Advanced Manufacturing (AM)

Advanced Manufacturing Career Exploration
AM 101 5 Credits/Units

4 hours of lecture / 2 hours of lab

Intro to manufacturing with a focus on making a successful transition to college life. Topics include goal setting, personal management skills, developing an academic plan, developing cultural competence and communication skills, financial literacy, career exploration in MTX, Welding, Robotics, Machining and General MFG, workplace soft skills, basic cyber security practices and an introduction to student resources at the college. [GE]

OSHA 10 Safety
AM 102 1 Credit/Unit

1 hours of lecture

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10 - General Industry training prepares students to be aware of potential safety issues in industry as well as best practices. [GE][PNP]

Welding, Cutting & Fabrication Processes
AM 105 6 Credits/Units

4 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: AM 101, AM 102, AM 110, HLTH 120, and PTWR 135 (grades of "C" or higher) and eligibility for Math Level 30.

An introduction to welding processes used in the advanced manufacturing industry including: GMAW, GTAW, PAC, OFC. Practical application in general shop safety and department required training on metal working equipment. [GE][PNP]

Blueprint and Schematic Reading
AM 108 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: AM 101, AM 102, AM 110, HLTH 120, and PTWR 135 (grades of "C" or higher) and eligibility for Math Level 30.

Create shop drawings and schematics. Demonstrate use and interpret drawing elements, including welding symbols and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T). Interpret title block components and drawing notes. Understand and explain multi-view drawing change systems, dimensioning and tolerancing that are used in the advanced manufacturing industry. [GE]

Manual Manufacturing I
AM 110 3 Credits/Units

1 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: CAP 42 (grade of "C" or higher), or placement into Math level 20.

Introduction to manufacturing environment and manual tools including files, hand tools, electric tools, and air tools. Application of OSHA safety, blueprint and schematic reading, mathematics, and precision measurement tools. [GE]

Manual Manufacturing II
AM 120 3 Credits/Units

1 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: (AM 130, and (AM 105 or WELD 102), and (AM 108 or WELD 110) (grades of "C" or higher)), and eligibility for Math Level 60.

Introduces manual material removal operations including basic part setup, drilling, precision grinding, manual milling, and manual lathe processes. Continued application of OSHA safety, blueprint and schematic reading, mathematics, and precision measurement tools. Continued application of welding skills including: GMAW, GTAW, PAC, OFC. [GE]

Intro to SolidWorks
AM 130 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: AM 101, AM 102, AM 110, HLTH 120, and PTWR 135 (grades of "C" or higher) and eligibility for Math Level 30.

Parametric solids modeling with SolidWorks, covering the breadth of the software at a basic level. Create part, assembly, and drawing files, including design tables and multiple configurations. [GE]

Intro to Programming & Problem Solving
AM 150 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: (AM 130, and (AM 105 or WELD 102), and (AM 108 or WELD 110) (grades of "C" or higher)), and eligibility for Math Level 60.

Introduction to programming. Emphasis on program design, verification, and testing. Programming related concepts in computer science will be covered. [GE]

Applied Material Science
AM 200 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: AM 120 and AM 150 (grades of "C" or higher) and (MATH 110 or MATH 111 (grade of "C" or higher) or eligibility for Math Level 80).

Introduction to applied material science for technical professionals. Covers basic theory, application, and advanced manufacturing methods through a combination of lecture and laboratory activities. Topics: material properties, material structure, testing, manufacturing, joining, and material classification and identification for metallic, ceramic, polymeric, and composite materials. [GE]

Applied Metrology
AM 208 3 Credits/Units

2 hours of lecture / 2 hours of lab

Prerequisite: AM 200, AM 210, and AM 215 (grades of "C" or higher) and (MATH 103 (grade of "C" or higher) or eligibility for Math Level 80).

An introduction to the concepts and vocabulary of precision measurement systems in advanced manufacturing. Learn the calibration, setup, and operation of coordinate measurement machines (CMM), optical comparators and digital scanners for verification of tolerances, surfaces, threads, holes, general part dimension and quality, and reverse engineering. [GE]

Additive Manufacturing
AM 210 5 Credits/Units

2 hours of lecture / 6 hours of lab

Prerequisite: AM 120 and AM 150 (grades of "C" or higher) and (MATH 110 or MATH 111 (grade of "C" or higher) or eligibility for Math Level 80).

Learn the fundamental additive manufacturing methods of: STL, FFF, DLP and other emerging technologies used in manufacturing. In preparation of printing 3D models, learn to use slicing software as well as various post processing techniques to produce completed models, parts or assemblies. [GE]

Robotics I
AM 215 4 Credits/Units

1 hours of lecture / 6 hours of lab

Prerequisite: AM 120 and AM 150 (grades of "C" or higher) and (MATH 110 or MATH 111 (grade of "C" or higher) or eligibility for Math Level 80).

Identification and use of robotic coordinate systems, pick and place robot configurations, programming, move types, and robot safety. [GE]

Robotics II
AM 216 4 Credits/Units

1 hours of lecture / 6 hours of lab

Prerequisite: AM 200, AM 210, and AM 215 (grades of "C" or higher) and (MATH 103 (grade of "C" or higher) or eligibility for Math Level 80).

Introduction to robots in computer integrated manufacturing (CIM), applying fundamental robotic welding processes, weldments, weld procedures, introduction to offline programming software, cycle time estimates, troubleshooting, saving and backup program data. [GE]

Robotics III
AM 217 4 Credits/Units

1 hours of lecture / 6 hours of lab

Prerequisite: AM 208, AM 216, AM 220, and AM 235 (grades of "C" or higher).

Applying industry 4.0 concepts in robotic computer integrated manufacturing, inputs and outputs, machine tending, interfacing with different equipment, safety, offline program, lock out tag-out and performing basic maintenance procedures. [GE]

Subtractive Manufacturing I
AM 220 6 Credits/Units

2 hours of lecture / 8 hours of lab

Prerequisite: AM 200, AM 210, and AM 215 (grades of "C" or higher) and (MATH 103 (grade of "C" or higher) or eligibility for Math Level 80).

An introduction to G&M code for CNC lathe, CNC laser cutting and CNC waterjet cutting machines. Learn the programming practices, setup procedures, and operation of CNC machines such as the lathe, laser cutting, and waterjet cutting machines. [GE]

Subtractive Manufacturing II
AM 230 6 Credits/Units

2 hours of lecture / 8 hours of lab

Prerequisite: AM 208, AM 216, AM 220, and AM 235 (grades of "C" or higher).

A continuation of CNC programming and manufacturing in AM 220. Learn programming practices, setup, and safe operation of a CNC mill. Includes G&M code programming and operation of CNC lathe, waterjet, laser cutting, precision grinding and other subtractive manufacturing equipment. [GE]

Computer Aided Machining (CAM)
AM 235 3 Credits/Units

1 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: AM 200, AM 210, and AM 215 (grades of "C" or higher) and (MATH 103 (grade of "C" or higher) or eligibility for Math Level 80).

Use Computer Aided Machining (CAM) programs to generate toolpaths from CAD models, to produce G&M code for a variety of CNC equipment including: CNC Mill, CNC Lathe, CNC EDM, Waterjet Cutting, Laser Cutting, and CNC Router. Students will group operations, post-process, modify toolpaths, path around obstacles, and define proper tooling. [GE]

Systems Integration
AM 250 3 Credits/Units

1 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: AM 208, AM 216, AM 220, and AM 235 (grades of "C" or higher).

Fundamental introduction to integration of assembly and sub-assemblies and related troubleshooting techniques. Examining transducers and actuator transfer functions and controller functions, Root cause analysis of integrated systems. Incorporating team building, critical thinking and problem solving techniques. [GE]

Capstone Lab
AM 260 6 Credits/Units

1 hours of lecture / 10 hours of lab

Prerequisite: AM 208, AM 216, AM 220, and AM 235 (grades of "C" or higher).

Applied project management principles, team work and critical thinking skills to complete a large assembly project using various skills and technologies learned from prior classes in the degree pathway. [GE][PNP]