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Associate of Applied Science
Engineering Design & Development – Machine Tool

MACC's Associate of Applied Science in Engineering Design & Development – Machine Tool program 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, lathes, 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 suggested 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)
 AMD110  Industrial Print Reading: CPT2 3  
 IND100  Introduction to Manufacturing: CPT3 3  
 IND101  Fundamentals of Industrial Maintenance: CPT4 3  
 IND103  Industrial Safety & Health: CPT1 3  
 MSP101  Machine Tool I 3  
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  SKL101
  Second Semester (Spring)
 AMD101  Engineering Design 3  
 CIT101  Computer Essentials 3  
 IND120 or
 BUS150 or
 ^Technical Report Writing or
 ^Business Communication or
 ^Composition I
3  IND120 or
 BUS150 or
 MSP102  ^Machine Tool II 3  
 MSP222  ^CNC Machining 3  
 MTH130 or
 ^Technical Mathematics or
 ^College Algebra
3  MTH130 or
  Third Semester (Fall)
 AMD112  Computer Aided Design I 3  
   Humanities 3  
 MSP210  ^Machine Tool III 3  
 MSP215  ^Tool, Die Making, and Metallurgy 3  
 SPK101  Public Speaking 3  
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
 HST105 or
 American History to 1865 or
 Functions & Policies of American Government
 MSP221  ^Special Problems in Machine Tool 3  
 PHY125  Foundations of Physics 5  
 SKL250 or
 ^ Employment Seminar or
 ^Industrial Technology Internship
 WLD101  Welding I 3  
  Total Hours for Degree 64-65  


*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).