Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Program Learning Outcomes

Precision Manufacturing Technology Certificate

1.  Students will be able to interpret the fundamentals of Cartesian coordinates, the G & M code system, and how they apply to CNC manufacturing.
 
2.  The student will be able to properly apply dimensions and tolerances to machine equations and sketch sectional views, orthographic projections, and auxiliary views.
 
3.  The student will be able to evaluate shop and personal safety hazards common to the workplace.
 
Precision Manufacturing Technology Associate of Applied Science
 
1.Students will be able to utilize the proper tools and procedures to operate and set up a plastic injection molding machine.
 
2.  Students will be able to utilize advanced machining procedures to design and build special tools.
 
3.  Students will be able to complete a design project using CAD/CAM software and advanced machining techniques.
 
4.  The student will be able to perform machining operations according to specifications and given tolerances.
 
5.  Students will apply Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software in conjunction with CNC machinery to produce machined components.
 
Mechatronics Technology Specialist Certificate
 
1.  Students will Install wiring for electro-mechanical applications; analyze transformer applications; and troubleshoot related electrical components found in automated systems.
 
2.  Students will Identify fluid power symbols; demonstrate knowledge of basic fluid power theory; demonstrate knowledge of component operation; generate basic fluid power circuits; and demonstrate fluid power circuits using electrical and manual controls.
 
3.  Students will describe the general characteristics of robotic equipment, explain the physics of robot motion, use teaching pendants to program robotic arms, and describe the characteristics of different types of robot control systems, applications of robots, and end-of-arm tooling.

Advisory Committee Members

Advanced Manufacturing Technology & Mechatronics

Advisory Committee Chair – Timothy Andre Jones, Mfg. Engineering Manager, Cinch Connectivity
Cliff Mahathey, Director of Operations – EMU Plastics
Cesario Pina, Plant Manager – Regal Rexnord, Inc.
Lutz Blume, Co-Owner- Priority Tooling Solutions, US Inc.
Mike Willis, South Texas Manufacturers Association. 
Samuel and Norma Torres, Owners, Amaida Machine Shop.                                                                     

Robinson, Plant Manager - Grand Rapids Foam Technology.
Juan Luna, Engineering Manager - General Electric Aviation.
Inez Lopez, Co-Owner - IHC Suspension.
Horacio Salinas, Machining Operations Manager - IHC Suspension.
Pedro Garcia, Co-Owner - B1nary Technologies.
Lorenzo Derbez, Machining Operations Manager - Galvotec Alloys Inc.

Certificates

Associate Degree

Precision Manufacturing Technology Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

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

Mechatronics Technology Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
FallCredit Hours
RBTC 1405 Robotic Fundamentals 4
CETT 1409 DC/AC Circuits 4
ELMT 1405 Basic Fluid Power 4
RBTC 1401 Programmable Logic Controllers 4
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours16

Precision Manufacturing Technology Associate of Applied Science

TSI LIABLE

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 3
MCHN 1338 Basic Machine Shop I 3
MCHN 2303 Fundamentals of Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) Machine Controls 3
MCHN 1320 Precision Tools and Measurement 3
 Credit Hours12
Spring
DFTG 1313 Drafting for Specific Occupations 3
MCHN 1343 Machine Shop Mathematics 3
MCHN 1352 Intermediate Machining I 3
MCHN 1326 Introduction to Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) 3
 Credit Hours12
Summer
ENGL 1301 Composition I 1 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 1 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours9
Second Year
Fall
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
Spring
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