Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Charles Butcher, DM, Chair
Phone: (419) 995- 8372
Office: 131 JJC

The application of flexible manufacturing systems (FMS) to the totally automated factory requires technicians who are able to function in the world of robots, computerized numerical controlled (CNC) machines, computer-aided drafting and design (CADD), automated warehousing systems, and the total flexible manufacturing network. Manufacturing Engineering Technology is designed specifically to prepare students for technician-level employment in the fields of robotics, automated systems and associated areas under the broad umbrella of flexible manufacturing systems. The curriculum combines course offerings from the Electronic Engineering Technology and Mechanical Technology programs and includes four FMS technical courses while maintaining the same general studies and related studies currently required by those majors.

Technical Standards

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Manufacturing Engineering Technology Major

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Structured Course Sequence (4 Semester Plan)

First Year
First SemesterHours
COM 1110 English Composition 3
EET 1330 Digital Circuits 4
MET 1000Engineering Graphics with AutoCAD 4
MET 1110 Manufacturing Processes 3
MTH 1210Mathematics I 3
SDE 1010 First Year Experience 1
 Term Hours18
Second Semester
COM 1140Technical Writing 3
CPT 1120Introduction to VB Programming 3
MET 1020Material Science 3
General Education Elective  3
Physical Science Elective  4
 Term Hours16
Second Year
First Semester
EET 1110Circuit Analysis I 3
EET 2910Programmable Controllers 3
FMS 2110Basic Robotics and Mechatronics 3
FMS 2210CAM/CNC Machining I 3
MET 2310Fluid Power 3
MET 2991Field Experience 1
 Term Hours16
Second Semester
FMS 2130 Industrial Mechatronics and Robotics 3
COM 2110
   or COM 2213
Public Speaking
   or Verbal Judo
FMS 2220CAM/CNC Machining II 3
MET 2970   MET Department Capstone 2
PSY 1010 
   or SOC 1010
General Psychology
   or Sociology
 Term Hours14
 Total Hours 64

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Students should check course prerequisites before registering. Prerequisites are listed in the Course tab.

FMS 1990 — Independent Study in FMS
1-5 Credit hours  

Provides the student with the opportunity for in-depth work on a special topic within the field of Manufacturing Engineering Technology which the student was not able to pursue in the desired degree of depth in the regular course offerings. During the first week of the semester, the student is required to describe the proposed course of study in writing that he/she wishes to pursue. Such proposal must be submitted to the division Dean for approval and student assignment to a Manufacturing Engineering Technology faculty member for overseeing the project. This course of independent study may be substituted for a Manufacturing Engineering technical course if it is applicable. No more than five (5) credit hours will count toward graduation. This course is graded S/U.

FMS 2110 — Basic Robotics and Mechatronics
3 Credit hours  

Provides combined classroom and laboratory study of robotics, with the lecture stressing an overview of robotics. Topics will include such aspects as the historical perspective, mechanics, electronics, sensors, vision systems and the future of robotics. The laboratory will offer a more in-depth study of programming, interfacing and control of a robotic device using off the shelf components.

FMS 2130 — Industrial Mechatronics and Robotics
3 Credit hours  

Provides comprehensive training in the operation, programming, troubleshooting, maintenance, etc. of industrial robots. Various applications such as MIG welding, assembly, pick and place will be presented in a work cell environment. Labs will be performed on industrial robots.

FMS 2210 — CAM/CNC Machining I
3 Credit hours  

Covers the basic principles of Computer Numerical Control Programming. Emphasis is placed on the manual hand programming of CNC Mills and CNC Lathes using G and M codes. Topics include point to point, continuous path, circular interpolation, canned cycles and four axis programming. The course will introduce and cover the latest processes in Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software. The laboratory assignments will offer the students hands-on experience in each of these areas on industrial grade equipment.

FMS 2220 — CAM/CNC Machining II
3 Credit hours  

Continues on from FMS 2210 and provides the student with additional experiences in producing accurate, detailed, engineering drawings on the computer, using AutoCAD, EZCAM and MasterCam to generate programs for the CNC equipment. This course will provide the student with experience in rapid prototyping using 3D and solid types of software and techniques.
Prerequisites: FMS 2210.

FMS 2320 — Manual Machining I
2 Credit hours  

Provides an in-depth knowledge and practice of lathes, mills, jig borers and grinders. Students will be expected to already have the knowledge of and have used lathe tooling and accessories, and vertical milling machine tooling and accessories. The course is designed to provide more extensive classroom use of basic machine operations on lathes and mills and various grinding and jig boring processes as well as an introduction to electro-chemical and electrical discharge machine procedures.
Prerequisites: AMT 1200 or MET 1110 or equivalent.

FMS 2340 — Numerical Control Concepts
2 Credit hours  

Introduces programming numerically controlled machines. In addition to terminology, systems and formats employed for programming, the course includes system analysis, axis and motion nomenclature, point-to-point programming and general machine operation.

FMS 2460 — Process Tech Instrumentation
3 Credit hours  

Prepares future process operators to observe, read, and interpret the data provided by the types of instrumentation typically found on an operating unit and be able to make decisions to maintain the safe and economical operation of their process unit based on that data.

FMS 2470 — Process Technology Equipment
3 Credit hours  

Covers the many kinds of equipment found in common to the different process industries. Special emphasis will be given to equipment like storage tanks and pumping equipment. This will be from an operational, but relatively non-technical viewpoint as seen from the operator's perspective.

Michael George, MSEd, MA, MA, BA
Phone: 419-995-8356
Office: JJC 120

Applications for the certificates listed below can be obtained in the Division of Business, Technology & Public Service Office (JJC 102). Please do not apply for a certificate until you have completed all required courses with a grade of “C” or better.

Prerequisites may be required for courses listed for each certificate. Please consult the Course tab or see your advisor.

Computer Numerical Control Certificate 

FMS 2210CAM/CNC Machining I3
FMS 2220CAM/CNC Machining II3
IMT 1911Technical Math I3
or MTH 1210 Mathematics I
MET 1000Engineering Graphics with AutoCAD4
MET 1110 Manufacturing Processes3
Total Hours16

Minor Maintenance Certificate

IMT 1010Mechanical and Electrical Print Reading2
IMT 2080Introduction to Electricity3
IMT 2400Introduction to Fluid Power3
IMT 2810Millwright Tools and Equipment2
IMT 2820Mechanical Power Transmission Systems2
Total Hours12

One Year Maintenance Certificate

Math Elective
Minimum 3 Credits
IMT 1921Technical Math II3
MTH 1210Mathematics I3
MTH 1370College Algebra4
Drafting Elective
Minimum 2 Credits
AMT 1040Blueprint Reading and Schematics2
IMT 1010Mechanical and Electrical Print Reading2
MET 1000Engineering Graphics with AutoCAD4
MET 1010Blueprint Reading and Sketching3
MET 1050CAD for Electronics2
Electrical Elective
Minimum 2 Credits
AMT 1070Basic Electricity and Electronics3
EET 1110Circuit Analysis I3
IMT 2080Introduction to Electricity3
IMT 2170Industrial Motor Drives2
IMT 2260Industrial Electronic Controls3
Fluid Power Elective
Minimum 2 Credits
AMT 2010Electrohydraulics and Pneumatics4
MET 2310Fluid Power3
Mechanical Elective
Minimum 2 Credits
AMT 1080Mechanical Drive Systems3
AMT 1100Welding and Fabrication3
AMT 1180Tool and Gage Design2
AMT 1200Machine Tool Operations3
IMT 2810Millwright Tools and Equipment2
IMT 2820Mechanical Power Transmission Systems2
MET 1020Material Science3
MET 1110 Manufacturing Processes3
Technical Elective
Minimum 18 Credits
AMT 1020Preventive Maintenance2
AMT 2030Programmable Logic Controllers3
AMT 2050Robot Maintenance3
AMT 2060Controls and Instrumentation3
AMT 2550Fundamentals of Plumbing and Pipefitting2
AMT 2970   Troubleshooting Capstone3
EET 1120Circuit Analysis II3
EET 1130Electronics4
EET 1330 Digital Circuits4
EET 2030Motor Controls3
EET 2310 Microcontroller Fundamentals4
EET 2900Electric Codes and Application2
EET 2910Programmable Controllers3
FMS 2110Basic Robotics and Mechatronics3
FMS 2130 Industrial Mechatronics and Robotics3
FMS 2210CAM/CNC Machining I3
FMS 2220CAM/CNC Machining II3
FMS 2320Manual Machining I2
FMS 2340Numerical Control Concepts2
IMT 2740Advanced Refrigeration and HVAC3
IMT 2750Wastewater Treatment and Operation2
IMT 2850Power Plant Equipment3
Field Experience
Minimum 1 Credit
MET 2991Field Experience1
Total Hours30


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