A.A.S. - Occupational Degree

Students will learn automated manufacturing processes that involve up-to-date technologies to improve production of products from the design to manufacturing stages. This program allows AWC students the opportunity for specialization in the following stackable certificates: American Welding Society (AWS) Certificate, National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), OSHA-30 Construction Safety Card, Drafting, CNC Certificates: Basic Machining and Advanced Machining, Motor Controls, Advanced Motor Controls, and Power Generation  

Program Purpose

Graduates will demonstrate the knowledge of marketable skills in many areas of the high-tech manufacturing field.  

Program Map

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, or schedule an appointment with the Advising Office or with a Faculty Advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
DFT 100 AutoCad 1- Drafting 3 Major Requirement
ECT 105 Basic Electricity 3 Major Requirement
MFG 185 Quality Control and Inspection 3 Major Requirement
TEC 125 10-Hour OSHA Construction Card 1 Major Requirement

ENG 100


ENG 101 or ENG 107

Introduction to Composition


Freshman Composition 1/GE

GE- Composition
MAT 105 Mathematics for Applied Sceinces or approved higher level math 3 GE- Mathematics

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
DFT 180 CAD with Solidworks 3 Major Requirement
ECT 210 Control Circuits 4 Major Requirement
MFG 195 Materials Science and Metallurgy 3 Major Requirement
WLD 109 Techniques in Gas Metal Arc Welding 3 Major Requirement
ENG 101 or ENG 107 Freshman Composition 1/GE 3 GE- Composition
ENG 102 or ENG 108 Freshman Compostion 2/GE 3 GE- Composition
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3 GE- Social and Behavioral Sciences

Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
CNC 101 CNC Machine Operator 3 Major Requirement
ECT 230 Programmable Logic Controllers 2 Major Requirement
MFG 201 Machinery/Indust. Valve & Pump, Maintenanace & Repair 3 Major Requirement
WLD 201 Automation for metals Joining and Severing Processes 4 Major Requirement
CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Information Systems/GE (recommended)  3 GE-Additional Courses

Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
CNC 201 Computer Aided Programming for CNC Machines 3 Major Requirement
ECT 240 Power Generation Operations, Maintenance, and Repair 4 Major Requirement
ENV 101 Environmental Science/GE (recommended) 4 GE-Physical and Biological Science
PHI 105 Ethics/GE (recommended) 3 GE-Humanities
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