Advanced Manufacturing Technology

The Precision Manufacturing Technology program is the first in the State of Texas to earn NIMS accreditation.

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) is the nation’s only ANSI accredited developer of precision manufacturing skill standards and competency assessments. NIMS certifies an individual skills against standards and accredits programs that meet its quality requirements. NIMS stakeholders represent over 6,000 American companies.

The Precision Manufacturing Certificate program, provides an environment to develop technical skills that are highly marketable to the area's industries. Most of the courses are set up to stimulate actual working environments.

Technical coursework begins in the first semester in order to develop a common skill base for the program. During this first semester the student will learn how to use computers to read and use industrial prints, and gain technical skills.

Precision Manufacturing Technology

Certificate

This curriculum offers training on a variety machine tools commonly used in most shops with emphasis on practical machining skills. Classroom analysis of various jobs and machine operations increases the student's capabilities as a machinist. General mathematics and communications skills are included to prepare students to work with technical advances in the machining industry.

Students are eligible to take the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certification exams, which are administered at South Texas College by certified faculty. Upon completion, this specialty will allow the student to continue in the Precision Manufacturing Technology's two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree program or permit the student to work in a highly rewarding career field in industry.

Fast Start Precision Manufacturing

Certificate

In this program students will engage in technical coursework to gain technical skills in general basic manufacturing. The curriculum will incorporate a variety of course studies and machine equipment. This program will consist of six classes; online, hybrid and others available as test out options to facilitate the earning of credit hours and provide a faster route to the workforce.

This program is geared toward students that have at least one year of industry experience. Participating students will need to complete at least three National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials in order to complete the program.

Precision Manufacturing Technology

Associate of Applied Science

This is designed to provide students with the opportunity for hands-on experience necessary for employment as a technician in the computer enhanced manufacturing process. Full size equipment is utilized. Through the integration of mathematics, metallurgy, programmable machinery, shop skills, and computer-assisted machining techniques, students can acquire the necessary skills for employment in an industrial environment. Graduates are eligible to take the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certification exams, which are administered at South Texas College by certified faculty.

Technical coursework includes: machine tool labs, AutoCAD, CNC programming and operation, parametric solid modeling, and manufacturing materials and processes. Specialty coursework includes: CAD/CAM, tool and fixture design, and advanced machine tooling.

Advisory Committee Chair – Trung Nguyen, Royal Technologies
Jesus De Lira, Quality Engineer, Regal Beloit America, Inc.
Peter Limones, EH & S Manager, GE Aviation
Cliff Mahathey, Director of Operations – EMU Plastics
Cesario Pina, Plant Manager – Universal Metal Products
Scott Cooley, Plant Manager – Cinch Connectivity
Feroz Ummer, ALPS Automotive
Mike Willis, Director of STMA
Tim Jones, Mfg. Engineering Manager,  Cinch Connectors 

Certificates

Associates Degree

Precision Manufacturing Technology Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 3
MCHN 1338 Basic Machine Shop I 3
MCHN 1352 Intermediate Machining I 3
MCHN 1320 Precision Tools and Measurement 3
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
DFTG 1313 Drafting for Specific Occupations 3
MCHN 1343 Machine Shop Mathematics 3
MCHN 2303 Fundamentals of Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) Machine Controls 3
MCHN 1326 Introduction to Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours24 Credit Hours

Fast Start Precision Manufacturing Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 3
MCHN 1338 Basic Machine Shop I 3
MCHN 1352 Intermediate Machining I 3
MCHN 1320 Precision Tools and Measurement 3
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
DFTG 1313 Drafting for Specific Occupations 3
MCHN 1343 Machine Shop Mathematics 3
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours18 Credit Hours

Precision Manufacturing Technology Associate of Applied Science

TSI LIABLE

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 3
MCHN 1338 Basic Machine Shop I 3
MCHN 1352 Intermediate Machining I 3
MCHN 1320 Precision Tools and Measurement 3
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
DFTG 1313 Drafting for Specific Occupations 3
MCHN 1343 Machine Shop Mathematics 3
MCHN 2303 Fundamentals of Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) Machine Controls 3
MCHN 1326 Introduction to Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) 3
 Credit Hours12
Summer Session I
ENGL 1301 Composition I 1 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 1 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours9
Third Semester
MCHN 2447 Specialized Tools and Fixtures 4
MCHN 2435 Advanced CNC Machining 4
MCHN 2341 Advanced Machining I 3
Humanities Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours14
Fourth Semester
MCHN 1319 Manufacturing Materials and Processes 3
Math and Natural Sciences Elective 1 3-4
MCHN 2438 Advanced Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) 4
MCHN 2382 CAPSTONE: Tool & Die Technology 3
 Credit Hours13-14
 Total Credit Hours60-61 Credit Hours
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Identifies courses to fulfill minimum 15 credit hour General Education requirement