Associate in Science Degree

To consider a career in manufacturing two myths must be dispelled. Myth number one: Manufacturing jobs are dirty, noisy, and repetitious. Most of these jobs have gone overseas and what remains are high tech jobs that require computer literacy, strong analytical and critical thinking skills, and the ability to work as a member of a team. Myth number two: There is no future in manufacturing. Manufacturing jobs make up more than 10% of all jobs in the state of Connecticut. Through attrition and the need for a highly skilled workforce, manufacturers are facing a shortage of skilled workers. This could be an opportunity to explore a career doing interesting work at a higher than average rate of pay with full fringe benefits. Students completing this program can find careers as CNC (Computer Numerical Control) operators, inspectors and Tool & Die apprentices. Students completing a degree at a four-year institution can find careers in sales or management.

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Graduation Checklist

Technology Studies: Manufacturing Machine Technology Option Degree – Graduation Checklist

A Graduation Checklist is a printable list of course requirements you will use when you meet with your academic advisor each semester.  The checklist helps you keep track of your progress from when you first enter MxCC to when you are ready to graduate.


Technology Studies: Manufacturing Machine Technology Option by Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements
ENG*101 English Composition

3

COM*173 Public Speaking

3

ENG*202 Technical Writing

  3

Philosophy Elective

 3

Fine Arts Elective

 3

History or Economics Elective

 3

Geography or Political Science or History Elective

 3

Economics

 3

Psychology or Sociology Elective

  3

Science and Math Core
CHE*111 Concepts of Chemistry or CHE*121 General Chemistry I

 4

PHY*110 Introductory Physics orPHY*121 General Physics I

4

+ MFG*105 Manufacturing Math II

 3

Trigonometry or MAT*186 Pre-calculus

 3-4

Technology/Management Core
CAD*110 Introduction to CAD or 3-D CAD

  3

+ QUA*114 Principles of Quality Control

3

MFG*171 Introduction to Lean Manufacturing

  3

Machine Technology Option
MFG*102 Manufacturing Processes

  3

++ MFG*103 Manufacturing Processes Lab

 1

+ MFG*125 Blueprint Reading II

  3

MFG*156 Manufacturing Machinery CNC I

 2

+++ MFG*202 Precision Machining

 3

+++ MFG*203 Precision Machining Lab

1

+ MFG*256 Manufacturing Machinery CNC II

 3

 Total Credits:
66-67

Notes
+Prerequisite required
++ MFG*102 and MFG*103 must be taken concurrently.

+++ MFG*202 and MFG*203 must be taken concurrently.



Technology Studies: Manufacturing Machine Technology Option by Semester

Full-time students should follow the four-semester sequence listed below in order to graduate from this program in two years.

First Semester

16 Credits

ENG*101 Composition

 3

Philosophy Elective

  3

+ MFG*105 Manufacturing Math II

  3

CAD*110 Introduction to CAD or 3-D CAD

3

+ MFG*102 Manufacturing Processes

  3

++ MFG*103 Manufacturing Processes Lab

 1

Second Semester

17 Credits

Geography or Political Science or History Elective

  3

Psychology or Sociology Elective

 3

Economics

 3

COM*173 Public Speaking

 3

MFG*171 Introduction to Lean Manufacturing

 3

MFG*156 Manufacturing Machinery CNC I

 2

Third Semester

17 Credits

CHE*111 Concepts of Chemistry or CHE*121 General Chemistry I

 4

ENG*202 Technical Writing

 3

History or Economics Elective

  3

+++ MFG*202 Precision Machining

3

+++ MFG*203 Precision Machining Lab

1

+ QUA*114 Principles of Quality Control

 3

Fourth Semester

16-17 Credits

PHY*110 Introductory Physics or PHY*121 General Physics I

  4

Trigonometry or MAT*186 Pre-calculus

  3-4

Fine Arts Elective

 3

+ MFG*125 Blueprint Reading II

  3

+ MFG*256 Manufacturing Machinery CNC II

  3

 Total Credits:
 66 (67)

 

+Prerequisite required
++ MFG*102 and MFG*103 must be taken concurrently

+++ MFG*202 and MFG*203 must be taken concurrently.