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Advanced Manufacturing

This video about the Advanced Manufacturing career major was filmed by students in the Multimedia Engineering program in 2021.

Program Description

The Advanced Manufacturing program is composed of two areas: a state-of-the-art precision machine shop and a CAD/CAM design lab. Students receive training in machine operation and setup, shop management, CAD and CAM programming, entrepreneurial skills, OSHA, and related theory. Shop resources allow students to simulate the real-world by taking a project through all steps of the manufacturing process from design to fabrication.

Course Content

  • Milling
  • Turning
  • Metrology
  • Blueprints
  • G-code
  • Quality Control
  • Metal Characteristics
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • CNC Milling
  • CNC Turning
  • Feeds and speeds
  • Work study/co-op

Career Tree: Advanced Manufacturing

First page of the PDF file: AdvancedManufacturingCareerTree2019

Industry Certifications

  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Safety
  • NIMS CNC Mill

Possible Career Pathways

  • Production Technician
  • Entry- Level CAD designer
  • Machine Operator
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Coordinate Measuring machine Programmer
  • Inspector
  • Mastercam programmer
  • CNC Programmer
  • Tool Maker
  • Automation Technician
  • Supervisor of Operations
  • Field Service Representative
  • CAM Programmer
  • CAD Drafter
  • Lead Mastercam Programmer
  • Swiss Lathe Programmer
  • Engineering Technician
  • Additive Manufacturing Technician
  • Mold Maker
  • Mold Repair Technician
  • Medical Device Design and Manufacturing
  • Sustainability Manufacturing Designer
  • Welding Engineer
  • Supply Chain Manufacturer/Strategist
  • Advance Manufacturing Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • Manufacturing Quality Engineer
  • Applications Engineer
  • Research and Design Engineer
  • Cold Spray Technician
  • Advance Manufacturing Manager

Starting Salary

Varies greatly by region, employer, and skill level. $15-26/hr

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Website: bls.gov/ooh

Advisory Committee Partners

  • Abbess Instruments and Systems Inc.
  • Haas Factory Outlet – Trident Machine Tools
  • Rockwell Automation
  • BAE
  • Raytheon
  • SME
  • MachMachine Inc.
  • Razor-Tool