The Associate of Applied Science degree in Operations Engineering Technology with a concentration in Automated Manufacturing is designed to enable students to obtain the necessary background to become an effective supervisor or manager in a manufacturing/production setting that uses automated manufacturing processes. Production, logistics, basic design principles, automated manufacturing processes, and the basics in managing manufacturing processes is covered within the program. The program is designed to tie the fundamentals of automated manufacturing with the fundamentals of managing production processes. This program ties into 4-year bachelor degree programs aimed at automated manufacturing.
This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.
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Related Degrees and Certificates
- Operations Engineering Technology (Engineering Management), Associate of Applied Science
- Operations Engineering Technology, Associate of Applied Science
- 3D Digital Design and Manufacturing Technology, Certificate of Proficiency
- Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD), Certificate of Proficiency
- Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), Certificate of Proficiency
- Machine Tools Operation, Certificate of Proficiency
- Quality Control, Certificate of Proficency
- Digital Design & Product Innovation, Short-Term Certificate
- Digital Manufacturing and Product Launch, Short-Term Certificate
Program Admissions Requirements
- High School Diploma/GED
- Complete the following courses with a grade of "C" or higher:
|MATH-0965||Intermediate Algebra (or appropriate score on Math Placement Test)||6|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|College Composition I|
|Honors College Composition I|
Program Learning Outcomes
This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:
- Utilize basic computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet, and database, (i.e., MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
- Identify and explain basic safety requirements and good safe work habits for working in manufacturing industries.
- Apply knowledge of regulated environments, various industry standards including FDA, ISO, and documentation and report writing.
- Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, and display professionalism, and work well in a team environment.
- Apply knowledge of basic lean concepts and tools (5 S), including introductory Six Sigma concepts, methods for identifying and eliminating the various forms of waste.
- Utilize a working understanding of statistical process controls (SPC) and pre-production approval process (PPAP) to validate both product and process compliance.
- Explain and apply Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and Program Logic Controller (PLC) programming concepts.
- Understand and follow preventative maintenance strategy.
Suggested Semester Sequence
|First Semester||Credit Hours|
|ENG-1010||College Composition I||3|
|MATH-1530||College Algebra 1||4|
|MET-1120||Computer Applications and Programming 2||2|
|MET-1230||Drawing & AutoCAD||3|
|CNST-1740||Fundamentals of Geographic Information Science||3|
|MET-1630||Industrial Supply Logistics||3|
|MET-2041||CAD II & GD&T||3|
|MET-2601||3D Solid Modeling||3|
|EHST-1310||Introduction to Environmental Law||4|
|MET-1240||Machine Tools and Manufacturing Processes||3|
|MET-2400||Statistical Quality Control||3|
|PHYS-1210||College Physics I||4|
|EHST-1330||Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response 3||2|
|ENG-2151||Technical Writing 4||3|
|MET-1400||CNC Programming and Operation||3|
|MET-2140||Manufacturing Automation and Control||3|
|MET-2500||Fundamentals of Products Development and Manufacture||3|
|Total Credit Hours||60|
EHST-1351 Safety and Health in the Workplace: OSHA 30 General Industry, OSHA 10 Construction, First Aid/CPR will be accepted in place of EHST-1330 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response to meet this requirement.