270CNC Fixture Design Mill3
MFG 277Production CNC Operations Lathe3
MFG 278CNC Fixture Design Lathe3
MFG 279CNC Project II4
MFG 280Co-op Work Experience Manufacturing1-4
MFG Electives 13
Support Courses
Choose one course from the following:3-4
Introduction to Intercultural Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Small Group Communication
MTH 102Applied Technical Mathematics (Or one math course from the foundational requirements math list)4
WR 121Academic Composition4
Total Credits90-94

Advising Notes

Nearly all MFG courses are self-directed and outcome based. This provides students with a greater degree of flexibility than many other programs.

Upon starting their program, students review their desired certificate or degree outcome with their advisor, and a sequence of coursework is identified for them. This is particularly important if developmental work is needed.

This AAS is designed for students planning to enter the manufacturing workforce upon graduation. Often only selected credits are considered transferable to public or private baccalaureate institutions. Before starting any manufacturing program, students are advised to contact the institution to which they intend to transfer and identify what credits may be transferable.

Performance Standards

Academic Requirements:

  • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
  • All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Sample Plan

Sample Plan Grid
First TermCredits
MFG 100MFG Orientation1
MFG 101Blueprint Reading3
MTH 102Applied Technical Mathematics (Or one math course from the foundational requirements math list)4
MFG 110Manufacturing Processes I4
MFG 119
Manufacturing Design and Drafting Techniques
Mechanical Drawing Techniques
4
 Credits16
Second Term
MFG 133Quality Assurance3
MFG 256CNC Mill Programming4
MFG 250Additive Manufacturing2
MFG 257CNC Mill Setup & Operation4
Choose one course from the following:3-4
Introduction to Intercultural Communication 
Interpersonal Communication 
Small Group Communication 
 Credits16-17
Third Term
MFG 161CNC Project I4
MFG 259CNC Lathe Programming4
MFG 260CNC Lathe Setup & Operation4
WR 121Academic Composition4
 Credits16
Fourth Term
MFG 103Welding Technology I4
MFG 258Mastercam Mill4
MFG 268Production CNC Operations Mill3
MFG 270CNC Fixture Design Mill3
 Credits14
Fifth Term
MFG 261Mastercam Lathe4
MFG 277Production CNC Operations Lathe3
MFG 278CNC Fixture Design Lathe3
MFG elective4
 Credits14
Sixth Term
MFG 280Co-op Work Experience Manufacturing1-4
MFG 279CNC Project II4
MFG elective4
MFG elective5
 Credits14-17
 Total Credits90-94

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