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Engineering Technologist-Manufacturing (APETEC)

Associate in Applied Science Degree


Students in this program will demonstrate proficiency in the operation of various types of automated design/machine tool equipment. Competencies in design, programming, and materials and machine processing will be developed. In addition, students will hone skills in the manufacturing and troubleshooting of mechanical parts and the setup and operations of advanced manufacturing systems. Students will apply problem-solving skills learned in the program to create innovative solutions for real-word manufacturing challenges in preparation for entry-level Engineering Technologist or Technician positions.

Admissions Requirements

College level reading and writing levels of 6 and math level 4 are required.

Contact Information

Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Industrial Technology Dept
Thomas Penird
Julie N. (Niki) Lee


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
MEC 100 Materials and Processes 3
MEC 101 3D Modeling and Blueprint Reading 2
MTT 102 Machining for the Technologies 2
NCT 101 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - I 2
NCT 110 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - II 2
ROB 101 Robotics I - I 2
Total 13
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
COM 101 Fundamentals of Speaking 3
MTH 178 General Trigonometry * 3
MTT 111 Machine Shop Theory and Practice 4
NCT 120 Introduction to 2D CAD CAM Programming and Applications 2
NCT 121 Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation 4
Total 16
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ART 150 Monuments and Cultures 3
NCT 123 2D CAD CAM CNC Programming for Mills and Lathes 2
NCT 221 Advanced Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation 4
PHY 111 General Physics I 4
Total 13
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ECO 110 Introduction to Economics 3
NCT 255 Probes, Macros and Conversational Programming for CNC 4
NCT 259 MasterCam 2D and 3D CAM CNC Programming for Mills 4
Total 11
Fifth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ENG 107 Technical Writing Fundamentals 3
MEC 120 3D-Printing: Machine, Process and Innovation 4
NCT 269 4 and 5 Axis Machining for the CNC Vertical Mills 4
Total 11
Total Credits Required


*MTH 178 requires academic math level 5.
**Students may elect to take optional courses to meet MTA. Please refer to the WCC MTA Transfer Agreement web page www.wccnet.edu/services/transferresources/mta/ for more information.

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