Capstone Project

In the senior year of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology A.O.S. 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.

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.

Model of Stuart Twin Victoria Air EngineStuart Twin Victoria Air Engine

Model of Stuart Twin Cylinder Score Air Engine w/Magnetic BearingsStuart Twin Cylinder Score Air Engine w/Magnetic Bearings

Model of Redesigned Stewart Score Housing with Twin Cylinder component machined from cast iron blockRedesigned Stewart Score Housing with Twin Cylinder component machined from cast iron block

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Anthony Kossmann
AUTOMOTIVE, MANUFACTURING AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON
Cogan Hall, Room 145

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.