Advanced manufacturing technology is used in automated fabrication machinery (robotics) that require skilled technicians to design, program, service and repair. Associate degrees focus on either design or electronics, with several complementary certificates, to develop marketable technician skills for the dynamic world of high-tech manufacturing. Mechatronics refers to the combination of mechanics and electronics.
Today’s manufacturing facilities and machinist shops rely on advanced manufacturing technology, advanced design software, programming skills, conventional machining, EDM and computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines to create high quality products. These Advanced Manufacturing-related courses of Engineering Technology emphasize marketable skills in a variety of automated processes to enter the dynamic world of high-tech manufacturing.
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Engineering Technology program, including the Advanced Manufacturing Technology-related courses.
Richland College is the recipient of a $3.25-million grant awarded by the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) to meet regional employer needs through associate degree and certificate programs in electronics and manufacturing. The program also offers nationally recognized credentials from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) and the International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET).