“Additive Manufacturing or 3D printing is becoming a major force in the manufacturing technology.  Get ready for this next wave of producing machined parts.”

The 16 credit hour Additive Manufacturing Program is designed to provide students an opportunity to learn the basics of a revolutionary manufacturing methodology.

Additive Manufacturing allows companies to produce end-products from an initial CAD File (Computer Assisted Design File) for short-run production saving time and money. Upon completion of the 34 semester hour Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology program, students are eligible to enter the 3rd. semester Additive Manufacturing Program. At the discretion of the AMTC director, the program is also available to students who can demonstrate advanced machining skills by passing an exit competency exam. Students will demonstrate advanced skill sets in AM Materials; AM design; AM machine setup; Object File & STL file; and importing an STL file into the FDM Machines.

GPA 2.0 required

Number Title Credits
MFG* 173 Introduction to Additive Manufacturing 3
MFG* 174 AM Materials 3
MFG* 175 AM Applications 3
MFG* 110 SolidWorks 3
MFG* 176 AM Internship  4
Total Credits Required: 16

++ Transfer students should consult transfer institutions for course recommendations.

The objective of the certificate program is to provide our students higher level technical skills. The Additive Manufacturing program provides the Machine Technology student an opportunity to learn a revolutionary production protocol that is currently changing the landscape of manufacturing.

The student who completes the 34 semester hour Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology program has a choice to pursue employment; to matriculate in an associate degree program; or to develop higher level skills sets in machine technology by transitioning into a third semester program in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology II, CAD/CAM, or Quality Inspection.

There is a trend toward greater sophistication of skill sets required for entry-level positions. It is our commitment to ensure that graduates obtain all of the requisite skill sets for successful employment. Within a few months of on-the-job experience, it is our expectation the recent graduate should be fully engaged and capable of achieving the stated objectives of the employment position.

Employment options will be available in design & production in additive manufacturing.  Since the additive manufacturing is in its infancy, student with production & design aspirations will be provided opportunities in metal design and metal production as well .  There are a number of Connecticut companies that are currently using Additive Manufacturing processes and will provide internships and employment opportunities.

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