Manufacturing Technologies Plan of Study

Associate in Applied Science (75 credit hours)

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Suggested sequence of courses for the AAS in Manufacturing Technologies. Viewing the PDF requires Adobe Reader.

Technical Course Requirements: 46 Credit Hours
Manufacturing Technologies: 46 Hours
ETD 1101 Safety Applications
Students learn OSHA regulations and practice safety procedures in the following areas: hazard recognition and control, materials handling, flammables, fire protection, electrical safety, machine guarding, confined spaces, personal protective equipment, and accident investigation and reporting, lock out tag out, and general first aid. Theory.
ETDG 1143 Introduction to Design/Drafting
Students learn basic use and application of AutoCAD as a drafting tool through the creation of geometrical shapes, parts, drawings, and electrical symbols and schematics. Students also gain a basic understanding of the fields of civil, mechanical, and architectural design and drafting. Students must have taken or be enrolled in Intermediate Algebra or higher. Theory/Lab. Pre-requisite or co-requisite: MATH 0163.
ETDG 2423 SolidWorks
Students use SolidWorks, mechanical design automation software to create parametric, solid models of parts and assemblies, taking into consideration design intent and file naming conventions. Mechanical assemblies and detail drawings are derived from individual solid parts. Solid model part files are converted to an appropriate format for use in manufacturing processes. Students must have taken or be enrolled in Intermediate Algebra. Theory/Lab. Pre-requisite or co-requisite: MATH 0163.
ETDM 1153 Introduction to Manufacturing
Students learn general shop safety and practices, applications of precision measuring and layout, and operation of basic industry machine tools including conventional lathes and mills. Students also learn basic manufacturing processes as they relate to industry standards. Theory/Lab.
ETDM 1333 CNC Manufacturing Processes & Fixtures
Students identify applications of tool and tooling used on CNC lathes and mills, identify proper speeds and feeds for material, tool geometry, ANSI standards for inserts and tool holders, as well as research new technology. Students learn to create a process flow, and then improve the process by saving time and money. Theory/Lab. Prerequisites: ETDM 1353, ETDM 1413.
ETDM 1343 CNC Machine Programming
The student learns programming methods for milling and turning machines, which includes manual and computer assisted utilized to produce industry related parts and components, bench-marked to industry standards in a variety of materials. Students must have taken or be enrolled in Intermediate Algebra .Theory/Lab. Prerequisites: ETDM 1353. Pre-requisite or co- requisite: MATH 1613.
ETDM 1353 CNC Machine Operation
The student learns general shop safety and operation, basic machine operations. MDI, DNC, and other data input methods utilized in the set-up and operations of CNC machine tools to produce industry related parts to specified tolerance and quality, including milling and turning center. Theory/Lab. Corequisite: ETDM 1153.
ETDM 1413 Conventional Manufacturing Processes & Tooling
Students learn the appropriate tools and tooling for lathes and mills, ANSI standards for inserts and tool holders, proper speed and feed for materials, proper tool geometry, create a process flow and identify process improvement opportunities available with new technology. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: ETDM 1153, MATH 1513.
ETDM 2203 Automated Manufacturing Techniques
Students are introduced to the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), their control schemes, and applications in modern automation, process documentation techniques, and robotics.
ETDM 2123 Applied Manufacturing Processes
Students are able to identify motivating factors in the workplace for diverse people, and explain and demonstrate an MRP system. Students learn to select the proper machine operations and fixtures necessary to accurately perform a process, calculate cost of required material, estimate machine run times to determine actual costs of producing a part, and identify the individual components of and create a production schedule. As part of a practical, real world project, the students define and discuss the steps necessary to move a manufacturing company toward lean manufacturing by explaining and demonstrating lean manufacturing principles and practices as applied to their project. Theory/Lab.
ETDM 2423 Quality Systems & Practices
Students learn to use various quality processes to improve the manufacturing of industry products. Statistical process control (SPC), total quality management (TQM), and the various steps involved in earning ISO certifications are taught as projects with an emphasis on how quality effects customer service and customer relations. A variety of testing equipment is used to verify the quality of manufactured items. Theory/Lab.
ETDM 2463 CAM Applications
The students learn advanced CNC programming methods on the CNC mill and lathe using computer assisted programming software and verify program performance by setting-up and operating the machine to perform advanced operations to specifications. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: ETDM 1343, ETDM 1353.
ETDM 2112 Manufacturing Internship
A cooperative agreement between industry and education allows students to utilize and refine skills previously learned in their educational process. All work is performed in accordance with industry standards and guidelines, and supervised by industry and school representatives. Lab. Prerequisites: recommendation by program instructor and minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
General Education Requirements: 18 Credit Hours
For general education and interdepartmental course descriptions, see the School of Arts and Sciences courses.
Communication Arts: 6 Credit Hours
ENGL 1113 Freshman Composition I
ENGL 1213 Freshman Composition II
Mathematics: 3 Credit Hours
MATH 1513 College Algebra
Philosophy: 3 Credit Hours
PHIL 1213 Ethics
Social Science: 6 Credit Hours
HIST 1483 U.S. History to 1865 or
HIST 1493 U.S. History Since 1865
POLS 1113 U.S. Government
Additional Program Requirements: 10 Credit Hours
Oral Communications: 6 Credit Hours
SPCH 1113 Introduction to Speech Communications or
SPCH 2313 Small Group Communications
Mathematics: 3 Credit Hours
MATH 1613 Trigonometry
Science: 4 Credit Hours
PHYS II 1114 General Physics I
Interdepartmental Requirements: 1 Credit Hour
GTGE 1111 College Cornerstone