Precision Machining

A.A.S. Degree - Career Program
Revised Program

This program is designed to prepare graduates for employment in the precision metal working industry. It will provide the academic course work, hands-on skills, and advanced manufacturing processes required by business. The graduates will have a working knowledge of advanced manufacturing techniques that will make them more valuable to an employer. They will be able 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.

Students interested in this program may also be interested in the Apprentice Training & Machine Trades program.

(Housed in the Applied Technologies Department)

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
TAM 101 Machine Shop Theory I3
TAM 105 Machine Project Lab OR
PROGRAM TECHNICAL ELECTIVE*
3
TAM 121 Mathematics for Machinists I3
TAM 131 Machine Shop Print Reading I3
TAM 141 Machine Shop Laboratory3
Total15
SECOND SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
TAM 123 Mathematics for Machinists II3
TAM 132 Machine Shop Print Reading II3
TAM 139 CNC Vertical Machine Tool Programming I3
TAM 142 CNC Mill Setup OR
TAM 143 CNC Lathe Setup

3
TAM 205 CNC Machine Project Laboratory OR
PROGRAM TECHNICAL ELECTIVE*
2
Total17
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
MATHEMATICS ELECTIVE**3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3
SPC 141 Interpersonal Speech Communication OR
SPC 143 Small Group Communication
3
TAM 245 Computer Aided Manufacturing3
TAM 255 Computer Aided Manufacturing Project Laboratory OR
PROGRAM TECHNICAL ELECTIVE*

3
Total15
FOURTH SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
ECO 101 Introduction to Economics3
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3
MATHEMATICS**/NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3
TAM 155 Tool and Fixture Design3
TAM 241 Advanced Machine Shop Laboratory3
HEALTH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION2
Total17
TOTAL CREDITS64
TAM PROGRAM TECHNICAL ELECTIVES*
TAM 115 Principles of Metallurgy (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 IV3
TAM 246 Computer Aided Manufacturing 23
TAM 251 Statistical Process Control (SPC) for Machinists (1) 3

NOTE: (1)-Fall Course Offering; (2)-Spring Course Offering

* Students currently working in the precision machining industry may substitute a program elective for TAM 105, TAM 205, and TAM 255, 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 585-292-3700 for advisement times.
CN=MCC-Notes01/O=MCC

mcc-web03.monroecc.edu