Machining Technology AAS

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate mechanical reasoning, form perception and spatial relations.
  • Demonstrate the attributes of a positive work ethic.
  • Demonstrate eye and hand coordination.
  • Demonstrate the application of and the ability to use the common hand tools.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use the proper tool necessary for the related task to be performed.
  • Demonstrate the perception and spatial relations in the applications of geometric construction.

This degree can be completed through a mix of face-to-face and online classes. The program is designed to take two years to complete and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.

Degree Requirements

First Semester
MCHN 1338 BASIC MACHINE SHOP I 3 credit hours
MCHN 2303 FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROLLED (CNC) MACHINE CONTROLS 3 credit hours
MCHN 1343 MACHINE SHOP MATHEMATICS 3 credit hours
MCHN 1302 PRINT READING FOR MACHINING TRADES 3 credit hours
MCHN 1341 BASIC MACHINE SHOP II 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 15
Second Semester
DFTG 1309 BASIC COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING 3 credit hours
MCHN 2431 OPERATION OF CNC TURNING CENTERS 4 credit hours
MCHN 2434 OPERATION OF CNC MACHINING CENTERS 4 credit hours
METL 1301 INTRODUCTION TO METALLURGY 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 14
Third Semester (Summer)
MCHN 2435 ADVANCED CNC MACHINING 4 credit hours
MCHN 1326 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER-AIDED MANUFACTURING 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 7
Fourth Semester
OSHT 1313 ACCIDENT PREVENTION, INSPECTION AND INVESTIGATION 3 credit hours
ENGL 1301 COMPOSITION I 3 credit hours
GOVT 2306 TEXAS GOVERNMENT 3 credit hours
MATH 1333 CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 12
Fifth Semester
SPCH 1311 INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH COMMUNICATION 3 credit hours
BMGT 1327 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3 credit hours
ARTS 1301 ART APPRECIATION 3 credit hours
MCHN 2380 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION-MACHINE TOOL TECHNOLOGY/MACHINIST 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 12

Total Credit Hours: 60

Capstone Requirement: MCHN 2380 Cooperative Education - Machine Tool Technology/Machinist is the capstone requirement and may not be substituted. It should be taken the last semester before graduation.