The Manufacturing Engineering Technology Associate Degree is a 62-63 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

OSHA COMPLIANCE (10449105)

3.00

Reviews Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance. Covers the history, mission, employee/employer rights, compliance process, violations/citations and penalties. Top OSHA compliance violations will be discussed and compared to leading workplace injuries. The final capstone project will involve conducting a simulated mock OSHA inspection of a workplace. From this base knowledge the student will be able to initiate and/or evaluate OSHA compliance in a work setting.

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STANDARDS & REGULATIONS (10623110)

1.00

Analyzes the state and federal standards and regulations that govern workplace safety. From this base knowledge the learner will be able to recognize hazards and determine the standards and regulations that apply. Emphasis is placed on locating standards in the Code of Regulations, applying safety and environmental standards to an actual work site and interpreting Material Safety Data Sheets.

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QUALITY ASSURANCE (10623119)

1.00

Analyzes the philosophies and strategies the American industry has been focusing on to improve the quality of their products and services. In this learning plan, the learner will explore their personal philosophy on Quality, the cost of quality, total quality management, and nonconforming products and materials.

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PRECISION MEASURING (10623124)

1.00

Introduces the different aspects of utilizing a precision measurement system in the manufacturing process. The learner will investigate different measurements systems and procedures used to control measurement processes. Learning activities will include hands on measuring activities, gage r&r, and developing procedures for management of the system.

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MANUFACTURING PROCESSES (10623175)

3.00

Explores the selected methods used in industry today to develop raw materials into the parts used in a range of products. The learner will analyze what the various machines and processes are and how they are used, not on how to operate the machinery.

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WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

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National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 (10801136)

3.00

This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

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National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

COLLEGE ALGEBRA W/APPS (10804195)

3.00

This course covers those skills needed for success in Calculus and many application areas on a baccalaureate level. Topics include the real and complex number systems, polynomials, exponents, radicals, solving equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear), relations and functions, systems of equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear), matrices, graphing, conic sections, sequences and series, combinatories and the binomial theorem.

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National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Algebra

INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA W/APPS (10804118)

4.00

This course offers algebra content with applications. Topics include properties of real numbers, order of operations, algebraic solution for linear equations and inequalities, operations with polynomial and rational expressions, operations with rational exponents and radicals, algebra of inverse, logarithmic and exponential functions.

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TEAM BUILDING AND PROBLEM SOLVING (10196189)

3.00

Apply the skills and tools necessary to facilitate team development and effectiveness, solve complex problems, pinpoint the root cause of conflict, and resolve issues between team members. Each learner will demonstrate the application of the benefits and challenges of teamwork, perform the necessary roles in a team, facilitate the stages of team development, conduct conflict resolution, evaluate potential causes of a problem, develop multiple approaches to problem solving and decision making, exhibit the ability to build consensus and commitment, utilize a systematic approach to defining and solving problems and implement various methods for evaluating results based on established criteria and metrics.

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MATERIALS OF INDUSTRY (10606132)

2.00

In this course, you will be involved in the in-depth examination of manufacturing materials related to the ultimate design decision involved in part and product design. You will learn the principles and theory of the methodology of material selection, the properties of materials, the structure of materials and specific materials and their function in product application.

STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL (10623112)

2.00

Explores elements of statistical process control with methods of securing and maintaining desired quality levels. Application of basic principles of statistics is presented as well as sampling techniques and variance analysis. The learner will also explore software that is used in manufacturing operations to provide a more efficient process in analyzing results.

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QUALITY SYSTEMS (10623118)

2.00

Analyzes the concepts of quality systems, studies the requirements of the ISO 9000 standard, prepares quality procedures, and develops skills on how to apply to actual organizations. To achieve a level of product quality that satisfies the customer, each organization must develop a management system to assure that quality. Driven by customer demands for better quality, these systems have evolved into general management systems that involve all members of an organization in achieving customer satisfaction.

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INTERPRETING ENGINEERING DRAWINGS (10623200)

1.00

Explores the foundational skills needed to read and interpret industrial prints. Beginning with the basics, the learner progresses in a logical order through orthographic, pictorial, assembly, section and auxiliary views of products. In addition, you will learn how to interpret part dimensions and tolerances. Emphasis is also placed on title blocks, change blocks and shop notes and symbols. The symbols of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing are introduced.

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Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Youth Apprenticeship Certificate

ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (10801196)

3.00

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities and other projects.

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SURVEY OF PHYSICS (10806139)

3.00

Presents the applications and theory of basic physics principles. This course emphasizes problem solving, laboratory investigation and applications. Topics include laboratory safety, unit conversions and analysis, kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, power, temperature and heat.

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT (10196188)

3.00

In Project Management, learners apply the skills and tools necessary to design, implement and evaluate formal projects. Each learner will: understand the importance and value of managing projects, assume the role of a project manager, develop a project proposal, use relevant project management software, work with project teams, establish the proper sequence of tasks, chart progress, respond to variation and changes, develop a budget, direct resources and manage a project through its life cycle.

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LEAN MANUFACTURING FUNDAMENTALS (10623147)

2.00

Analyzes the eight wastes of manufacturing. The learner will then explore concepts such as 5S, Total Productive Maintenance, Kanban, Value Stream Mapping. The learner will be given activities to implement concepts in their work setting.

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MANUFACTURING PROCESS PLANNING (10623176)

3.00

Examines the principles, practices and techniques of process planning. Learners will utilize part drawing as they analyze and select the most practical, economical processes and determine the properly sequenced series of operations to transform materials into useful products. Learners choose the types of tooling and equipment needed.

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ECONOMICS (10809195)

3.00

This course is designed to give an overview of how a market-oriented economic system operates, and it surveys the factors which influence national economic policy. Basic concepts and analyses are illustrated by reference to a variety of contemporary problems and public policy issues. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.

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National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Principles of Microeconomics
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • CLEP® Principles of Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics

TECHNICAL DRAFTING/CAD (10606105)

2.00

Introduces basic knowledge and skill development of technical drawing with emphases on freehand sketching and introductory CAD drawing.

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SOLIDWORKS 1 (10606133)

1.00

Introduces the learner to basic SolidWorks commands to produce 3-dimentsional parts, assemblies and engineering drawings. The learner will master beginner level commands and have a thorough understanding of the basic operation of the software.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • SolidWorks Certified Associate Exam CSWA

SOLIDWORKS 2 (10606134)

1.00

Introduces the learner to intermediate SolidWorks commands to produce 3- dimensional parts, assemblies and engineering drawings. The learner will utilize and practice their existing beginner level commands and skills while mastering intermediate level skills with an emphasis on mechanical engineering drafting and design. Upon completion the Learner will have an opportunity to take the SolidWorks Certified Associate Exam (CSWA) to obtain a highly recognized credential known worldwide.

PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS (10809199)

3.00

Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding enables students to improve their relationships with others at work, in the family and in society.

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INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY (10809198)

3.00

This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

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National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Introductory Psychology
  • AP Psychology

LEADING STRATEGICALLY (10196190)

3.00

Learners apply the skills and tools necessary to fulfill a leadership role in the workplace. Each learner will: evaluate leadership skills, demonstrate leadership effectiveness, meet organizational requirements, carry out individual and group motivation strategies, implement mission, vision and goal setting, display ethical behavior, establish a personal leadership style, practice situational leadership, understand the impacts of power, facilitating employee development, coaching, managing change and effective conflict resolution.

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WORKPLACE ERGONOMICS (10623125)

2.00

Examines the history of ergonomics along with the human factor when developing processes in the workplace. The learner will analyze lifting operations and office ergonomics.

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INTRODUCTION TO SIX SIGMA (10623173)

3.00

Analyzes each step in the DMAIC process (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control). Learners completing this course will gain a fundamental understanding of the principles of six sigma and will be able to apply them in a work setting.

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Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

PRODUCTION PLANNING AND CONTROL (10623178)

2.00

Examines some of the tools and techniques manufacturers use to plan effectively. Learners will explore how manufacturers determine their need for resources, how the availability of resources affects plant capacity and how resources are allocated. In a manufacturing operation, careful planning of the use of resources leads to efficiency, productivity and profitability.

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WORK MEASUREMENT (10623190)

2.00

Analyzes the elements that constitute the cost of manufacturing such as labor, materials, tooling and factory services. In addition, the learner will estimate the manufacturing cost for a part through systematic analysis of the manufacturing cycle and the application of formulas and standard data. Several projects requiring different manufacturing processes are used as examples for estimating purposes and budget development.

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INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES (10809172)

3.00

Introduces learners to the study of diversity from a local to a global environment using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach. Encourages self-exploration and prepares the learner to work in a diverse environment. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relationships in a multicultural context, the primary topics of race, ethnicity, age, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability and religion are explored.

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INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY (10809196)

3.00

Introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology: culture, socialization, social stratification, multi-culturalism and the five institutions, including family, government, economics, religion and education. Other topics include demography, deviance, technology, environment, social issues, social change, social organization and workplace issues.

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National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Introductory Sociology

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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