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:

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