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 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 ). They should do so prior to enrollment and in the following order of priority: mathematics, English, reading.

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

Accreditation

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