General Manufacturing Major (9430)

The General Manufacturing major prepares students for employment as engineering technicians at the operations level in manufacturing industries having a concentration in computer applications. Technicians assist in the design and implementation of manufacturing process systems that include numerical control equipment, computer aided part programming, computer aided manufacturing, factory automation, and flexible manufacturing cells and systems.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
CIMN 1050 Blueprint Reading and Shop Math 3
CIMN 1110 Machining Processes 3
ENGL 1110
English Composition I (A) 1
or English Composition I (B)
ENGR 1000
Introduction to Engineering Technology
or Introduction to Engineering
FYEX 1000 First Year Experience 1
1st 8 weeks
CIMN 1420 Computer Numerical Control Part Programming (CNC) 2
2nd 8 weeks
CIMN 1430 Introduction to Computer Assisted Part Programming 2
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
CADT 2100 Introduction to SolidWorks 3
CIMN 1210 Materials Processing 3
CIMN 1450 Programming CNC Lathes 2
CIMN 1460 Programming CNC Machining Centers 2
ENGL 1120
English Composition II
or Business Communication
MATH 1400 Technical Mathematics 4
 Credit Hours17
Third Semester
CADT 2500 Advanced SolidWorks 3
CIMN 2190 Manufacturing Methods and Costs 3
CIMN 2240 Jig and Fixture Design 2
COMM 1000
Effective Public Speaking
or Effective Interpersonal Communications
PHYS 1550 Everyday Physics 3
 Credit Hours14
Fourth Semester
BUSM 1300
Introduction to Business
or Business Ethics
CIMN 2875 Design and Manufacturing Capstone 3
QENT 1200 Quality Concepts and Techniques 2
Select course(s) from the Arts and Humanities Electives list 3
Select course(s) from the Social and Behavioral Sciences Electives list 3
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours61

English course selection is based on placement test results (ENGL 1111 English Composition I (B) is 4 credits, only 3 credits apply to the degree).

Technical course
This course is designated as a technical course in the program. Students must earn a "C" grade or higher in the course to fulfill the college's graduation requirements policy.


Course Title Credit Hours
Arts and Humanities
ARTS 1120Art Appreciation3
ARTS 2220Survey of Art I3
ARTS 2230Survey of Art II3
ENGL 2250Survey of American Literature I3
ENGL 2260Survey of American Literature II3
ENGL 2280Survey of British Literature I3
ENGL 2290Survey of British Literature II3
HUMX 1100Introduction to Humanities3
MUSC 1200Music Appreciation3
MUSC 1215World Music3
MUSC 1800Popular Music: Rock, Jazz, Country, and Hip-Hop3
MUSC 2200Music History and Literature I3
MUSC 2250Music History and Literature II3
PHIL 1500Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 2000Comparative Religion3
PHOT 1000History of Photography3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
ANTH 1160Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ECON 1150Basic Economics3
ECON 2500Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 2600Principles of Microeconomics3
GEOG 1500Introduction to Geography3
GEOG 1600World Regional Geography3
HIST 1150Western Civilization I: Antiquity Through the Reformation3
HIST 1250Western Civilization II: Age of Revolution Through the Present3
HIST 2150U.S. History: Colonization Through Reconstruction3
POLS 1300U.S. National Government3
POLS 2500Modern Political Ideologies3
PSYC 1500Introduction to Psychology3
SOCY 1150Principles of Sociology3