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

Automated Manufacturing Technology (AF)

(Effective Fall 2014)

The Automated Manufacturing 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.

Career Opportunities

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

Recommended High School Subjects

Two years of algebra, one year of science; machining experience or training.

Special Equipment Needs

Students will be required to have the tools listed on the Automated Manufacturing website.

Remediation Strategies

All entering students will be tested for English, math, and reading deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in this online catalog (see ). They should do so prior to enrollment and in the following order of priority: mathematics, English, reading.

Transfer Procedures

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

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:

  • demonstrate safe work habits when working on machine tools.
  • operate basic machine tools.
  • demonstrate knowledge of programmable machine tools in milling, turning, handling, set up, and maintenance.
  • demonstrate knowledge of machining parameters, torque, feeds and speeds and motion control.
  • define input-output communication for automated machining operations.
  • demonstrate skills in computer aided manufacturing, robotics, and other automated manufacturing methods.
  • demonstrate hands-on experience on system operating modes, command entry methods, tool path, chip removal, program editing, programming, and program interfacing.
  • perform operations with a robot using robot arm geometry and work envelope.
  • apply systems knowledge.
  • demonstrate materials handling.
  • perform tooling operations.
  • perform Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) operations.


First SemesterCredits
FYE101First Year Experience 1 
MTT118Mill Applications 4 
MTT119Lathe Applications 4 
CSC124Information, Technology, and Society 3 
MTH180College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 
SAF110Occupational Health and Safety 2 
Second SemesterCredits
CIM101Basic Machine Tool Programming 3 
MTT212Machine Tool Applications 4 
MTT127Metrology/Quality Control 4 
ENL111English Composition I 3 
MTH182College Algebra and Trigonometry II 3 
Third SemesterCredits
CIM123CNC Programming and Machining 4 
MTT222Fixture Design and Fabrication 4 
PHS114Physics with Technological Applications 4 
PHS115College Physics I 4 
ENL201Technical and Professional Communication 3 
FITFitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1 
Fourth SemesterCredits
CIM205Electrical Discharge Machining 3 
MTT216Abrasive Machining and Heat Treatment 4 
CIM221CNC Applications 3 
CIM222Robotic Applications 3 
Fifth SemesterCredits
MSC106Introduction to Metallurgy 4 
CIM206Advanced CNC Programming 3 
CIM227Material Handling/Fluid Power 3 
MET319Lean Manufacturing and Quality Control 3 
HUMHumanities Elective 3 
SSESocial Science Elective 3 
ARTArt Elective 3 
FORForeign Language Elective 3 
AAEApplied Arts Elective 3 
IFEInternational Field Experience Elective 3 


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