Advanced Manufacturing Technology 

Certificate of Completion: 43 credits. Advising Guide

Career Description

Students earning this certificate learn a broad range of skills including the operation of welders and welding common joints, practical fabrication of product, and quality control in the production of items for sale. Jobs can include 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

The 43-credit Advanced Manufacturing Technology certificate expands on the instruction provided in the 16-credit Manufacturing certificate, and all credits in the Manufacturing certificate are included and count toward completion of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology certificate. The program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in a manufacturing environment. The certificate provides instruction in a wide variety of welding and manufacturing processes, including SMAW, GMAW, GTAW (commonly called Stick, Mig, and Tig), as well as blueprint reading and quality control.

Program Outcomes

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

  1. Produce welds to AWS D1.2, 1.2 and 1.6 standard in fillet and grooves using GMAW, SMAW and GTAW processes.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of basic CNC operations and G Code.
  3. Manufacture product from conceptualization to reality through research and development.
  4. Use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to create more efficient systems of manufacturing.
  5. Apply basic metallurgical concepts and basic materials science as they pertain to metals, creating better production results in manufacturing processes.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of necessary mathematical concepts as they apply to manufacturing


  • Placement into MTH 98 Quantitative Math (4 credits)
  • Placement into WR 115 Introduction to Expository Writing (4 credits) or IRW 115 Critical Reading and Writing (5 credits)

Course Map

Sequence shown is a recommended plan for full-time enrollment. Scheduling requirements may prevent all courses from being offered every term. Students must meet with an
academic advisor to map their specific degree plan.

Courses  Credits
MFG 150 Manufacturing Processes 3 credits
MFG 155 Blueprint Reading  3 credits
MFG 195 Welding Technology I 3 credits
MTH 98 Quantitative Math 4 credits
Total 13 credits

Courses Credits
MFG 151 Fabrication Processes 1  3 credits
MFG 156 Integrated Manufacturing 1 3 credits
MFG 280 Aluminum GTAW/TIG Welding 3 credits
MFG 281 Aluminum GTAW/TIG Processes 1  3 credits
MFG 285 Stainless Steel GTAW/TIG Welding  3 credits
Total 15 credits

Courses Credits
MFG 152 Fabrication Processes 2 3 credits
MFG 157 Integrated Manufacturing 2 3 credits
MFG 282 Aluminum GTAW/TIG Fabrication Processes 2  3 credits
MFG 286 Stainless Steel GTAW/TIG Fabrication 1  3 credits
MFG 287 Stainless Steel GTAW/TIG Fabrication 2  3 credits
Total 15 credits

Credit Summary  
Requirements  Credits
Manufacturing (MFG) 39 
Mathematics (MTH) 4