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2024 - 2025 Catalog Year
Manufacturing Technology (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Division: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
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Description: Introduction to the skills and competencies required to be an Industrial and Systems Engineer. Topics will include an introduction to organizational structure and lean processes, lean process development and improvement, data analysis and problem-solving, and teamwork. Integration of leadership and management methods within these skills is also introduced. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Description:

Utilization of general/specialized hand/power tools that are typically used in the electromechanical industry; use of various dimension measurement devices; simple machine repair procedures from belt replacement to complete subsystem repair; drilling, reaming and tapping holes for various mechanical fasteners. Elementary industrial machine wiring principles; schematics, panel layouts, assembly and wiring techniques. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Description: Interpretation of engineering drawings. Includes principles of orthographic projection, drafting symbols, surface finish symbols, welding symbols and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing symbols. One classroom, two lab hours.

Notes: Mechanical Engineering Tech Pathway Requirement

Description: Utilize SolidWorks mechanical design automation software to build parametric models of parts and assemblies and learn how to make drawings of those parts and assemblies. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.

Notes: Mechanical Engineering Tech Pathway Requirement

Description: Use ratio and proportion to solve applications in technology; convert within and between metric and customary systems of measurement; read and interpret measurement tools and gauges; simplify algebraic expressions; solve linear equations; apply the geometry of lines, angles, and circles to technology applications. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Prerequisites: MAT 0050 or Other (Satisfactory score on math placement test)

 

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14

Spring Semester (First Year)
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Description: The course focuses on the study and interpretation of the graphic language used in manufacturing and engineering. This will include principles of: shape description, axonometric projection, specifications, symbology and spatial relationships.The student will apply problem solving and critical thinking skills using both standard and automated communication methods. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Description: An introduction to the manufacturing processes used in the tooling and machining industry. Safety, mechanical hardware, hand tools, metrology, drill press, vertical mill, lathe, and the surface grinder will be the major focus of this course. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Description: This course serves as an introduction to automated systems. The basics of sensors, logic control systems, motion control systems, robotics and flexible manufacturing systems will be covered. The course will be taught using demonstration and discussion combined with individual and team centered project-based learning. One classroom, four lab hours per week.

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score)

Description:

Introduction to computer-based solution of engineering and engineering technology problems. Includes the fundamentals and applications of computer-based software (MathCAD) and integration with other software for documentation of work, including proper use of units and unit systems. Software solution applications include graphing functions and data, basic statistical calculations, use of matrices, vectors, solution of simultaneous and an introduction to Boolean logic. One-half classroom, one and one-half lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 0300 or MAT 1280 or MAT 1470 or MAT 1580

 

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13

Summer Semester (First Year)
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Description: Major trends in the development of Western culture, emphasizing political, economic, social and cultural achievements from the seventeenth century to the present.

Notes: Arts & Humanities Elective - View all options here: https://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

Description: Basic economic principles with macro sequence. Interrelationship of households, business and government with an examination of Keynesian theory, fiscal policy and monetary policy. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Notes: Social & Behavioral Science Elective - View all options here: https://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and MAT 0050 or MAT 1120

Description: Designed to improve speaking and listening skills through the study and application of public speaking structure, content and style. This course requires 5 speeches in front of a live audience. The online course sections require the recordings to be created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech. Any questions, please contact the Communication Department at com.dept@sinclair.edu.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

 

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9

Fall Semester (Second Year)
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Description: This course introduces the concepts and practices of safety in advanced manufacturing, including good practices, hazards, prevention, and corrective action. Students will have the opportunity to earn the Safety certification through the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) as part of their Certified Production Technician (CPT) program.

Notes: FALL ONLY

Description: An introduction to controlling and improving quality in a manufacturing setting, including the concepts of measurement, calibration, auditing, inspection, and continuous improvement. Explores ways that manufacturers use data and analysis to improve quality. Students will have the opportunity to earn the Quality Practices and Measurement certification through the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) as part of the Certified Production Technician (CPT) program.

Notes: FALL ONLY

Description: Applied computer tools to solve engineering technology problems, emphasizing the integration of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software and engineering research skills using the Internet. Applications of an integrated approach to research papers, engineering technology analysis, technical laboratory reports and technical presentations. One-half classroom, one and one-half lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 or MAT 1110

Description: Application of the process of design and the interpretation of engineering drawings. Includes design development, product development, and problem solution, principles of orthographic projection, drafting symbols, surface finish symbols, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing symbols. Student is exposed to parametric 3D CAD modeling for the purpose of creating parts and assemblies and to properly dimension and detail drawings to effectively communicate design intent. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.

Description: A course in the design, development and operation of additive manufacturing machines. Types of machines, input types, materials and design considerations will be accomplished as part of the hands-on model making class. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Fall Only - Mechanical Engineering Tech Pathway Requirement

Prerequisites: MET 1231 or MET 1301

 

Term hours subtotal:

12

Spring Semester (Second Year)
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Description: This course introduces the manufacturing processes and production systems commonly used in modern industry. Additional emphasis on communication, teamwork, planning, documentation, and coordination. Students will have the opportunity to earn the Manufacturing Processes and Production certification through the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) as part of their Certified Production Technician (CPT) program.

Notes: SPRING ONLY

Description: Awareness of basic maintenance requirements of electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and mechanical systems utilized in modern manufacturing. Includes the monitoring of key indicators and recognizing potential issues. Students will have the opportunity to earn the Maintenance Awareness certification through the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) as part of their Certified Production Technician (CPT) program.

Notes: SPRING ONLY

Description: This course will cover machine safety, setup and operation of computer numerical control (CNC) milling machines and lathes. Adjusting tool and work offsets to hold part tolerances on both types of equipment. Calculation of spindle speeds and feed rates. Introduction to basic programming codes and development of CNC programs for three axis mills and two axis lathes. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Description: A course designed to examine the post process aspects of bonding, securing, finishes and assembly operation of components. Emphasis on metal materials and case studies. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Spring Only - Mechanical Engineering Tech Pathway Requirement

Prerequisites: MET 1401 and MET 1231 or MET 1301

Description: Terminology, designations of metals and the relationship among the properties of metals, the environment and heat treatment processes. Selecting and testing materials. Factors related to the selection of nonmetallic materials and the relationship between the nature of the materials and their properties. Thermoplastics, thermosetting, ceramics, composites and glasses are included. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.

Notes: Spring Only - Mechanical Engineering Tech Pathway Requirement

Prerequisites: MET 1111 or MET 1161 or MAT 1570 or MAT 1580

 

Term hours subtotal:

14

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.