Precision Manufacturing Technology Associate in occupational studies degree

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Overview

Students in the associate in occupational studies (AOS) degree in precision manufacturing technology (formerly computer integrated machining technology) are prepared for employment in precision machining and/or precision optics manufacturing occupations. These include tool and die making, mold making, instrument making, manufacturing of optical elements, and computer numerical control machining (CNC). Graduates are successfully employed in both large manufacturing corporations and small contract manufacturing shops. This program is available for qualified deaf and hard of hearing students. 

The precision manufacturing technology program, offered by RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf, prepares you for immediate employment upon graduation. Some of the job responsibilities for graduates include: set up and operate lathes, milling machine tools, grinders, polishers, computer numerical controlled machine tools, and computer-aided manufacturing (i.e., 5-axis); shape material into precision parts by conventional and nonconventional processes; follow blueprints; and use advanced measuring techniques to inspect work.

Cooperative education

As a student in the precision manufacturing technology program, you will be required to complete a cooperative (co-op) work experience prior to graduation. You may schedule your co-op after completing your second-year academic requirements.

 

Industries


  • Manufacturing

  • Construction

  • Automotive

  • Aerospace

Typical Job Titles

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programmer Trainee
Tool and Die Maker Instrument Maker
Mold Maker Pattern Maker
Model Maker Machinist

Curriculum for Precision Manufacturing Technology AOS

Precision Manufacturing Technology, AOS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
   NCAR-010
   Freshman Seminar
The course provides entering NTID students with opportunities to develop/enhance academic skills, personal awareness, and community involvement in order to maximize their college experience. Students have opportunities to explore and navigate the college environment, develop/reinforce academic skills and participate in service learning opportunities. Students are encouraged to establish meaningful connections with faculty, staff and peers. The course promotes the development of plans for ongoing growth and involvement in class and in the RIT/NTID and/or broader community. Students must pass this course to earn an associates degree.
0
   NPMT-101
   Blueprint Reading I
3
   NPMT-121
   Precision Measurement I
3
   NPMT-131
   Precision Manufacturing Technology I
3
   NPMT-132
    Precision Manufacturing Technology  II
3
   NPMT-214
   CAD Applications
3
   NENG-212
   NTID General Education Foundation - Career English: Career English I
This is the first course in a two-course sequence. It is designed to develop reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary skills that students need for AOS course work and for the work environment. The reading and writing components are thoroughly integrated with approximately equal time being devoted to each. Grammar and vocabulary are thoroughly integrated into the reading and writing components. Course content includes general and technical articles, memorandums, letters, electronic communication, directions, work-related forms, and short report.
3
   NENG-213
   NTID General Education Foundation - Career English: Career English II
This is the second course in a two-course sequence. It is designed to advance and refine reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary skills that students need for AOS course work and for the work environment. The reading and writing components are thoroughly integrated with approximately equal time being devoted to each. Grammar and vocabulary are thoroughly integrated into the reading and writing components. Course content includes general and technical articles, memorandums, letters, electronic communication, directions, work-related forms, and short reports.
3
   NMTH-206
   Trigonometry for Coordinate Analysis
Students will study right triangle trigonometry with an emphasis on concepts and applications related to computer integrated machining technology (CIMT). Topics include trigonometric ratios in right triangles, coordinate geometry calculations, circle properties, simple and complex machine applications, and 3-D coordinate geometry.
3
 
   NTID General Education Foundation – Mathematics†
3
Second Year
   NPMT-201
   Job Search  for PMT
2
   NPMT-222
   Precision Measurement II
3
   NPMT-233
   Precision Manufacturing Technology III
3
   NPMT-234
   Precision Manufacturing Technology IV
3
   NPMT-241
   Precision Optics Manufacturing I
3
   NPMT-251
   Computer Numerical Control I
3
   NPMT-252
   Computer Numerical Control II
3
   NPMT-254
   Introduction to Computer Aided Manufacturing
3
   NPMT-299
   Co-op: Precision Manufacturing Technology
0
 
   NTID General Education - Scientific Processes Perspective§
3
 
   NPMT Program Technical Elective
3
Third Year
   NPMT-235
   Precision Manufacturing Technology V
3
   NCIM-236
   Precision Manufacturing Technology V Lab
This sixth course of a six course sequence is the capstone for the students' program. After selecting a unique project, students control all aspects of its creation. Together with the classroom section of this course, students perform all tasks associated with the manufacturing process. Taking designs and decisions made in the classroom, students use industrial machine tools to create and assemble the final project. Lab activities include machining and assembling. Students must deliver this project on-time and within budget.
3
 
   NTID General Education - Perspective‡
3
 
   NPMT Program Technical Elective
3
Total Semester Credit Hours
68

Please see the NTID General Education Curriculum (GE) for more information.

Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing associate degrees are required to complete one Wellness course.

† Any mathematics course numbered NMTH-180 or higher

‡ NTID LAS Perspective course may be from any of these three Perspective categories: ASL-Deaf Cultural Studies; Communication, Social & Global Awareness; and Creative and Innovative Exploration

§ Any scientific processes course NSCI-120 or higher.

Electives

Course
   NPMT-102
   Blueprint Reading II
   NPMT-237
   Precision Grinding
   NPMT-242
   Precision Optics Manufacturing II
   NPMT-253
   Advanced CNS Concepts

Admission Requirements

For the career-focused AOS Degree

  • 2 years of math required
  • 1 year of science required
  • English language skills as evidenced by application materials determine associate degree options.

Specific Requirements

Successful completion of a sampling experience either through the Summer Vestibule Program or an equivalent career exploration course is a prerequisite, as are the following:

  • English: Placement into Career English I (NENG-212) or above. Students successfully completing AOS degrees typically enter with reading scores of 79 or higher on the NTID Reading Test and writing scores of 39 or higher on the NTID Writing Test.
  • Mathematics: Placement into Foundations of Algebra (NMTH-180) or a higher-level course. Typically, students entering this major will have completed at least three years of high school mathematics.
  • Science: Typically, students entering this major will have completed at least two years of high school science.

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