Degree Options

The Allan Hancock College Machine Technology program offers an Associate of Science degree and Certificate in Machining and Manufacturing.  The required core classes and the number of selective units in the program are the same for degree and the certificate.  The Allan Hancock College catalog contains information on the General Education requirements for the Associate of Science degree.

Machining and Manufacturing Technology

(A.S. & Certificate of Achievement)

Required core courses (18 units):

COURSE NUMBER                        TITLE                                                            UNITS

MT 109                       Survey of Machining and Manufacturing              4

An introduction to machining and manufacturing technology where students will learn basic tool geometry, blueprint reading, shop math, precision measuring tools, co-ordinate systems and how to safely operate of a variety of industrial equipment.

MT 110                       CNC Principles and Practices 1                               4

An introduction to computer-numerical-controlled (CNC) programming where students will learn to program, set-up and operate two and three axis CNC machines using the Cartesian coordinate system, G-codes (preparatory commands) and M-codes (miscellaneous commands).

MT 111                       CNC Principles and Practices 2                               4

An intermediate course in computer-numerical-controlled (CNC) machining where students will learn to set-up, operate and program CNC machines using Mastercam computer-aided-design/computer-aided-manufacturing software (CAD/CAM).


MT 115                       Lean Manufacturing                                                   3        

An introduction to the theory and practice of continuous improvement where students will learn to identify and eliminate waste, improve quality and increase efficiency in every area of manufacturing operations.  Students will participate in an actual Kaizen (or continuous improvement) event to make a change for the better in a real world setting.

MT 117                       Print Reading and Interpretation                            3

An introductory class where students will learn to read engineering drawings, evaluate print specifications, recognize orthographic views and visualize the actual objects or projects shown in the illustration.


Plus a Minimum of 12 units selected from the following:

COURSE NUMBER                        TITLE                                                            UNITS

MT 112                       CNC Principles and Practices 3                               4

An advanced course in computer-numerical-controlled (CNC) machining where students will learn to design complex parts using Mastercam and produce them on 4 and 5 axis CNC milling machines and lathes with “live tooling.”

MT 113                       SolidWorks 1                                                             3

An introduction to three dimensional computer-aided-design (CAD) where students will learn to design complex objects using SolidWorks.  At the end of the course, students will be prepared for the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) assessment.

MT 114                       SolidWorks 2                                                             3

An advanced course in three dimensional computer-aided-design (CAD) where students will learn to design complex assemblies from individual components using SolidWorks.  Students will learn to simulate the function of theses assemblies.  Includes an introduction to the SolidWorks stress analysis function.

MT 116                       Mastercam                                                                 3

An introduction to Mastercam, a leading software for computer-aided-design/computer-aided-manufacturing (CAD/CAM).  Students will learn to create lines and arcs, simple surfaces and solids.  Students will create tool paths and machine code for CNC lathes, mills and routers.

MT 118                       Understanding and Measuring GD&T                   3

An advanced class where students will learn to interpret complex manufacturing specifications, symbols and standards, including those referred to as Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).  Students will evaluate components using a coordinate measuring machine and learn to generate accurate inspection reports.


MT 300                       Shop Math and Measurement                                 3

An introduction to the mathematics used at work. Students will learn to solve problems using fractions, decimals, percentage, ratios and basic geometric shapes. Students will learn about the Cartesian coordinate system and how to use a variety of basic and precision measuring tools from rulers and tape measures to calipers and micrometers.


MT 301                       Introduction to Safety                                               2

An introduction to manufacturing safety principles and practices.  Students will learn about Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), work in confined space, lock out/tag out, zero energy state, hazardous materials, storage of flammable materials, storage of fuel gas and high pressure gas cylinders, portable powered tool safety, hand tool safety, record keeping, training, employer enforcement of safety regulations, and employee right to know.


MT 302                       Quality & Process Improvement                              2

An introduction to quality practices in manufacturing.  Students will learn to read and interpret blueprints, understand Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), use essential measuring tools, perform root cause failure analysis, adopt methods of process improvement and employ statistical tools.


MT 303                       Mfg. Processes and Production                               2

An introduction to manufacturing procedures, practices and principles.  Students will learn about mechanical principles, machining operations and tooling, production materials and documentation, manufacturing planning, production control, inventory management and product distribution.

MT 304                       Maintenance Awareness                                           2

An introduction to manufacturing maintenance awareness.  Students will learn about basic electrical circuits, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic power systems, lubrication concepts, bearings and couplings, belt and chain drives and the concepts of machine control and automation.

MT 370                       Skills USA                                                                  3

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. This SkillsUSA course prepares students for employment and inter-collegiate competition in Career Technical Education.  Students will learn to plan projects, work in teams, solicit community support and develop a range of skills valued by employers.  This course may be repeated three times.













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