The Associate in Applied Science Degree Program compliments apprentice training by adding theoretical learning in the technologies to the applied learning received on the job. In addition, the degree program offers an academically and personally enriching experience through a series of courses in the liberal arts and sciences.
Up to 12 college credit hours may be awarded toward the degree for on-the-job training performed during the apprenticeship. These credit hours will be awarded only after completion of the MCC program of study and submission of the journeyman certificate. The amount of credit will be based upon the recommendation of the Apprentice Training Evaluation Committee.
Students interested in this program may also be interested in the Precision Machining program.
(Housed in the Applied Technologies Department)
|Distribution Requirements||Credit Hours|
|HUMANITIES: 6 Credit Hours|
|ENG 101 College Composition OR |
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
|SOCIAL SCIENCE: 6 Credit Hours|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVES||6|
|NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS: 6 Credit Hours**|
|Minimum of 3 credit hours in Mathematics and 3 credit hours in Natural Science is required||6|
|TECHNICAL RELATED INSTRUCTION REQUIRED COURSES: 33 Credit Hours|
|TAM 101 Machine Shop Theory I||3|
|TAM 105 Machine Project Lab OR PROGRAM TECHNICAL ELECTIVE*||3|
|TAM 121 Mathematics for Machinists I||3|
|TAM 123 Mathematics for Machinists II||3|
|TAM 131 Machine Shop Print Reading I||3|
|TAM 132 Machine Shop Print Reading II||3|
|TAM 139 Machine Shop Theory II||3|
|TAM 141 Machine Shop Lab||3|
|TAM 142 CNC-Mill Set-up OR |
TAM 143 CNC-Lathe Set-up
|TAM 205 CNC Machining Project Lab OR |
PROGRAM GENERAL ELECTIVE*
|LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE: 3 Credit Hours|
|SUPERVISED APPRENTICE EXPERIENCE: 12 Credit Hours|
|TAM 171 Machine Trades Apprentice Training I||3|
|TAM 172 Machine Trades Apprentice Training II|| 3|
|TAM 173 Machine Trades Apprentice Training III|| 3|
|TAM 174 Machine Trades Apprentice Training IV||3|
|PROGRAM TECHNICAL ELECTIVE*|
| TAM 115 Principles of Metallurgy|
| TAM 151 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing for Machinists|
|TAM 241 Advanced Machine Shop Lab|
|TAM 251 Statistical Process Control (SPC) for Machinists|
|PROGRAM GENERAL ELECTIVE*|
|BUS 104 Introduction to Business|
|CRC 101 Practical Computer Literacy|
|ECO 103 Personal Money Management|
|ENG 251 Technical Writing|
|Other Recommended Courses|
|TAM 135 Drafting for Machinists I|
|TAM 155 Toolroom Technology I|
|TAM 156 Toolroom Technology II|
|TAM 242 Machine Shop Practice IV|
* Students currently working in the precision machining industry may substitute a program technical elective for TAM 105 and a program general elective for TAM 205 based on work experience, per approval of a faculty advisor.
** Mathematics elective will be selected with the guidance of a faculty advisor. MTH 104 or higher will be accepted. Those contemplating a higher level degree should seek advisement for transfer information.
*** Any Humanities, Social Science, Mathematics or Natural Science course.
NOTE: All students enrolled in the program should take the MCC AccuPlacer exam for advisement prior to registration. It is recommended that students have a minimum of two years high school math or place MTH 104 or higher on the AccuPlacer exam prior to enrolling in this program. Please seek advisement from the TAM Coordinator or faculty prior to registration. Call 585-292-3700 for an appointment or for advisement times.