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Manufacturing Tech-Maintenance Mechanic Associate in Applied Science

Manufacturing Manufacturing Tech - Maintenance Mechanic

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

The program is appropriate for career changes, high school graduates, general education diploma holders, and machining workers with a need to enhance their careers.   
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Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

62

Program/Plan Number

770

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

Yes

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Courses

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Prerequisites

 CH

General Education Requirements

16  CH
English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, or ACT Reading Score range within (19-36), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Mathematics
MATH 125-1
Introductory Statistics 4
Basic descriptive statistics including frequency distributions, mode, mean and standard deviation. Permutations, combinations, probability rules and Bayes Theorem. Binomial and normal distributions. Basic inferential statistics including sampling theory, confidence intervals for means and proportions, test of hypotheses. Chi-square distribution. Introduction to correlation and regression. Includes at least one hour per week using computers in statistical application. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Math 99 or ACT Math Score range within (21-23).
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

​Arts & Humanities - Any lAl Gen. Ed. Approved Courses         (3) 

Social & Behavioral Science - Any lAl Gen Ed. Approved Course 

Additional General Education - Any lAl Gen. Ed. Approved course, including a Human Diversity course. 

Program Core Requirements

31  CH
Manufacturing Tech TC1
340MFGT 104
Statistical Process Control 3
This course introduces the use of statistical process control (SPC) which ensures that production systems maintain quality through predictive control of variations. Various distribution curves and statistical control charts are introduced through specific production problems. The interpretation and use of process and product control data is presented through simulations of real scenarios. The course will also prepare students for the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council's Quality Practices and Measurement exam. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 340MFGT 139, AND Grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment in Math 125; OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 111-1
Machining Processes I 3
This course is an introduction to machine tools and metal-cutting processes used in manufacturing. Students complete projects that require precision layout, set-up, machining, and inspection. These projects require students to perform various operations on engine lathes, drill presses and power saws. Students are also prepared to take the NIMS Level 1 Measurement, Materials and Safety test, and the MSSC Safety test. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Reading 99 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 138
Intro to Solidworks 3
This course covers part modeling, detailing and assembly design using SolidWorks software. SolidWorks is a feature-based parametric solid modeler used for mechanical design and manufacturing. The topics include the basic functions needed to use SolidWorks to create parts, assemblies and production drawings. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Math 99 AND Grade of C or better in 340MFGT 139 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 139
Print Requirements-Quality Assurance 3
This course focuses on the fundamentals of print reading and the measuring skills needed to verify print requirements. VisualIzation of 3D objects from orthographic views and the use of micrometers and dial calipers are stressed. The concepts of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, and quality tools (such as Pareto diagrams and fishbone charts) are introduced. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Math 98 and Reading 99 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 140
CNC Fundamentals 3
This course introduces students to the CNC process, the operation of the CNC lathe and mill, and to the basic set up, tooling, operation, and trouble shooting of CNC Machining. Students will earn at least one NIMS Level 1 CNC Operator credential. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Math 099 AND Grade of C or better in 340MFGT 111-1 OR 340MFGT 112-1 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 141
Manufacturing Materials & Processes 3
The course will provides a general understanding of the behavior of the materials commonly used in manufacturing; the basic techniques used in processing them into useful products, the scientific theory underlying those processes, and the criteria for selecting particular tools, machines, and processes. Students will have the opportunity to earn the MSSC Manufacturing Processes and Production credential. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Reading 99 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 142
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
This course expands upon the student's basic knowledge of mechanical drawings by adding form and feature controls in order to meet assembly requirements at the lowest cost. The differences between traditional dimensioning and geometric dimensioning will be stressed. This course prepares students for an ASME certification in GDT. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 340MFGT 139 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 143
Advanced Metrology 3
The course focuses on the use of the Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) and the optical comparator to inspect machine parts to the current ASME Y 14.5 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) standards. Lab exercises will focus on the set up and operation of precision measuring tools, including the CMM and the optical comparator, to inspect complex parts. Bore gages, attribute gages, gage blocks and pins and their use in calibration will also be covered. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better OR Concurrent enrollment in 340MFGT 142 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 191
Industrial Electricity 4
A study of DC and AC electricity as applied to industrial circuits. The topics include: fundamentals of circuit analysis, single and three phase circuits; and parameters, safety issues in industrial electricity, such as current, voltage and power and troubleshooting methods using test equipment. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Math 99 and Reading 99 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 292
Principles of Mechanisms 3
This course covers the basic principles of industrial mechanisms. The motion characteristics of drive mechanisms, bearings, lubricants, cams, gears, pulleys are covered in the context of manufacturing processes and factory automation. Troubleshooting and maintenance procedures used in industrial settings are stressed throughout. Students completing the course will be prepared to earn the Manufacturing Skill Standard Council's Maintenance Awareness module of the Certified Production Technician credential. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Math 99 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley

Additional Requirements

 CH

Elective Program Requirements

15  CH
Computer Information Systems
CIS 120
Intro to Microcomputers 3
Fundamental concepts of computer information systems as applied to microcomputers in business and personal use; includes hands-on experience with a variety of microcomputer software. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than three credit hours will be counted towards the CIS/IT degree requirements. Additional earned credit hours up to six will be counted towards elective credit and requires the Consent of Departments Chairperson.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Engineering
ENGR 111
Intro To The Engineering Profession 2
History of engineering profession, engineer's role in a technological society, his/her work, and the relationship of engineering to other professions. Includes study of general and related areas, ethics and responsibility of engineers and guidance. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harry S Truman Richard J. Daley
ENGR 131
Engineering Graphics & Intro to Design 3
Graphics, both manual and computer-aided drafting and design. Introduction to design techniques in graphics and multi-view drawing, auxiliary views, selecting, tolerance dimensioning, and technical sketching. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:ENGR 111 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Richard J. Daley
ENGR 132
Descriptive Geometry 3
Theory of projections. Solution by graphical methods of problems concerning the relation of points, lines, planes, and surfaces. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ENGR 131, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Richard J. Daley
Logistics/Transportation/Distr
330TRNS 152
Intro To Business Logistics 3
An introduction to the interrelated activities involved with the inbound, in process and outbound movement and storage of goods as well as the related information from the emphasis placed on how the functional areas of logistics warehousing and packing impact supply channel decision-making. Introduction and analysis of the logistics concepts to include a brief history of logistics, the management of transportation, inventory, packaging, warehousing, materials handling, order processing, facility location, and customer service. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
Manufacturing Tech TC1
340MFGT 112-1
Machining Processes II 3
This course is an introduction to machine tools and metal-cutting processes used in manufacturing. Students complete projects that require precision layout, set up, machining, and inspection. These projects require students to perform various operations on vertical milling machines, power saws and surface grinders. Students also have the opportunity to earn one or more NIMS Level 1 machining credentials including Job Planning Benchwork and Layout, Milling, Drill Press, and/or Surface Grinding. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Reading 99 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 123
CNC Milling Operations & Programming 3
This course introduces the programming setup and operation of CNC machining center. Topics include programming formats, control functions, program editing, part production, and inspection. Various projects will strengthen the students' skills in the proper use, programming, troubleshooting of this equipment. Students will also earn the NIMS level 1 CNC Milling Program, Setup, and Operate credentials. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 340MFGT 140 AND 340MFGT 112-1 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 137
CNC Turning Operations & Programming 3
This course introduces the programming, setup, and operation of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) turning centers. Topics include: programming formats, control functions, program editing, part production and inspection. Various projects will strengthen the students' skills in the proper use, programming and troubleshooting of this equipment. Students will also have the chance to earn the NIMS Level 1 CNC Turning Program, Setup, and Operate Credential. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 340MFGT 140 AND 340MFGT 111-1 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 144
Wire Electrical Discharge Machining 3
The course covers operations and procedures for Wire Electrical Discharge Machining systems (Wire EDM). The course content includes an overview of the Wire EDM, EDM operating processes, EDM machine functions, EDM manual part programming, and EDM application in tool rooms and production. Students may also earn the NIMS Wire EDM credential. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 340MFGT 140 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 201
Supervised Work Based Learning 3
Supervised Work Based Learning is designed to provide an opportunity to perform in an industrial setting. Students are placed in a college-approved employment situation for eight weeks on a full-time basis. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 253
Pneumatics 3
Study of the basic principles of pneumatics with emphasis on schematics, valves, actuators, compressors, instrumentation, applications, and troubleshooting. Course also includes the use of supplier catalogs and technical manuals. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Math 98 and Reading 99 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 255
Industrial Hydraulics 3
This course is a study of basic principles of hydraulics. The topics in this course include schematic interpretation, valves, actuators, compressors, line sizing, fluid viscosity and reservoir capacity. This course will also includes the use of supplier catalogs and technical manuals. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Math 98 AND Reading 99 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 291
Programmable Logic Controllers 3
This course covers the basic concepts and skills needed to program and use programmable logic controllers (PLC's) in automated systems in industry. The topics include an overview of basic terminology, ladder logic programming, memory structure, and processing. Students will use PLC's to control electro-mechanical devices, pneumatic actuators, and other industrial components. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 340MFGT 191 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 295
Electrical Motor Controls 3
A study of different types of electrical motor controls as they are applied to industrial circuits. The topics include safety issues, instrumentation, and the interpretation of line diagrams. An overview of different types of motor controls is also provided. The student will be able to troubleshoot and repair problems associated with different motor control applications of the industry. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 340MFGT 191 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
340MFGT 297
Advanced Mechanical Systems 3
This course builds on the concepts elaborated in 340MFGT 292-Principles of Mechanisms. Topics include: Mechanical Drive Systems, Basic & Key Fasteners, Power Transmission Systems, V-Belt Drives, Chain Drives, Heavy Duty V-Belt Drives, V-Belt Selection and Maintenance, Lubrication Concepts, and Torque and Power Measurement. Students will also learn how to select the proper hand and power tools, ratchets, torque, wrenches, and torque settings for equipment assembly. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 340MFGT 292 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
Physics
PHYSICS 131
Mechanics And Power 3
A limited number of principles are covered with emphasis placed on applications. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, or ACT Reading Score range within (19-36), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Malcolm X Richard J. Daley

Area of Focus

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Focus Electives

 CH

 CH
Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

Career Pathways

Manufacturing Advanced Manufacturing

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