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Purpose:   The Technical Studies, Associate of Applied Science degree program in Advanced Manufacturing is designed to provide training in three aspects of manufacturing: precision machining (manual machines and CNC), welding, and mechatronics (electrical, mechanical, and industrial maintenance).

This focus provides introductory skills for advanced manufacturing technology, industrial maintenance, and other high-demand jobs in industrial and manufacturing occupational fields.

This program prepares students for both entry-level technical positions and career growth. In addition to the credits earned, students will have the opportunity to earn nationally recognized certifications related to advance manufacturing.

Admission Requirements:  In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technology program requires proficiency in high school English, Mathematics, and Science. Students will be required to take English and Math placement test and complete pre-requisite developmental courses before being allowed to enter the program.

Program Requirements:  Students receive training in engineering technology courses encompassing precision machining, welding, and mechatronics.  The courses offered as part of the program include advance technology, manual machining concepts, CNC operations, CNC programming, welding, electrical, electronics, mechanical, robotics, blue print reading, hydraulics and pneumatics, and other mechatronic, CNC, and robotic concepts.

The courses in the program will prepare students for nationally recognized certifications related to advance manufacturing.  These include:  National Institute for Metal Working Skills (NIMS), Manufacturing Technician level 1 (MT1), American Welding Society (AWS) and SIEMENS Mechatronics Level I certification.  Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the graduate will be awarded the Technical Studies Associate of Applied Science Degree in Advanced Manufacturing.

Course NumberCourse TitleLecture HoursLab HoursCourse Credits
First Semester
ENG 111*College Composition I303
MTH 111Basic Technical Mathematics303
SDV 100College Success Skills101
DRF 161Blueprint Reading I132
MEC 140Introduction to Mechatronics223
IND 160Introduction to Robotics212
ELE 140Basic Electricity and Machinery324
Second Semester
MTH 154Quantitative Reasoning303
ITE 115Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts303
MEC 155Mechanisms122
MEC 165Applied Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Hydrostatics233
SAF 127Industrial Safety202
MAC 150Introduction to CAM122
ETR 286Principles of Applications of Robots223
Third Semester
HumanitiesHumanities Fine Arts Elective303
MAC 161Machine Shop I233
MAC 162Machine Shop II233
WEL 160Gas Metal Arc Welding233
SSSSocial Science Elective 303
Fourth Semester
MAC 163Machine Shop III233
MAC 164Machine Shop IV233
MAC 121Numerical Control I223
MAC 122Numerical Control II223
MEC 230Mechatronic Process Controls223
IND 243Principles and Applications of Mechatronics223

Total credits for the Advanced Manufacturing Major 69

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To learn more about our associate’s degree in advanced manufacturing contact:

Ryan Lewis, Program Head,, 276.964.7272, DA-208

Richard L. Morgan, Advanced Manufacturing High School Career Coach - 276.964.7618, B-108

OR contact the Southwest Virginia Community College Admissions Office at 276.964.7238 or

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Industry & Manufacturing Path

Degree: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Program Code: 718-03
Program Length: 2 Years – 4 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 69
Program Degree Completion Plan 

Program Advisor
Ryan Lewis
Davis Hall Room 208


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