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BC3 Academic Catalog: 2016-2017 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Manufacturing with Advanced Technology, A.A.S.

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Manufacturing with Advanced Technology (341)
Associate in Applied Science Degree

This program prepares students to be technical problem solvers in industry. Students learn and apply skills and techniques used in advanced technology manufacturing systems to convert materials into useful products.   Employment opportunities for the graduate include positions such as Manufacturing Technician, Production Planner, Quality Assurance Technician, Technical Service Representative, Robotic Technician, or Manufacturing Associate Manager. This is a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) program.

Program Competencies 

The student/graduate will be able to:

  • Identify how specific manufacturing processes and materials are employed during product manufacture.
  • Apply critical thinking, mathematical, scientific, analytical, and computer skills to solve industry-based technology problems.
  • Demonstrate teamwork skills.
  • Apply quality tools to investigate and solve industry-based problems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the application of computers to control industrial processes and equipment.

Minimum - 64 credits

Second Semester (18/17)

Fourth Semester (16/17)


1    Calculus I and II (MATH 221, MATH 222) OR College Algebra (MATH101) and Trigonometry & Functions (MATH102) may be substituted for Technical Mathematics I and II (MATH 117, MATH 118).

2    NIMS Credentials to satisfy the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programming (MECH 114) requirements include: Measurement, Materials and Safety (MMS), CNC Milling-Setup/Programming, and CNC Turning-Setup/Programming Level I credentials.  Butler County Community College does not offer coursework that leads to NIMS certifications.                                 

3    Technical Electives include:  3-D Geometric Modeling (DRFT 108); Programming in C++ for Engineers (COMP 230); CNC Programming I-Mill (MECH 120)–see course syllabus for acceptable NIMS credentials; CNC Programming II-Lathe (MECH 121)–see course syllabus for acceptable NIMS credentials; Fluids (MECH 210); Physics II (PHYS 102); Mechanics I-Technical Statics (MECH 202); Strength of Materials (MECH 208); Introduction to Process Control and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCS) (PENG 103); or courses with ELEC or METR.  Note:  Highly recommend Advisor approval.

   Chemistry I (CHEM 101) may be substituted for Descriptive Chemistry (CHEM 112).

5    Physical Wellness is highly recommended.

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