Manufacturing Technology

Gain stackable skills employers expect

Manufacturing Technology

Gain stackable skills employers expect

Manufacturing Technology

Gain stackable skills employers expect

Interested in machinery, conventional machine tools, composites, and computerized design? Advanced Manufacturing offers some of the highest paying and most satisfying career opportunities in today’s job market. Get hands-on training in our expanded Manufacturing facility and lab.

Program Options

The Manufacturing Technology (MANF) program provides you with the foundational skills needed for many entry-level manufacturing jobs. We will introduce you to key workplace skill areas often found in advanced manufacturing-related industries. Our program is unique because it offers you “stackable” skills that employers expect you to have if you are just entering the manufacturing field or if you are moving up the career ladder. Our program includes multiple degree pathways including transfer degrees.

Degree Paths

Engineering Technology, AAS
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Engineering Technology, AAS-T
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Operations Management, AAS
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Operations Management, AAS-T
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Certificate Options

Manufacturing Technology Certificate
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Technical Design Certificate
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Manufacturing Fundamentals Micro-Certificate
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Technical Drawing Micro-Certificate
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Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Operator Micro-Certificate
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Automated Systems Technology Micro-Certificate
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Quality Assurance Micro-Certificate
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Composite Repair Technician Micro-Certificate
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Program Courses

Courses List
MANF 103 - Introduction to Quality Assurance

MANF 103 - Introduction to Quality Assurance

(3)
Introduction to the principles and purpose of Quality Assurance Management including an overview and awareness of the history, concepts and theory of quality as it relates to todays industrial/manufacturing environment. Examines issues affecting quality in manufacturing, and provides the statistical methods and the management philosophy which allow problems in production processes to be found and fixed resulting in continuous quality improvement. Gain a basic understanding of the quality control tools used in industry. Prerequisite: MANF 110 or instructor permission.

MANF 110 - Introduction to Manufacturing

MANF 110 - Introduction to Manufacturing

(3)
Overview of the manufacturing sector including a historical look at manufacturing systems and organizations. Introduction to materials processing, industry standards, manufacturing methodologies, and different types of technology used in manufacturing (personal computers, data collection & analysis systems, automated equipment). Introduces the fundamentals of quality tools including histograms and control charts (SPC) and how they are used in manufacturing. Includes an introduction to the concepts of lean manufacturing, just in time, and green as applied in industry. Industry speakers, career exploration and industry site visits included. None.

MANF 115 - Intro to Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) Operations

MANF 115 - Intro to Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) Operations

(5)
Introduction to Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) machine operation theory and practice. Covers basic G&M codes needed to program and operate CNC machinery. Course includes an introduction to hands-on CNC machine operations in the shop setting. None

MANF 120 - Industrial Safety

MANF 120 - Industrial Safety

(2)
Instruction on safety topics and practices specifically related to industrial work environments. Topics include personal protective equipment, safety working with heavy industrial equipment, energy lock-out/tag-out procedures, material handling, electrical safety, machine guarding, fire prevention, hazard identification and control, and safety inspection practices. Culminates with OSHA 10 certification. None.

MANF 121 - First Aid and CPR

MANF 121 - First Aid and CPR

(1)
Basic First Aid and CPR training. Receive a Heart Saver First Aid and CPR card upon completion. None

MANF 122 - Material Science in Manufacturing

MANF 122 - Material Science in Manufacturing

(2)
Material Science is a study of the nature, structure, characteristics, and properties of natural and synthetic materials used in contemporary industry. Introduction to the industrial materials most often found in manufacturing operations and facilities ranging from traditional metals, ceramics, and polymers, to advanced engineering materials and composites. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how the structure and properties for industrial uses influence the selection of primary materials and their conversion into useful products. None.

MANF 125 - Precision Measurement and Tools

MANF 125 - Precision Measurement and Tools

(3)
Introduction to the science of metrology (precision measurement and tolerances), and the basic hand and machine tools commonly used in a manufacturing workplace. Covers the fundamental skills required to perform basic and precision dimensional measurements and an introduction to the concepts of Statistical Process Control (SPC). Gain proficiency in using rules, scales, tape measures, protractor, calipers, micrometers, dial gage and height gage. Identification and classification of a variety of basic hand and machine tools. Overview of fasteners and methods of fastenings (screws, machine screws, nuts, bolts, etc.) None.

MANF 127 - Manufacturing Math

MANF 127 - Manufacturing Math

(2)
Applies the mathematic concepts taught in WMATH 100 to a manufacturing specific context. Focuses on basic statistics, trigonometry and summation notation. WMATH 100 or concurrent enrollment.

MANF 140 - Print Reading in Manufacturing

MANF 140 - Print Reading in Manufacturing

(3)
Introduction to the fundamentals of blueprint reading emphasizing industrial drawings commonly used in manufacturing. Focuses on line and symbol conventions used in industrial blueprints and visualization of solid objects from orthographic and isometric projections. Students will be given experiential exercises in interpreting technical drawings. Overview of the various sources of information found within technical drawings will also be given. Develop skills in print reading, learn basic ASME standard sketching techniques, lettering, dimensioning, and makeup of a print as a form of communication. Read and interpret drawings as well as sketch them. Practice interpreting mechanical, construction, and basic blueprints. None

MANF 145 - Electronics Fundamentals

MANF 145 - Electronics Fundamentals

(5)
Introduction to basic electronics (AC/DC) theory and applications. Covers direct current analysis and function of resistive circuits, semiconductor function and applications, and basic digital logic as it applies to automation devices and equipment. Fundamental theories and laws (Ohms Law & Kirchoffs Law) of electronics will be reviewed. Provides practical hands-on experience with basic DC, AC, and electronic circuits. Also covers basic procedures required to work with electronics safely and effectively in an industrial work setting. None

MANF 150 - Sensor Systems and Applications

MANF 150 - Sensor Systems and Applications

(5)
Introduction to devices and circuits used in industrial applications: sensors and transducers, control circuits, electronic signals, thyristor devices, trigger circuits, motors and motor control systems. Covers measurement techniques used in computer controlled industrial systems to monitor flow, temperature, proximity, pressure, level and toxic gas. Introduction to hydraulic and pneumatic systems, fluids, pumps, sensors, and control devices used in common industrial processes. Prerequisite: MANF 145.

MANF 156 - Introduction to Automated Systems

MANF 156 - Introduction to Automated Systems

(5)
Overview of how electronic and mechanical systems are used in the design and manufacture of products and processes. Using electronic principles and test equipment, learn how industrial control systems are designed to integrate digital controls in the processing of data. Introduction to microcontrollers, robotic principles, automation systems, motor and servo-control systems. Prerequisite: MANF 150.

MANF 177 - Quality Control Metrics and Applications

MANF 177 - Quality Control Metrics and Applications

(5)
Introduction to fundamental quality assurance techniques and applications. Covers measurement techniques and procedures based on industry standards and practices. Introduction to advanced precision measurement techniques, methods of inspection, and interpretation of data including Run Charts, Process Capability and Gage R&R, and writing technical quality reports. Areas of study include product quality, process quality, and subjective quality standards. Prerequisite: MANF 103 or instructor permission.

MANF 190 - Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) Basics

MANF 190 - Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) Basics

(5)
Introduction to Computer Aided Drawing (CAD), Computer Aided Machining (CAM), and to the Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) process. Includes the basics of CNC machine operation, advanced print reading and programming methodologies. Also introduced are machining processes for CNC mill and CNC lathe. Prerequisite: MANF 115 or instructor permission.

MANF 195 - Introduction to Robotics

MANF 195 - Introduction to Robotics

(2)
Using electronics principles and test equipment, students are introduced to microcontrollers, robotics, automation systems, robotic motor and servo control systems.

MANF 199 - Internship Experience

MANF 199 - Internship Experience

(1-15)
Supervised work experience in the field. Includes a weekly seminar. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required.

MANF 205 - Advanced Computer Numeric Control (CNC)

MANF 205 - Advanced Computer Numeric Control (CNC)

(5)
Study of Computer Numeric Control (CNC) in the manufacturing environment. Topics include manufacturing applications of CNC, introduction to machining, and CNC programming and operation in a production setting. Prerequisite: MANF 190 or instructor permission.

MANF 210 - Total Productive Maintenance

MANF 210 - Total Productive Maintenance

(3)
Introduction to electrical systems, mechanical systems and rigging. Describes the elements of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and explains how TPM helps reduce losses and waste. Explores the fundamentals of facilities layout and process selection. Prerequisite: MANF 177 or instructor permission.

MANF 215 - Advanced Inspection

MANF 215 - Advanced Inspection

(5)
Advanced study of quality tools and metrics. Includes physical inspection methods, statistical metrics for quality assurance and acceptance sampling. Prerequisite: MANF 177 or instructor permission.

MANF 220 - Supply Chain Management

MANF 220 - Supply Chain Management

(5)
Introduction to supply chain management including key issues, goals and trends, global supply chains, responsibilities of supply chain managers, procurement, technologies, inventory management, logistics, and supplier relationships. None

MANF 230 - Enterprise Resource Planning and Material Requirement Planning

MANF 230 - Enterprise Resource Planning and Material Requirement Planning

(5)
The study of systems and planning tools used in manufacturing. Includes enterprise resource planning (ERP), material requirement planning (MRP), and aggregate planning. Prerequisite: MANF 177 or instructor permission.

MANF 250 - Shop Supervision

MANF 250 - Shop Supervision

(5)
The study of personnel and process management in an industrial environment. Includes the supervisors role in an organization, effective leadership skills, problem-solving applications, effective safety techniques, and successful communication concepts. Prerequisite: MANF 177 or instructor permission.

MANF 256 - Operations Management

MANF 256 - Operations Management

(5)
Study the role of operations managers in manufacturing. Includes both strategic issues and practical applications, decision making, process selection, capacity planning, management of quality, supply chain management, and personnel management. Prerequisite: MANF 250 and CIS 150.

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Outcomes

Graduates of the Manufacturing Technology program will be able to:

  • Use and operate standard industrial tools and equipment safely and effectively.
  • Demonstrate basic and precision measurement methods.
  • Understand the tools of Quality Control and how they are applied in the workplace.
  • Have a foundational understanding of “Lean” concepts and how they are applied.
  • Interpret and use industrial blueprints.
  • Participate in and contribute to the effectiveness of work teams.
  • Use fundamental skills in writing, reading, speaking, listening & computing to contribute to a productive, safe and healthy work environment.
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