2020-2021 Catalog

Manufacturing Technology (A.S.)

Associate in Science

Program Advisor: Gary Bradway

413-236-4624 • gbradway@berkshirecc.edu

The Manufacturing Technology option of the Engineering Technology degree program is designed to provide students with the basic skills they need for a career in the manufacturing field. Courses in the program take place in campus classrooms and laboratories as well as off-campus locations with state-of- the-art equipment, software and training facilities. The program is designed to offer flexibility while also providing students with elective options and technical internship opportunities that allow them to focus their efforts in an area of specialization. With proper preparation in physics and mathematics, students interested in transferring to a baccalaureate institution to continue their education can do so by working closely with the program advisor to insure all prerequisites and requirements for transfer will be met.

Expected Outcomes

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Demonstrate competence in interpreting and preparing engineering drawings used in modern industrial applications;
  • Demonstrate competence in knowledge and application of manufacturing materials and processes;
  • Demonstrate competence in the use of manufacturing computer-aided design and manufacturing tools such as Mastercam and SolidWorks;
  • Understand the role of quality control and quality assurance in modern manufacturing;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming, techniques and applications;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of modern machine elements, components and operation, including electromechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic, digital and analog electronics;
  • Demonstrate skills in the setup and use of manufacturing machinery, both manual and computer controlled; including hand tools, grinders, cut-off saws, and turning and mill- ing machines;
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of closed loop control systems and applications including their role in factory automation and robotics;
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in written, oral and graphical forms; and
  • Understand and appreciate the need for continued professional development and lifelong learning.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a degree in this program, a student must complete all program and general education credits, plus the following Additional Requirements.

Program Courses

ENM-127Technical Mathematics III

3

ENT-129Introduction to Electricity & Electronics

4

ENT-152Advanced Manufacturing

4

ENT-226Intro to Computer Aided Manufacturing II

4

ENT-238Elements of Machines

4

ENT-244Hydraulics & Pneumatics

3

ENT-260Industrial Control Systems

4

PHY-111The Ideas of Physics

3

-Technical Electives

6

Total Credit Hours:47

ENM-127: or higher
PHY-111: See footnote 1
Technical Electives: See footnote 2

General Education Courses

COM-Communication

3

ENG-English Composition/Writing

6

ENM-126Technical Mathematics II

3

PHY-101College Physics I

4

-General Education Electives

6

Total Credit Hours:22

ENM-126: Or higher
ENG: See footnote 4
PHY-101: See footnote 1
General Education Elective: See footnote 3

Additional Requirements

Core Competencies Portfolio 4 items
FORUM 4 units
Health/Fitness 30 hours

Minimum Cumulative Average

Overall 2.000
Program requirements 2.000

Suggested Pathway to Graduation

The following is a suggestion for completing this program in two years. The actual time needed to complete the program will vary according to each student’s individual needs.

First Semester

PHY-111The Ideas of Physics

3

ENG-English Composition/Writing

3

ENM-126Technical Mathematics II

3

Total Credit Hours:17

PHY-111: See footnote 1

Second Semester

ENM-127Technical Mathematics III

3

ENT-129Introduction to Electricity & Electronics

4

ENT-152Advanced Manufacturing

4

-Technical Elective

3

ENG-English Composition/Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Technical Elective: See footnote 2
ENG: See footnote 4

Third Semester

ENT-244Hydraulics & Pneumatics

3

ENT-260Industrial Control Systems

4

PHY-101College Physics I

4

-General Education Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:18

PHY-101: See footnote 1
General Education Elective: See footnote 3

Fourth Semester

ENT-226Intro to Computer Aided Manufacturing II

4

ENT-238Elements of Machines

4

-Technical Elective

3

COM-Communication

3

-General Education Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Technical Elective: See footnote 2
General Education Elective: See footnote 3

Footnotes

  1. Students planning to transfer should take PHY-101, PHY-102 and a technical elective in the first, second and third semesters respectively.
  2. Technical Electives are chosen from ENT-136, Interpreting Engineering Drawings II; ENT-285, Technical Internship; and PHY-102, College Physics II.
  3. General Education Electives are chosen from two of the following: History, Humanities and Fine Arts, or Behavioral and Social Science, or Environmental Studies.
  4. Students are strongly encouraged to select ENG-116, Technical Writing, as their second English Composition/Writing course.