Mechanical Technology - Machine Tool (A.A.S.)


Minimum program credit hours: 63

Program Codes

Degree Option
Associate in Applied Science Degree
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
20 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
ENG 1510: English Composition I3
ENG 1530: English Composition II3
Social Sciences Electives - SUNY Gen Ed3
Social Sciences Electives3
MAT 1220: Applied Mathematics for Technology II or MAT 1590: College Algebra/Trigonometry4
PHY 1250: Technical Physics I4

Core Requirements
43-44 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
CSC 1310: Introduction to World Wide Web1
CSC 1320: Introduction to Word Processing1
CSC 1330: Introduction to Spreadsheets1
MCT 1240: Engineering Drawing with AutoCAD4
MCT 1270: Machine Theory and Operation3
MCT 1280: CNC Programming of Machine Tools3
MCT 1380: Introduction to Solid Modeling3
MCT 2380: Advanced Solid Modeling3
MCT 2420: Manufacturing Process I3
MCT 1300: Machine Tool Technology II3
MCT 1340: Manufacturing Drawing & GD&T4
MCT 2280: Advanced CNC Programming3
MCT 2300: Machine Tool Technology III3
MCT 2340: Dimensional Metrology2
MCT 2410: Computer Aided Manufacturing3
WLD 2370: Metallurgy3


Important Points
  • To complete the program in two years, students must begin in a fall semester at the appropriate levels of math.
  • CSC 1310-1330 are 5-week courses that represent a time commitment of 15 weeks equivalent to a full three credit hour course. CSC 1510 or CSC 1560 will also meet this requirement.
  • With the appropriate mathematical background, students may elect to take MAT 1600 and/or MAT 1710.
  • Students with appropriate background may opt for PHY 1610 or PHY 1710.
  • MAT 1220 and MAT 1590 have a prerequisite of MAT 0600 or MAT 1210 or placement exam.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Design for strength and deflection resistance the basic mechanical components of a system.
  2. Analyze a Thermodynamic, or Fluid system using the zeroth, first, and second laws of Thermodynamics.
  3. Participate in and contribute to a formal design/manufacturing cycle. 
  4. Create industrially acceptable CAD documentation of a product design.
  5. Generate a correct machining process for the manual production of a basic mechanical component.
  6. Recognize the basic manufacturing processes, and be able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each process.
  7. Write CNC programs to machine a basic part on a mill or lathe as is appropriate.
  8. Use computer software to present concepts, obtain, and analyze information.