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Accredited Testing/Certification Institute for the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

Manufacturing Engineering Technology (BAF)

(Effective Fall 2014)

Manufacturing Engineering Technology is structured to support manufacturing operations where engineers pass plans and projects to mid-management personnel, who must carry out the planning, organization and delivery of manufacturing projects. The curriculum has a strong emphasis in manufacturing, automation, and metals-oriented industries. Students have the opportunity to prepare for mid-management and supervisory positions, as well as technical positions, sales, service or research. 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.

Career Opportunities

Manufacturing engineering technologist, manufacturing management, manufacturing process engineering technologist, line supervisor, research and development technologist, industrial/technical representative, industrial/technical sales, production technologist.

Recommended High School Subjects

A strong background in high school math and sciences is desired. An awareness of computer application and software also is desired.

Special Equipment Needs

Students will be required to have the tools listed on the Automated Manufacturing website.

Remediation Strategies

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.

Transfer Procedures

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.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:

  • solve manufacturing problems using computer hardware and software.
  • solve manufacturing problems using scientific principles and methodology.
  • analyze problems and solve manufacturing problems of an economic, technical, organization, and design variety.
  • analyze and recommend solutions of manufacturing problems of the moral, ethical, and legal nature.
  • analyze issues of quality assurance and recommend systems, procedures, and techniques to meet quality standards.
  • program computers, CNC machines, and other automated manufacturing equipment.
  • contribute to an industrial design team in the design, redesign, and upgrade of products to achieve improved manufacturability, aesthetics, and function.
  • demonstrate discipline to specific skills and knowledge of tools, equipment, systems, materials, processes, and procedures to solve manufacturing and production problems.
  • plan, organize, and carry out engineering technology projects under supervision.
  • demonstrate skill and knowledge in the selection and use of appropriate materials.
  • demonstrate leadership skills, ethical behavior, and knowledge of management dynamics.
  • demonstrate knowledge of the organization and functions in a manufacturing concern.

Curriculum

First SemesterCredits
FYE101First Year Experience 1 
MTT118Mill Applications 4 
MTT119Lathe Applications 4 
MTH180College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 
SAF110Occupational Health and Safety 2 
CSC124Information, Technology, and Society 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Second SemesterCredits
CIM101Basic Machine Tool Programming 3 
MTT212Machine Tool Applications 4 
MTT127Metrology/Quality Control 4 
MTH182College Algebra and Trigonometry II 3 
ENL111English Composition I 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Third SemesterCredits
CIM123CNC Programming and Machining 4 
MTT222Fixture Design and Fabrication 4 
ENL201Technical and Professional Communication 3 
ECO111Principles of Macroeconomics 3 
MTH160Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications 4 
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Fourth SemesterCredits
CIM205Electrical Discharge Machining 3 
CIM220CAD/CAM 3 
MTT216Abrasive Machining and Heat Treatment 4 
PHS114Physics with Technological Applications 4 
or
PHS115College Physics I 4 
SPC101Fundamentals of Speech 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Fifth SemesterCredits
MET311Computer Solutions of Engineering Problems 3 
MET319Lean Manufacturing and Quality Control 3 
MSC106Introduction to Metallurgy 4 
HUMHumanities Elective 3 
FITFitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1 
TOTAL CREDITS 14
Sixth SemesterCredits
CIM222Robotic Applications 3 
MET315Engineering Economics 3 
MET321Engineering Ethics and Legal Issues 3 Writing Enriched Requirement &
Science, Technology and Society Requirement
FITFitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1 
ARTArt Elective 3 
OEAOpen Elective / Associate 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Seventh SemesterCredits
CIM227Material Handling/Fluid Power 3 
MET435Advanced Manufacturing Systems I 3 
MET495Senior Seminar - Lecture 1 Writing Enriched Requirement
EET302Industrial Electronics and Applications 3 
BPTCultural Diversity Elective: Humanities/Social Science/Art/Foreign Language/Applied Arts/Int'l Field Exp 3 
OEAOpen Elective / Associate 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Eighth SemesterCredits
CIM221CNC Applications 3 
MET460Rapid Prototyping 3 
MET445Advanced Manufacturing Systems II 3 
MET496Senior Seminar - Lab 3 
HUMHumanities Elective 3 
or
SSESocial Science Elective 3 
or
ARTArt Elective 3 
or
FORForeign Language Elective 3 
or
AAEApplied Arts Elective 3 
or
IFEInternational Field Experience Elective 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Accreditation

Accredited Testing/Certification Institute for the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS).

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