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Manufacturing Technology A.A.S. (MFT)

Attention 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.
First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course 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
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
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
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
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
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ENG 107* Technical Writing 3
MET 115 Computer-Aided Manufacturing 3
PHY 202
or CHE 111
Introduction to Physics II
General Chemistry I
Elective Social Science/Humanities 3
Elective Social Science/Humanities 3
Semester Total 16
Credit Total 65
*English 106 may be substituted for English 107.