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  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog

Advanced Manufacturing Technology, A.O.S.


Associate in Occupational Studies
HEGIS #5312
Chairperson: Anthony Kossmann
Cogan Hall, Room 145, (518) 629-7272

This program prepares graduates to achieve immediate employment working with many of today’s local and regional high-tech manufacturing companies performing advanced machining processes that produce tooling and components used in the manufacture of everything from electronics and defense equipment to power generators and aerospace apparatus. Covering an array of areas relating to the field of precision metal, composite and plastic manufacturing, the student will learn basic and advanced principles in the operation of milling machines, lathes, grinders, bandsaws and drill presses, as well as using advanced Haas Automation computerized machine tools. Also, a wide variety of training in the use of quality assurance equipment is covered. Computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) coursework/software is an integral part of the program, as is the instruction on the use of standard and advance tooling.

The Advanced Manufacturing Technology courses are offered both day and evening. For fulltime day students, the program will take two years (four semesters) to complete, while part-time evening students will take four years (two evenings per week). All students will participate in a year-long Senior Capstone Project in which students work together to manufacture and assemble complex working models to test their precision planning, machining and assembly skills.

The coursework from this program satisfies the educational requirements for New York State Machinist, Toolmaker, CNC Machinist and CNC Programmer apprenticeships. The placement rate prior to graduating approaches 95 percent, while a number of companies in the region provide scholarships covering books, tuition and related fees as well as part-time jobs for students in the program that lead to full-time employment upon graduation.

Program Entrance Requirements

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) Fall only Additional math courses recommended. 70 or above

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $760.

Total Credits Required: 63


Total Credits Required: 63


Suggested Course Sequence For Full-Time Day Study


Term Total: 17


Term Total: 17


Term Total: 16


Term Total: 13


Part-Time Evening Study


(There will be two evening classes per week, per term)

The part-time evening program is ideal for full-time employees, who wish to enter this rewarding field, and those currently employed at local and regional high-tech manufacturing companies, who wish to upgrade their skills in order to advance their careers at their place of employment. As in the full-time day program, the student studies an array of areas relating to the field of precision metal, composite and plastic manufacturing. The student will learn basic and advanced principles in the operation of milling machines, lathes, grinders, band saws, drill presses, as well as using advanced Haas Automation computerized machine tools. Training incorporates the use of quality assurance equipment. Computer-aided design (CAD), and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) coursework (AutoCAD®, SolidWorks®, Mastercam®) is an integral part of the program, as is the instruction on the use of standard and advanced tooling. Courses in Quality Assurance & Control, Industrial Relations, Safety & Health and the technical application of Microsoft Office ® software are included.

Total Credits Required: 63


Suggested Course Sequence For Part-Time Evening Study


Term Total: 7


Term Total: 7


Summer Term - First Year (one six-week session per course)


Term Total: 6


Term Total: 7


Term Total: 6


Summer Term - Second Year (one six-week session per course)


Term Total: 6


Term Total: 5.5


Term Total: 6.5


Summer Term - Third Year (one six-week session per course)


Term Total: 2


Term Total: 4.5


Spring Term - Fourth Year


Term Total: 5.5