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Advanced Manufacturing Technology Certificate Industrial & Trade Technology Total Units: 27.5
Term Effective: Fall 2022


The Advanced Manufacturing Technology Certificate of Achievement offers both theoretical and hands-on training related to lathes, vertical mills, drill press, hand tools, Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machines, and Computer-aided Machining (CAM). A student enrolling in the program should have the desire and ability to work with their hands, possess a high degree of mechanical aptitude and enjoy working in a shop environment.

Technological advances and continued expansion of the advanced manufacturing industry have increased the demands for well trained entry level technicians locally, state-wide and nationally. Individuals with certificate level knowledge of CNC machines and CAM are especially in demand. . For students interested in an Associate Degree, an Advanced Manufacturing major is available.

Individuals who complete the Advanced Manufacturing certificate program should be able to find employment as an entry-level machinist, CNC technician, or machine operator. Graduates can find employment in a variety of areas, including machine shops, manufacturing industries, industrial machinery and equipment, measuring and controlling devices, and beverage product manufacturers.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate safe operation of hand tools, power tools and specialized machine shop tools and equipment;
  2. Demonstrate the set up and operation of manual lathes and mills;
  3. Interpret CNC (Computer Numeric Control) programming language;
  4. Accurately analyze and interpret blueprints and create part(s) to specifications;
  5. Interpret blueprints and GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing) symbols in order to verify dimensions of a machine part; and
  6. Describe applications of design, manufacturing, and fabrication applicable to non-ferrous metals.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Certificate program are:

  • Complete 27.5 units from
    • Advanced Manufacturing Technology Requirements

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Requirements - complete 27.50 units
APTECH 45Basic Drafting Skills1.50
APTECH 46Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting2.00
MACH 51.1ABeginning Machine Tool Technology3.00
MACH 51.1BAdvanced Machine Tool Technology3.00
MACH 80AComputer Numeric Control Machining I5.00
MACH 80BComputer Numeric Control Machining II5.00
MACH 161Metallurgy3.00
MACH 162Blueprint Reading for Machine and Related Industries3.00
WELD 170Beginning Welding: Fundamentals of Arc and Gas Welding2.00

Term Effective: Fall 2022

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Previous Versions:

Advanced Manufacturing Technology - effective Fall 2021
Machine Tool Technology - effective Fall 2020
Machine Tool Technology - effective Fall 2019
Machine Tool Technology - effective Fall 2018
Machine Tool Technology - effective Fall 2013
Machine Tool Technology - effective Fall 2012
Machine Tool Technology - effective Spring 2009
Machine Tool Technology - effective Summer 2007
Machine Tool Technology - effective Fall 2005
Machine Tool Technology - effective Fall 1981

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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Industrial & Trade Technology