Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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Manufacturing Technology

SOUTH
Associate of Science (705.5)

This program provides students with high-level technology manufacturing skills important to the local industrial community in the areas of robotic controls, machining, welding, nanofabrication or precision fabrication. Manufacturing processes, control systems, measurement theory and quality are areas within the advanced manufacturing field in which students will be involved. Manufacturing courses will focus on projects involving real-world industry problems to be solved in the laboratories and shops of the College, emphasizing teamwork.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Use parametric modeling software to prepare 3-D models and annotated engineering drawings for analysis for design and manufacturing issues.
  2. Employ appropriate computer-based tools to manufacture large-scale advanced manufactured structures.
  3. Prepare written lab reports and proposals using the standards set forward in the course style manual.
  4. Analyze the performance of specific manufacturing equipment with respect to defined automation problems.
  5. Analyze and break down a manufacturing problem and develop work cell applications to accomplish an assembly process.
  6. Produce parts to a high precision level through the use of robotics, Computer-aided Drafting (CAD) and Computer-aided Manufacturing (CAM) applications.

Upon completion of this program, student may find employment as manufacturer engineers or technicians, mechatronics technicians, CAD specialists, production managers, process control engineering technicians, advance machine tool technicians, project engineers, quality technicians or robotics technicians, depending on their chosen track.

 Students must choose one of the following fields of study:

Robotic Controls    
Machining    
Welding    
Nanofabrication    


(A)  Robotic Controls

This track provides skills in the field of robotics and embedded systems with emphasis on performing installation, set-up, troubleshooting and testing of robotics and related automation.

See the graduaton checksheet for this program in printable PDF form. 

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 62

First Semester

Course #             

Course Name

Credits

EDD-135

Introduction to Parametric Modeling

3

EET-103

Introduction to Electronics

3

EGR-100

Engineering Seminar

1

SET-105

Technical Computing

3

 

ENG-101

English Composition 1

3

 

MAT-114

Mathematics for the Technologies 1

4

   

Total Credits

17

Second Semester

EDD-221

Parametric Modeling 2

3

ENG-103

Technical Communications

3

MAT-116

Mathematics for the Technologies 2

4

MET-112

Engineering Materials

4

MIT-107

Electronic Fabrication

3

   

Total Credits

17

Third Semester

MET-106

Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing       

1

MET-200

Metrology

3

MIT-103

Fundamentals of Microprocessors

3

PHY-113

Technical Physics 1

3

RBT-235

Programmable Logic Controllers

4

   

Total Credits

14

Fourth Semester

MET-170

Fluid Power

4

RBT-225

Robotics Control Systems

4

 

Humanities Elective

3

   

Social Science Elective

3

   

Total Credits

14

   

 

 

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(B) Machining

This track provides skills in basic machining for manufacturing with emphasis on quality, precision measurement and computer aided drafting. Students enrolled in the Machine Technician Certificate 706.2 will find this program offers an excellent career ladder with many opportunities for advancement.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form. 

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 63

First Semester

Course #           

Course Name

Credits

EET-103

Introduction to Electronics

3

EGR-100

Engineering Seminar

1

ENG-101

English Composition 1

3

MAT-114

Mathematics for the Technologies 1

4

MFT-141

Introduction to Machining

3

SET-105

Technical Computing

3

  

Total Credits

17

Second Semester

EDD-101

Engineering Drawing 1

3

EDD-120

Introduction to CAD

4

MAT-116

Mathematics for Technologies 2

4

MFT-143

Introduction to Lathe Operations

3

           

Total Credits

14

Third Semester

MET-106

Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

1

MET-200

Metrology

3

MFT-145

Introduction to Mill Operations

3

MFT-147

Introduction to Grinding Operations

3

PHY-113

Technical Physics 1

3

  

Social Science Elective

3

  

Total Credits

16

Fourth Semester

EDD-135

Introduction to Parametric Modeling

3

ENG-103

Technical Communications

3

MET-112

Engineering Materials

4

MFT-149

Introduction to Computer Numerical Control       

3

  

Humanities Elective

3

  

Total Credits

16

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(C) Welding

The emphasis of this track is the manufacture of products through the welding process. Welding skills learned in the basic  courses will lead to certification exams. Building on basic welding skills the student develops skills in design, measurement and material properties.

Students in the Welding Technology Certificate 317.3 will find that this program offers an excellent way to move into the industrial technology or engineering technology fields by building and expanding on their existing welding skills.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form. 

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 64

First Semester

Course #         

Course Name

Credits

EET-103

Introduction to Electronics

3

EGR-100

Engineering Seminar

1

ENG-101

English Composition 1

3

MAT-114

Mathematics for the Technologies 1

4

SET-105

Technical Computing

3

WLD-101

Welding Fundamentals

3

                

Total Credits

17

Second Semester

EDD-101

Engineering Drawing 1

3

EDD-120

Introduction to CAD

4

MAT-116

Mathematics for the Technologies 2

4

WLD-102

Advanced Welding

3

                

Total Credits

14

Third Semester

MET-106

Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing      

1

MET-200

Metrology 

3

MET-112

Engineering Materials

4

PHY-113

Technical Physics 1

3

WLD-201

Preparation for Welding Certification                     

3

                

Social Science Elective

3

                

Total Credits

17

Fourth Semester

EDD-135

Introduction to Parametric Modeling

3

ENG-103

Technical Communications

3

MET-212

Manufacturing Processes

4

WLD-202

MIG & TIG Processes

3

                

Humanities Elective

3

                

Total Credits

16

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(D) Nanofabrication

The emphasis of this track is on building structures that are less than one-millionth of a meter in dimension using photolithography, vapor deposition and gas diffusion to manufacture the transistors and resistors of the modern integrated circuit. Students in this track must spend one semester of intensive study at the Nanofabrication Research Laboratory at Penn State University in State College, PA. Students will learn the skills necessary to work in the clean room environment provided at Penn State. It will be necessary to schedule the term at Penn State in advance to assure that living arrangements and shop space are available. Additional financial aid may be available during the term at the Nanofabrication Laboratory.

Students in the Nanofabrication Certificate Program 709 will find that this program will be an excellent way to move into engineering technology fields by building and expanding on their existing nanofabrication skills.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 66

First Semester

Course #     

Course Name

Credits

EET-103

Introduction to Electronics

3

EGR-100

Engineering Seminar

1

ENG-101

English Composition 1

3

MAT-114

Mathematics for the Technologies 1                   

4

SET-105

Technical Computing

3

  

Total Credits

14

Second Semester

CHM-109

Introduction to Chemistry

4

ENG-103

Technical Communications

3

MAT-116

Mathematics for Technologies 2

4

MIT-107

Electronic Fabrication

3

PHY-113

Technical Physics 1

3

  

Total Credits

17

Third Semester

MET-106

Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing     

1

MET-112

Engineering Materials

4

MET-200

Metrology

3

PHY-114

Technical Physics 2

3

  

Social Science Elective

3

 Humanities Elective

3

  

Total Credits

17

Fourth Semester

MFT-211

Material Safety & Equipment Overview

3

MFT-212

Basic Nanofabrication Processes

3

MFT-213

Materials in Nanotechnology  

3

MFT-214

Lithography for Nanofabrication 

3

MFT-215

Materials Modification for Nanofabrication Applications 

3

MFT-216 

Characterization, Testing of Nanotechnogy
Structures & Materials
 

3

  

Total Credits

18

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