Advanced Manufacturing Technology

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Advanced manufacturing is the use of innovative technology to improve products or processes, with the relevant technology being described as "advanced," or "innovative”.  Advanced manufacturing industries integrate new innovative technologies in both products and processes to remain competitive and add value to their businesses.  

Our Advanced Manufacturing Technology program provides a broad introduction to manufacturing technology as it prepares students interested in improving job skills and opportunities in manufacturing and technical fields. Students will gain knowledge and skills in a variety of technical subjects, including electricity, electronics, manufacturing materials and processes, manufacturing technology, welding technology, mechanical systems, fluid power, automated systems.  

While the Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing Technology may be completed as a stand-alone program, courses in this certificate may also be used to complete the Associate of Applied Science in Technology-Advanced Manufacturing Technology. 28 credit hours 

As a National Coalition of Certification Center (nc3) and partner with FESTO Didactic, our Industry 4.0 Certification Program integrates the technologies to obtain essential industry certifications in  Level One| Fundamentals, Level Two| Mechatronics and Level Three| Industry 4.0 

Students earn industry recognized certifications NC3 certifications can be applied across multiple industries creating flexible, stackable, and relevant credentials for students and employers.

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Fast Facts: 

  • Technicians earn a Median Pay of $60,840 per year or $29.25/hour 

  • Job Outlook is bright with a 4% increase (2010-2029) 

  • Manufacturing is a major component of Missouri’s economy 

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Source:  Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 wage data

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