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Manufacturing Manufacturing Technology: Factory Automation

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

View the Semester Map for Manufacturing Technology: Factory Automation Associate in Applied Science(AC)

The AAS degree program in Manufacturing Technology offers the technologies required for maintenance mechanics in the manufacturing or service industries and covers theory and practical projects. The program is appropriate for career changers, high school graduates, general education diploma holders, and machining workers with a need to enhance their careers.

Factory Automation technicians operate, maintain, repair, and install automated production equipment used through manufacturing. In addition to the traditional mechanical and electrical skills, modern production requires digital, programmable skills such as robotic programming, sensor technology, and the use of Programmable Logic Controllers.

This certificate provides foundational mechanical and electrical skills for entry level jobs in maintenance, repair and installation of manufacturing production equipment. Program completers will be employable as a maintenance mechanic trainee or helper, and as a building maintenance trainee. Students will also have the opportunity to earn the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council’s (MSSC) credential in Maintenance Awareness.

 

Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

770

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Prerequisites

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Program General Requirements

12 CH
Students should refer to the General Education Requirements for AAS degrees and speak to an advisor. The AAS model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement.
Art
ART 103
Art Appreciation 3
Appreciation of art works taken from all cultures and periods. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
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 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
History
HISTORY 247
African History to Colonial Period 3
Historical background of Africa south of the Sahara; pre-colonial and cultural development including tribal histories, impact of colonialism and development of African nationalism. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Sociology
SOC 207
The Sociology Of Sex & Gender 3
Examines the difference between behavior based on what society says is appropriate in order to be masculine or feminine. Examines the question of what forces in society are most influential in determining the place or men and women with special emphasis on power. Examines how this influence works through the process of socialization and core social institutions, including marriage and family, education, religion, the economy, and politics. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Program Core Requirements

35 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
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 099 by COMPASS Reading (50-64), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
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 Wilbur Wright
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
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 COMPASS PRE-ALGEBRA (17-99), ALGEBRA (43-99), and College ALGEBRA (1-50); or ACT Math (min. 21); or SAT Math 500+ if before 3/1/16 (530+ if after 3/1/16); or ALGEBRA Placement Test Waiver, or Consent of Dept.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Additional Requirements

  CH

Program Elective Requirements

15 CH
​Students should select Manufacturing 146 OR Physics 131.
Manufacturing Tech TC1
340MFGT 146
Team Dynamics in Manufacturing 3
This course provides an exploration into how employees work in groups for the completion of organizational objectives. Emphasis is placed on the growing dependency on self-directed work teams in a manufacturing environment. This course equips students with the ability to manage work teams, work in teams successfully, and to obtain the results via team dynamics. In addition, impacts upon customer satisfaction are explored. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Reading 125 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
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
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 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Malcolm X Richard J. Daley

Area of Focus

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Focus Electives

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Career Pathways

Manufacturing Advanced Manufacturing

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