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Advanced Manufacturing (CTAMFG)


This program is being discontinued. Students currently enrolled need to complete it by the end of the Spring/Summer 2014 semester.

If you have questions about this program please contact a program advisor or contact a general student advisor.


Students taking this certificate will use innovative processes to develop products and ideas. Recognition of materials and processes used to manufacture an array of product will be investigated. Students will make decisions on material and process selection for new products; keeping cost, manufacturability, application and life cycle in mind. Exploration of several tools used in the lean manufacturing arena as well as problem-solving tools will be identified. Rapid product development tools and techniques will be identified and demonstrated. Students will use the tools and techniques learned in the classes on a two-part project; the first part will use the innovation process to identify and define opportunities, in the second part, students will develop working prototypes and present their product/idea to the student body within Washtenaw Community College. This program will give students at Washtenaw Community College a good insight to tools and concepts found inside manufacturing companies. The experience gained from the two-part project will be captured in a student portfolio.


Eastern Michigan University, BS degree.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet. edu/departments/curriculum/articulation.php?levelone=colleges.

Contact Information

Health & Applied Technologies
Industrial Technology Dept
Thomas Penird


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
AMS 104 Rapid Prototyping and Methods 3
AMS 105 Lean Manufacturing Methods 3
AMS 204 Innovations Application 4
AMS 205 Build Concept Prototype 4
Total 14
Core Courses
Class Title Minimum Credits
AMS 103 Materials and Processes 3
BMG 241 Innovation: Process and Application 1
FLP 101 Fluid Power Fundamentals - I 2
MTT 102 Machining for Auto Applications 2
NCT 101 Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - I 2
ROB 101 Robotics I - I 2
Total 12
Total Credits Required

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