2021-2022 Catalog 
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Advanced Manufacturing Associate of Science

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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.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Communicate designs in at least one of the languages of mechanical drafting used in manufacturing design: AutoCAD, Solidworks, or Mastercam.
  • Demonstrate use of machines commonly found in manufacturing and in rapid prototyping.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge by hands on problem solving of model making, mold making, and casting processes used in manufacturing.


Course ID Title Units
DR 50  * or Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting 3
ARCH 50  * Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting 3
DR 152  * or Advanced Computer-Aided Design 3
ARCH 152  * Advanced Computer-Aided Design 3
MFG 204  * or 3D Computer Aided Design - Solidworks 3
DR 200  * 3D Parametric Modeling - Solidworks 3
MFG 200  * Introduction to Rapid Prototyping Technology 3
MFG 207   CNC Computer Numerical Control Programming I 3
MFG 201  * Advanced CAD Model Making and Tooling 3
MFG 202   Industrial Materials 2
MFG 203   Introduction to Manufacturing Processes 2
DR 202  * Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
MFG 208  * CNC Computer Numerical Control Programming II 3
MFG 205   Silicone and Urethane Mold Making 3
MFG 206  * Resin and Foam Casting 3
  Select one course from Restricted Electives 2-3



Restricted Electives  
DR 201  * Advanced 3D Parametric Modeling - Solidworks 3
DR 51  * or Computer-Aided Drafting 3
ARCH 51   Computer-Aided Drafting 3
ET 201   Robotics Fundamentals 2

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

Associate of Science Degree

Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate of Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

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