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Associate of Applied Science
Industrial Technology - Machine Tool Option

The Machine Tool option of MACC's Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology prepares students for a career in the metalworking industry as a tool and die maker, tool inspector machinist, or CNC operator. Courses include hands-on experience on modern industrial-quality CNC machining centers, milling machines, lathers, grinders, and drill presses; students are also trained on producing machine code and Computer-Assisted Manufacturing (CAM) post processing.

Academic Map

This academic map is a semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AAS degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. Additionally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information. Finally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years.


Course Semester Hours Milestone*
  First Semester (Fall)
 BUS150 or
 ^Business Communication or
 ^Technical Report Writing
3  BUS150 or
 DDT101  Engineering Drawing 3  
 IND104  Industrial Materials & Processes 3  
 MSP101  Machine Tool I 3  
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  SKL101
 WLD101  Welding I 3  
  Second Semester (Spring)
   Humanities 3  
 IND103  Industrial Safety & Health 3  
 MSP102  ^Machine Tool II 3  
 MTH130 or
 ^Technical Mathematics or
 ^College Algebra
3  MTH130 or
 SPK101  Public Speaking 3  
  Third Semester (Fall)
 DDT112  Computer Aided Design I 3  
 IND107  Machinery's Handbook 3  
 IND203  Measurements & Instruments 3  
 MSP210  ^Machine Tool III 3  
 MSP215  ^Tool & Diemaking 3  
 MTH135 or
 ^Advanced Technical Mathematics or
 ^College Trigonometry
2-3  MTH135 or
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
 HST105 or
 American History to 1865 or
 Functions & Policies of American Government
 IND108  ^Technical Physics 4  
 IND202  Metallurgy & Heat Treating 3  
 MSP221  ^Special Problems in Machine Tool 3  
 MSP222  ^CNC Machining 3  
 SKL250 or
 Employment Seminar or
 ^Industrial Technology Internship
  Total Hours for Degree 65-67  


*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).