Manufacturing Technology A.A.S. (MFT)

*This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.*

This program is designed to prepare students for employment as mechanical technicians or electronics technicians in a manufacturing environment. Current trends in industry require technicians to have skills in multiple disciplines to design, install, operate, and troubleshoot both the mechanical workings as well as the electrical and/or electronic devices that control modern production machinery.

This program is comprehensive in that it steps students through a typical design-to-build process utilized by many manufacturing companies. The courses build upon each other and challenge students through laboratory-related projects and experiments.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • connect components into basic electrical circuits and use multimeters to verify circuit operation.

  • connect digital circuits, such as logic gates, flip flops, counters, and arithmetic circuits, all common to computers, into functioning circuits.

  • draw the architecture of a typical microprocessor and explain the operation of each section on the microprocessor.

  • use Programmable Logic Controllers to control specific process control operations.

  • use electrophysical sensors to measure such conditions as light, heat, pressure, and motion to control and operate power devices.

  • perform operational tests on a variety of hydraulic and pneumatic circuits.

  • work from manufacturing handbooks, catalogs, and other informational sources to obtain data necessary for selecting manufacturing components.

  • proficiently use a Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) workstation to design and draw up necessary machinery parts.

  • determine the most efficient process to manufacture a product based on its functionality and working environment.

  • generate CNC programs utilizing Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software.

  • select tooling that will most effectively machine component parts.

Manufacturing Technology A.A.S. (MFT)
First Semester   Credits
MET 101 Mechanical Print Reading 3
BGT 110 Fundamentals of Technology 3
ELE 120 DC Circuits 4
MET 104 Manufacturing 3
MAT 130 Industrial Mathematics 3
  Semester Total 16
Second Semester    
BGT 103 Fluid Power 3
ELE 165 AC Circuits 4
ELE 175 Introduction to Microprocessors 4
ENG 105 College English I 3
  Semester Total 14
Third Semester    
ELE 210 Electronic Circuits 4
ELE 215 Industrial Electronics 2
ELE 235 Programmable Controllers 2
MET 111 Computer-Aided Drafting 4
PHY 201 Introduction to Physics I 4
Elective General Education 3
  Semester Total 19
Fourth Semester    
ENG 107* Technical Writing 3
MET 115 Computer-Aided Manufacturing 3
PHY 202 Introduction to Physics II  
or CHE 111 General Chemistry I 4
Elective Social Science/Humanities 3
Elective Social Science/Humanities 3
  Semester Total 16
  Credit Total 65

*English 106 may be substituted for English 107.