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2020-2021 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Manufacturing and Automation Technology, A.A.S.

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The Manufacturing and Automation Technology program offers students the skills needed to enter the automated manufacturing industry that is rapidly implementing automation.

  • use CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) programs to design parts for the manufacturing process
  • build parts using 3-D printers, CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining and welding processes
  • install, maintain, and repair automated systems
  • program PLC (Programmable Logic Conrol) system to control an automated process
  • Implement machine vision systems for quality control
  • Implement and program a robot welder

Recommended Curriculum

General Education (Minimum 17 credits)

General education coursework can be completed from within or outside of the major field of study.

1. Exploration and Participation

Mathematics or Laboratory Science

  • minimum 3 credits

2. Communication (3CR)

Written or Oral Communication   

  • minimum 3 credits

3. Relationship with the World

 (One course minimum)

4. General Education Electives

  •  Must be chosen from areas 1, 2, or 3 above. (7CR)

5. Physical Education (1CR)


The normal length of this program is two academic years at 15-17 credit hours per semester.

Graduation Requirements:

A minimum of 60 approved semester credits are required for graduation. For specific graduation requirements see “Academic Information ” and “Degree Requirements .”

Only courses numbered 1000 or above can be used toward the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Business, Associate of Fine Arts, Associate of Applied Science and Associate Degree in Nursing.

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