Automated Manufacturing Technology (AF)
(Effective Fall 2011)
- School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies
- Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
- Natural gas major
- More Information about Automated Manufacturing Technology
The Automated Manufacturing major is designed to provide students with the opportunity for hands-on experience necessary for employment as a technician in the computer-enhanced manufacturing process. Full size (rather than miniature or small scale) equipment is utilized. Through the integration of mathematics, robotics, metallurgy, programmable machinery shop skills, and computer-assisted machining techniques, students can acquire the necessary skills for employment in an industrial environment. National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) accreditation enables our certified faculty to offer NIMS certification exams to our students. Students who successfully earn NIMS certification enjoy a competitive edge in the job market.
Programmer, engineer trainee, production specialist, CAM specialist, toolmaker, supervision, CIM technician.
Recommended High School Subjects
Two years of algebra, one year of science; machining experience or training.
Special Equipment Needs
Students will be required to have the tools listed on the Automated Manufacturing website.
All entering students will be tested for English, math, and reading deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in this online catalog (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting.htm ). They should do so prior to enrollment and in the following order of priority: mathematics, English, reading.
This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits.htm ). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
A graduate of this major should be able to:
- demonstrate safe work habits when working on machine tools.
- operate basic machine tools.
- demonstrate knowledge of programmable machine tools in milling, turning, handling, set up, and maintenance.
- demonstrate knowledge of machining parameters, torque, feeds and speeds and motion control.
- define input-output communication for automated machining operations.
- demonstrate skills in computer aided manufacturing, robotics, and other automated manufacturing methods.
- demonstrate hands-on experience on system operating modes, command entry methods, tool path, chip removal, program editing, programming and program interfacing.
- perform operations with a robot using robot arm geometry and work envelope.
- apply systems knowledge.
- demonstrate materials handling.
- perform tooling operations.
- perform Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) operations.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1|
|CSC124||Information, Technology, and Society||3|
|MTH180||College Algebra and Trigonometry I||3|
|SAF110||Occupational Health and Safety||2|
|CIM101||Basic Machine Tool Programming||3|
|MTT212||Machine Tool Applications||4|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3|
|MTH182||College Algebra and Trigonometry II||3|
|CIM123||CNC Programming and Machining||4|
|MTT222||Fixture Design and Fabrication||4|
|PHS114||Physics with Technological Applications||4|
|PHS115||College Physics I||4|
|ENL201||Technical and Professional Communication||3|
|FIT||Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective||1|
|CIM205||Electrical Discharge Machining||3|
|MTT216||Abrasive Machining and Heat Treatment||4|
|MSC106||Introduction to Metallurgy||4|
|SSE||Social Science Elective||3|
|FOR||Foreign Language Elective||3|
|AAE||Applied Arts Elective||3|
|IFE||International Field Experience Elective||3|
|CIM226||Computer Integrated Manufacturing||3|
|CIM227||Material Handling/Fluid Power||3|
Accredited Testing/Certification Institute for the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS).