The Automated Manufacturing Technology major is designed to provide students with the opportunity for hands-on experience necessary for employment as a technician in the computer-enhanced manufacturing process. Full size (rather than miniature or small scale) equipment is utilized. Through the integration of mathematics, robotics, metallurgy, programmable machinery shop skills, and computer-assisted machining techniques, students can acquire the necessary skills for employment in an industrial environment. National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) accreditation enables our certified faculty to offer NIMS certification exams to our students. Students who successfully earn NIMS certification enjoy a competitive edge in the job market.

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About the curriculum

Classes

View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.

Accreditation & Industry Connections
Accredited Testing/Certification Institute for the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

Accredited Testing/Certification Institute for the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS).

After Graduation

Career Opportunities

Programmer, engineer trainee, production specialist, CAM specialist, toolmaker, supervision, CIM technician.

Earnings

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic was $37,880 in May 2016. The top 10 percent earned more than $57,750.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing29,160$18.65$38,790
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing12,780$17.40$36,190
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing11,140$20.78$43,220
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing10,320$18.85$39,210
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing10,200$23.08$48,010

Statistics reported in May 2016

Transfer Procedures

This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College. Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

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Tools, Uniforms & Supplies

Tools

It is suggested that students have at least the recommended tools. This will minimize the time spent waiting in line to obtain or return the basic tools to the room. Instructors will help identify what tools are needed during the first day of class. Free lockers are located in the laboratory area. Students must supply their own locks. Lockers must be cleaned and locks removed at the end of the spring semester or College personnel will remove and discard the items.

Automated Manufacturing & Machining Required Tools

Uniform

Do not wear loose fitting clothing that may get caught in a machine; short sleeves or tightly rolled up sleeves are recommended. Long hair should be pulled back and securely fastened. Shop aprons should be worn to reduce the wear and tear on clothing. Safety glasses and safety shoes should be worn during time spent in laboratory area.

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.

Clubs & Activities

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

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Automated Manufacturing & Machining Advisory Committee

  • Mr. Keith Blair, Manufacturing Engineer, L-3 Communications
  • Mr. Walter Boguslaw, Manufacturing Engineer, Harold Beck & Sons
  • Mr. Michael Brown, Manufacturing Engineer, Keystone Friction Hinge
  • Mr. Michael A Fitzgerald, President/CEO, Acero Precision & Altus Spine
  • Kenneth F Healy, PMF Industries Inc.
  • Mr. Zach Mazur, Engineering Supervisor, Flowserve Corporation, IPD Chesapeake Operations
  • Mr. Thomas Mitchell, General Manager, Hardinge, Inc.
  • Mr. Glenn Poirier, VP Sales & Marketing, MetalKraft Industries
  • Gregg Shimp, Lycoming Engines
  • Mr. Chris Washinger, Sales and Applications Engineer, Iscar Metals Inc.
  • Mr. Alex Witter, Director of Engineering, Keystone Friction Hinge

Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

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