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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Manufacturing Engineering Technologist

Associate Degree  |  10-623-8

Start Dates: August

Effective: August 2023

First Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

606-159CAD, 2D2Program studentBasic computer-aided drafting and design (CAD) uses two-dimensional AutoCAD software and commands to create entities, edit, store, and print CAD drawings. Topics include entity creation of arcs, circles, lines, coordinates, editing functions, scaling, making templates, text detailing, layers and line types, viewports, modelspace layout and paperspace practices, dimensioning styles, calculation strategies, blocks, groups, libraries, attributes, bills of materials, and plotting to scale. A final project permits the student to apply technical skills to a detailed mechanical design drawing.

623-101Engineering Principles1Engineers must consider material properties and process capabilities to design and make products. This introductory course will explore the principles of engineering with an emphasis on the field of manufacturing. Students will encounter the challenges of engineering by designing and building projects that involve problem solving, teamwork, professionalism, and ethics. OSHA safety certification will be included as part of this course.

801-136English Composition 13This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing, and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

804-115College Technical Math 15This course is designed for students who are preparing for a technical career. Topics studied in the course include solving linear, quadratic, and rational equations; graphing; formula rearrangement; solving systems of equations; percent; proportions; measurement systems; computational geometry; right and oblique triangle trigonometry; trigonometric functions on the unit circle; and operations on polynomials. The course will emphasize the use of mathematics as a problem solving tool with a wide variety of technical problems.

806-134General Chemistry4Covers the fundamentals of chemistry. Topics include the metric system, problem-solving, periodic relationships, chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, properties of water; acids, bases, and salts; and gas laws.


Second Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

606-130Solid Modeling I3This course introduces the student to the concepts and commands required to develop 3-D solid models using SolidWorks software. Students will learn to constrain models and develop parametric models. Students will also produce 2-D working drawings from the models. Topics will also include dimensioning, orthographic views, and section views.

623-133Automation for Manufacturing3Program studentApplication of automated systems is improving the productivity of the manufacturing industry. This course focuses on the design and development of automated systems in manufacturing. The course introduces various automated systems used in manufacturing including sensors, transducers, actuators, drives, robotics, and programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

801-196Oral/Interpersonal Comm3Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

804-189Introductory Statistics3Students taking this course will learn to display data with graphs, describe distributions with numbers, perform correlation and regression analyses, and design experiments. They will use probability and distributions to make predictions, estimate parameters, and test hypotheses. They will learn to draw inferences about relationships including ANOVA.

806-154General Physics 14804-115 or 804-118 or 804-113 or 804-224 or 804-228An overview of various physics topics, routinely covered in an introductory physics course, is presented with appropriate accompanying experiments. Included topics are: mechanics, properties of materials, heat, and sound. In addition to the technical science information given, an ability to solve problems, responsibility and initiative is emphasized.


Third Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

606-137Mfg. Materials Processes2In this course you will develop knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology of manufacturing materials and their related processes. Topics covered will include exploration of processes from material groups including metals, ceramics, electronics, plastics, and composites. Manufacturing processes such as material removal, additive manufacturing, forming, joining, assembly, inspection, automation processes, and regional applications of biotechnology and food processing will be explored.

606-142Additive Manufacturing1Corequisite: 606-130Students will explore Additive Manufacturing (AM), broadly known as 3D printing, and learn how products are designed, produced, and serviced. This course will introduce students to how AM enables on-demand production without dedicated equipment or tooling. Students will review AM principles and applications across industries, emphasizing characteristics and performance of common materials (polymers, metals, ceramics, and composites) used for different applications.

623-117Intro to Precision Measurement11st 8 WeeksThis course teaches students the use of precision measurement tools including rules, tapes, calipers, micrometers, and gages. Students will apply measurement methods for reverse engineering to reverse engineer parts and to take field measurements on the shop floor. The course will enable students to communicate with machinists and other manufacturing specialists concerning precision measurements.

623-130Lean Fundamentals2This class provides an introductory study of the Lean Manufacturing philosophy to reduce or eliminate waste in a manufacturing setting. The students will become familiar with the fundamental 5-step process sequence of Lean: 1) Specify value from the customer perspective, 2) Identify the value stream steps for product families and eliminate waste, 3) Improve product flow to increase value creating steps, 4) Improve value connections with upstream customers, and 5) Stabilize processes and continue improvement for waste reduction. Lean terminology and tools used such as 5S will be examined along with the benefits and pitfalls encountered in implementation.

623-135Data Analytics2Program or pre-program studentData analysis is a critical component of modern manufacturing. You will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of data analysis. You will explore the process of gathering data and learn how to identify data sources. You will learn how to clean, analyze, and share data by applying advanced statistical tools to create visualizations and dashboards.

623-154Engineering Economy3804-115This course will enable students to apply the principles and techniques of engineering economic analysis. Interest factors are used to perform equivalency calculations on estimated cash flows that account for the time value of money. Students will apply engineering economic analysis to evaluate a single project or to select from multiple alternatives. Students will learn how to create a cash flow diagram, calculate present, future, and annual worth, determine return on investment, calculate a break-even point, determine the payback period, analyze cost and benefit of public sector projects, and estimate costs.

809-198Intro to Psychology3This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors, and social influences. Additional topics include research methods, biological and environmental impacts, development, sensation and perception, consciousness, intelligence and stress. This course directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social, and vocational settings.


Fourth Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

606-102Principles of Design2This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of computer-aided drafting principles from standard practices. AutoCAD software is used for technical drawing; topics include computer drawing entity commands, coordinate features, various editing functions, file maintenance, database management, prototype drawing, mechanical design dimensioning practices, the use of blocks, using library symbols, two-dimensional CAD design details, and printing or plotting. Detailed working drawings follow general dimensioning practices found in ASMEY14.5-2009.

606-104Geometric Dimen & Tolerancing1Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) graphically defines limits of size, form, orientation, profile, location, and runout applications to ASME Y14.5-2009. GD&T standards include universal symbols and terms, position tolerancing verification, datum reference frame theory, datum (size) modifiers, datum targets, metrology and functional gage design application using a coordinate measuring open setup. Measurement of floating and fixed fasteners is applied to actual mechanical parts. GD&T will also be applied to welding fabrication drawings and assemblies.

623-119Advanced Inspection Techniques1This course takes students through the use, care, limits, setup, programming, operation, and applications of Zeiss Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM). Students will utilize the Calypso inspection software on the CMM to facilitate their learning. The CMM is a computer driven high tech measurement machine that inspects dimensions on manufactured parts. With this system, students will be able to setup and measure parts and learn to facilitate manufacturing quality control.

623-137Plant Layout2Program or pre-program studentThis course will teach you the different classes of plant layout, the different types of plant layout, the procedure of designing a product and process layout. You will learn about the importance of building designs and arrangement of equipment and facilities. You will also learn about the effect of lighting ventilation, and climate conditions the general well being of the workers in a plant. You will learn about material handling and modern techniques for efficient utilization of space.

625-110Mfg & Quality Assurance3804-189 or concurrentDevelops an overview knowledge of quality assurance to provide instruction in methods for measuring quality within manufacturing processes. Students learn the components of a quality assurance program such as quality goals, benchmarks, leadership, and motivation. This course addresses the philosophies of leaders in the field, industry trends, quality standards (ISO and Six Sigma) and how quality assurance relates to specialties in manufacturing, food, biotechnology, micro/nano electronics, service, and pharmaceuticals.

809-196Intro to Sociology3This course introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology, including culture, race, socialization, gender, group behavior, deviance, social stratification, and social change. Students will use the sociological perspective to analyze major social institutions, multiculturalism, and social issues affecting our selves and society. Students will participate in a variety of experiences to strengthen and demonstrate these perspectives and skills. Critical thinking skills are emphasized, and learning activities include applying sociological theory to current issues in society. The focus is on how social factors and forces influence beliefs and behaviors, both in our personal lives and at work.

102-112Principles of Management3Students learn about the four managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling in contemporary organizations. Students gain insight into personal behaviors and how to turn managerial theories into personal managerial practices.

102-188Project Management3192 HoursThe learner applies the skills and tools necessary to design, implement, and evaluate formal projects. Each learner will demonstrate the application of the role of project management by developing a project proposal, using relevant software, working with project teams, sequencing tasks, charting progress, dealing with variations, budgets and resources, implementing a project, and assessing the outcome.

623-114Industry Practicum3192 Hours | Program studentThe student will conduct 216 hours in an onsite work environment in the food processing, electronics fabrication or other micro/nano technology related work environment. For students unable to coordinate an internship, a practicum opportunity may be available for coordination.



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Minimum Program Credits Required: 60

2.0 Minimum Program Cumulative GPA Required for Graduation
If a student does not enroll in any courses at CVTC for two or more consecutive semesters, the student will be required to reapply with Admissions. Students must abide by any changes in admission requirements and degree requirements.

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