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Manufacturing Engineering Technology Test-Out Options

Earn credit for what you already know by testing out of a class, or by providing national exam scores or industry credentials. If you have any questions, or would like to start the process, please contact Wendi Ludwig at 715.803.1023 or studentrecords@ntc.edu.

COLLEGE ALGEBRA W/APPS (10804195)

Credits: 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

COLLEGE PHYSICS 1 (10806143)

Credits: 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.

National Exams Accepted:

  • AP Physics 1 and 2
  • AP Physics with Electricity and Magnetism
  • AP Physics with Mechanics

ECONOMICS (10809195)

Credits: 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.

NTC Assessments Offered:

National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® Principles of Microeconomics
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • CLEP® Principles of Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics

ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 (10801136)

Credits: 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. Learners 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

EQUIPMENT JUSTIFICATION (10623146)

Credits: 2.00

Examines the steps and processes to develop an equipment justification. The learner will conduct a hands-on equipment justification using situations and data from an approved manufacturing facility. The process will be used to create presentation documents that affirm equipment recommendations. In modern manufacturing operations, there are continual requirements to add or replace production equipment to improve workplace productivity. Sound strategy and reasoning must be developed that are consistent with an organization's goals and business plan to provide clear analysis of equipment alternatives.

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INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP (10623133)

Credits: 2.00

Evaluates and demonstrates effective leadership methods in conjunction with the missions and goals of their organizations. Topics will include individual development plans for self and subordinates, individual and group motivation, personal leadership style, coaching, managing change and effective conflict resolution.

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INTERPRETING ENGINEERING DRAWINGS (10623179)

Credits: 2.00

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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INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY (10809198)

Credits: 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

INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY (10809196)

Credits: 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.

NTC Assessments Offered:

National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® Introductory Sociology

INTRODUCTION TO LEAN MANUFACTURING (10623147)

Credits: 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 PROCESSES (10623175)

Credits: 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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MATERIALS OF INDUSTRY 1 (10606177)

Credits: 1.00

Analyze the selection of materials as a critical component of engineering design and manufacturing processes. In this course you will be introduced to the classifications, properties, and applications of materials used in engineering and manufacturing. This information will be used to select appropriate materials to meet specific design intent and manufacturing operations to reduce product failure.

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ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (10801196)

Credits: 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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OSHA COMPLIANCE (10449105)

Credits: 3.00

Examines occupational safety and health compliance procedures emphasizing areas such as hazard communication, lockout/tagout, confined space entry, personnel protective equipment, machine guards, hand and portable tools and fire safety. From this base knowledge the learner will be able to initiate and/or evaluate written compliance programs.

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PRECISION MEASURING (10623124)

Credits: 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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PROBLEM SOLVING (10623183)

Credits: 2.00

Explores the application of the skills and knowledge to effectively and efficiently plan, organize, implement, measure, and control manufacturing process. The learner will examine the application of the scientific method, team concepts, decision-making strategies, seven-step problem solving process, the value of feedback and quality control improvement tools and their application.

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PROCESS PLANNING (10623176)

Credits: 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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PRODUCTION PLANNING AND CONTROL (10623178)

Credits: 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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PROJECT MANAGEMENT (10196188)

Credits: 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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QUALITY ASSURANCE (10623119)

Credits: 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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QUALITY SYSTEMS (10623118)

Credits: 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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SOLIDWORKS FOR MECHANICAL DESIGN (10606100)

Credits: 2.00

Introduces the 3-dimensional software SolidWorks to create part models, assemblies and the subsequent 2D working drawings. The learner will begin at entry-level and progress to a beginning user status. Fundamentals of SolidWorks will be covered and mastered through the creation of various design learning activities.

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Industry Credentials Accepted:

  • Solidworks Associate (CSWA) Certification

STANDARDS & REGULATIONS (10623110)

Credits: 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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STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL (10623112)

Credits: 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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TECHNICAL DRAFTING/CAD (10606105)

Credits: 2.00

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

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WORK MEASUREMENT (10623190)

Credits: 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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WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

Credits: 3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments is 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

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.