Associate in Occupational Studies
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
|Algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course)
||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.