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Manufacturing Engineering Technology (BP/EP) Associate in Applied Science Degree

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

A manufacturing engineering technician is a professional person who is flexible, self-motivated, team oriented, and capable of assigning as well as following instructions. Manufacturing engineering technicians are called upon to assist engineers in the research, development and the modification of new and current designs, products and processes. Many technicians are involved in the assembly, acceptance testing, and providing field service support for current products. The technician possesses an understanding of CAD drafting, engineering drawings, fluid power fundamentals, instrumentation and data acquisition, industrial electrical applications, machining and tooling principles and precision measurement.

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology A.A.S. degree program provides the student with a multi-discipline skill base and prepares the individual to perform the high level tasks that are required in today`s global manufacturing market. This degree is unique in that it allows the student to receive a broad-based education in the manufacturing environment along with a specialization in one or more of the many areas involved in this field. The student may choose to specialize in automated robotics, electronics, engineering CAD, fluid power, machine tool, plastics technology or welding. This degree is also intended for those seeking career advancement. Students may continue their education and proceed towards a Bachelors in Manufacturing degree which prepares the student for supervisory and management positions.

Award Outcomes

Follow safety guidelines and practices as mandated by O.S.H.A.

Apply electrical concepts as they relate to N.E.M.A. and I.E.C. electrical standards and equipment

Develop PLC programs using Boolean algebra and software methods

Produce engineering drawings and schematics using ANSI, ISO and industry symbols and standards

Problem solve by analyzing data using statistical process control (SPC) and quality assurance (QA) theory and methods

Utilize data acquisition systems and devices that are prevalent in the manufacturing industries

Generate drawings with a personal computer and computer aided design (CAD) software

Analyze fluid power applications in accordance with NFPA and industry standards and practices

Comprehend terms and methods that are used to communicate between manufacturing industry disciplines

Examine manufacturing engineering design concepts and processes

Use applied physics to investigate power transmission methods

Investigate production models using various data methods

Utilize software applications commonly found in the manufacturing industry

Career Opportunities

This is one of the fastest growing areas of employment in manufacturing occupations. There is an extensive shortage of individuals who possess a multi-discipline skill base. Global market competition has directed manufacturing companies to seek out the multi-facet candidate. As a result of these situations, demand for the graduate is extremely high. The employment positions offer excellent opportunities for personal and professional growth. Individuals who seek a career as a manufacturing engineering technician may find jobs in a variety of diverse areas such as: assembly, automation, manufacturing, quality assurance, research and development, design, and field service. Job duties may include supervision, engineering, and product development along with customer relations and travel. Manufacturing Engineering Technicians are in high demand in small to large companies and within various government agencies. The Manufacturing Engineering Technician is well positioned for advancement opportunities as well as long-term employment.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 45 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGC1011Engineering Drawing

3

FLPW1101Fluid Power Technology I

3

FLPW1231Industrial Electricity I

3

METS1020Industrial Manufacturing Processes

3

METS1050Quality Control

3

METS1200Industry Practices and Procedures

3

METS2000Engineering Design Principles

3

METS2100Statics and Strength of Materials

3

 

ARET1140Computer Integrated Manufacturing

3

and

ENGC1050Additive Manufacturing

3

or

MACH1205Machine Tool Technology

3

and

PLST1041Introduction to Plastics Molding Processes

3

Choose one of the following specializations:

~Automation Robotics Engineering Technology Specialization 15 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1130Maintenance Operations

2

ARET1155Automation Controls

3

ARET1165Vision Systems for QA/SPC

3

ARET1190Programmable Logic Controllers

3

ARET1200Introduction to Robotics

2

ARET2200FANUC Robotics Operations

2

~Electronics Technology Specialization 15 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ELEC1000DC Circuits

4

ELEC1050AC Circuits

4

ELEC1100Complex AC Circuits

3

ELEC1150Diodes and Rectifiers

2

ELEC1200Soldering Skills

1

Choose at least one additional credit in ELEC

1

~Engineering CAD Technology Specialization 15 Credits

Choose one of the following:
Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGC1100AutoCAD

4

ENGC1160Inventor

4

ENGC1250SOLIDWORKS I

4

ENGC2100Basic Creo Parametric

4

Choose at least 11 credits from the following:
Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGC1021Working Drawings

3

ENGC1041Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

3

ENGC1201Industrial CAD Project

3

ENGC1255SOLIDWORKS II

4

ENGC2110Advanced Creo Parametric

4

~Fluid Power Engineering Technology Specialization 15 Credits

Choose one of the following;
Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGC1100AutoCAD

4

ENGC1160Inventor

4

ENGC1250SOLIDWORKS I

4

ENGC2100Basic Creo Parametric

4

Choose at least 11 credits from the following:
Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FLPW1106Fluid Power Technology II

4

FLPW1181Pumps, Actuators, and Conductors

4

FLPW1191Hydraulic Components

3

FLPW1236Industrial Electricity II

3

FLPW1320Hydraulic Circuits

2

FLPW1340Pneumatic Circuits and Air Logic

4

FLPW2000Programmable Logic Controllers

3

~Machine Tool Technology Specialization 15 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH1056Blueprint Reading I

3

MACH1110Turning Technology I

3

MACH1125Milling Technology I

3

MACH2400CNC Setup and Operation

3

MACH2406CNC Programming

3

~Plastics Engineering Technology Specialization 15 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
PLST1008Fundamentals of Plastics/Chemistry/Ingredients

4

PLST2007Properties and Tests of Selected Plastics

4

PLST2011Extrusion Molding Processes I

3

PLST2017Extrusion Molding Processes II

4

PLST2035Medical Device Polymer Processes

3

PLST2128Injection Molding Process I

4

PLST2138Injection Molding Process II

4

PLST2143Injection Molding Process III

4

~Welding and Metal Fabrication Specialization 15 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
WLDG1135Gas Metal Arc Welding I

3

WLDG1182Blueprint Reading for Welders

2

WLDG1220Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I

3

WLDG1350Flux Cored Arc Welding I

3

Choose at least four additional credit in WLDG

4

General Education Required 9 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

 

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

or

MATH2150Introduction to Statistics

3

or

MATH2200College Algebra

4

 

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

General Education Elective 6 Credits

Choose credits from Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses.

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FLPW1101Fluid Power Technology I

3

FLPW1231Industrial Electricity I

3

METS1200Industry Practices and Procedures

3

METS2000Engineering Design Principles

3

 

Choose one of the following if required for your specialization:

ENGC1100AutoCAD

4

ENGC1160Inventor

4

ENGC1250SOLIDWORKS I

4

ENGC2100Basic Creo Parametric

4

or

Choose three credits from your specialization courses

3

Total Credits  15

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGC1011Engineering Drawing

3

METS1020Industrial Manufacturing Processes

3

 

Choose one of the following:

Brooklyn Park Campus

MACH1205Machine Tool Technology

3

and

PLST1041Introduction to Plastics Molding Processes

3

or

Eden Prairie Campus

ARET1140Computer Integrated Manufacturing

3

and

ENGC1050Additive Manufacturing

3

 

Choose three credits from your specialization courses

3

Total Credits  15

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
METS1050Quality Control

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

 

Choose six credits from your specialization courses

6

 

Choose one of the following:

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

MATH2150Introduction to Statistics

3

MATH2200College Algebra

4

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
METS2100Statics and Strength of Materials

3

General Education Electives

6

 

Choose three credits from your specialization courses

3

 

Choose one of the following:

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

Total Credits  15

Automation Robotics Engineering Technology Specialization - 15 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1130Maintenance Operations

2

ARET1155Automation Controls

3

ARET1165Vision Systems for QA/SPC

3

ARET1190Programmable Logic Controllers

3

ARET1200Introduction to Robotics

2

ARET2200FANUC Robotics Operations

2

Engineering CAD Technology Specialization - 15 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
Choose one of the following:

ENGC1100AutoCAD

4

ENGC1160Inventor

4

ENGC1250SOLIDWORKS I

4

ENGC2100Basic Creo Parametric

4

Choose at least eleven credits from:

ENGC1021Working Drawings

3

ENGC1041Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

3

ENGC1201Industrial CAD Project

3

ENGC1255SOLIDWORKS II

4

ENGC2110Advanced Creo Parametric

4

Machine Tool Technology Specialization - 15 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH1056Blueprint Reading I

3

MACH1110Turning Technology I

3

MACH1125Milling Technology I

3

MACH2400CNC Setup and Operation

3

MACH2406CNC Programming

3

Welding and Metal Fabrication Specialization - 15 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
WLDG1135Gas Metal Arc Welding I

3

WLDG1182Blueprint Reading for Welders

2

WLDG1220Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I

3

WLDG1350Flux Cored Arc Welding I

3

Choose four additional WLDG credits

4

Electronics Technology Specialization - 15 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ELEC1000DC Circuits

4

ELEC1050AC Circuits

4

ELEC1100Complex AC Circuits

3

ELEC1150Diodes and Rectifiers

2

ELEC1200Soldering Skills

1

Choose one additional ELEC credit

1

Fluid Power Specialization - 15 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
Choose one of the following:

ENGC1100AutoCAD

4

ENGC1160Inventor

4

ENGC1250SOLIDWORKS I

4

ENGC2100Basic Creo Parametric

4

Choose at least eleven credits from:

FLPW1106Fluid Power Technology II

4

FLPW1181Pumps, Actuators, and Conductors

4

FLPW1191Hydraulic Components

3

FLPW1236Industrial Electricity II

3

FLPW1320Hydraulic Circuits

2

FLPW1340Pneumatic Circuits and Air Logic

4

FLPW2000Programmable Logic Controllers

3

Plastics Engineering Technology Specialization - 15 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
PLST1008Fundamentals of Plastics/Chemistry/Ingredients

4

PLST2007Properties and Tests of Selected Plastics

4

PLST2011Extrusion Molding Processes I

3

PLST2017Extrusion Molding Processes II

4

PLST2035Medical Device Polymer Processes

3

PLST2128Injection Molding Process I

4

PLST2138Injection Molding Process II

4

PLST2143Injection Molding Process III

4

MnTC Goal Area 2

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

BIOL2003Nutrition and Health

3

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2040Introduction to Forensic Science

3

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

PHIL2100Critical Thinking for College Success

3

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

PHYS2015Introductory Physics II

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

General Education Electives

Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Choose a Total of:  6 Credits

Graduation (60 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.

 

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