Advanced Manufacturing Associate Degree
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.
Ryan Lewis, Program Head, email@example.com, 276.964.7272, DA-208
Richard L. Morgan, Advanced Manufacturing High School Career Coach - firstname.lastname@example.org 276.964.7618, B-108
OR contact the Southwest Virginia Community College Admissions Office at 276.964.7238 or email@example.com.
|Course Number||Course Title||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Course Credits|
|ENG 111*||College Composition I||3||0||3|
|MTH||MTH 163, 271, 173 or 273||3||0||3|
|SDV 100||College Success Skills||1||0||1|
|DRF 161||Blueprint Reading I||1||3||2|
|MEC 140||Introduction to Mechatronics||2||2||3|
|IND 160||Introduction to Robotics||2||1||2|
|ELE 140||Basic Electricity and Machinery||3||2||4|
|MTH||MTH 164, 271,272, 240, 174 or 274||3||0||3|
|ITE 115||Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts||3||0||3|
|MEC 165||Applied Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Hydrostatics||2||3||3|
|SAF 127||Industrial Safety||2||0||2|
|MAC 150||Introduction to CAM||1||2||2|
|ETR 286||Principles of Applications of Robots||2||2||3|
|Humanities||Humanities Fine Arts Elective||3||0||3|
|MAC 161||Machine Shop I||2||3||3|
|MAC 162||Machine Shop II||2||3||3|
|WEL 160||Gas Metal Arc Welding||2||3||3|
|SSS||Social Science Elective||3||0||3|
|MAC 163||Machine Shop III||2||3||3|
|MAC 164||Machine Shop IV||2||3||3|
|MAC 121||Numerical Control I||2||2||3|
|MAC 122||Numerical Control II||2||2||3|
|MEC 230||Mechatronic Process Controls||2||2||3|
|IND 243||Principles and Applications of Mechatronics||2||2||3|
Total credits for the Advanced Manufacturing Major 69
- Time to Complete: 2 years (full-time/4 semesters)
- Minimum Credits: 69
- Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
- Distance Learning Option: No
- Eligible for Financial Aid: Yes
- Program Code: 718-03
- Advanced Manufacturing Advising Sheet (pdf)
- Employment: 2016 Median Pay and Growth Information Machinists and Tool and Die Makers (OOH)
The associate’s degree in advanced manufacturing includes courses in:
- CNC operations
- CNC programming
- blue print reading
- hydraulics and pneumatics
- and other mechatronic, CNC, and robotic concepts.
Upon completing the advanced manufacturing associate’s degree, you'll be prepared for jobs as a(n):
- Machine Operator
- Industrial Maintenance Technician
- CNC Machinist
- CNC Operator
- Mechatronics Technician
The program helps prepare the student to achieve nationally recognized credentials related to advanced manufacturing. These include:
- National Institute for Metal Working Skills (NIMS)
- Manufacturing Technician level 1 (MT1)
- American Welding Society (AWS)
- SIEMENS Mechatronics Level I certification