Advanced Manufacturing applies technology and innovation to improve products and how they are made. The Advanced Manufacturing programs of study focus on building a solid base of fundamental knowledge and skill to prepare for careers in modern manufacturing, distribution and logistics environments.
Class and lab work explores the manufacturing environment, culture, processes and values through electrical, mechanical, and fluid power topics and tools. Knowledge and skill courses include technology-rich computer-based studies and hands-on lab experiences with industrial components and allow students to move forward through advanced studies including automation, mechatronics and robotics.
The purpose of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Technology is to provide employment-related knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as a professional in a chosen field of study.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Students who complete an Associate of Applied Science in Advanced Manufacturing are expected to:
- Know the subject matter appropriate to the emphasis of the degree. (WNC SLO 1,3,6,7)
- Communicate effectively and appropriately, in oral and written form. (WNC SLO 2)
- Locate, evaluate and properly utilize the tools and resources appropriate to a technology degree professional. (WNC SLO 1,6,7)
- Acquire skills and perform tasks necessary for employment or career enhancement. (WNC SLO 1,7)
- Developed an appreciation of the importance of social, ethical, legal and diversity issues. (WNC SLO 5,7)
- Developed an appreciation of the need and importance of lifelong learning. (WNC SLO 1)