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

(Effective Fall 2015)

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 Manufacturing Engineering Technology website.

Remediation Strategies

All incoming students must meet placement requirements in English, math, and reading deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting).

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 Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
FYE101 First Year Experience 1 .50 1.50 S REQ
MTT118 Mill Applications 4 1 9 M REQ
MTT119 Lathe Applications 4 1 9 M REQ
MTH180 College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 3 S REQ
SAF110 Occupational Health and Safety 2 2 S REQ
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Second Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
CIM101 Basic Machine Tool Programming 3 2 3 M REQ
MTT212 Machine Tool Applications 4 1 9 M REQ
MTT127 Metrology/Quality Control 4 1 9 M REQ
MTH182 College Algebra and Trigonometry II 3 3 S REQ
ENL111 English Composition I 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Third Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
CIM123 CNC Programming and Machining 4 1 9 M REQ
MTT222 Fixture Design and Fabrication 4 1 9 M REQ
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3 3 S REQ
ECO111 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 3 S REQ
MTH160 Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications 4 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Fourth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
CIM205 Electrical Discharge Machining 3 2 3 M REQ
CIM220 CAD/CAM 3 2 3 M REQ
MTT216 Abrasive Machining and Heat Treatment 4 1 9 M REQ
PHS114 Physics with Technological Applications 4 3 3 S REQ
or
PHS115 College Physics I 4 3 3 S REQ
SPC101 Fundamentals of Speech 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Fifth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
MET311 Computer Solutions of Engineering Problems 3 2 3 M REQ
MET319 Lean Manufacturing and Quality Control 3 3 M REQ
MSC106 Introduction to Metallurgy 4 3 3 M REQ
HUM Humanities Elective 3   S HUM
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1   S FIT
TOTAL CREDITS 14
Sixth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
CIM222 Robotic Applications 3 2 3 M REQ
MET315 Engineering Economics 3 3 M REQ
MET321 Engineering Ethics and Legal Issues 3 Writing Enriched Requirement &
Science, Technology and Society Requirement
3 M REQ
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1   S FIT
ART Art Elective 3   S ART
OEA Open Elective 3   S OEA
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Seventh Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
CIM227 Material Handling/Fluid Power 3 2 3 M REQ
MET435 Advanced Manufacturing Systems I 3 3 M REQ
MET494 Senior Seminar Lecture 1 1 M REQ
EET302 Industrial Electronics and Applications 3 2 3 M REQ
BPT Cultural Diversity Elective: Humanities/Social Science/Art/Foreign Language/Applied Arts/Int'l Field Exp 3   S BPT
OEA Open Elective 3   S OEA
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Eighth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
CIM221 CNC Applications 3 2 3 M REQ
MET460 Rapid Prototyping 3 2 3 M REQ
MET445 Advanced Manufacturing Systems II 3 3 M REQ
MET496 Senior Seminar - Lab 3 9 M REQ
HUM Humanities Elective 3   S HUM
or
SSE Social Science Elective 3   S SSE
or
ART Art Elective 3   S ART
or
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3   S FOR
or
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3   S AAE
or
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3   S IFE
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Accreditation

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