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2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Advanced Manufacturing/Mechatronics Technology

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING/MECHATRONICS TECHNOLOGY -- ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AND DESIGN LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATE

(Level 1 Certificate)

Richland campus only

(Block Scheduling available at Richland College)

  • Students pursuing this award program are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.ADV.MAN.DES

This certificate teaches students to design products using relevant engineering concepts and computer-aided design (CAD) technologies. The award prepares students to use the latest CAD technologies to produce two- and three-dimensional assembly, solid construction, parametric construction and tooling drawings and to provide engineering specifications. Students learn to build scale models, communicate technical information, and solve mechanical engineering problems. In addition to covering CAD technologies and general education requirements, coursework may include:

  • Manufacturing processes
  • Technical drafting and math
  • Computer applications and mechanical concepts
  • Materials, statics, and tool design
  • Design elements and problems
  • Mechanical engineering basics
  • Ability to design products, processes, and systems; and to communicate sophisticated mechanical engineering concepts and ideas through drawings, computer images, and symbols.
  • Real-world problem solving
  • Students learn engineering design, additive manufacturing, jig and fixture design, mold design, F.E.A sustainable design and many other areas of mechanical engineering design.

The program teaches a design process that encourages creativity, craftsmanship, and personal expression, aesthetics, and emphasizes brainstorming and need finding. The coursework provides students with the skills necessary to carry projects from initial concept to completion of working prototypes. Students will operate a 3D printer to produce prototype design through additive manufacturing.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 3
DFTG 1345 Parametric Modeling and Design 3
DFTG 2332 Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 2440 Solid Modeling/Design 4
DFTG 2335 Advanced Technologies in Mechanical Design and Drafting 3
Semester Total 7
Minimum Hours Required 16

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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ADVANCED MANUFACTURING/MECHATRONICS TECHNOLOGY -- ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Richland campus only

(Block Scheduling available at Richland College)

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.AMMT.ADV.MANUF

Design skills are required of today's CAD professionals. Knowledge of FEA, material analysis, applied mechanics, design for manufacture and CAD/CAM provides a strong base of information needed in design development.

This program stresses the entire product development process, using the parametric approach and integrating the computer as a true instrument of design - not a drafting tool.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
INMT 1319 Manufacturing Processes 3
MCHN 1320 Precision Tools and Measurement 3
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
TECM 1341 Technical Algebra (3)
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking (3)
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
MCHN 1326 Introduction to Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) 3
MCHN 1338 Basic Machine Shop 1 3
DFTG 2332 Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting 3
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry OR 3
TECM 1317 Technical Trigonometry (3)
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
MCHN 1352 Intermediate Machining 1 3
DFTG 1345 Parametric Modeling and Design OR 3
DFTG 2335 Advanced Technologies in Mechanical Design and Drafting (3)
MCHN 2331 Operation of CNC Turning Centers 3
PHYS 1401 College Physics 1 OR 4
PHYS 1405 Elementary Physics 1 (4)
Semester Total 13
Course Course Title Credit Hours
MCHN 2447 Specialized Tools and Fixtures 4
MCHN 2435 Advanced CNC Machining 4
INMT 2381 Cooperative Education-Manufacturing Technology/Technician OR 3
MCHN 1393 Special Topics in Tool and Die Maker/Technologist (3)
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
Semester Total 17
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

++Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

Note: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four year institution should consult an engineering technology faculty member regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four year institution of their choice.

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