AAS, Manufacturing Technologies, Production Systems

Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science, Manufacturing Technologies, Production Systems program is a two-year program designed to provide training and technical job skills to students seeking employment and/or skill upgrades as a manufacturing, assembly, fabrication, or distribution manager or technician. The program utilizes an advanced automated systems lab in which students demonstrate and manipulate production system controls and techniques at both the technician and managerial levels.

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
Humanities/Diversity 3 3
DFT 110 Print Reading for Industry 3
LGM 201 Essentials of Logistics Management 3
MATH 120 Fundamentals of College Mathematics (or higher) 3
MPT 140 Quality Control 3
OSH 222 General Industry Safety 1
 Semester Total16
2nd semester
ENG 102 Composition II 3
Elective 3 3
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MPT 110 Automated Production Concepts I 3
Science 3 3
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
Elective 3 6
Communications/English 2 3
BUS 225 Business Operations Applied Statistics 3
LGM 208 Logistics and Quality Management Tools I 3
 Semester Total15
4th semester
Electives 3 6
Human Relations 3 3
MPT 135 Material Handling 2
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 3 3
 Semester Total14
 Total Units60

 See approved General Education list for the AAS Degree.


See program recommendations or requirements.

AAS degrees are generally non-transfer degrees that are designed for students to enter the workforce.

To earn an AAS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Diversity 1[3]
History of the Built Environment
Composition II
Composition II For International and Multilingual Students
Human Relations3
Supervision (If planning on completing the BAS in Logistics Operations Management)
MATH 120Fundamentals of College Mathematics (or higher)3
Introductory Physics
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science3
History of the Built Environment
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions3
American Experiences and Constitutional Change
Introduction to American Politics
Degree Requirements
DFT 110Print Reading for Industry3
MPT 140Quality Control3
OSH 222General Industry Safety1
Emphasis Requirements
ECON 102Principles of Microeconomics3
LGM 201Essentials of Logistics Management3
LGM 208Logistics and Quality Management Tools I3
MPT 110Automated Production Concepts I3
MPT 135Material Handling2
BUS 225Business Operations Applied Statistics3
Elective Requirements
Select 15 units from the following:15
Introduction to Business
Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting
Work Experience
Electrical/Electronic Circuits
Introduction to Instrumentation
Automated Production Concepts II
Automated Production Concepts III
Any other MTT, LGM, or ELM course
Total Units60

Course may also count toward degree requirements. Please consult with Academic Advisement.

Students completing the emphasis will:

  • Read and interpret technical prints for inspection of manufactured and/or assembled products.
  • Manage complex production systems, equipment, and controls.
  • Apply quality and statistical process control techniques to complex production and distribution systems.