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2019-2020 College Catalog 
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Manufacturing/Machinist Technology, AAAS Planning Guide

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How to use this Planning Guide:

This planning guide provides in-depth information about the requirements for this degree. Review this information with your advisor and develop a plan for completion. 

  • Click on “print degree planner”  for a print-friendly version of this planning guide; when you apply for graduation, you will use this form to document the classes you have taken.
  • The Class Schedule will tell you when classes are available this quarter. 
  • The Annual Schedule  can provide information about when classes are typically offered throughout the year.

Program Description:

The Manufacturing/Machinist Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences degree or Certificate of Proficiency is designed to prepare qualified individuals for entry into the job market as a Manufacturing Technician. The program uses the innovative I-BEST approach to instruction, so students learn math for manufacturing with extra help as needed. Shoreline Community College works closely with local advisory committees comprised of industry professionals to ensure students receive the knowledge and skills currently in demand by employers in the field. Students interested in pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree in Engineering should follow the Associate in Science - Track 2, AS-T2 Planning Guide  .

AAAS Degree (96-105 Credits)

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.

Program Prerequisites:

AAAS requires completion of the Certificate of Proficiency. Many classes are variable credit and lab time is arranged with the instructor. ESL students should be at level 4 or 5 to enter the program. Please work closely with instructors or program advisors.

General Education Requirements (12-15 Credits)

Communication Skills (5 Credits)

Choose either BTWRT 215  or ENGL& 101 .

Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)

Choose one of the following courses: CMST 203 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105 , EDUC& 240 

Human Relations (2-5 Credits)

Choose one of the following courses: BUS 105 , BUS 250 , BUSTC 114 , CMST& 101 

Required Core Courses (84 - 90 Credits)

Approval To Graduate

Student Name, SID and Date: ____________________________________________________

Faculty Advisor and Date: _______________________________________________________

Division Dean and Date: ________________________________________________________

Credential Approval and Date: ____________________________________________________

Where can I go for help?

Program Advisor:

Keith Smith
206-546-6969 ksmith2@shoreline.edu Rm 2501F

Program Navigator:

206-533-6657 manufacturing@shoreline.edu Rm 2502A

Program Information:

Length of Program: 96-105 Credits
Completion Award: AAAS Degree
Enrollment: Every Quarter
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $300
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)
Website: www.shoreline.edu/cncmachinist/

EPC 607

Manufacturing/Machinist Technology-What is it?

This is an intensive program covering the basic set up and operation of machines, blueprint reading, shop mathematics, machine tool theory, inspection, surface plate techniques, and Statistical Process Control (SPC). Specialist courses include Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Computer Numerical Control Programming (CNC), and Rapid Prototyping. Students will be involved in producing and machining industry parts.

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this program -by achieving a GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program-should be able to:

  1. Perform entry-level tasks as a machinist; program basic machine tools to perform routine machining functions.
  2. Use mathematics skills to solve basic manufacturing problems.
  3. Safely set-up mills and turning tools making tool length and work piece offsets.
  4. Apply teamwork, inspection and SPC to manufacturing problems.
  5. Utilize properties of materials and establish correct speed of tool rotation and feed rate of forward motion.
  6. Interpret mechanical blueprints.
  7. Use current software for computer assisted machining.

Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Degree in Manufacturing/Machinist?

The demand in the manufacturing sector is excellent for individuals with good math, communication, and problem solving skills. With more and more manufacturing occurring in the Puget Sound Region, the demand for machinists should continue to grow. Graduates are hired as entry level machining technicians.

Potential employers include: Large and small manufacturing firms in the Puget Sound Region including aerospace, plastics, molding, and general manufacturing working as machining technicians and programmers. For more, please visit career information and resources at http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696



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