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Engineering Technology - Mechanical Design & Fabrication Specialization Option (AS)

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Admission Program Objective Code ETMD
State CIP Code 1615000001

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment or provide additional training for persons previously or currently employed in the manufacturing, electronics, aerospace, or other related industries. This degree is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of the four specializations: Mechanical Design and Fabrication, Digital Design and Modeling, Advanced Technology, and Digital Manufacturing with one common core. It is recommended that students complete the core before advancing to the courses in the next level of specialization. The coverage includes communication skills, technical competency, safe and efficient work practices and a combination of theory and laboratory activities to gain the necessary cognitive and manipulative skills to support engineering design, processes, production, testing, and product quality.

The 18 credit hour core has been aligned with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council’s (MSSC) skills standards. The MSSC skill standards define the knowledge, skills, and performance needed for positions in manufacturing. After completing this core and the General Education requirements, the students will be eligible to take the exam for the MSSC Production Technician Certification.

Students who successfully complete selected courses from this program of study may be eligible to receive the CNC Machinist/Fabricator (CCC)  (State CIP Code 0615080502), the Engineering Technology Support Specialist (CCC)  (State CIP Code 0615000007). 

General Education

Select one course from each category; see the AS Degree General Education Requirements  section of catalog for specific course listings:

  • ____ ____ Communication Skills 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ Humanities 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ Mathematics 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ Natural Sciences 4 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ Social Sciences 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ Additional General Education Credits 2 Credit Hours

Total General Education Credits Required: 18

Total Technical Elective Credits Required: 24

Total Program Credits Required: 60

Suggested Two-Year Academic Plan

This program admits students in the fall/spring/summer semester(s). Below is a sample academic plan for these students admitted in the identified semester.

Engineering Technology - Mechanical Design and Fabrication Specialization Option (AS) (ETMD) Companion Certificate*
First Year CNMM ETSS
Fall Semester
ETD 2150 - Industrial Print Reading 3 Credit Hours    Online Only
ETM 1010C - Mechanical Measurement and Instrumentation 3 Credit Hours    
PMT 1250C - Introduction to CNC Machining 3 Credit Hours  - Night Only
CGS 1100 - Microcomputer Applications 3 Credit Hours ▲  or  CGS 1570 - Computer Applications for Business 3 Credit Hours  
Total Semester Hours:  12
Spring Semester
ETD 1320C - AutoCAD I 3 Credit Hours   
ETI 2110 - Total Quality Tools 3 Credit Hours  
PMT 2213C - Machining I 6 Credit Hours  - Night Only
ENC 1101 - English Composition I 3 Credit Hours ♦ ▲ ¶  
Total Semester Hours:  15
Second Year    
Fall Semester
ETI 1420 - Properties of Materials and Cutting Tools 3 Credit Hours  ​- Online Only
EET 1084C - Introduction to Electronics 3 Credit Hours  - Night Only 
ETD 2364C - SolidWorks I 3 Credit Hours  
PMT 2261C - CNC Machining I 3 Credit Hours  - Night Only
Total Semester Hours:  12
Spring Semester
ETI 1710 - Occupational Safety 3 Credit Hours   - Online Only
PMT 2262C - CNC Machining II 3 Credit Hours   - Night Only
Mathematics General Education 3 Credit Hours
Humanities General Education 3 Credit Hours
Total Semester Hours:  12
Summer Semester
ETI 2419C - Advanced Concepts of CNC Machines and CNC Machining Practices 3 Credit Hours  - Night Only
Social Science General Education 3 Credit Hours
Science General Education 4 Credit Hours
Total Semester Hours:  10
Total Program Hours :  60    
* Courses with √ can also be used in the Companion Certificate indicated:
CNMM - CNC Machinist/Fabricator (CCC)  
ETSS - Engineering Technology Support Specialist (CCC)  


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