SLCC General Catalog

Manufacturing Engineering Technology AS

CTE Associate of Science (AS)
62-64 credits minimum

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Program Description

Manufacturing Engineering Technology – the manufacturing engineering technician designs tooling for the fabrication of mass-produced parts, monitors the manufacturing processes, and performs inspection. Students enrolled in SLCC’s AS Manufacturing Engineering Technology program will learn about all aspects of manufacturing. Specific topics include computer-aided drafting and solid modeling, materials and processes, manual and CNC machining, plastic and composites production methods and welding manufacturing. During their final semester, students will work as a member of a team that has been assigned a project. The team will design, solid model, tolerance study, document, CAM program and build the assigned project.

Career Opportunities

Two year graduates in Manufacturing Engineering Technology start from $28,000-$33,000 per year. Bachelor degree graduates start at $45,000. Graduates with BS degrees find jobs as manufacturing engineers, tooling designers, process engineers and project managers.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Graduates from SLCC’S AS Manufacturing Engineering Technology program can transfer into WSU’s program or work in industry as Machinists, Welders, Composites technicians, CNC programmers, Tool designers, Quality Control Inspectors, and CMM operators.

Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  7. Develop computer and information literacy
  8. Develop the attitudes and skills for lifelong wellness

General Education required for AS degrees

2-5

Drafting and CAD Fundamentals

Students will:

  • produce drawings that demonstrate competency in AutoCAD and are neat and professional.
  • demonstrate proficiency with drawing and screen setup: layouts, layers, dimension styles, scale factors, blocks, profiles, and plotting.
  • demonstrate knowledge of CAD commands and use them appropriately for efficiency and accuracy (EDDT1040).

1

Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge of solid modeling tools, creating and defining sketches, 3D features, mating assemblies, design tables, and fabrication and assembly drawings from models.
  • produce accurate parts, assemblies, and drawings per industry standard.
  • demonstrate the ability to analyze design intent and process (EDDT2600).

1

Depth in Mechanical Design

Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge of industrial materials and processes and the principles of material behavior.
  • demonstrate ability to apply this knowledge in hands-on lab experience with molding, welding, casting and forming.
  • participate as a member of a design team to create designs and finished products (EDDT2340, EDDT2350)

1

Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing symbols and applications of form, function, and tolerances.
  • produce drawings with correctly applied symbols.
  • demonstrate understanding of the use of GD&T in automated manufacturing and quality inspection (EDDT2540).

1

Machining

Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge of safety rules and identify the various machining processes and equipment.
  • demonstrate competency in the operation of manual lathes, grinders, and mills.
  • produce precision parts to design specification and demonstrate the ability to use precision measuring equipment (MCCT1500, MCCT1510).

1

By Emphasis Area

 

Production Operations and Control Emphasis

CNC and CAD/CAM

Students will:

  • demonstrate ability to produce CNC code and select the proper machining process by programming and building projects on CNC mills and lathes
  • demonstrate knowledge of safety regulation when working in the machine shop.
  • demonstrate an understanding of tolerance limits and verify that projects meet blueprint requirements (MCCT1600, MCCT1610).

1

Students will:

  • demonstrate the proper use of CAM software
  • demonstrate knowledge of post processing
  • be evaluated on their participation in a concurrent engineering team with other students to design, layout, solid model, CNC program, do tolerance studies, and build a project.
  • produce project documentation and perform inspection on finished product (MCCT2650).

1,2,5

Related Welding

Students will demonstrate basic skills in the fundamentals of welding.

(WLD 1005)

1

Welding Emphasis

Related Welding

Students will demonstrate basic skills in the fundamentals of welding.

(WLD 1005)

1

GMA, FCA, GTA Welding

Students will learn theory and skills covering:

  • Welding safety and first aid.
  • Gas Metal Arc welding processes.
  • Flux Core Arc welding process.
  • Gas Tungsten Arc welding process (MCCT2670).

1

Composite Materials & Production Emphasis

CNC/CAM for Composites

Students will learn theory and skills covering:

  • Traditional and nontraditional methods for machining organic-matrix and metal matrix composites.
  • Avoiding damage introduced into composites caused by the machining process.
  • CNC code and use of CAM software.
  • Tooling used in plastic and composites manufacturing (MCCT2850).

1

Materials and Properties

Students will learn theory and skills covering:

  • Most common commercial plastics including their additives, fillers, and fibers.
  • Most common physical tests used to determine material characteristics (MCCT2860).

1

Product Design

Students will learn theory and skills covering:

  • Designing plastic parts utilizing CAD for structural, dimensional, and process evaluation.
  • Analysis of functional requirements, aesthetic qualities, and cost relationships (MCCT2870).

1

 

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 6 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

ENGL 2010

Intermediate Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

Quantitative Literacy (QL) 4 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1210

Calculus I

4

A

Within the last year MATH 1060 or 1080 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

American Institutions (AI) Choose 3 Credits From One Of The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ECON 1740

Econ History of US

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

HIST 1700

American Civilization

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

POLS 1100

US Govt & Politics

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN Or Depth) 3 Credits

Distribution Areas:

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas.  One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

NOTE: Physical Science (PS) general education component is satisfied through pre-major coursework.

NOTE: Student transferring to Weber State University should take ECON 1010 as Social Science (SS) and COMM 2110 as Interdisciplinary (ID) distribution courses.

 

Required Courses: (30-33 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

CHEM 1110

Elem Chemistry

4

A

MATH 1010 or appropriate Accuplacer score. Recommended coreq: CHEM 1115

CHEM 1115

Elem Chemistry Lab

1

A

MATH 1010 or appropriate Accuplacer score. Recommended coreq: CHEM 1110

OR

 

 

 

 

CHEM 1210

Gen Chemistry I

4

A

MATH 1050 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score. Recommended coreq: CHEM 1215

CHEM 1215

Gen Chemistry Lab I

1

A

MATH 1050 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score, Recommended coreq: CHEM 1210

PHYS 2010

College Physics I

4

A

MATH 1060 or 1080. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2015

PHYS 2015

College Physics Lab I

1

A

MATH 1060 or 1080. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2210

OR

 

 

 

 

PHYS 2210

Physics f/Sci & Eng I

4

A

MATH 1210. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2215

PHYS 2215

Physics f/Sci & Eng L I

1

A

MATH 1210. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2210

EDDT 1040

Intro to CAD

3

A

 

EDDT 2340

Manufacturing Process

2

F, Sp

EDDT 1040 or concurrently. Coreq: EDDT 2350

EDDT 2350

Manufact Process Lab

1

F, Sp

Coreq: EDDT 2340

EDDT 2540

Geo Dim & Tol

2

Sp

EDDT 1040

EDDT 2600

Modeling w/ SolidWorks

3

F, Sp

EDDT 1040 or CAD experience

MCCT 1500

Manual Machining

2

F

Coreq: MCCT 1510

MCCT 1510

Manual Machining Lab

1

F

Coreq: MCCT 1500

Emphasis Area: (Complete One)

Production Operation And Control Emphasis

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MCCT 1600

CNC Machine Theo

2

Sp

Coreq: MCCT 1610

MCCT 1610

CNC Machining Lab

1

Sp

Coreq: MCCT 1600

MCCT 2650

CAD/CAM

2

Sp

EDDT 2540. Recommended coreq: EDDT 2600

WLD 1005

Related Welding

3

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welding Emphasis

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

WLD 1005

Related Welding

3

A

MCCT 2670

GMA, FCA, GTA Welding

3

Sp

WLD 1005

Composite Materials And Production Emphasis

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MCCT 2850

Plastics & Comp CNC/CAM

3

Sp

MCCT 1500 and 1510

MCCT 2860

Plastic/Comp Mtls & Prop

3

F

CHEM 1110 or 1210 and PHYS 2010 or 2210

MCCT 2870

Plastic/Comp Des & Mfg

3

Sp

EDDT 2600 and MCCT 2860

** EDDT classes are offered Summer Term as requested by students. Classes taken in summer can reduce the credits required in other semesters or shorten time to acquire the degree.

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

EDDT 1040

3

ENGL 1010

3

EDDT 2340

2

AI

3

EDDT 2350

1

Distribution

3

EDDT 2600

3

Emphasis Course

3

MCCT 1500

2

CHEM

4

MCCT 1510

1

CHEM LAB

1

MATH 1210

4

 

 

Total

16

Total

17

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ECON 1010

3

EDDT 2540

2

ENGL 2010

3

Emphasis Course

2-3

PHYS

4

Communication

3

PHYS LAB

1

Distribution (2)

6

Distribution

3

LW

1

Emphasis Course

3

 

 

Total

17

Total

14-15

Note: EDDT classes are offered Summer Term as requested by students. Classes taken in summer can reduce the credits required in other semesters or shorten time to acquire the degree.

Advising Notes

Students transferring to Weber State University should take Econ 1010 as their Social Science and COMM 2110 as their Interdisciplinary course.

In addition to the required courses listed above, WSU’s Manufacturing Engineering Technology BS degree required the following courses that may also be completed at SLCC before transferring:

WSU’s Manufacturing Engineering Technology BS Degree Required Courses

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

EDDT 2160

Statics & Strength of Mat 

5

F

MATH 1060 or 1080

WSU Elective:
EDDT 2700 Adv Solid Works 2 Sp EDDT 2600 or equivalent experience
EDDT 2710 AD Inventor 3D Model 2 F AutoCAD Experience

                                               

 

                                                              

                                                      

 

Department Contact Info

Division of Natural Sciences

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Science & Industry Building (SI) 341

General Information
801-957-4827

Program Information
801-957-4150

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Science & Industry Building (SI) 209
801-957-4858

Program Faculty

Instructors
Joel Clarkston
Michael Stenquist