This program is for students who wish to acquire skills in the 2D/3D modeling of engineering designs and graphics based programming and production of engineering parts, and operation of computer integrated manufacturing systems. Graduates of this program qualify for entry-level employment in traditional and computer integrated modern manufacturing industries. Degree: Students may apply credits toward the Manufacturing Industrial Engineering Technology degree program.

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This certificate will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the certificate, please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.

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Program Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Complete ENG-1010 College Composition I or ENG-101H Honors College Composition I
  • MATH-0965 Intermediate Algebra with grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate score on Math placement test.
  • Complete MET-1100 Technology Orientation

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Communicate effectively and efficiently with diverse individuals and teams, all levels of employees, customers, and suppliers by means of verbal, written (memos, reports, emails, etc.), graphics, symbols, and effective listening skills and using appropriate technology.
  2. Complete tasks and projects on schedule through the effective use of time management, appropriate math skills, and teamwork that fosters inclusion, synergized efforts in problem identification, and troubleshooting for successful resolution of problem towards the achievement of set goals and objectives.
  3. Apply quality systems, principles, concepts, and utilize appropriate math, measurement, data collection and statistical tools, and technology to improve processes, product quality, and to enhance productivity.
  4. Incorporate safety awareness, principles and practices in every aspect of work and as a way of life, including machine safety, environmental safety, chemical safety, and personal/employee protection.
  5. Apply knowledge of math, machine principles, tools and materials to operate and monitor CNC machines, modify CNC code that ensures quality outcomes.
  6. Interpret geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) concepts: symbols, instructions used in establishing form, locations, and orientation tolerances of parts’ features to ensure that quality engineering parts are machined and assembled to achieve desired functionality.
  7. Apply operational principles, software, concepts, tools equipment, and machines of Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems (CIMS), including: programming CIMS to implement production scheduling, materials movement, parts production and quality control; and setting up and operating machine and interface equipment in a computer-integrated environment to produce quality parts at low and competitive costs.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
MATH-1530 College Algebra 4
MET-1100 Technology Orientation 2
MET-1120 Computer Applications and Programming 2
MET-1230 Drawing & AutoCAD 3
MET-1240 Machine Tools and Manufacturing Processes 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
MET-1400 CNC Programming and Operation 3
MET-2000 CAD/CAM Processes 3
MET-2140 Manufacturing Automation and Control 3
MET-2422 Fundamentals of Engineering Economics 3
MET-xxxx Elective 1-3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
 Credit Hours16-18
 Total Credit Hours30-32