AAS, Manufacturing Technologies

Advanced Manufacturing

The Associate of Applied Science, Manufacturing Technologies, Advanced Manufacturing is a two-year program designed to provide advanced training and technical job skills to students seeking employment and/or skill upgrades within the manufacturing and machine trades.


Students completing this degree will:

  • Interpret technical prints for the production and inspection of manufactured work pieces.
  • Diagnose and repair electrical and mechanical components commonly used in a production operation. Students will use quality control standards to troubleshoot inefficiencies in a production system.
  • Manage complex production systems, equipment, and controls. In doing so, students will apply quality and statistical process control techniques. Students will also produce precision machined work pieces within print specifications on computer numerical controlled (CNC) machine tools.

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]
Communications/English 16
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science 13
Human Relations[3]
Embedded in Degree and Emphasis requirements
Embedded in Degree and Emphasis requirements
Metallurgy I
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 13
Degree Requirements
DFT 110Print Reading for Industry3
MPT 140Quality Control3
OSH 222General Industry Safety1
Emphasis Requirements
ELM 110Electrical/Electronic Circuits4
ELM 127Introduction to AC Controls3
ELM 233Introduction to Instrumentation3
MPT 110Automated Production Concepts I3
CADD 245Solid Modeling and Parametric Design3
MTT 230Computer Numerical Control I4
Elective Requirements
Select 18 units of the following:18
CHEM: Any transferable Chemistry course
Network +
IT Essentials
Principles of Microeconomics
Electric Motors and Drives
Programmable Logic Controllers I
Introduction to Engineering Design
Introduction to Environmental Science
Computer Applications
Pre-Calculus I (or higher)
ME 151 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering II 2
MPT: Any remaining Manufacturing and Production Technology courses
MTT: Any remaining Machine Tool Technology courses
PHYS: Any transferable Physics course
WELD: Any welding course
Work Experience
OSH: Any remaining Occupational Safety and Health course
Total Units60
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
Communications 3 3
Elective 4 3
DFT 110 Print Reading for Industry 3
ELM 110 Electrical/Electronic Circuits 4
OSH 222 General Industry Safety 1
 Semester Total14
2nd semester
Elective 4 6
English 3 3
ELM 127 Introduction to AC Controls 3
CADD 245 Solid Modeling and Parametric Design 3
MTT 150 Metallurgy I 3-4
 Semester Total18
3rd semester
Elective 4 3
ELM 233 Introduction to Instrumentation 3
MPT 110 Automated Production Concepts I 3
MTT 230 Computer Numerical Control I 4
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 3 3
 Semester Total16
4th semester
Elective 4 6
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences 3 3
MPT 140 Quality Control 3
 Semester Total12
 Total Units60