Academics
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Advanced Manufacturing Technology (A.O.S.)

Capstone Project

In the senior year of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Program, students team-up with their fellow classmates and develop a process plan, manufacture, assemble, document and present functioning Capstone Project (models). This project covers two semesters for both full- and part-time students. The Capstone Project comprises approximately 40 percent of each student's final grade in the senior lab courses MFTS 203/204 and MFTS 271/272. It is customary that one working model remains at Hudson Valley Community College while all other models are presented to the corporate sponsors of the annual projects. At the annual Capstone Ceremony, held the last Thursday of the school year, awards totaling approximately $2,000 are presented to students based on GPA and project performance.

Examples of Past Capstone Projects

1:6 scale Abrams R/C Main Battle Tank (four built)
1:6 scale Abrams R/C Main Battle Tank (four built)
The tank measures 66"L x 24"W x 20"H and weights in excess of 450 pounds
Models are on display at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Benet Weapons Lab, Watervliet, NY, Kintz Plastics, Howes Cave, NY and South Carolina.
 
Stuart Twin Victoria Air Engine
Stuart Twin Victoria Air Engine
Stuart Twin Cylinder Score Air Engine w/Magnetic Bearings
Stuart Twin Cylinder Score Air Engine w/Magnetic Bearings
Picture from Annual Capstone Ceremony held each May
Annual Capstone Ceremony held each May
 
Redesigned Stewart Score Housing with Twin Cylinder component machined from cast iron block
Redesigned Stewart Score Housing with Twin Cylinder component machined from cast iron block