Advanced Manufacturing – Associate in Applied Science

The Advanced Manufacturing – Associate in Applied Science degree prepares students for careers in the manufacturing field. Students that enter this field can expect employment in the areas and job titles such as: welding, mechanical design, production management, process management, project management, system technicians, machinery repair, maintenance technicians, and machine tool design.


Minimum credits: 61
Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.0
Minimum grade in all courses: 2.0
Minimum Jackson College credits: 15

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Write clearly, concisely and intelligibly

Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

Recognize the importance of equity and inclusion in a diverse society

Choose one of the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
HUM 131 Cultural Connections 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

This interdisciplinary course examines contemporary issues, their human and technological components, and their historical precedents through art, music, literature and philosophy.

Demonstrate computational skills and mathematical reasoning

Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
MAT 130 Quantitative Reasoning 4 MAT 030

Quantitative Reasoning develops student skills in analyzing, synthesizing and communicating quantitative information. Cultivates algebraic reasoning and modeling skills through a quantitative literacy lens. Emphasizes critical thinking and the use of multiple strategies in applied contexts. Topics include proportional and statistical reasoning, probability, and evaluation of bias and validity.

Demonstrate scientific reasoning

Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
PHY 131 Conceptual Physics 4 ENG 085* and MAT 020* or higher

Become familiar with basic concepts used in physics to describe and explain various physical phenomena. The course covers the following topics: kinematics (the description of motion); mechanics (the study of force, momentum and energy); the behavior of solids, liquids and gases; temperature and heat; waves and sound; electricity and magnetism; and optics. The course is designed to familiarize the student with the basics of physics using a minimum of mathematics. Course includes a laboratory component.

Understand human behavior and social systems, and the principles which govern them

Choose one of the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 4 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

Overview of the field of psychology, including learning, development, emotion, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior and psychotherapy.

Understand aesthetic experience and artistic creativity

Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
ART 111 Art History: Prehistoric to 1400 3 ENG 085, ENG 091

This course is a survey of art history and aesthetics covering art and architecture from prehistoric times to 1400.

ART 112 Art History: Renaissance to Present 3 ENG 085*

This course is a survey of art history and aesthetics covering art from the Renaissance through the 20th century.

PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN CORE REQUIREMENTS

Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
CAD 152 SolidWorks I 3

This course introduces students to basic modelling, assembly, and drawing creation in SolidWorks.

ELT 106 Basic Electricity and Fluid Systems 3

This course will cover the principles of basic electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic circuits. Students will learn how to identify components of electrical and fluid circuits, how to analyze circuits, and how to troubleshoot industrial systems. At the end of the course they will be able to take the Certified Production Technician Maintenance Awareness exam.and quality. Students may sit for Certified Production Technician exam in Production Quality at the end of the course.

MFG 135 Industrial Safety 3

This course demonstrates methods of maintaining a safe work environment. It introduces students to best safety practices as well as communication and team building skills. Students will have the opportunity to take an MSSC certification exam as well as earn their OSHA 10 card.

MFG 136 Blueprint Reading and Precision Measurement 3

This course will provide students with in depth knowledge of how to read blueprints and technical drawings, and use gauges to obtain precise measurements. Topics covered include print reading, measurement, tolerancing, and quality. Students may sit for Certified Production Technician exam in Production Quality at the end of the course.

MFG 137 Production Process and Fabrication 4

This course will focus on production processes and machining, emphasizing planning, tooling, and materials. Students will learn how the basics of safely operating machines and producing precision parts. Students may sit for the Certified Production Technician exam for Processes and Production at the end of the course.

INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CORE REQUIREMENTS

Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
CAD 172 SolidWorks II 3

This course introduces students to more advanced topics in SolidWorks, including mates, sheet metal parts, and drawing production.

CAD 252 SolidWorks III 3

This course seeks to prepare students for the Certified SolidWorks Professional certification by focusing on complex projects and features using SolidWorks.

ELT 220 Industrial Motion Control 3 ELT 105 or ELT 126

This course covers motion controls as used in real world situations, including PLC, robotics, servos, sensing devices, actuators and controls.

ELT 260 Basic Programmable Controllers 4 ELT 126

Basic programmable controllers is a course for apprentices and skilled trades trainees looking at the history, characteristics, application and limitation of PCs. Numeration systems, binary-coded decimals, ASCII, gray code and Boolean logic studied. Additional study includes input/output devices, processing and programming functions, program development, documentation, start-up and troubleshooting.

ELT 261 Advanced PLC Programming 2 ELT 260

This course introduces topics that include advanced PLC programming, troubleshooting and data communications.

MFG 211 Robotics I 3

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of robotic programming and operations. They will learn how to safely program and troubleshoot an industrial robot using a teach pendant.

MFG 216 Robotics II 3

This course introduces students to the concept of Machine Vision, as well as more complex robotics programming applications.

MFG 262 Principles of IIOT 4

This course introduces students to the principles of smart automation, networking, and the industrial internet of things. Topics covered include networking, variable frequency drives, RFIDs, smart sensors, and databases.