Advanced Manufacturing Program
Advanced Manufacturing Degrees and Certificates
- Additive Manufacturing Design Technology
- Aerospace Technology/Structures & Assembly, A.A.S.
- Aerospace Technology/Welding, A.A.S.
- Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, A.A.S.
- Architectural Design Technology, A.A.S.
- Electrical Technology, A.A.S.
- Engineering Design Technology, A.A.S.
- Industrial Maintenance/Electrical, A.A.S.
- Industrial Maintenance/HVAC, A.A.S.
- Industrial Maintenance/Instrumentation, A.A.S.
- Industrial Maintenance/Mechanical, A.A.S.
- Machine Tool Technology, A.A.S.
- Process Technology, A.A.S.
- Robotics/Mechatronics, A.A.S.
- Welding Technology, A.A.S.
- Additive Manufacturing Design Technology Short-Term Certificate
- Advanced Manufacturing Short-Term Certificate
- Aerospace Technology/Aerospace Fundamentals Short-Term Certificate
- Air Conditioning and Refrigeration/ACR Fundamentals Short-Term Certificate
- Air Conditioning and Refrigeration/Advanced ACR Short-Term Certificate
- Air Conditioning and Refrigeration/Renewable Energy Short-Term Certificate
- Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Short-Term Certificate
- Architectural Design Technology Short-Term Certificate
- Design Drafting Short-Term Certificate
- Electrical Technology Entry Level Electrician Short-Term Certificate
- Electrical Technology Short-Term Certificate
- Engineering Design Technology Short-Term Certificate
- Industrial Maintenance Short-Term Certificate
- Machine Tool Technology Advanced CNC Short-Term Certificate
- Machine Tool Technology Manual Machining Short-Term Certificate
- Machine Tool Technology Short-Term Certificate
- Machine Tool Technology Tool and Die Short-Term Certificate
- Manufacturing Engineering Technology Short-Term Certificate
- Process Technology Short-Term Certificate
- Robotics/Mechatronics Short-Term Certificate
- Welding Technology: Basic Manufacturing & Fabrication Welding Short-Term Certificate
- Welding Technology: Pipe Welding Short-Term Certificate
- Welding Technology Short-Term Certificate
Advanced Manufacturing Classes
This course covers the use of precision measuring instruments and an introduction to basic geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) concepts. Emphasis is placed on the inspection of machine parts and use of a wide variety of measuring instruments. Upon completion students should be able to demonstrate correct use of measuring instruments. This supports CIP code 15.0613. This is a CORE course and is aligned with NIMS certification standards.
This course emphasizes the fundamental principles for air conditioning and refrigeration. Instruction is provided in the theory and principles of refrigeration and heat transfer, HVAC/R system components, common and specialty tools for HVAC/R, and application of the concepts of basic compression refrigeration. In addition, this course covers electrical/ electronic fundamentals and principles. Emphasis is placed on electrical theory and science, semiconductor devices, motors, transformers, digital concepts, programmable logic controllers, and circuit analysis of resistive, capacitive, resonant, and tuned circuits. Upon completion, students will have knowledge of basic electricity and electronics and be able to identify system components and understand their functions, identify and use common and specialty HVAC/R tools, and maintain components of a basic compression refrigeration system. This supports CIP code 15.0613. This is a CORE course.
This course includes the fundamental concepts and theories for the safe operation of hydraulic and pneumatic systems used with industrial production equipment. Topics include the physical concepts, theories, laws, air flow characteristics, actuators, valves, accumulators, symbols, circuitry, filters, servicing safety, and preventive maintenance and the application of these concepts to perform work. Upon completion, students should be able to service and perform preventive maintenance functions on hydraulic and pneumatic systems. This is a CORE course. This course supports CIP code 15.0613.
This course covers quality assurance principles including the history of the quality movement, group problem solving, data collection, control charts, and statistical methods such as statistical process control (SPC), process capability studies, and the concepts associated with lean manufacturing. This supports CIP code 15.0613. This is a CORE course.
This course provides an introduction of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) techniques and terminology. Concepts to include CAD Software and skills necessary to perform the basic computer aided drafting functions. Related lab projects are developed from CAD to reinforce knowledge of various shop drawing concepts and software commands.
This course introduces the fundamentals of 3D parametric CAD software for the creation of parts, assemblies and drawings. Students will use SolidWorks software to sketch, create, edit, and constrain 3D solid models, as well as create and dimension 2D drawings per ASME standards from these models.
The course focuses not only on the individual tools available in the software, but also on the best approach to the use of these tools, so that the design progresses in a logical manner, producing an effective and efficient design process. The elements of global collaboration are introduced along with printing concepts. A hands-on approach is used in this class to build a foundation for the continued training and application.
It is recommended that students take DDT 111 prior to enrolling in this course. DDT 111 can also be taken in the same semester. It is recommended that students have basic computer skills before taking this class.
This course is an introduction to general issues, concepts, procedures, hazards, and safety standards found in an industrial environment. This safety course is to make technicians aware of safety issues associated with their changing work environment and attempt to eliminate industrial accidents. This course will offer credentialing for NCCER and OSHA 10 hour.
Introduction to the basics of Additive Manufacturing (AM), including personal protective equipment (PPE), safety practices, general lab procedures and the proper use of equipment to perform basic manufacturing processes such as drilling, cutting and finishing on commonly used materials, such as polymers, metals and composites. The course focuses on AM fundamentals, history, and terminology, but will also include introduction to materials, software, feedstock, and secondary AM processes. The advantages and disadvantages of various AM technologies will be discussed. The course includes the printing a 3D object.
This course introduces students to the concepts of architectural and engineering drafter as a profession, basic engineering and architectural skills, and the design processes. The course includes components to develop teaming and oral and written communication skills. The course also provides an introduction to various computer based tools used by architects and engineers (e.g. spreadsheet, word processing, presentation software, and the Internet).
ADM 107 OR DDT 109 OR ADM 108 OR DDT 144 OR EGR 125
Students work on a part-time basis in a job directly related to applied technologies. The employer and supervising instructor evaluate students’ progress. Upon course completion, students will be able to apply skills and knowledge in an employment setting.
This is an introduction to project base learning. This course will involve research, team skills, the collaboration of trades, outsourcing, manufacturing management that emphasizes synthesis through collaborative learning. Students integrate and apply previous knowledge, skills, and experiences they learned in their major and other academic courses to complete individual & team-based projects. The course emphasizes communication skills, critical thinking, problem-solving, computer literacy, and teaming skills.
Permission of Instructor
This class identifies the major categories of materials used in manufacturing and compares their general properties to aid in proper selection of material for product functions. Students will perform an analysis of the behavior and characteristics the materials used in manufacturing including polymers, metals, ceramics and composites: their structure, and physical and mechanical properties. Additionally students will perform heat treatment of ferrous and nonferrous metals; and test for hardness, tensile and strength. Technical writing will be introduced. Upon completion of this class students will be able to understand and select proper materials for Additive Manufacturing. (Offered Fall Semester)
In this class, students will learn techniques to design for 3D printing using a 3D modeling program. Students will also be able to manipulate STL files after receiving instruction on a software program such as “Materialise”.
ADM 108, or ADM 109, or DDT 144, or EGR 125
This course focuses on the basic principles and methodology types of polymers and processes created with the Additive Manufacturing (AM) process. Comparison of selecting the best type of manufacturing for products will be discussed. Students will learn proper instruction on safety operations, set-up and routine maintenance and production of the AM Systems, as well as various types of polymers, AM Systems, Fused Deposition Manufacturing (FDM), Polyjet, and Stereolithography (SLA). Students will also learn the design software used for each AM system. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss and understand the significance of polymer materials properties and structure, describe the different types of polymers available for the AM process and explain the benefits of basic polymer rapid prototyping. They should be able to demonstrate how to take a “part” from start to finish on the AM polymer system and be able to select the best process for the type of product being produced. NOTE: AM students will also be required to take AM production techniques before or with this class. (Offered Fall Semester)
ADM 112 and ADM 108 OR DDT 109 OR DDT 144 OR EGR 125
This course focuses on the basic principles and methodology of different types of metal powders and processes created with the Additive Manufacturing (AM) process. Students receive instruction on safety operations, set-up and routine maintenance and production of the AM Systems. Students learn metal powder based AM with the use of the Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) system. Students also learn various design software programs used for a metal powder system. Upon completion, students will be able to describe the different types of metal powders including, but not limited to aluminum, stainless steel, cobalt, titanium, and nickel and explain what the benefits are of basic AM. They should be able to demonstrate how to take a “part” from start to finish on the AM system and be able to select the best process for the type of product being produced. (Offered Spring Semester)
In this course students will receive instruction on intermediate 3D modeling concepts, such as sheet metal modeling, intermediate assemblies, 3D sketching and weldments. Students will explore an introduction to prototyping and design concepts in a 3D environment. 3D software will be utilized to produce properly detailed construction drawings, using multi-views, section views, and auxiliary views. Proper, industry standard dimensioning with basic tolerances will be discussed and applied to parts. Emphasis will be placed on the theory as well as the mechanics of concepts using 3D and 2D applications. Upon completion, students will produce 3D models in a CAD environment, simple prototype models and working drawings based on proper industry standards. (Fall Semester Only)
DDT 124 & ADM 108
This course is intended as an intensive experience in processing techniques used for post processing metals. Instruction in the safe use of all tools and equipment will be emphasized. Students will experiment with various techniques in the post processing of metal parts. Techniques will include grinding, EDM cutting, drilling, shot peening, and heat treatment. Students will record testing and outcome of post processing in a technical lab report. Students will use LEAN manufacturing to observe proper lab procedures. Upon completion of this class students will be able to properly and safely perform proper PPE post processing techniques on additive manufactures metal parts and be able to write a technical report and describe LEAN manufacturing applied to an additive manufacturing lab. (Offered Spring Semester)
During this test prep class students will review concepts of Additive Manufacturing (AM) taught in this course of study. We will review instructions on Additive Manufacturing principles and will be supported by observation of Additive Manufacturing applications in action. Students will participate in practice exercises that incorporate concepts and applications from the lecture and lab of their previous coursework. The SME Additive Manufacturing Certificate serves as verifiable proof of foundational knowledge by successfully completing an exam. NOTE: This course is usually taken during the last 2 semesters of the program of study. (Offered Summer Semester)
Permission of instructor
This course covers techniques involved when grouping related machines for the purpose of completing a series of manufacturing processes in a flexible manufacturing cell. The student will be involved with the computerized integration of programmable control systems such as robotics, machine tools, and other peripheral equipment to emulate real-world manufacturing concepts employed in flexible manufacturing cells.
ELT 231 and ELT 232 or Permission of instructor
This is a project- or research-oriented course that emphasizes synthesis through collaborative learning. Students integrate and apply previous knowledge, skills, and experiences they learned in their major and other academic courses to complete individual & team-based projects. Students will perform an individual new concept project and a group, industry-based live project to demonstrate they know the skills learned in the program of study. At the end of the semester, students will be required to present their group project to an industry. The course emphasizes communication skills, critical thinking, problem solving, computer literacy and teaming skills. NOTE: This course is usually taken during the last two (2) semesters of the program of study.
ADM 114 or Permission of instructor
This course emphasizes reverse engineering techniques and quality control inspection of parts employing 3D printing, scanning, and Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM technologies). The emphasis is on using applicable software to convert scanned images from point cloud data into 3D models. The process will allow using software to clean up point cloud data, create airtight 3D models, run a comparison analysis of collected data to solid, improve or reproduce a scanned part, print the part and then perform an inspection using CMM probe for additional analysis and comparison.
ADM 108 or DDT 144 or EGR 125
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills related to maintenance awareness in a manufacturing environment. Topics covered include
- Prepare preventative maintenance and routine repair
- Monitor indicators to ensure correct operations
- Perform all housekeeping to maintain production schedule
- Recognize potential maintenance issues with basic production systems, including knowledge of when to inform maintenance personnel about problems with:
- electrical systems;
- pneumatic systems
- hydraulic systems;
- machine automation systems
- lubrication systems
- bearings and couplings