Feb 07, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Machine Tool Technology Option, A.A.S. - Technical Studies


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The Machine Tool Technology A.A.S program gives the students an opportunity to gain a broader knowledge and to achieve a higher skill level in machining than is offered in the one-year certificate program. Students are required to develop advanced skills in planning, designing, producing CAD prints, and setting up and operating machine tools to produce precision parts to specifications. The students receive training in programming, setting up, and operating CNC turning and machining centers. There is also a general education component integrated into the program to satisfy demands for appropriate workforce skills. Upon completing the A.A.S. degree program, students have the necessary skills to become employed as an entry-level machinist or CNC technician.

The objectives of this program are to:

  • Enter the industry as industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, or millwrights. career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and machine-related self-employment.
  • Employ safety skills in an industrial setting.
  • Communicate procedures and methods to other related disciplines.
  • Produce parts to meet blueprint requirements on manual and computer numerical controlled machines.
  • Perform programming and setup procedures on a computer numerical controlled lathe and mill.
  • Integrate knowledge to design parts using computer-aided drafting software.
  • Apply skills to manufacture parts using computer-aided machining software on computer numerical machines.
  • Demonstrate professionalism with attitude, conduct and ethical work practices.

First Year


Fall Semester


Total Semester Hours: 15


Winter Session


Spring Semester


Total Semester Hours: 16


Summer Session


Second Year


Fall Semester


  • TSC 000 - Technical Studies Core Credits: 4
    OR
  • MCHT 000 - Program Elective Credits: 4
     
  • TSC 000 - Technical Studies Core Credits: 3
    OR
  • MCHT 000 - Program Elective Credits: 3
     
  • GNED 000 - General Education Requirement Credits: 3
     
  • GHMN 000 - Humanities Credits: 3
    OR
  • GSOC 000 - Social Science Gen Ed Requirement Credits: 3

Total Semester Hours: 13


Winter Session


Spring Semester


  • TSC 000 - Technical Studies Core Credits: 3
  • OR

  • MCHT 000 - Program Elective Credits: 3
  •  

  • TSC 000 - Technical Studies Core Credits: 3
  • OR

  • MCHT 000 - Program Elective Credits: 3
  •  

  • TSC 000 - Technical Studies Core Credits: 4
  • OR

  • MCHT 000 - Program Elective Credits: 4
  •  

  • GNED 000 - General Education Requirement Credits: 3
  • Credits: 3

Total Semester Hours: 16


Summer Session


Total Program Hours: 60


Humanities/Social Science Gen Ed Requirement


Choose from the list of approved courses  listed in the College catalog

Technical Studies Core or Program Electives Courses (Recommended)


** Technical Studies credits may be earned for corporate, industrial, or military training programs after review by a faculty assessor of related program. Individuals without sufficient technical training experience must select courses in one of the programs/options listed below to satisfy the Technical Studies credit requirements. All courses should be selected with assistance from a faculty advisor.

Select Courses from One of the Following Programs (P)/Options (O)


(Courses must be approved by appropriate faculty advisor):

Automotive Service Technology  (P)

Building Construction Technology  (O)

Business Management (P)

Computer Information Systems  (P)

Diesel Service Technology  (O)

Engineering Science  (O)

Graphic Design  (P)

Welding Technology  (O)

Technology General Education Courses (Recommended)


Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved General Education  courses in the College catalog.

Developmental Courses


Sussex has embraced a practice of directed self-choice whereby students are encouraged, through guided conversations with an advisor, to best determine their readiness for this course. Students should be aware that Developmental Studies  exist and are available to help strengthen skills and encourage success. Pursuing testing and/or developmental courses is entirely up to the student. Further, testing, though providing a valuable reference point for reflection, does not create for the student an obligation to follow Accuplacer recommendations. 

The exception to this is where students seek enrollment in higher-level math courses. Students wishing to enroll in the following math courses are required to take and adhere to placement guidance from, the Advanced Algebra and Functions test, as part of Accuplacer, through the college’s testing center, for admission into any of the following courses: MATH 110, MATH 112, and MATH 113. Please note, courses in other disciplines may also require advanced mathematics placement. Students should check with their advisor. 

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