2018-2019 College Catalog 
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2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Manufacturing Engineering Technology: Laser Manufacturing Option, A.S.

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Degree Code: B72

Associate in Science

Program Coordinator: Michael Gentry - 860-215-9428

This program is designed to merge the traditional “hands-on” learning concepts and the newer computer application techniques in today’s engineering technology education.
The student learns the basics such as the standard methods and practices of Tool Design and Production Planning and Statistical Process Control. The student’s knowledge is expanded by exploring the more revolutionary techniques of CAD/CAM, Computer-Aided Manufacturing and Robotics in an automated system through concept and practical applications. This new emphasis on the computer includes CAD (Computer-Aided Drafting), CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing), and FMS (Flexible Manufacturing System). FMS includes the applications of robots, automated storage/retrieval, material handling systems, automated process control and inspection systems, and work cells (such as integrated machining, special processing and assembly). Global manufacturing competition is taught through methods of increasing productivity in engineering technology and business functions as well as the production plant.
Local industries advise and work with the department on keeping the curriculum and equipment up to date to maintain a “state-of-the-art” program.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology Curriculum Laser Manufacturing Option Requirements

(suggested two-year sequence)

Prerequisites to the Program

Total: 13

Total: 16

Semester III

Total: 15

Total: 16


° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.

+ May substitute EET* K144 - Fundamentals Electrical Circuits and Machines ° /EET* K145 - Fundamentals Electrical Circuits and Machines Lab °  

* Indicates common course numbering within Connecticut Community College system.

Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding the minimum number of credits to be taken at TRCC and limits on non-traditional credits.  25% of TRCC degree requirements must be completed with TRCC coursework.  Up to 50% of degree requirements can be fulfilled with non-traditional credit.  Non-traditional credit includes CLEP/DSST exams, Credit by Exam, APL credit, and Military credit.   

Grand Total: 60

Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Associate in Science Degree Program Objectives

Graduates of the program in Manufacturing Engineering will:

  1. be qualified to make technical contributions to and find employment in operations, design, development and manufacturing in the practice of manufacturing engineering technology.
  2. have an appreciation for the need to be life long learners.
  3. demonstrate professionalism and a sense of social and ethical responsibility in their professional endeavors.
  4. engage in professional development or study in a four-year program to pursue flexible career paths amid future technological changes.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Associate in Scien Degree Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. practice the skills needed to work effectively in teams and as an individual.
  2. demonstrate the ability to use appropriate mathematical and computational skills needed for engineering technology applications.
  3. combine oral, graphical, and written communication skills to present and exchange information effectively and to direct manufacturing activities.
  4. know of a professional code of ethics.
  5. describe concepts relating to manufacturing quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.
  6. describe how the concepts of computer-aided design and manufacturing, electronics, lasers, metal manufacturing, optics, organizational management, process automation and statistics affect manufacturing operations.
  7. illustrate an ability to think critically and identify, evaluate and solve complex technical and non-technical problems; demonstrate creativity in designing problem solutions; and conduct and interpret experimental data and outcomes.
  8. recognize actions and acts of professionalism that allow them to become informed and participating citizens cognizant of ethics, civic duty and social responsibility.
  9. recognize the need to be lifelong learners.

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