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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Program Admissions 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. Utilize basic computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet, and database, (i.e., MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  2. Identify and explain basic safety requirements and good safe work habits for working in manufacturing industries.
  3. Apply knowledge of regulated environments, various industry standards including FDA, ISO, and documentation and report writing.
  4. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, and display professionalism, and work well in a team environment.
  5. 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.
  6. Utilize a working understanding of statistical process controls (SPC) and pre-production approval process (PPAP) to validate both product and process compliance.
  7. Explain and apply Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and Program Logic Controller (PLC) programming concepts.
  8. Understand and follow preventative maintenance strategy.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENG-1010 College Composition I 3
MATH-1530 College Algebra 1 4
MET-1100 Technology Orientation 2
MET-1120 Computer Applications and Programming 2 2
MET-1230 Drawing & AutoCAD 3
PSY-1010 General Psychology 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
CNST-1740 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Science 3
MATH-1540 Trigonometry 3
MET-1630 Industrial Supply Logistics 3
MET-2041 CAD II & GD&T 3
MET-2601 3D Solid Modeling 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Semester
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
 Credit Hours14
Fourth Semester
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
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours60