Jul 12, 2024  
2020-2021 SLCC General Catalog 

Manufacturing Engineering Technology: AS

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Associate of Science | 62-64 credits minimum

Natural Sciences and Engineering Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
SI 241
Program Information 801-957-4150
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

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 Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx

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, 3, 4, 5

Drafting and CAD Fundamentals

  • 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 ).


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

  • 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 )


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 ).



  • 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  


  • 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 ).


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 ).

1, 2, 5

Related Welding

  • Demonstrate basic skills in the fundamentals of welding (WLD 1005 ).


Welding Emphasis  

Related Welding

  • Demonstrate basic skills in the fundamentals of welding (WLD 1005 ).


GMA, FCA, GTA Welding

  • 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

  • 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

  • Most common commercial plastics including their additives, fillers, and fibers.
  • Most common physical tests used to determine material characteristics (MCCT 2860 ).


Product Design

  • 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) 1 course

American Institutions (AI) 1 course

Institutional Requirements

Communication (CM) 1 course

International & Global (IG) 1 course

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 course

Distribution Areas

Select 1 course from each of the Distribution Areas, 5 total courses; 1 course must also be designated as a Diversity (DV)

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 distribution courses.

Emphasis Area

Complete One Area

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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