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.
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 Director, Engineering, Welding, and Construction Management
Western Maryland Works
B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University Ph.D., West Virginia University.
Project Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering – Automated Manufacturing Technology Instructor
Western Maryland Works
B.S., Frostburg State University, L.O.R., Certificate, A.A., Allegany College of Maryland