Advanced Manufacturing addresses the competencies required by technical, engineering, and management professionals working in industry where products are designed and developed, with specific emphasis on manufacturing and model making, using Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing. The program is designed to develop a solid educational foundation for graduates to work closely with engineers, designers, and professionals in multiple industries, using additive processes for product development, 3D visualization, art, entertainment, architecture, and medical modeling. Classroom work in project design is combined with learning laboratory experience utilizing project-based learning. Students will gain valuable hands-on experience using some of the most advanced equipment available.
Employment Opportunities: The American manufacturing sector is growing for the first time in many years. Approximately 500,000 Advanced Manufacturing jobs have been created in the past three years and reversed the trend of declining employment in this sector. The overall job growth in the Advanced Manufacturing sector is projected to be 47 percent; and, the most number of job openings will be for CNC Machine Operators, Quality Control Inspectors/Supervisors, and CAD/CAM Designer positions. To be successful, students need to be skilled and master the use of sophisticated machines and software for Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing. These Advanced Manufacturing openings are Highly Skilled - High Wage jobs that demand intermediate to advanced hands on skill level training to gain employment.
- Product Designer
- Rapid Prototyping Technician
- Architectural Model Maker
- Medical Model Maker
- CNC Machine Programmers, Metal and Plastic
- Industrial Engineers
- Model Makers, Metal and Plastic
- Mechanical Engineers
- Biomedical Engineers
- Rapid Prototyping Technologist
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Mechanical Drafting/CAD Instructor
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