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Advanced Integrated Manufacturing (AIM)

AIM 100  (3 credit hours)  
Principles of Advanced Integrated Manufacturing  

Introduces the founding principles/practices of manufacturing safety and health in a modern manufacturing environment. Covers current manufacturing quality control concepts and techniques used in industry with an emphasis on proper statistical methods and relevant software. Lecture: 2 credits (30 contact hours). Laboratory: 1 credit (30 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Reading and math assessment scores above KCTCS developmental placement level or successful completion of prescribed developmental courses.
Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
AIM 110  (3 credit hours)  
Manufacturing Processes and Materials  

Covers modern manufacturing processes and materials in the production of contemporary consumer and industrial products with an emphasis on front-line manufacturing production. Lecture: 2 credits (30 contact hours). Laboratory: 1 credit (30 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Reading and math assessment scores above KCTCS developmental placement level or successful completion of prescribed developmental courses.
Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
AIM 120  (3 credit hours)  
Introduction to Modern Plastics Manufacturing  

Introduces common plastic processing techniques, various plastic materials and practical safety requirements for common processing in a plastics manufacturing facility. Lecture: 2 credits (30 contact hours). Laboratory: 1 credit (30 contact hours)

Pre-requisite: Reading and math assessment scores above KCTCS developmental placement level or successful completion of prescribed developmental courses.
Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
AIM 1001  (1.5 credit hours)  
Basic Safety in Manufacturing  

Introduces basic manufacturing safety and ergonomic techniques. Lecture/Lab: 1.5 credits (30 contact hours)

Pre-requisite: Reading and math assessment scores above KCTCS developmental placement level or successful completion of prescribed developmental courses.
Components: LEC: Lecture
AIM 1002  (1.5 credit hours)  
Manufacturing With Quality  

Introduces basic quality and auditing techniques as well as basic statistical tools used in the manufacturing environment. Lecture/Lab: 1.5 credits (30 contact hours)

Components: LEC: Lecture
AIM 1101  (1 credit hours)  
Industrial Materials and Safety  

Addresses safety in a traditional and CNC machining environment and introduces industrial materials and their properties. Lecture/Lab: 1.0 credits (20 contact hours)

Pre-requisite: Reading and math assessment scores above KCTCS developmental placement level or successful completion of prescribed developmental courses.
Components: LEC: Lecture
AIM 1102  (1 credit hours)  
Metal Removal and Metrology  

Introduces the science of measurement and metal removal fundamentals for various industrial processes and materials. Lecture: 1.0 credit (20 contact hours)

Pre-requisite: AIM 1101.
Components: LEC: Lecture
AIM 1103  (1 credit hours)  
CNC-Nontraditional Machining  

Introduces different types of nontraditional machining and CNC (G and M) coding used to control nontraditional machining. Lecture/Lab: 1.0 credits (20 contact hours)

Pre-requisite: AIM 1102 or consent of instructor.
Components: LEC: Lecture
AIM 1201  (1 credit hours)  
Introduction to Plastics  

Introduces polymers and the plastic industry. Includes safety in the plastic manufacturing environment as well as the history of plastic polymers and industry advancements. Lecture: 1.0 credit (20 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Reading and math assessment scores above KCTCS developmental placement level or successful completion of prescribed developmental courses.
Components: LEC: Lecture
AIM 1202  (1 credit hours)  
Plastic Formulation and Design  

Presents the different polymer formulations (polymerization) and applications. Discusses product considerations, design for manufacturability(DFM) and extrusion. Lecture/Lab: 1.0 credits (20 contact hours)

Pre-requisite: AIM 1201 or Consent of Instructor.
Components: LEC: Lecture
AIM 1203  (1 credit hours)  
Plastic Molding Processes  

Presents the industry standards and process techniques of thermoforming, injection molding and laminating. Discusses different types of plastic resin and the proper handling and preparation for production. Lecture/Lab: 1.0 credit (20 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: AIM 1202 or Consent of Instructor.
Components: LEC: Lecture