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Engineering - Automated Manufacturing Technology

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Our program is designed to prepare students with the opportunity for knowledge and hands-on experiences crucial to advanced and automated manufacturing processes. Through the integration of mathematics, robotics, metallurgy, manual tooling skills, programmable machinery applications, computer-assisted machining techniques and additive manufacturing, students can acquire the critical skills leading to successful employment.
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Program Coordinator
301-784-5281
Location: Western Maryland Works
What will you learn?
  • How to operate advanced and automated manufacturing equipment including CNC machines, industrial robots, machine mills and lathes, and 3D printers among others.
  • How to solve complex manufacturing engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • Many of the skills necessary to work in advanced and automated manufacturing.
What will you do?
  • Use state of the art equipment in the new Western Maryland Works facility.
  • Gain a diverse education in the area advanced and automated manufacturing. 
  • Experience what it is like to work in the field advanced and automated manufacturing.

Program Details

The Engineering-Automated Manufacturing Technology program is designed to prepare students for knowledge and hands-on experiences crucial to advanced and automated manufacturing processes. Through the integration of mathematics, robotics, metallurgy, manual tooling skills, programmable machinery applications, computer-assisted machining techniques and additive manufacturing, students can acquire the critical skills leading to successful employment. 

Successful completion of this program requires 67 credit hours of coursework and qualifies a student to apply for an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Engineering - Automated Manufacturing Technology.

Students will be eligible for National certification based on industry-written, industry-approved standards through the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS). Rigorous and highly disciplined, NIMS credentials have been vetted in partnership with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). NIMS credentialing opportunities throughout the coursework will include fourteen skill specific credentials and a special merit certificate. These credentials will include the following: (1) Measurement, Materials, and Safety, (2) Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout, (3) Drill Press Skills I, (4) Manual Milling Skills I, (5) Turning Operations: Between Centers I, (6) Turning Operations: Chucking Skills I, (7) CNC Milling: Programming Setup & Operations, (8) CNC Milling: Operator, (9) CNC Turning: Programming Setup & Operations, (10) CNC Turning: Operator, (11) Metalforming, (12) Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM): Plunge, (13) Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM): 2-Axis Wire, (14) Grinding Skills I, and (15) NIMS Machining Certificate of Special Merit.

Through coursework in computer-aided design/ computer-aided manufacturing, students will be prepared to test for two additional industry credentials. Credentials include (1) the Associate in CAM 2.5 Axis Milling and Turning for Machinist and (2) the Associate in AutoCAD for Design and Drafting (150 hours of relevant Autodesk software experience is required for the Associate in AutoCAD). Students will be eligible for three additional certifications in automation and additive manufacturing. These include the following: (1) FANUC Certified Robot Operator I, (2) FANUC Certified Robot Operator II, and (3) Stratasys Additive Manufacturing Certification.


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Program Goals & Learning Outcomes
Program Goals
  • Students will be able to identify, formulate, and solve complex manufacturing engineering problems.
  • Students will be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing as required by engineering professionals.
  • Students will recognize common ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments.
  • Students will be prepared to work in the automated manufacturing field with sensitivity and the ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply manufacturing engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
Learning Outcomes
  • Students will be eligible to earn multiple industry-recognized credentials throughout the program.
  • Students will receive hands-on instruction and performance-based assessment on state-of-art, real-world equipment crucial to advanced and automated manufacturing processes.
  • Students will be able to successfully operate automated manufacturing equipment including CNC machines, industrial robots, machine mills and lathes, and 3D printers, among others.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively work on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • Students will have the option to earn NIMS industry-recognized credentials, Robotics industry-recognized credentials, Stratasys 3D Printing Certifications, and AutoCAD industry-recognized credentials. 

Meet the Faculty

Our experienced, knowledgeable faculty and staff are excited to share their expertise with you and prepare you to succeed in the diverse, dynamic field of Engineering-Automated Manufacturing Technology.

Jennifer Light, Ph.D. 
Program Coordinator, A.A.S. Engineering – Automated Manufacturing Technology 

301-784-5281
Western Maryland Works

B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University Ph.D., West Virginia University.

Jaren Bohn 
Project Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering – Automated Manufacturing Technology Instructor

301-784-5340
Western Maryland Works

B.S., Frostburg State University,  L.O.R., Certificate,  A.A., Allegany College of Maryland

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