Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing technology is used in automated fabrication machinery (robotics) that require skilled technicians to design, program, service and repair. Mechatronics refers to the combination of mechanics and electronics.

Our hands-on Advanced Manufacturing programs prepare graduates to go to work as an entry-level service technician, diagnosing, servicing and repairing automated systems. Advanced manufacturing skills are also an excellent supplement to related areas such as electronics and engineering.


Course Requirements

Grayson College Admission policies require a high school diploma or equivalent. The AAS requires TSI completion. The certificates are TSI exempt.

 

Associate of Applied Science - Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Advanced Manufacturing AAS Curriculum
Subject Semester Hours
MATH 1332 (Quantitative Reasoning) 3
EDUC 1300 (Learning Frameworks) 3
* CRIJ 1307 or HIST 1301 3
TECM 1303  (Technical Calculations) 3
ENGL 1301 (Composition I) 3
MCHN 1302 (Print Reading for Machine Trade) 3
*ARTS 1301 or PHIL 1301 3
*OSHT 1401 (Introduction to Safety and Health) 4
POFT 1220 (Job Search Skills) 2
*MCHN 1320 (Precision Tools and Measurements) 3
*MCHN 1438 (Basic Machine Shop I) 4
QCTC 1343 Quality Assurance) 3
PTAC 2346 (Process Troubleshooting) 3
IMNT 1419 (Manufacturing Processes) 4
MCHN 1454 (Intermediate Machining II) 4
MCHN 1326 (Intro to Computer Aided Manufacturing) 3
MCHN 1371 (Manufacturing Skills Standards) 3
INMT 2388 (Internship-Manufacturing Technology/Technician) 3
*Elective 3
Total: 60

*Please review your Student Planner or contact your Student Success Coach/Faculty Mentor to review which courses may be used to fill this degree requirement.

Advanced Manufacturing Technician - Certificate 

Advanced Manufacturing Technician Certificate Curriculum
Subject Semester Hours
TECH 1303 (Technical Calculations) 3
MCHN 1302 (Print Reading for Machining Trades ) 3
OSHT 1401 (Introduction to Safety and Health) 4
POFT 1220 (Job Search Skills) 2
MCHN 1320 (Precision Tools and Measurements) 3
MCHN 1438 (Basic Mch Shop I) 4
QCTC 1343 (Quality Assurance) 3
PTAC 2346 (Process Troubleshooting) 3
INMT 1419 (Manufacturing Processes) 4
MCHN 1454 (Intermediate Machining II) 4
MCHN 1326 (CAM) 3
MCHN 1371 (MSSC Local Needs) 3
INMT 2388 (Internship Mfg Tech) or Elective 3
Total: 42

Basic Manufacturing Technician - Certificate

Basic Manufacturing Technicial Certificate Curriculum
Subject Semester Hours
TECM 1303  (Technical Calculations) 3
MCHN 1302 (Print Rdng for Mchn) 3
*OSHT 1401 (Intoduction to Safety and Health) 4
POFT 1220 (Job Search Skills) 2
*MCHN 1320 (Prec Tools & Measure) 3
*MCHN 1438 (Basic Shop I) 4
Total: 19

 (*) asterisk denotes co-requisite classes

Mechatronics Technician - Certificate 

Mechatronics Technician Certificate Curriculum
Subject Semester Hours
ELPT 1311 (Fundamentals of Electricity) 3
TECM 1303 (Technical Calculations) 3
ELPT 1341 (Motor Control) 4
ELPT 2319 (Programmable Logic Controllers I) 4
MCHN 1326 (Introduction to Computer-Aided Manufacturing) 3
Total: 16

Capstone Requirement: All students must complete the required departmental comprehensive written and practical competency exam prior to graduation to satisfy the requirements for a capstone experience.

Advanced Manufacturing Level I Machining - Certificate 

Advanced Manufacturing Level I Machining Certificate Curriculum
Subject Semester Hours
MCHN 1408 (Basic Lathe Operations) 4
MCHN 1413 (Basic Milling Operations) 4
MCHN 1458 (Intermediate Lathe Operations) 4
MCHN 2402 (Intermediate Milling Operations) 4
MCHN 2433 (Advanced Lathe Operations) 4
MCHN 2437 (Advanced Milling Operations) 4
Total: 24

Capstone Requirement: All students must complete the required departmental comprehensive written and practical competency exam prior to graduation to satisfy the requirements for a capstone experience.

A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer.

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A study of blueprints for machining trades with emphasis on machine drawings.

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An introduction to the modem science of dimensional metrology. Emphasis on the identification, selection, and application of various types of precision instruments associated with the machining trade. Practice of basic layout and piece part measurements while using standard measuring tools.

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A study of Computer-Aided manufacturing (CAM) software which is used to develop applications in manufacturing. Emphasis on tool geometry, tool selection and the tool library.

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A course that is focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation's front-line production and material handling workers. Addresses core technical competencies of higher skilled production workers in all sectors of manufacturing (Safety, Quality Practices & Measurement, and Manufacturing Processes & Production)

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An introduction to the common types of lathes. Emphasis on basic parts, nomenclature, lathe operations, safety, machine mathematics, blueprint reading, and theory.

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An introduction to the common types of milling machines, part nomenclature, basic machine operations and procedures, safety, machine mathematics, blueprint reading, and theory.

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A course that introduces the student to machining fundamentals. The student will use basic machine tools including the lathe, milling machine, drill press, power saw, and bench grinder. Machine terminology, theory, math, part layout, and bench work using common measuring tools is included. Emphasis is placed on shop safety, housekeeping, and preventative maintenance.

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Continuation of Basic Lathe operations

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A continuation of Basic Milling Operations

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Identify and use of special lathe cutting tools and support tooling, such as, form tools, carbide inserts, taper attachments, follower and steady rest. Close tolerance machining required.

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Advanced milling machine operations. Identification and/or use of milling cutters and accessories.

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Principles and applications designed to introduce quality assurance. Covers the benefits and applications of quality assurance, proficiency in the use of the tools of quality assurance, application of sampling techniques, evaluation of quality assurance standards, performance of system audits and implementation of a corrective and preventative action plan.

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Specific mathematical calculations required by business, industry, and health occupations. Solve technical math problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; convert between whole numbers, fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals; perform calculations involving percent, ratios, and proportions; and convert numbers to different units of measurement (standard and/or metric).

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Instruction in the different types of troubleshooting techniques, procedures, and methods used to solve process problems.

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Exploration of a variety of methods used in manufacturing. Theory and application of processes including but not limited to metal forming, welding, machining, heat treating, plating, assembly, process control considerations, casting and injection molding.

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An Introduction to the basic concepts of safety and health.

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Starting, operating, and growing a small business. Includes essential management skills, how to prepare a business plan, accounting, financial needs, staffing, marketing strategies, and legal issues.

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Study and application of communication within the business and professional context. Special emphasis will be given to communication competencies in presentations, dyads, teams and technologically mediated formats. (R W)

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Instruction in the concepts, procedures, and application of electronic spreadsheets.

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Introduction to business productivity software suites using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and/or presentation software.

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Basic theory and practice of electrical circuits. Includes calculations as applied to alternating and direct current.

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Fundamental concepts of programmable logic controllers, principles of operation and numbering systems as applied to electrical controls.

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Last updated: 09/22/2022