Associate of Science
This program provides students with high-level technology manufacturing skills important to the local industrial community in the areas of robotic controls, machining, welding, nanofabrication or precision fabrication. Manufacturing processes, control systems, measurement theory and quality are areas within the advanced manufacturing field in which students will be involved. Manufacturing courses will focus on projects involving real-world industry problems to be solved in the laboratories and shops of the College, emphasizing teamwork.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
- Use parametric modeling software to prepare 3-D models and annotated engineering drawings for analysis for design and manufacturing issues.
- Employ appropriate computer-based tools to manufacture large-scale advanced manufactured structures.
- Prepare written lab reports and proposals using the standards set forward in the course style manual.
- Analyze the performance of specific manufacturing equipment with respect to defined automation problems.
- Analyze and break down a manufacturing problem and develop work cell applications to accomplish an assembly process.
- Produce parts to a high precision level through the use of robotics, Computer-aided Drafting (CAD) and Computeraided Manufacturing (CAM) applications.
Upon completion of this program, students may find employment as manufacturer engineers or technicians, mechatronics technicians, CAD specialists, production managers, process control engineering technicians, advance machine tool technicians, project engineers, quality technicians or robotics technicians, depending on their chosen track.
Students must choose one of the following fields of study:
- Manufacturing Tech Track A: Robotic Controls
- Manufacturing Tech Track B: Machining
- Manufacturing Tech Track C: Welding
- Manufacturing Tech Track D: Nanofabrication