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

First semester courses and credits required to earn the Machining Technology AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
MCHN 1338 BASIC MACHINE SHOP I 3
MCHN 2303 FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROLLED (CNC) MACHINE CONTROLS 3
MCHN 1343 MACHINE SHOP MATHEMATICS 3
MCHN 1302 PRINT READING FOR MACHINING TRADES 3
MCHN 1341 BASIC MACHINE SHOP II 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 15

Second Semester

Second semester courses and credits required to earn the Machining Technology AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
DFTG 1309 BASIC COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING 3
MCHN 2431 OPERATION OF CNC TURNING CENTERS 4
MCHN 2434 OPERATION OF CNC MACHINING CENTERS 4
METL 1301 INTRODUCTION TO METALLURGY 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 14

Third Semester (Summer)

Third semester courses and credits required to earn the Machining Technology AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
MCHN 2435 ADVANCED CNC MACHINING 4
MCHN 1326 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER-AIDED MANUFACTURING 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 7

Fourth Semester

Fourth semester courses and credits required to earn the Machining Technology AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
OSHT 1313 ACCIDENT PREVENTION, INSPECTION AND INVESTIGATION 3
ENGL 1301 COMPOSITION I 3
GOVT 2306 TEXAS GOVERNMENT 3
MATH 1332 CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 12

Fifth Semester

Fifth semester courses and credits required to earn the Machining Technology AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
SPCH 1311 INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH COMMUNICATION 3
BMGT 1327 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
ARTS 1301 ART APPRECIATION 3
MCHN 2380 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION-MACHINE TOOL TECHNOLOGY/MACHINIST 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL 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.