Advanced Manufacturing addresses the competencies required by technical, engineering, and management professionals working in industry where products are designed and developed, with specific emphasis on manufacturing and model making, using Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing.
The program is designed to develop a solid educational foundation for graduates to work closely with engineers, designers, and professionals in multiple industries, using additive processes for product development, 3D visualization, art, entertainment, architecture, and medical modeling. Automotive, aerospace, defense, medical devices, and green technology are the primary industries within the advanced manufacturing sector. Classroom work in project design is combined with learning laboratory experience utilizing project-based learning. Students will gain valuable hands-on experience using some of the most advanced equipment available. This is a high unit major and students may not be able to complete the associate degree within two years.