Jul 16, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advanced Manufacturing Design Technology

Program Description

The Advanced Manufacturing Design Technology program provides the skills and technical knowledge needed for a career in the machining industry as a mold maker, a tool and die maker, CAD/CAM designer programmer, machinist, or CNC machinist.

Student Learning Outcomes

Advanced Manufacturing Design Technology graduates are prepared to:

  • Communicate in the industry using skills in precision measuring, dimensioning and print reading.
  • Plan a machine procedure and machine a part using manually operated equipment according to prints.
  • Plan a machine procedure, program parts, set up and operate CNC operated equipment according to prints.
  • Exhibit personal standards accepted in the business and working world.
  • Utilize computer-aided design/computer-aided machining (CAD/CAM) software to produce a part with multi-axis machining procedures. 

Career Opportunities

A variety of employment opportunities are available including tool and die maker, plastics mold maker, CNC machinist, CNC setup/operator, CNC programmer/technician, quality control, product design and development. Employment opportunities have been excellent for graduates of this program. Career and employment services are provided by the college.

Typical Program of Study

To assist students in determining the sequence of courses they might take to complete their educational goals, the proposed program of study is provided. A student’s final program of study will be influenced by factors such as placement test scores, prior college experiences, course availability, transfer requirements, program admission requirements, and special areas of interest. A student intending to major in this program must consult with his/her advisor prior to any academic planning and registering.


Associate of Applied Science