Nov 23, 2020  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 

Manufacturing Engineering Technology: AS

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Associate of Science | 62-64 credits minimum

Division of Natural Sciences
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
SI 341
General Information (801) 957-4827
Program Information (801) 957-4150
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor SI 201b, (801) 957-4858

Program Faculty
Instructors − Joel Clarkston, Michael Stenquist

Program Description
Manufacturing Engineering Technology - the manufacturing engineering technician designs tooling for the fabrication of mass-produced parts, monitors the manufacturing processes, and performs inspection. Students enrolled in SLCC’s AS Manufacturing Engineering Technology program will learn about all aspects of  manufacturing. Specific topics include computer-aided drafting and solid modeling, materials and processes, manual and CNC machining, plastic and composites production methods and welding manufacturing. During their final semester, students will work as a member of a team that has been assigned a project. The team will design, solid model, tolerance study, document, CAM program and build the assigned project.

Career Opportunities
Two year graduates in Manufacturing Engineering Technology start from $28,000-$33,000 per year. Bachelor degree graduates start at $45,000. Graduates with BS degrees find jobs as manufacturing engineers, tooling designers, process engineers and project managers.

Transfer/Articulation Information
Graduates from SLCC’S AS Manufacturing Engineering Technology program can transfer into WSU’s program or work in industry as Machinists, Welders, Composites technicians, CNC programmers, Tool designers, Quality Control Inspectors, and CMM operators.

Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically and creatively
5 - Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
7 - Develop computer and information literacy
8 - Develop the attitudes and skills for lifelong wellness
General Education required for AS degrees 2-5
Drafting and CAD Fundamentals
Students will:
  • produce drawings that demonstrate competency in AutoCAD and are neat and professional.
  • demonstrate proficiency with drawing and screen setup: layouts, layers, dimension styles, scale factors, blocks, profiles, and plotting.
  • demonstrate knowledge of CAD commands and use them appropriately for efficiency and accuracy (EDDT 1040 ).
Students will:
  • demonstrate knowledge of solid modeling tools, creating and defining sketches, 3D features, mating assemblies, design tables, and fabrication and assembly drawings from models.
  • produce accurate parts, assemblies, and drawings per industry standard.
  • demonstrate the ability to analyze design intent and process (EDDT 2600 ).
Depth in Mechanical Design
Students will:
  • demonstrate knowledge of industrial materials and processes and the principles of material behavior.
  • demonstrate ability to apply this knowledge in hands-on lab experience with molding, welding, casting and forming.
  • participate as a member of a design team to create designs and finished products (EDDT 2340 , EDDT 2350 )
Students will:
  • demonstrate knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing symbols and applications of form, function, and tolerances.
  • produce drawings with correctly applied symbols.
  • demonstrate understanding of the use of GD&T in automated manufacturing and quality inspection (EDDT 2540 ).
Students will:
  • demonstrate knowledge of safety rules and identify the various machining processes and equipment.
  • demonstrate competency in the operation of manual lathes, grinders, and mills.
  • produce precision parts to design specification and demonstrate the ability to use precision measuring equipment (MCCT 1500 , MCCT 1510 ).
Production Operations and Control Emphasis  
Students will:
  • demonstrate ability to produce CNC code and select the proper machining process by programming and building projects on CNC mills and lathes
  • demonstrate knowledge of safety regulation when working in the machine shop.
  • demonstrate an understanding of tolerance limits and verify that projects meet blueprint requirements (MCCT 1600 , MCCT 1610 ).
Students will:
  • demonstrate the proper use of CAM software
  • demonstrate knowledge of post processing
  • be evaluated on their participation in a concurrent engineering team with other students to design, layout, solid model, CNC program, do tolerance studies, and build a project.
  • produce project documentation and perform inspection on finished product (MCCT 2650 ).
Related Welding
Students will demonstrate basic skills in the fundamentals of welding.
(WLD 1005 )
Welding Emphasis  
Related Welding
Students will demonstrate basic skills in the fundamentals of welding. (WLD 1005 )
GMA, FCA, GTA Welding
Students will learn theory and skills covering:
  • Welding safety and first aid.
  • Gas Metal Arc welding processes.
  • Flux Core Arc welding process.
  • Gas Tungsten Arc welding process (MCCT 2670 ).
Composite Materials & Production Emphasis  
CNC/CAM for Composites
Students will learn theory and skills covering:
  • Traditional and nontraditional methods for machining organicmatrix and metal matrix composites.
  • Avoiding damage introduced into composites caused by the machining process.
  • CNC code and use of CAM software.
  • Tooling used in plastic and composites manufacturing (MCCT 2850 ).
Materials and Properties
Students will learn theory and skills covering:
  • Most common commercial plastics including their additives, fillers, and fibers.
  • Most common physical tests used to determine material characteristics (MCCT 2860 ).
Product Design
Students will learn theory and skills covering:
• Designing plastic parts utilizing CAD for structural, dimensional, and process evaluation.
• Analysis of functional requirements, aesthetic qualities, and cost relationships (MCCT 2870 ).

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Quantitative Literacy (QL) 4 Credits

American Institutions (AI) Choose 3 Credits from one of the Following

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN or DEPTH) 3 Credits

Distribution Areas:

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas. One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Life Sciences (LS)   3-4
Fine Arts (FA)   3-4
Humanities (HU)   3
Interdisciplinary (ID)   3
Social Science (SS)   3

NOTE: Physical Science (PS)  general education component is satisfied through pre-major coursework. 

NOTE: Student transferring to Weber State University should take ECON 1010  as Social Science (SS)  and COMM 2110  as Interdisciplinary (ID)  distribution courses.

Emphasis Area

Complete One

Sample Schedule

Total: 16

Spring Semester

Total: 17

Summer Term

EDDT classes are offered Summer Term as requested by students. Classes taken in summer can reduce the credits required in other semesters or shorten time to acquire the degree.

Total: 17

Spring Semester

Total: 14-15

Advising Notes:

Students transferring to Weber State University should take ECON 1010  as their Social Science and COMM 2110  as their Interdisciplinary course.

In addition to the required courses listed above, WSU’s Manufacturing Engineering Technology BS degree required the following courses that may also be completed at SLCC before transferring:

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