ComPuTer InTegraTed manufaCTurIng

Computer Integrated manufacturing
Associate in Applied Science Degree
The Perfect Production Partnership
Computer integrated manufacturing—or CIM—is a manufacturing approach that uses
digital information and computers to control the entire production process from start
to finish. CIM combines the best of many worlds—computers, engineering, CAD, CAM,
production and more. When you blend the strengths of computer aided design (CAD)
with computer aided manufacturing (CAM), expect high-quality results in manufacturing
processes within a wide range of industries including plastics, robotics, metal fabricating,
automation, quality control and much more.
If your interests are in the computer field—but you enjoy making engineering designs
a reality in an efficient production setting, then this is the career for you. An aging
workforce and looming retirements make this field a solid choice for any student with a
desire to use technology to solve manufacturing challenges.
Individuals interested in this program will
find it is designed to accommodate new
students as well as those who are already
working in the field. Graduates of this twoyear, 64-credit-hour program will know
how to translate the general ideas of the
engineer into specific, detailed plans and
communicate those plans to other people
and departments in any manufacturing
The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of
Labor Statistics projects Robotics Technicians
and Electro-Mechanical Technicians will
see a 5.1% increase in job openings in
the next few years. CNC Programmers
and Industrial Engineer Technicians will
see a 4-6% increase in positions available.
According to a Wall Street Journal article,
baby boomer retirements are starting to sap
factories of their most experienced workers.
An estimated 2.7 million U.S. manufacturing
employees—or nearly a quarter of the
total—are 55 or older and will be retiring in
the not-to-distant future. Additionally, more
technicans will be needed as companies
begin “on-shoring” manufacturing operations
in the future.
Computer integrated manufacturing position
salaries vary by geographic location, amount
of education and experience; and the type
and size of the employer. Median annual
earnings are between $48,000 and $56,000
per year depending on the position, with
higher salaries in larger metropolitan areas.
Students can select courses from a wide
range of electives. This will allow them
the opportunity to choose the type of
manufacturing environment they want to
focus on when they graduate.
Depending on the electives chosen, students
will be prepared for work in automation,
facilities maintenance, production operations,
quality, technical graphics, or other areas of
the manufacturing operation.
Please visit for the most
current information. Additional fees apply to
some courses. Fees are subject to change.
Carl Fischer
You can earn this degree at: Florissant Valley
You may take general education classes toward this degree at any of our campuses or education centers.
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
For more information on how to get
started on your career go to
Associate in Applied Science Degree
CURRICULUM Course Number
Course Description
Credit Hours
General Education
�� ENG:101 College Composition I
�� COM:101 Oral Communication I
�� MTH:140 Intermediate Algebra or higher except
MTH:165 and MTH:166 �� XXX:xxx Missouri State Elective �� XXX:xxx Social Science Elective �� XXX:xxx Life or Physical Science elective Total General Education Credit Hours
Physical Education Activity
Area of Concentration
�� GE:131 Introduction to Engineering Design (or) 1
�� EGR:100 Engineering Drawing 3
�� EGR:133 Introduction to Auto CAD I 2
�� GE:101 Technical Computer Applications (or) �� GE:121 Principles of Engineering 3
�� ME:133 Production Control 3
�� ME:151 Manufacturing Processes I 3
�� ME:152 Manufacturing Processes II 3
�� ME:249 Materials and Metallurgy 3
�� QC:212 Quality Tools for Advanced Manufacturing 3
�� GE:240 Product Design and Fabrication 4
Total Area of Concentration Credit Hours28
3-D CAD Requirement--select one of the following:
�� EGR:147 Introduction to Engineering Design (or) 3
�� ME:230
Introduction to 3-D Solid Modeling for Design
(or) 4
�� EGR:145 Computer Solids Modeling (or) 2
�� EGR:148 Solid Modeling with Unigraphics
Total 3-D CAD Requirement
Credit Hours
Fundamentals Course--select one of the following:
�� ME:140 Introduction to Robotics (or)
�� ME:121 Computer Integrated Manufacturing (or) 3
�� GE:151 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering 3
Total Fundamentals Course Credit Hours 3
Course Number
Course Description
Credit Hours
Electives-select 9-11 credit hours from the following:
�� ME:101 Welding Technology
�� ME :223 Basic Hydraulics I 2
�� ME:103 Mechanical Maintenance 3
�� ME:110 HVAC Operator I 3
�� ME:211 Programmable Logic Controllers
�� ME:241 Numerical Control Programming
�� ME:135 Mechanics - Statics 3
�� ME:210 Robotics Subsystems and Components
�� ME:255 Fluid Power
�� ME:230 Introduction to 3-D Solid
Modeling for Design
�� ME:232 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 2
�� ME:242 Mechanics-Dynamics
�� ME:243 Strength of Materials 3
�� ME:244 Mechanical Design I 3
�� ME:253
Energy Conversion 2
�� EGR:145 Computer Solids Modeling 2
�� EGR:255 Advanced Computer Aided Drafting
�� EGR:148 Solid Modeling with Unigraphics (or)
�� EGR:257 Unigraphics for Part Design (or)
�� EGR:256 Solid Modeling with CATIA 2
�� QC:100 Introduction to Quality Control
�� QC:102 Quality Cost Analysis 3
�� QC:202 Inspection Methods 3
�� QC:206 Statistical Quality Control I 3
�� QC 208
Statistical Quality Control II 3
�� EE:233 Digital Logic 4
�� EE:242 Introduction to Microprocessors
�� SAF:100
Safety Program Organization
and Administration 3
�� SAF:101 Safety and Health Standards,
Regulations and Codes
�� EGR:140 Computer Aided Drafting and Design I
Total Electives:
Total Credit Hours
for Program:
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