CNC Manufacturing Concentration (ETCT) – Community College of Rhode Island

CNC Manufacturing Concentration (ETCT)

Associate in Science in Engineering Systems Technology (AS_ETST)

Knight Campus, Warwick only

Developing the skills and knowledge to support today’s complex technology requires a shift to a systems engineering approach. Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary view of complex systems that considers customer needs, product functionality, operation, performance, testing and manufacturing. This program incorporates system modeling, simulation, automation, robotics, electronics, digital systems, networking, machine design and electrical power. Emphasis is placed upon understanding the principles of electromechanical systems, automation, system control, machine design and energy systems. Students will develop skills in creative problem solving, design principles, machine programming, computer networking and system troubleshooting.

Throughout the program, students will be required to produce written reports, verbal presentations and portfolio entries; function in teams and complete a capstone project. The program is structured around a set of core technology courses and four concentration areas – electrical, mechanical, energy or manufacturing technology. The program will prepare students to be employed in a variety of technical support positions in the fields of electronics, electromechanical systems, automation, manufacturing, renewable energy technologies and the energy utility industry.

Three certificates and four concentration tracks can lead to the Engineering Systems Technology Associate Degree. All certificate courses map to the degree concentration track with no credit loss. This gives students the opportunity to start at the certificate level, increase employment opportunities while attending classes, and work toward the associate degree on a full or part-time basis.

Note: Many courses require prerequisites, corequisites and/or testing. See course descriptions for details.

General Education Requirements
MATH 1179 Applied Technical Mathematics I   3
MATH 1181 Applied Technical Mathematics II   3
ENGL 1010 Composition I   3
PHYS 1050 Physics for Technology I   4
PHYS 1070 Introduction to Renewable Energy   3
Social Science Electives   See this page for complete listing of courses that meet this requirement 6

Total General Education Requirements Credits 22

Core Requirements
ETEE 1050 Introduction to Electromechanical Systems   3
ETEE 1800 Introduction to Digital Systems   3
ETME 1010 Robotics and Control   3
ETME 1020 Introduction to Manufacturing Processes   3
ETME 2310 Automation Systems   3

Total Core Requirements Credits 15

CNC Manufacturing Technology (ETCT)
ENGR 1030 Engineering Graphics   3
ETCN 1100 Blueprint Reading and the Machinery's Handbook Seven-and-a-half week course 3
ETCN 1200 Precision Measurement and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance Seven-and-a-half week course 3
ENGT 2090 Advanced Solid Modeling   3
ETCN 1300 CNC Machining I   3
ETCN 2100 Computer Aided Manufacturing Seven-and-a-half week course 3
ETCN 2200 CNC Machining II Seven-and-a-half week course 3
ETCN 2300 3D-Modeling and Prototyping   3
ETCN 2500 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Practicum/Capstone   4

Total CNC Manufacturing Technology (ETCT) Credits 28

Total Program Credits 65

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