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Academic Programs - School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies

Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Associate in Occupational Studies
HEGIS #5312
Chairperson: Anthony Kossmann
Cogan Hall, Room 145, (518) 629-7272

This program prepares graduates to achieve immediate employment working with many of today's local and regional high-tech manufacturing companies performing advanced machining processes that produce tooling and components used in the manufacture of everything from electronics and defense equipment to power generators and aerospace apparatus. Covering an array of areas relating to the field of precision metal, composite and plastic manufacturing, the student will learn basic and advanced principles in the operation of milling machines, lathes, grinders, bandsaws and drill presses, as well as using advanced Haas Automation computerized machine tools. Also, a wide variety of training in the use of quality assurance equipment is covered. Computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) coursework/software is an integral part of the program, as is the instruction on the use of standard and advance tooling.

The Advanced Manufacturing Technology courses are offered both day and evening. For full-time day students, the program will take two years (four semesters) to complete, while part-time evening students will take four years (two evenings per week). All students will participate in a year-long Senior Capstone Project in which students work together to manufacture and assemble complex working models to test their precision planning, machining and assembly skills.

The coursework from this program satisfies the educational requirements for New York State Machinist, Toolmaker, CNC Machinist and CNC Programmer apprenticeships. The placement rate prior to graduating approaches 95 percent, while a number of companies in the region provide scholarships covering books, tuition and related fees as well as part-time jobs for students in the program that lead to full-time employment upon graduation.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Notes High School Average
Math I, Algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) Additional Math courses recommended 70+

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $760.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

FORM 101 College Forum** (1)
ENGL 110 Technical Writing 3
MFTS 100 Print Reading for Manufacturing 3
MFTS 103 Machine Tool Theory & Lab I 8
MFTS 104 Machine Tool/CNC Theory & Lab II 8
MFTS 115 Introduction to Computer Applications in Manufacturing 3
MFTS 120 CAD Applications in Manufacturing 3
MFTS 203 Advanced Machining Processes Lab III 7
MFTS 204 Manufacturing Capstone Project Lab IV 7
MFTS 211 Manufacturing Processes 3
MFTS 213 Process Planning 2
MFTS 214 Quality Assurance and Control 2
MFTS 215 Industrial Relations, Safety and Health 2
MFTS 223 Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) with Mastercam 3
MFTS 231 Controls 4
MFTS 241 Practical Metallurgy 2
______ MATH 105 Applied Tech. Math I or 3-4
MATH 150 College Algebra with Trigonometry
______ MATH 106 Applied Tech. Math II or 3-4
MATH 165 Basic Calculus with Analytic Geometry
 
Total Credits Required
66-68
*or specific course equivalents as approved by the Department Chairperson.
** Required of first-time, full-time students

The Advanced Manufacturing Technology program also is offered part-time through evening course offerings.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME DAY STUDY
First Term
FORM 101 College Forum (1)
MFTS 100 Print Reading for Manufacturing 3
MFTS 103 Machine Tool Theory & Lab I 8
MFTS 115 Introduction to Computer Applications in Manufacturing 3
______ MATH 105 Applied Tech. Math I or 3-4
MATH 150 College Algebra with Trigonometry
  Term Total 17-18
Second Term
MFTS 104 Machine Tool/CNC Theory & Lab II 8
MFTS 120 CAD Applications in Manufacturing 3
MFTS 211 Manufacturing Processes 3
______ MATH 106 Applied Tech. Math II or 3-4
MATH 165 Basic Calculus with Analytic Geometry
  Term Total 17-18
Third Term
MFTS 203 Advanced Machining Processes Lab III 7
MFTS 213 Process Planning 2
MFTS 214 Quality Assurance and Control 2
MFTS 223 Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) with Mastercam 3
MFTS 241 Practical Metallurgy 2
  Term Total 16
Fourth Term
ENGL 110 Technical Writing 3
MFTS 204 Manufacturing Capstone Project Lab IV 7
MFTS 215 Industrial Relations, Safety and Health 2
MFTS 231 Controls 4
  Term Total 16


SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR PART-TIME EVENING STUDY

(There will be two evening classes per week, per term)
The part-time evening program is ideal for full-time employees, who wish to enter this rewarding field, and those currently employed at local and regional high-tech manufacturing companies, who wish to upgrade their skills in order to advance their careers at their place of employment. As in the full-time day program, the student studies an array of areas relating to the field of precision metal, composite and plastic manufacturing. The student will learn basic and advanced principles in the operation of milling machines, lathes, grinders, band saws, drill presses, as well as using advanced Haas Automation computerized machine tools. Training incorporates the use of quality assurance equipment. Computer-aided design (CAD), and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) coursework (AutoCAD®, SolidWorks®, Mastercam®) is an integral part of the program, as is the instruction on the use of standard and advanced tooling. Courses in Quality Assurance & Control, Industrial Relations, Safety & Health and the technical application of Microsoft Office ® software are included.
Fall Term - First Year
______ MATH 105 Applied Tech. Math I or 3-4
MATH 150 College Algebra with Trigonometry
MFTS 163 Machine Tool Theory & Lab I Part I 4
  Term Total 7-8
Spring Term - First Year
______ MATH 106 Applied Tech. Math II or 3-4
MATH 165 Basic Calculus with Analytic Geometry
MFTS 164 Machine Tool Theory & Lab I Part II 4
  Term Total 7-8
Summer Term - First Year (one six-week session per course)
MFTS 100 Print Reading for Manufacturing 3
MFTS 115 Introduction to Computer Applications in Manufacturing 3
  Term Total 6
Fall Term - Second Year
MFTS 120 CAD Applications in Manufacturing 3
MFTS 173 Machine Tool/CNC Theory & Lab II Part I 4
  Term Total 7
Spring Term - Second Year
MFTS 174 Machine Tool/CNC Theory & Lab II Part II 4
MFTS 241 Practical Metallurgy 2
  Term Total 6
Summer Term - Second Year (one six-week session per course)
ENGL 110 Technical Writing 3
MFTS 211 Manufacturing Processes 3
  Term Total 6
Fall Term - Third Year
MFTS 213 Process Planning 2
MFTS 261 Advanced Machining Processes Lab III Part I 3.5
  Term Total 5.5
Spring Term - Third Year
MFTS 223 Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) with Mastercam 3
MFTS 262 Advanced Machining Processes Lab III Part II 3.5
  Term Total 6.5
Summer Term - Third Year (one six-week session per course)
MFTS 214 Quality Assurance and Control 2
  Term Total 2
Fall Term - Fourth Year
MFTS 215 Industrial Relations, Safety and Health 2
MFTS 271 Manufacturing Capstone Project Lab IV Part I 3.5
  Term Total 5.5
Fourth Term
MFTS 231 Controls 4
MFTS 272 Manufacturing Capstone Project Lab IV Part II 3.5
  Term Total 7.5