Advanced Manufacturing

Associate in Applied Science - Transfer (AAS-T)

Advanced Manufacturing


About The Program

Manufacturing industries are in need of skilled production operators and technicians with up-to-date, 21st century skills. Industries that make products from metal, plastics, wood and other materials, as well as those producing solar panels, biofuels, energy, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, food, semiconductors, and a host of other traditional and “green” products need employees capable of running and servicing sophisticated machinery. In addition, workers in these industries must understand and practice principles aimed at maintaining safety, improving quality, eliminating waste, and reducing or eliminating the impact of operations on the environment. This program also meets the degree in Organizational Leadership and Technical Management which prepares industry professionals for positions in leadership, management and supervision.

Core Program Requirements

COLL 289 Employment Portfolio Seminar 1
CS 110 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications 3
HLTH 105 First Aid, CPR and Bloodborne Pathogens 1
MFG 105 Industrial Safety 3

In addition to the core program requirements, students must select two options from the following areas of study:

Production Technician (39 credits)

MFG 120 Quality Assurance 4
MFG 140 Applied Hydraulics 4
PMFG 110 Industrial and Predictive Maintenance Fundamentals 5
PMFG 150 Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals 6
PMFG 151 Process Control Equipment 5
PMFG 154 Fundamentals of Instrumentation and PLCs 5
PMFG 201 Electrical Control Equipment 3
PMFG 202 Electric Motors 2
PMFG 210 Advanced Industrial Maintenance 5

Multicraft Trades (33 credits)


BLPT 160

Machinists Blueprint Reading OR

Blueprint Reading for Welders



MASP 111

Machining for Related Occupations (2-6 variable)

Machine Shop I (2-10 variable for a combined total of 10 credits)

MFG 115 Manufacturing Processes 5
MFG 288 Cooperative Work Experience 2*
TECH 100 Advanced Principles of Technology 5
WELD 105 Related Welding 6

Engineering Technician (30 credits)


BLPT 160

Machinists Blueprint Reading OR

Blueprint Reading for Welders

BTEC 131 Introduction to Spreadsheets 5

ENGR& 121

Engineering Graphics I


ENGR& 122

Engineering Graphics II

ENGR& 123 Engineering Graphics III 3
MFG 130 Materials Science 5
MFG 230 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 4
MFG 288 Cooperative Work Experience 2*

*MFG 299 Independent Study may be substituted for MFG 288 with faculty program advisor permission.

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Total credits required to earn this degree: minimum of 91-100 with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in the program requirements.

Students completing this program should acquire the following skills and abilities:

  • Communicate professionally in writing and speaking as appropriate to an industrial technology work environment (GS Communication).
  • Apply objective, valid methods of inquiry and problem solving to draw rational, ethical, and coherent conclusions (GS Critical Thinking).
  • Apply mathematical information to perform tasks in industrial technology (GS Numeracy/Quantitative Literacy).
  • Interact effectively with individuals and groups (GS Interpersonal Relations).
  • Display work appropriate behavior including positive attitude, timeliness and teamwork.
  • Apply industry standard safety and hazardous material handling guidelines.
  • Apply knowledge of computer programs to create professional, academic, or business documents following current industry standards.
  • Describe a variety of manufacturing techniques and components common to manufacturing systems.
  • Perform basic machining and welding techniques.
  • Interpret blueprints, diagrams and schematics associated with various manufacturing processes.
  • Describe basic concepts related to mechanical, hydraulic/pneumatic, instrumentation and electrical systems
  • Describe basic process control strategies.
  • Perform entry-level maintenance tasks common in manufacturing operations.
  • Demonstrate competency in documenting and communicating work performed using trade specific language.
  • Apply knowledge of the properties of industrial influence and the selection of primary materials and conversion into useful products.
  • Describe various approaches used to ensure quality in manufacturing operations.

Revised May 2023  (Effective Summer 2023)


Program planning is based on information available at the time of preparation. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with their LCC advisor and with an advisor at the college to which they plan to transfer for specific requirements. Consult the LCC catalog for LCC graduation requirements.

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