Precision Machining

A.A.S. Degree - Career Program

Department: Applied Technologies

CIP Code: 48.0507

MCC Program Code: PM01

NYSED Code (BRI): 227655

Admissions
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Description
This program is designed to prepare graduates for employment in the precision machining industry, with an emphasis on either precision metal working or optical fabrication. It will provide graduates with the academic course work, hands-on skills, and advanced manufacturing expertise required by business. The graduates will have a working knowledge of advanced manufacturing techniques that will make them more valuable to an employer. Completion of the Precision Machining track will enable graduates to enter or advance in such fields as mold making, machine building, tool making, die making, CNC machinist, etc., or employment in other manufacturing areas. Completion of the Optical Fabrication track will enable graduates to enter or advance in such fields as fiber optics, digital imaging, lasers, and other technological applications. (Housed in the Applied Technologies Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate necessary soft skills to acquire a job within a manufacturing industry.
2. Perform manual machine part production to industry standards.
3. Perform computer numerical machine part production to industry standards.
4. Demonstrate measurement techniques necessary for successful employment.
5. Compose machine tool programs necessary for successful employment.
6. Demonstrate written technical communication skills.
7. Apply mathematical skills to solve industrial problems.
8. Interpret engineering models for part production.
9. Follow standard safety practices used in industry.

Employment Potential
For related jobs: careercoach.monroecc.edu
Occupational Resource: http://www.onetonline.org

Requirements for Program Entrance
Elementary Algebra with Geometry (or MTH 098 at MCC).

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
Precision Machining, A.A.S. Degree, Precision Machining Track
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
TAM 101 Machine Shop Theory I
3
TAM 105 Machine Project Laboratory
3
TAM 121 Mathematics for Machinists I
3
TAM 131 Machine Shop Print Reading I
3
TAM 141 Machine Shop Laboratory
3
Total
15
SECOND SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
TAM 123 Mathematics for Machinists II
3
TAM 132 Machine Shop Print Reading II
3
TAM 139 CNC Vertical Machine Tool Programming I
3
TAM 142 CNC Mill Setup OR
TAM 143 CNC Lathe Setup

3
TAM 205 CNC Machine Project Laboratory OR
TAM ELECTIVE
2
Total
17
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
MATHEMATICS ELECTIVE*
3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
3
SPC 141 Interpersonal Speech Communication OR
SPC 143 Small Group Communication
3
TAM 245 Computer Aided Manufacturing
3
TAM 255 Computer Aided Manufacturing Project Laboratory* OR
TAM ELECTIVE

3
Total
15
FOURTH SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
ECO 101 Introduction to Economics
3
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
3
MATHEMATICS* OR
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
3
TAM 155 Tool and Fixture Design
3
TAM 241 Advanced Machine Shop Laboratory
3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
2
Total
17
TOTAL CREDITS
64
TAM ELECTIVES
CRC 101 Practical Computer Literacy (1, 2)
3
TAM 115 Principles of Metallurgy (2)
3
TAM 138 Dimensional Metrology (1, 2)
3
TAM 142 CNC Mill Setup (1, 2)
3
TAM 143 CNC Lathe Setup (2)
3
TAM 151 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing for Machinists (1, 2)
3
TAM 242 Machine Shop Practice IV (1, 2)
3
TAM 246 Computer Aided Manufacturing (1, 2)
3
TAM 251 Statistical Process Control (SPC) for Machinists (1)
3

Distribution Requirements Credit Hours
Precision Machining, A.A.S. Degree, Optical Fabrication Track
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
TAM 101 Machine Shop Theory I
3
TAM 105 Machine Project Laboratory
3
TAM 121 Mathematics for Machinists I
3
TAM 131 Machine Shop Print Reading I
3
OPT 110 Introduction to Optical Technology
3
Total
15
SECOND SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
TAM 123 Mathematics for Machinists II
3
TAM 139 CNC Vertical Machine Tool Programming I
3
OPT 135 Measurement and Analysis OR
TAM 138 Dimensional Metrology

3-4
TAM 205 CNC Machine Project Laboratory OR
OPT ELECTIVE
2
Total
14-15
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
MATHEMATICS ELECTIVE*
3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
3
SPC 141 Interpersonal Speech Communication OR
SPC 143 Small Group Communication
3
OPT 131 Optical Elements and Ray Optics
4
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
2
Total
15
FOURTH SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
ECO 101 Introduction to Economics
3
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
3
MATHEMATICS* OR
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
3
TAM 155 Tool and Fixture Design
3
OPT 151 Optical Instruments and Testing
4
Total
16
TOTAL CREDITS
60-61
OPT ELECTIVES
CRC 101 Practical Computer Literacy (1, 2)
3
OPT 135 Measurement and Analysis (1, 2)
4
OPT 201 Photo Science (2)
4
OPT 211 Wave Optics and Applications (1)
4
OPT 213 Optical Processes (1)
4
OPT 215 Electro-Optical Devices and Systems (2)
5
OPT 235 Advanced Optical Manufacturing (2)
3
TAM 138 Dimensional Metrology (1,2)
3

NOTE: (1)-Fall Course Offering; (2)-Spring Course Offering
Students currently working in the precision machining industry may substitute a TAM/OPT elective for TAM 105, based on work experience and approval of a faculty advisor.

*Mathematics elective should be selected with guidance from faculty advisor. MTH 104, MTH 140, MTH 141, or MTH 160 or higher will be accepted. Those contemplating a higher level degree should seek advisement for transfer information.

NOTE: All students enrolled in the program should take the MCC placement exam for advisement prior to registration. It is recommended that students have a minimum of 2 years of high school math or place MTH 104 or higher on the placement exam prior to enrolling in this program. Please seek advisement from the TAM Coordinator or faculty prior to registration. Call 585-292-3725 for advisement times.

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