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Production Associate Technology - General Technology, AAS

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Program Start Date: Any Term
Minimum Program Length: 74 academic weeks; 5 terms day; 65 credits
Curriculum Code: 35318

Program Description

This program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in automotive-related and other advanced manufacturing companies. The degree provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of advanced manufacturing production processes, equipment, design, and operation.

Practical Experience

The Production Associate Technology- General Technology Degree is intended for students desiring to build upon their skills obtained in the Production Associate I & II certificates to provide additional employable skills and credentials for increased advancement opportunities in the manufacturing industry. Given the variety of manufacturing based companies in this region and advances in industrial machinery and operations, persons with technical skills in this discipline are in high demand. Individuals with this degree and work experience are better equipped to move into maintenance technician and/or team leader positions.

Professional Opportunities

Production associate, production team leader, equipment/ machine operator, assembler/ fabricator, inspector, tester, production supervisor/ manager.

Unique Aspects

This degree allows students to participate in co-op work experiences to learn the skills required in a particular manufacturing industry. Students must complete the Production Associate I and Production Associate II prior to being accepted into this degree. Students may utilize the Production Associate certificate and degree programs as a career ladder program to advance into other more advanced programs such as Industrial Repair, Mechatronics, or Automated Manufacturing Technology.

EEDA Career Cluster:

Manufacturing, Architecture & Construction, Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources, and Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Architectural & Construction; Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.

Total Credits: 65

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Third Semester

Fifth Semester

Total Credits: 65

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Model professional behavior and workplace ethics.
  2. Identify the relevance and use of personal and plant-wide safety systems and programs that commonly apply to manufacturing systems.
  3. Identify the basic principles of industry standard manufacturing quality systems.
  4. Recognize and distinguish between common manufacturing processes.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to read precise measurement devices.
  6. Demonstrate advanced manufacturing entry-level skills.
  7. Demonstrate their ability to speak publicly, listen actively, and respond effectively.

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