2022 - 2023 Dallas College Catalog

2022 - 2023 Catalog
Program: Advanced Manufacturing/Mechatronics Technology

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AND DESIGN CERTIFICATE

Advanced Manufacturing and Design Certificate is now offically known as Mechanical Drafting Certificate.

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ELECTRO MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Eastfield and Mountain View campus only

Degree Plan Code: AAS.ADV.ELEC.MECH

  • 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.

Electro mechanical technology merges electronics, mechanics, fluid power, PLC and computer controls with sensors, transducers and actuators to manufacture a product or perform a task with minimal human intervention. This frees people from the routine tasks and allows them to focus on solving problems, fixing equipment breakdowns or improving processes. A person with these diverse skill sets has a wider range of employment opportunities and is prepared to adapt to changes in industry. The technician with training in Electro mechanical technology will be ready to take advantage of the new developments in industry and realize their potential to grow with changes in the global economy.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CETT 1403 DC Circuits 4
ELMT 1405 Basic Fluid Power OR 4
HYDR 1445 Hydraulics and Pneumatics (4)
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
+Elective Mathematics Elective 3
EECT 1104 Electronic Soldering OR 1
CETT 1191 Special Topics in Computer Engineering Technology/Technician OR (1)
EECT 1191 Special Topics in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician (1)
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
MFGT 1404 Automated Manufacturing OR 4
ELPT 1441 Motor Control (4)
CETT 1405 AC Circuits 4
ELPT 1455 Electronic Applications OR 4
CETT 1429 Solid State Devices (4)
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking (3)
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
MFGT 1406 Mechanical Principles in Automated Manufacturing 4
CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals 4
ELPT 2419 Programmable Logic Controllers 1 4
+++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ELPT 2455 Programmable Logic Controllers 2 4
++++Elective Technical Elective (one course) 4
CETT 1441 Solid State Circuits OR 4
CETT 2280 Cooperative Education-Computer Engineering Technology/Technician AND (2)
CETT 2281 Cooperative Education-Computer Engineering Technology/Technician (2)
++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
Semester Total 15
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Mathematics Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3

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

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

++++Technical Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CETT 1407 Fundamentals of Electronics 4
CETT 1429 Solid State Devices 4
CETT 1449 Digital Systems 4
CPMT 1403 Introduction to Computer Technology 4
EECT 1491 Special Topics in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 4
HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles 4
MCHN 1454 Intermediate Machining 2 4
WLDG 1471 Welding Qualifications 4

Mechatronic Technician Apprenticeship

Students who want to use the Mechatronic Technician Apprenticeship as a transition bridge to the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Mechatronics must complete one of the following:

  • Mechatronics Technology Level 1 Certificate (EFC, MVC)
  • Electronics Level 1 Certificate (EFC, MVC, RLC)

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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ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY

(Level 1 Certificate)

Eastfield, Mountain View and Richland campus only

Degree Plan Code: C1.ADV.ELEC.TECH

  • Students pursuing this certificate 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.

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs in the electronics, electronics manufacturing, or service industry. All of the courses in this certificate are applicable to the Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Electronics Technology and Electro Mechanical Technology.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CETT 1403 DC Circuits 4
CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals 4
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CETT 1405 AC Circuits 4
ELPT 1455 Electronic Applications 4
CETT 2280 Cooperative Education-Computer Engineering Technology/Technician OR 2
EECT 1104 Electronic Soldering AND (1)
CETT 1191 Special Topics in Computer Engineering Technology/Technician OR (1)
EECT 1191 Special Topics in Electrical, Electronics, and Communications Engineering Technology (1)
Semester Total 10
Minimum Hours Required 18

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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MECHATRONICS TECHNOLOGY

(Level 1 Certificate)

Eastfield and Mountain View campus only

Degree Plan Code: C1.ADV.MECH.TECH

  • Students pursuing this certificate 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.

Mechatronics technology merges electronics, mechanics, fluid power, PLC and computer controls with sensors, transducers and actuators to manufacture a product or perform a task with minimal human intervention. This frees people from the routine tasks and allows them to focus on solving problems, fixing equipment breakdowns or improving processes. A person with these diverse skill sets has a wider range of employment opportunities and is prepared to adapt to changes in industry. The technician with training in Mechatronics will be ready to take advantage of the new developments in industry and realize their potential to grow with changes in the global economy.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ELMT 1405 Basic Fluid Power OR 4
HYDR 1445 Hydraulics and Pneumatics (4)
MFGT 1404 Automated Manufacturing OR 4
ELPT 1441 Motor Control (4)
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ELPT 2419 Programmable Logic Controllers 1 4
MFGT 1406 Mechanical Principles in Automated Manufacturing 4
CETT 2280 Cooperative Education-Computer Engineering Technology/Technician OR 2
EECT 1104 Electronic Soldering AND (1)
CETT 1191 Special Topics in Computer Engineering Technology/Technician OR (1)
EECT 1191 Special Topics in Electrical, Electronics, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician (1)
Semester Total 10
Minimum Hours Required 18

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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PRECISION MACHINING TECHNOLOGY AAS

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Richland campus only

Degree Plan Code: AAS.ADV.PREC.MACH

  • 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.

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinists and Technicians require a broad mix of hands-on metal working skills and computer skills combined with Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software systems.

This program covers blueprint reading, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), manufacturing process planning, CAD/CAM Solid Part Modeling and Numerical Control (N/C) Programming, precision machining (both manual and CNC machines) and inspection, shop math, and quality control. Knowledge is acquired and skills are developed through textbook, on-line curriculum, and hands-on lab assignments. Lab work includes the use of CAD/CAM software and state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to produce machined parts from raw metal stock, according to blueprint specifications.

This program prepares students for the following jobs:

  • Skilled Manual Machinist
  • CNC Machinist
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technician
  • Quality Control Inspector

The following National Institute of Metal Working Skills (NIMS) and Mastercam credentials can be earned in various classes throughout this degree plan:

  • Measurement, Materials, and Safety
  • Job planning, Benchwork, and Layout
  • CNC Milling Operations
  • CNC Milling, Programming, and Set-up Operations
  • CNC Turning Operations
  • CNC Turning, Programming, and Set-up Operations
  • Drill Press 1
  • Milling 1 (Manual)
  • Turning Operations: Turning between centers
  • Turning Operations: Chucking
  • Milling 2 (Manual)
  • Turning 2 (Manual)
  • Mastercam 2D Mill Certification
  • Mastercam 3D Mill Certification
  • Mastercam Lathe Certification
Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods 3
MCHN 1200 Beginning Machine Shop 2
MCHN 1320 Precision Tools and Measurement 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking (3)
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 2350 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
MCHN 1338 Basic Machine Shop 1 3
MCHN 2331 Operation of CNC Turning Centers 3
MCHN 2334 Operation of CNC Machining Centers 3
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 2419 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 4
MCHN 1326 Introduction to Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) 3
MCHN 1352 Intermediate Machining 1 3
PHYS 1405 Elementary Physics 1 4
Semester Total 14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
MCHN 2335 Advanced CNC Machining 3
MCHN 2380 Cooperative Education-Machine Tool Technology/Machinist OR 3
MCHN 1393 Special Topics in Tool and Die Maker/Technologist (3)
MCHN 2447 Specialized Tools and Fixtures 4
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
Semester Total 16
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.

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