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Machine Tool Technology

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

Learn fundamental skills in machine shop operations, specializing in one of the concentrations listed below.

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: AASMACHNTOOL/MAC/**** (see concentration codes below)

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options:  Begin a career in machine tool technology.

Academic Options:  While this program was not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs. See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

Program Requirement
  

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* Select courses to fulfill C or G requirements.**

Credits
Communication Requirement 6
Humanities and Social Science Requirement 6
Subtotal 12

Required Core Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
MAC 100 Introduction to Machine Tool 3
MAC 110 Manual Machine Shop 4
MAC 275 Applied Metallurgy 4
Subtotal 11

Required Support Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
CAD 117 Print Reading with CAD for Manufacturing 4
CAD 172 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
CSA 100 Computer Literacy 1
GTM 105 Applied Technical Mathematics 3
Subtotal 11

Core Concentrations

Choose one of the following concentrations: (Department chair or faculty advisor approval is recommended in the selection of the core concentration and technical electives.)

Course # Course Title Credits
Machine Operator (Concentration Code: MACO)
MAC 130 Machine Setup and Fixture Making 3
ELEC Technical Electives*** 27
Subtotal 30
Manual Machinist  (Concentration Code: MACM)
MAC 125 Mechanical Inspection 4
MAC 130 Machine Setup and Fixture Making 3
ELEC Technical Electives*** 23
Subtotal 30
Mechanical Inspector (Concentration Code: MACI)
MAC 125 Mechanical Inspection 4
ELEC Technical Electives*** 26
Subtotal 30
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist (Concentration Code: MACC)
MAC 125 Mechanical Inspection 4
MAC 150 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Mill Programming I 4
MAC 155 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Mill Programming II 4
MAC 160 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Lathe Programming 4
ELEC Technical Electives*** 14
Subtotal 30
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programmer (Concentration Code: MACP)
MAC 150 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Mill Programming I 4
MAC 155 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Mill Programming II 4
MAC 160 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Lathe Programming 4
MAC 257 Computer Aided Machining (CAM) I 4
MAC 258 Computer Aided Machining (CAM) II 4
MAC 259 Computer Aided Machining (CAM) III:  Solid Modeling 4
ELEC Technical Electives*** 6
Subtotal 30
Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) Operator (Concentration Code: MACE)
MAC 140 Introduction to Electrical Discharge Machining 4
MAC 150 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Mill Programming I 4
MAC 155 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Mill Programming II 4
MAC 245 Wire Electrical Discharge Machining and Programming I 4
ELEC Technical Electives*** 14
Subtotal 30
Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist (Concentration Code: MACH)
MAC 140 Introduction to Electrical Discharge Machining 4
MAC 150 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Mill Programming I 4
MAC 155 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Mill Programming II 4
MAC 245 Wire Electrical Discharge Machining and Programming 4
MAC 257 Computer Aided Machining (CAM) I 4
MAC 258 Computer Aided Machining (CAM) II 4
ELEC Technical Electives*** 6
Subtotal 30
Total 64

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core or support courses:  Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement - GTM 105 and MAC 275; Computer and Information Literacy Requirement - CSA 100.

** In the general education categories, select courses so that at least one course is marked "C" (Cultural diversity) or "G" (Global awareness).

*** Select courses at the 100 level or higher from the following list with the approval of the department chair or faculty advisor:  AUT, BCT, CAD, CIS, CSA, ENG, MAC, MAT, WLD.