Additive Manufacturing Design Technology

The Additive Manufacturing Design Technology (AMDT) degree path will augment students’ learning by coupling theory-based instruction with hands-on applications using current software. The AMDT path software includes, but is not limited to, SOLIDWORKS, Insight, Materialise, NetFabb, Generative Design, Geomagic Design X, GOM inspect, and AutoCad. The student will practice 3D printing techniques with hands-on a large polymer and Metal AM system. AMDT students will obtain the skills by taking classes in innovation design, formal engineering design process, advanced critical thinking, project management GD & T option, reverse engineering, 3D modeling, printing and scanning, and converting point cloud data to solids and inspections. Additive Manufacturing Design Technology will undoubtedly revolutionize manufacturing and usher in a new wave of innovation.

Portfolio class offers students training in professionalism; instruction includes resume building, networking in an internet world, interviews, etc. All students produce an electronic website portfolio for marketing their skill set.

Graduates will be qualified to seek positions in the following fields: Additive Manufacturing Technician, 3D Printing Operator, 3D Designer, 3D Solid Modeler, Manufacturing Technician, Prototyping Technician, Production Technician, Reverse Engineering Technician, SOLIDWORKS Designer, CAD Technician, Part Inspection Technician CAD/3D Design Drafter, Detailer, Engineering Design Drafter, Engineering Drawing Checker, and Instructor. The Advanced Manufacturing (ADM) core classes will enhance the students’ skill set, enabling them to obtain advanced positions in this field of study.

*The Additive Manufacturing path student should take ADM 108, ADM 112, and DDT 111 in their first semester.

* CHM 257 is required for your science. *Contact Nina Bullock, DDT lead faculty instructor, 256-306-2813 or nina.bullock@calhoun.edu, in your first or second semester for a list of approved electives and a map for your course of study.

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE REQUIREMENTS

Item #
Title
Credits
MTH 103 or higher  +
3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (Excluding Speech and Foreign Language)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
19
Total credits:
69-71

Overview

Subject

Program Code

AAS-ADMA-DDAD

Type

A.A.S.