Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFET)



55 Metal Cutting Processes for Welding - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course is a practical study of metal cutting processes for the welding trades. Emphasis is placed on instruction in oxygen/fuel and plasma arc cutting techniques used in the field of welding. This course is designed for students planning to enter the welding field. (FT) AA/AS.

60 Shielded Metal Arc Welding Process (SMAW) - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Pass/No Pass Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course provides instruction on the process and principles of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). Emphasis is placed on the use of electrodes and basic joints in the welding trades according to the American Welding Society standards. This course is designed for students working or planning on working in the welding trades. (FT) AA/AS.

101 Introduction to Manufacturing Engineering Technology - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Manufacturing Engineering Technology 101A or 101B or 101C. (Syllabus) This course is designed for students who are interested in the field of Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFET). The course introduces manufacturing principles, including manufacturing systems, design concepts, process and material selection, computer-integrated manufacturing, quality control and management, global competitiveness and manufacturing costs, safety and environmental concerns. It also provides an overview of the MFET program structure, job perspectives for graduates, salary ranges and various career options in manufacturing. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

101A Introduction to Manufacturing I - 1 hour lecture, 1 unit (Grade Only)

Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Manufacturing Engineering Technology 101 or Engineering Technology 120.
This project-based module is designed for high school and entry college students who might be interested in the field of Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFET). The module discusses common manufacturing terminologies, current business trends, and design process involved with product and process development. It also provides an overview of the MFET program, job perspectives for graduates, salary ranges and various career options in manufacturing. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

101B Introduction to Manufacturing II - 1 hour lecture, 1 unit (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Manufacturing Engineering Technology 101A or Engineering Technology 120, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Manufacturing Engineering Technology 101.
This project-based module is designed for high school and entry college students who might be interested in the field of Manufacturing Engineering Technology. The module introduces manufacturing principles in a product realization process, automation, quality control and management, and lean manufacturing. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

101C Introduction to Manufacturing III - 1 hour lecture, 1 unit (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Manufacturing Engineering Technology 101B with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Manufacturing Engineering Technology 101.
This project-based module is designed for high school and entry college students who might be interested in the field of Manufacturing Engineering Technology. The module introduces environmental and safety rules, regulations and practices in manufacturing enterprises. In this module, students also apply previous knowledge and training in manufacturing engineering technology to work in teams, build robots that are capable of performing various challenging tasks and compete at the end of the module. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

105 Print Reading and Symbology - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 49 and Mathematics 38, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels W5 and M30.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Manufacturing Engineering Technology 105A or 105B, or Engineering 108.
This course is a study of the types of symbols and engineering notations used for mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic diagrams, as well as precision sheet metal drawings and welding specifications. Other topics include scales, precision measurement instruments, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T). Actual drawings are used to demonstrate concepts and practice in interpreting the symbols and notations. This course is designed for students who are currently working in a manufacturing plant or pursuing a career in an engineering or technology field. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

105A Print Reading I - 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Mathematics 38 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level M30.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Manufacturing Engineering Technology 105 or Engineering Technology 124 or 130.
This project-based module teaches student basic sketching techniques, print layout, views, and fundamentals of working and pictorial drawings. Students also learn drawing and annotation standards for different mechanical parts, the principles of dimensioning and tolerancing and their applications and practices in industrial prints. The module is designed for students who are interested in studying manufacturing. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

105B Print Reading II - 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Manufacturing Engineering Technology 105A or Engineering Technology 124 or 130, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Manufacturing Engineering Technology 105.
This project-based module teaches student different types of scales, precision measurement instruments, methods for geometric tolerancing. Students also learn to interpret symbols and notes on electrical and electronic diagrams, precision sheet metal drawings and welding specifications. Module includes a final project in which students work in teams to generate a print for a part using different drafting symbols, notes, specifications and standards learned throughout the print reading modules. This module is designed for students who are interested in studying manufacturing. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

107 Introduction to Manufacturing Project - 0.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Manufacturing Engineering Technology 101 or 101C, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent; and Manufacturing Engineering Technology 105 or 105B, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course provides students the opportunity to apply a combination of skills and knowledge acquired in Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFET) 101 and 105 courses to solve an industrial manufacturing problem. Students work together in groups to address an integrated, technical problem selected by industry and/or program faculty. Topics cover the fundamental principles of manufacturing, such as production stages, design, quality, lean manufacturing, automation and manufacturing prints. This course is designed for students as preparation to enter the manufacturing engineering technology field. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

110 Industrial Safety - 2 hours lecture, 2 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
The course is a study of safety fundamentals in an industrial environment and their relationship to accident prevention. It introduces students to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) policies, procedures and standards for industries. Course topics include electrical safety, hazardous materials and conditions, fire protection, tools and machines, welding and cutting, personal protective equipment, hazard communication, construction, ergonomics and industrial hygiene. This course is designed for students who are currently or will be working in construction or general industries. Upon successful course completion, students may receive an OSHA 30-hour Construction or General Industry Outreach Training Completion Card. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

115 Properties of Materials - 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49 and Mathematics 46, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5, W5 and M40; Engineering Technology 110 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This lecture/lab course is a study of the chemical, physical and mechanical properties of industrial materials including metals, ceramics, polymers and composites (syllabus). The course emphasizes the processes and tests used with different industrial materials during the manufacturing cycles. It also discusses function and structure as they relate to specific design considerations. This course is designed for students who are currently working in a manufacturing plant or pursuing a career in engineering and technology fields. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

120 Manufacturing Processes - 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 4 units (Grade Only)

Corequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: Manufacturing Engineering Technology 115 or Engineering 210, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: Engineering 111 or 151 or Technical Illustration 101 or Engineering Technology 130, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This lecture/lab course provides basic understanding of how raw materials, including metals, polymers, ceramics and composites, are converted to finished products. In this course, students study commonly used and advanced manufacturing processes, understand the pros & cons of different industrial techniques. Students also learn key terms in manufacturing, and identify various types of equipment in common manufacturing processes. This course is designed for students who are pursuing a career in engineering or engineering technology fields, or working in a manufacturing industry. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

150 Manufacturing Automation - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Manufacturing Engineering Technology 120 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Manufacturing Engineering Technology 150A or 150B.
This lecture/lab course introduces students to the principles of manufacturing automation, process and machine control, programmable logic controllers, robotics, part handling and assembly. Students also learn concepts of group technology, flexible manufacturing systems and their applications in manufacturing industries. Through lectures, hands-on learning experience and demonstrations, students gain knowledge and skills in modern manufacturing that are necessary for seeking rewarding employment opportunities. This course uses a project-based learning approach. It is intended for students, technicians, technologists and engineers who are interested in manufacturing automation. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

150A Manufacturing Automation I - 1 hour lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 1.5 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Manufacturing Engineering Technology 101 or 101C or 120 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Manufacturing Engineering Technology 150 or Engineering Technology 126.
This project-based module introduces students to the principles of manufacturing automation, computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) which includes process and machine control, programmable logic controllers and robotics. Students also learn different applications of automation to improve quality and productivity in manufacturing industries. This module is designed for students who are interested in modern manufacturing. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

150B Manufacturing Automation II - 1 hour lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 1.5 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Manufacturing Engineering Technology 150A or Engineering Technology 126, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Manufacturing Engineering Technology 150.
This project-based module covers additional automation topics and applications in manufacturing industry, including sensors and actuators, part handling and assembly. Students also learn the concepts of group technology, flexible manufacturing systems and their applications. This module is designed for students who like to gain further knowledge and experience in modern manufacturing practices. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

210 Statistical Process Control - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49 and Mathematics 96, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level R5 and W5 and M50; and completion of Mathematics 119 or Psychology 258 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This lecture/lab course familiarizes students with the applications of statistics in process and quality control function. Students learn to acquire, analyze and interpret data from a process to determine if it is in statistical control and capable of meeting customer's requirements. Statistical techniques include the use of basic graphs and diagrams, control charts, process mean and variability, process capability, sampling and normal distribution. The course also introduces students to the concepts of Six Sigma and design of experiments as part of quality control and improvement. This course is designed for students who are interested in process control, quality improvement and industrial management. syllabus (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

220 Programmable Logic Controllers - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49 and Mathematics 96, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5 and M50.
This course assists students in developing and building fundamental knowledge of the operation, construction, interfacing and programming of programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Students learn different hardware components, input and output devices associating with PLCs, and PLC applications in various manufacturing systems. Students also acquire hands-on experience on constructing, operating, configuring and programming PLCs. The course is designed for students, technicians, technologists and engineers from industry who are interested in automation and the integration of PLCs in manufacturing. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

225 Introduction to Photovoltaic Manufacturing and Applications - 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 4 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and Mathematics 46 each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and M40; Electricity 111 or Electronic Systems 124 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This lecture/lab course is a study of solar photovoltaic (PV) cell manufacturing, the types of cells and the advantages and applications of solar PV cells. Emphasis is placed on the underlying physical and chemical characteristics of solar cells, the types of manufactured cells and modules, their fabrication processes and applications. This course is designed for students pursuing a career in engineering and technology fields and anyone interested in understanding solar photovoltaics and their applications. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

230 Lean Manufacturing - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Manufacturing Engineering Technology 210 and 150 or 150A and 150B, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This overview course focuses on the terminology, tools, techniques, concepts and principles of Lean Manufacturing. Students are introduced to different Lean tools including value stream mapping, 5-S process, seven deadly wastes, standardized work flow, error proofing, setup reduction, integrated reliability, and production and inventory control. This course uses a project-based approach; provides students with theories, guided discussions, hands-on exercises and industrial case-studies. Course is open to all students who are planning to join industry or currently working in a company instituting Lean Manufacturing. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

240 Six Sigma and Lean Implementation - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Manufacturing Engineering Technology 210 and 230, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course concentrates on six sigma concepts and implementation of lean in a business organization. Students learn the principles of six sigma and the utilization of six sigma tools in project application. The course also covers DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) problem solving methodology, team building and project management skills. This course is designed for those who are interested in participating in and/or implementing lean/six sigma at their organization. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

250 Manufacturing Capstone Course - 1 hour lecture, 9 hours lab, 4 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Manufacturing Engineering Technology 101, 105 and 115, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Corequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Manufacturing Engineering Technology 110 and 230, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This is a capstone course for the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program. It provides students the opportunity to apply a combination of skills and knowledge to solve an industrial manufacturing problem. Students work together in groups to tackle an integrated, technical problem selected by industry and approved by program faculty. Topics include, but are not limited to, manufacturing materials and processes, design, quality, lean manufacturing and automation. This course is intended solely for students enrolled in the last semester of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program, and is a major requirement. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

270 Work Experience - Hours by Arrangement (One unit of credit is earned for each 75 hours of paid employment or 60 hours of volunteer work.), 1-4 units (Grade Only)

Limitation on Enrollment: Must obtain an Add Code from Work Experience Coordinator for enrollment.
A program of on-the-job learning experiences for students employed in a job related to their major or their educational goals. The combined maximum credit for all work experience courses from all disciplines may not exceed 16 units. AA/AS; CSU.