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Advanced Manufacturing Certificates

Advanced Manufacturing Technology

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Have you always wondered how things worked? And how to make them work better? Are you considering a degree in Engineering? Maybe you want to change your career path or start your own business. Then you’re ready for a CAREER in Advanced Manufacturing!

This isn’t your grandfather’s dark, dingy and dangerous world of machines. Advanced Manufacturing is a world of innovation utilizing new technologies, software, automation and cutting edge materials. It’s important to so many industries such as aerospace, medical, biotechnology, and optics to name just a few. After completing our two semester certificate programs you will have the skills needed to meet the demand of business and industry right here in our local community.

Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology Certificate

Completion of the two-semester, 34-credit program will enable you to:

  • Read and create blueprints while gaining understanding of parametric design through Solidworks
  • Be skilled in using computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software to control, manipulate and manage precision tool production.
  • Understand basic metrology and precision measurement.
  • Receive paid internship opportunities of up to $14/hour and job placement support.
  • Earn up to 4 National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials in: Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout; Measurement, Materials & Safety; CNC Milling Operator; and CNC Lathe Operator.
  • Have the opportunity to transfer 30 credits towards an A.S. in Technology Studies



Mechatronics Automation Technician Certificate

What is Mechatronics?
The word mechatronics describes a field that combines mechanics and electronics. The technology is used to create automated processes that operate with minimal human intervention, freeing workers from routine tasks.

What is an automation technician?
Automation technicians will usually assist the design, development and engineering staff, as well as work closely with others to install, maintain, modify and repair mechatronic systems, equipment and component parts.

Semester 1: Basic Mechatronics
EGR 116 Hydraulics and Pneumatics (3 Credits)
MFG 133 Math for Electricity and Electronics (3 Credits)
MFG 143 Industrial Motor Controls (3 Credits)
MFG 146 Programmable Logic Controllers (3 Credits)
MFG 159 Industrial Maintenance (3 Credits)

Semester 2: Advanced Mechatronics
MFG 138 Digital Fundamentals (3 Credits)
MFG 140 Robotics (3 Credits)
MFG 142 Electronic Circuits & Devices (3 Credits)
MFG 145 Electronic Variable Speed Drive Systems (3 Credits)
MFG 162 CNC Maintenance & Repair (3 Credits)

Graduates from the Mechatronics Automation Technician Certificate have the opportunity to transfer 30 credits to an A.S. in Technology Studies.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the median salary for experienced electro-mechanical technicians is $53,340 per year or $25.65 per hour.


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