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Advanced Manufacturing Technology (MND)
Program Course Descriptions


CMP101 Composition 1
Pre: Placement exam score
Emphasis is on developing skills of writing, reading, analytical thinking, and research. Students are introduced to thought provoking ideas in readings from a variety of disciplines and learn to organize material, analyze ideas, and produce clear writing. Fulfills open and liberal arts electives.
CPS100 Information Technology and Its Applications
Pre: Communications and Mathematics Proficiencies
This course provides an introduction to the technical and social aspect of IT. Topics include computer hardware, software, telecommunications concepts, Web applications, Internet services, ethical issues, data security, and privacy. IT applications in areas such as business, education, and the arts will be examined. Course projects using operating system, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software will be integrated throughout the course. CPS100 may be fulfilled by a challenge exam and successfully completing a 3-credit liberal arts course. Credits are not awarded for passing the challeng exam. (3 lecture hours per week). Fulfills open and liberal arts elective.
EXP-ELECTIVE Experiential Learning Directed Elective(s)
MAT131 Technical Mathematics 1
Pre: MAT091 or 101 with 'C' or better, or place exam score
Designed to provide the mathematics required for the electronic and mechanical technologies. Topics include: ratio, proportion and percent, basic algebraic principles, linear equations and inequalities, factoring, algebraic fractions, exponents, roots, radicals and quadratic equations. Calculator usage is stressed and a scientific calculator is required. Fulfills open and liberal arts electives. (4 hours of lecture per week)
MET124 Basic Print Reading for Manufacturing
CAD101 Principles of Computer-Aided Design 1
Pre: Communications & Mathematics Proficiencies
Presents an introduction to computer aided drafting and design systems and their applications. Topics include point, line, arc and circle generation using a variety of techniques for positioning, moving and copying geometry. Commands are presented for the manipulation of the display and its contents to prepare multiple view part drawings complete with dimensions, annotations and borders. Laboratory work includes the use of a microcomputer workstation. AutoCAD software is used throughout the course.
EXP-ELECTIVE Experiential Learning Directed Elective(s)
MAT132 Technical Mathematics 2
Pre: MAT131 with 'C' or better
Continuation of MAT 131. Topics include: functions and graphing, right triangle trigonometry, oblique triangles and vectors, radian measure and graphs of the trigonometric functions, simultaneous linear equations and logarithms. Fulfills open and liberal arts electives. (4 hours of lecture per week)
MET103 Introduction to Manufacturing
MET122 Materials
Pre: CMP 101
Co: MAT 132
This course provides a survey of the various materials used in advanced manufacturing, including ferrous and non-ferrous metals as well as non-metalic materials (plastics, elastomers, ceramics). The course emphasizes the relationships among atomic sturcture, physical and mechanical properties, and performance characteristics of common industrial materials. Topics will be reinforced through industry examples, case studies, and team-based problem solving activities.
EXP-ELECTIVE Experiential Learning Directed Elective(s)
or  TECH-ELECTIVE Technical Directed Elective(s)
LA-ELECTIVE Liberal Arts Elective(s)
MET220 Fundamentals of Computer-Aided Manufacturing
MET224 Operations Management
Pre: MET103 and CMP101
This course examines operations management concepts such as process mapping and process development, machine utilization, yields, and cycle time. The course introduces concepts surrounding demand planning and forecasting, decision making, cost reduction, innovation, supply and value chain management, and inventory management. Topics will be reinforced through industry examples, case studies, and team-based problem solving activities.(3 hours of lecture per week)
TECH-ELECTIVE Technical Directed Elective(s)
EXP-ELECTIVE Experiential Learning Directed Elective(s)
or  OPN-ELECTIVE Open Elective(s)
CMP150 Composition 2: Technical Writing
Pre: CMP101 or CMP101H with a 'C' or permission of instructor
An intermediate to advanced technical and researched writing course focusing on the types of writing frequently done in industry, science, and government, which stresses clear, concise wording and logical organization. Students write mechanical descriptions, letters, abstracts, reports, proposals, and instructions. Class time is divided between lecture/discussion on the writing process and writing workshop activities.
MET230 Tools and Measurement
Pre: MET220 and CAD101
This course presents basic designs for tool and holders in modern manufacturing. Emphasis is on tool entry and exit paths and chip removal. An introduction to metrology shows the construction and usage of tools for the inspection of machined parts. (3 hours of lecture per week)
MET240 Manufacturing Capstone Project
TECH-ELECTIVE Technical Directed Elective(s)
North Shore Community College reserves the right to make changes in courses, program requirements, policies, and regulations as circumstances dictate. There is no guarantee that any listed course will be offered in any given semester.
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