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Manufacturing Technology, A.S. (705.5)

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South, Pennsylvania State University
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:

  1. Use parametric modeling software to prepare 3-D models and annotated engineering drawings for analysis for design and manufacturing issues.
  2. Prepare written lab reports and proposals using the standards set forward in the course style manual.
  3. Analyze and break down a manufacturing problem and develop work cell applications to accomplish an assembly process.
  4. Produce parts through the use of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM).

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 Technology, A.S. Track A: Robotic Controls  
Manufacturing Technology, A.S. Track B: Machining  
Manufacturing Technology, A.S. Track C: Welding  
Manufacturing Technology, A.S. Track D: Nanofabrication  

Transfer Opportunities

Articulation agreements are available for students to complete the Associate Degree and transfer to California University of Pennsylvania  or Clarion University of Pennsylvania . It is important that students consult with a counselor early in their program to develop a course plan most appropriate for the school to which they intend to transfer. See for details.

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