Career Description

Students completing the Advanced Manufacturing and Fabrication program can follow a variety of career pathways with their training, including, but not limited to: metal fabricators and assemblers; cutting, punching and press machine operators; lathe and turning machine operators; welders, cutters, solderers and brazers; grinding and polishing workers; computer-controlled tool operators and programmers.

Course of Study

Students completing the 43 credit Advanced Manufacturing Technology certificate at CGCC now have the opportunity to complete a full two year AAS degree in Advanced Manufacturing and Fabrication with the addition of this second year of classes. The degree adds new skills and processes focusing on higher-technology applications in the manufacturing spectrum. All courses in the Manufacturing and the Advanced Manufacturing Technology certificates count toward the AAS requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  • Produce welds to AWS standard in fillet and grooves using GMAW, SMAW and GTAW processes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic CNC operations and G Code.
  • Generate product designs and blueprints using CAD software.
  • Manufacture multi-part assembly products from problem solving process to design and reality, including at quantity production run.
  • Apply basic metallurgical concepts and basic materials science as they pertain to metals to create better production results in manufacturing processes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of necessary mathematical concepts as they apply to manufacturing.
  • Use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to create more efficient systems of manufacturing.