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Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Advanced Manufacturing Technology

The term "Advanced Manufacturing Technology" is used to describe flexible manufacturing systems that use innovative technology to improve the design and manufacture of products and processes. The Advanced Manufacturing Technology Program will teach you how these systems – using robotic and transport-based automation including modular work cells: assembly stations, storage locations, machining centers, welding centers and painting stations – play out in the product, from design to manufacture to delivery to the customer. Each student will acquire an overview of how a complete system is tied together to produce high quality product at a low cost.

Program Goal

The Advanced Manufacturing Technology Program will help you learn marketable skills in a variety of Automated Manufacturing processes to enter the dynamic world of high-tech manufacturing. There are two pathways for students to choose from, either a focus on Mechatronics or on Robotics.

Program Outcomes

Students who graduate from this program will be able to:

  • Implement and control automated manufacturing processes
  • Design components and assemblies using Solidworks
  • Use 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC equipment to fabricate prototypes
  • Illustrate flow of materials and resources within the manufacturing cycle
  • Control a manufacturing system to create finished product
  • Program material handling robots and equipment
  • Perform system analysis and master the troubleshooting process
  • Master lean manufacturing process to maximize production of a product
  • Have theoretical knowledge and hands-on practice in electronics, mechanics, computer systems and software control systems

Admission Requirements

In addition to college-wide admissions requirements, students must:

  • Successfully complete high school algebra I and II

Technical Standards

  • Good manual dexterity
  • Ability to visualize and portray ideas graphically
  • Other requirements necessary for this program can be accommodated with appropriate documentation

Employment Opportunities

Labor market demand over next five years is positive for students and the New Hampshire Long-Term Occupational Projections (2006 – 2016) and Wage Data for Advanced Manufacturing Occupations (as defined by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) shows a projected 13.9% increase in jobs in the Advanced Manufacturing sector.

  • Automation Technician
  • Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Robotics Operator
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • R&D Technician
  • Robotics Technician

Potential Salary

Employment opportunities in manufacturing technologies are anticipated to grow approximately 2% - 5% through 2018. Employees with job titles such as electrical engineering technicians, robotics technicians, etc. can expect to earn a median annual salary of $53,700 to $61,900.

Transfer Opportunities

Students may transfer credits to four-year institutions such as:

  • University of New Hampshire / UNH Manchester
  • Northeastern University
  • UMass Lowell
  • ...and many more!

Internship Opportunities

  • GE Aviation
  • Corfin Industries
  • Hitchiner Manufacturing
  • Velcro, USA
  • ...and many more!

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Degree Program

Degree Program - First Year

First Year Fall Semester TH LAB CR
ADMT110M Manufacturing Processes 2 3 3
ADMT112M Introduction to Engineering Design and Solid Modeling 3 3 4
ADMT115M Engineering Print Reading 2 3 3
ADMT118M Electrical Fundamentals for Manufacturing 3 3 4
MATH155M College Algebra with Trigonometry* 4 0 4
FYE100M First Year Cornerstone 1 0 1
  Total 15 12 19
 
First Year Spring Semester TH LAB CR
ADMT120M Electrical Motor Controls and PLCs for Manufacturing 3 3 4
ADMT135M Basic Machining Practices 1 5 3
MATH171M Pre-Calculus* 4 0 4
PHYS135M College Physics I 3 3 4
ENGL110M College Composition I 4 0 4
  Total 15 11 19


Degree Program - Second Year

Second Year Fall Semester TH LAB CR
ADMT210M Manufacturing Systems I 2 3 3
ADMT220M Material Science 2 3 3
  Pathway Elective - Choose one: (ROBO210M for Robotics Pathway, ADMT230M for Robotics Pathway)* 2 3 3
PHYS136M College Physics II 3 3 4
  Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
  Total 12 12 16
 
Second Year Spring Semester TH LAB CR
ADMT240M Manufacturing Systems II 3 6 5
 

Pathway Elective - Choose one: (ROBO211M for Robotics Pathway, ADMT225M for Mechatronics Pathway)*

2 2 3
  Open Elective 3 0 3
  Social Science Elective 3 0 3
  Total 11 8 14
Total Credits - 68

* Mechanical Engineering Technology Pathway

Students who wish to follow this pathway should replace MATH155M and MATH171M with the following math classes:

and take the Mechatronics pathway electives:

Robotics Pathway

Students who wish to follow this pathway must take the following classes:

Mechatronics Pathway

Students who wish to follow this pathway must take the following classes:

 

Applied Career Fundamentals for Advanced Manufacturing Certificate

The Applied Career Fundamentals for Advanced Manufacturing Certificate will prepare the student to enter the workforce in an entry level position. It is designed for the student who seeks immediate employment and who may continue their education and pursue an Associate degree in manufacturing.

Do You Qualify for Tuition Assistance?

Starting with the Fall 2014 Semester, you may be eligible for "free training" benefits through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). "Free training" services are available to individuals age 18 or older through the WIOA Program who meet program eligibility guidelines.

For more information or to see if you qualify, please contact:
Emily LaBonte at (603) 656-6540
Nadine Sacco at (603) 656-6520
Ginny Hooker at (603) 656-6503

    TH LAB CR
ADMT110M Manufacturing Processes ** 2 3 3
ADMT115M Engineering Print Reading ** 2 3 3
BUS110M Introduction to Business 3 0 3
ENGL110M College Composition I 4 0 4
ENGL113M Introduction to Public Speaking 3 0 3
CIS110M Microsoft Computer Applications I * 2 2 3
MATH145M Topics in Applied College Mathematics 4 0 4
PHYS110M Physical Science 3 2 4
Total Credits - 27

* may substitute a higher level course in this discipline
** may substitute another ADMT course

 

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Certificate

The Computer Aided Design (CAD) Certificate provides short-term training for job skill development and advancement leading to employment. The courses prepare students to work in engineering environments to create drawings for manufacture and to help solve engineering problems through graphic communication. The skills will prepare students to be continuous learners and be adaptable to other CAD system software. This certificate will address all of the skills needed to support disciplines locally and globally with the focus on architectural and mechanical drafting.

Admission Requirements

  • A high school diploma or equivalent. Along with the completed application, students need to submit official transcripts from high school or any previously attended colleges.
  • The CAD Certificate requires computer skills of: file management, keyboard navigation and mouse techniques.

CAD Employment Opportunities

CAD skills are fundamental to supporting drafters in the following areas: Electrical and Electronics Drafting, Architectural Drafting, Mechanical Drafting and Civil Drafting.

This CAD Certificate will address the skills needed to support the 4 disciplines with the focus on Architectural and Mechanical. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment opportunities in drafters category, are expected to grow at a rate of 6% through 2020 (www.bls.gov). The average annual salary for drafters for the New England states was $48,413 in May 2011.

Do You Qualify for Tuition Assistance?

Starting with the Fall 2014 Semester, you may be eligible for "free training" benefits through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). "Free training" services are available to individuals age 18 or older through the WIOA Program who meet program eligibility guidelines.

For more information or to see if you qualify, please contact:
Emily LaBonte at (603) 656-6540
Nadine Sacco at (603) 656-6520
Ginny Hooker at (603) 656-6503

    TH LAB CR
CAD110M CAD I - Fundamentals 2 2 3
CAD120M CAD II - Intermediate 2 2 3
CAD210M CAD III - Advanced 2 2 3
CAD220M Inventor Fundamentals 2 3 3
CAD225M Design Project for Rapid Prototyping 2 6 4
Total Credits - 16

 

Mechatronics Certificate

Mechatronics - Advanced Manufacturing TechnologyThe Mechatronics Certificate will provide detailed knowledge of machining, electrical and electronic theory as it applies to the latest technologies and skills required by manufacturers. Students will learn installation, troubleshooting and maintenance for all types of electromechanical and manufacturing machinery.

Mechatronics Employment Opportunities

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment opportunities in engineering technology, (which includes mechatronics) are expected to grow at a rate of 5% through 2016 (www.bls.gov). The average annual salary for electromechanical technicians, including mechatronics technicians, for the New England states was $52,641 in May 2011.

Do You Qualify for Tuition Assistance?

Starting with the Fall 2014 Semester, you may be eligible for "free training" benefits through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). "Free training" services are available to individuals age 18 or older through the WIOA Program who meet program eligibility guidelines.

For more information or to see if you qualify, please contact:
Emily LaBonte at (603) 656-6540
Nadine Sacco at (603) 656-6520
Ginny Hooker at (603) 656-6503

First year Fall Semester TH LAB CR
ADMT110M Manufacturing Processes 2 3 3
ADMT112M Introduction to Engineering Design and Solid Modeling 3 3 4
ADMT115M Engineering Print Reading 2 3 3
ADMT118M Electrical Fundamentals for Manufacturing 3 3 4
  Total 10 12 14
 
First Year Spring Semester TH LAB CR
ADMT120M Motor Controls and PLCs for Manufacturing 3 3 4
ADMT135M Basic Machining Practices 1 5 3
ADMT210M Manufacturing Systems I 2 3 3
ADMT230M CAD/CAM for Manufacturing 2 3 3
  Total 8 14 13
Total Credits - 27

 

Robotics Certificate

The Robotics Certificate will provide skills and knowledge of robots in automation technology as needed to provide high quality in a production environment. Students will learn robotic operation, build and design and programming fundamentals specific to tasks the robot will complete.

Do You Qualify for Tuition Assistance?

You may be eligible for "free training" benefits through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). "Free training" services are available to individuals age 18 or older through the WIOA Program who meet program eligibility guidelines.

For more information or to see if you qualify, please contact:
Emily LaBonte at (603) 656-6540
Nadine Sacco at (603) 656-6520
Ginny Hooker at (603) 656-6503

First Year Fall Semester TH LAB CR
ADMT110M Manufacturing Processes 2 3 3
ADMT112M Introduction to Engineering Design and Solid Modeling 3 3 4
ADMT115M Engineering Print Reading 2 3 3
ADMT118M Electrical Fundamentals for Manufacturing 3 3 4
  Total 10 12 14
 
First Year Spring Semester TH LAB CR
ADMT120M Motor Controls and PLCs for Manufacturing 3 3 4
ADMT210M Manufacturing Systems I 2 3 3
ROBO210M Robotic Processes 2 3 3
ROBO211M Robotic Design 2 3 3
  Total 9 12 13
Total Credits - 27