Advanced Manufacturing

Program Goals

Manufacturing is a matter of fundamental importance to the economic strength and national security of the United States. More than any other industry, a globally competitive manufacturing sector translates inventions, research discoveries, and new ideas into better or novel products or processes (Source: National Network for Manufacturing Innovation,

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) 4-year degree
Applied ENgineering and Technology Management
Advanced Manufacturing Technology concentration

The Advanced Manufacturing Technology concentration prepares students for an ever-changing workplace that is increasingly driven by advanced technology. The new era of manufacturing is cleaner, more precise, and more efficient than ever before. It relies on innovation and highly skilled workers capable of synchronizing multiple aspects of product design, material processing, and resource management. Coursework includes theoretical principles and hands-on experiences with processing all categories of materials, computer-aided design and machining technologies, the principles of efficient process design and management, and business skills necessary to compete in 21st-century industry.

Click here to view a typical 4-year program of study. This is provided for reference only. You will work closely with your advisor to determine the best way for you to complete your degree.


Associate of Technology (A.T.) 2-year degree
Applied ENgineering and Technology 
Advanced Manufacturing concentration

The Advanced Manufacturing concentration associate degree prepared students equally well for technical proficiency in modern manufacturing environments. The curriculum mirrors the AETM program, but does not include the same degree of business and management coursework. Transfer into the AETM program is seamless if desired later on.


Minor in Advanced Manufacturing

Students who minor in Advanced Manufacturing complete 18 credits of technical courses. Four of these courses are core materials, manufacturing, and computer-aided design classes with the option of advanced study in polymers and ceramics, wood technology, and computer numerical control (CNC).


REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER a degree in applied engineering & Technology management, advanced manufacturing:
  • Modern manufacturing requires technological skills.
  • You get to do what you learn about.
  • Get a broad range of skills and experiences that make you highly employable.
Make yourself more employable, consider an internship:

Advanced Manufacturing internships combine the student's academic, technical, and management preparation with actual on-the-job experiences ranging from custom piecework to high-volume operations. Internships involve a significant management component and students are required to engage in management-related activities such as planning, organizing, directing, and supervising at the workplace. The student, the employer, and the faculty work cooperatively to assure the internship experience achieves the best possible learning value.

LABORATORY FACILITIES FOR AETM Advanced Manufacturing Technology MAJORS:

Laboratory facilities include manual and automated production equipment and computer-aided design and machining software. CNC machining is also available in each of our manufacturing labs. Specific facilities include:

  • Metallics Lab
  • Woods Lab
  • Polymers/Ceramics Lab
  • Materials Testing and Analysis
  • CADD and Computer Labs

Self-reported job titles from a recent alumni survey:

  • Assistant Plant Manager
  • Associate Engineer
  • Clinical Specialist - Technical Support
  • Customer Service
  • Director of Manufacturing Services
  • Director of Operations
  • Engineering Department Manager
  • Engineering Technician
  • Fabrication Manager
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Program Director
  • Project Engineer
  • Purchasing Supervisor
  • Quality Engineer
  • Quality Manufacturing Supervisor
  • Regional Sales Manager
  • Senior Specialist in Manufacturing Systems
  • Supervisor of Safety
  • Systems Engineer
  • Vice President of Manufacturing