Advanced Manufacturing

Campus

Currahee

Credentials Offered

Associate Degree
Diploma
Certificate

Program Length

2-5 Semesters

TUITION-FREE ELIGIBLE

This department has programs that are eligible for 100% tuition coverage. 

Academic Programs > Industrial Technology > Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing Systems

What is Advanced Manufacturing Systems (AUMF)?

AUMF is the study of how technology is applied in various types of industrial systems that are currently used in the manufacturing and service industries. Students take this knowledge and apply it to maintenance, troubleshooting and improvement of industrial systems such as plastics injection/blow molding machines, metal stamping systems, CNC machines, robotic systems, mechatronics, material handling equipment, as well as other process equipment.

The AUMF diploma program is designed for the student who wishes to prepare for a career as an industrial systems technician/electrician, maintenance technician/electrician, or electrical controls technician. The AUMF program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. AUMF courses provide background skills in several areas of industrial maintenance including electronics, blueprint reading, problem-solving, industrial wiring, electric motor controls, PLC’s (Programmable Logic Controllers), instrumentation, fluid power (hydraulic and pneumatic), mechanical systems, pumps and piping, robotics, and basic welding/machining for repair. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to retrain or upgrade present knowledge and skills.

The AUMF degree program enhances the technical core courses of the diploma program with studies in reliability programs and technologies, robotics, college-level math and English, social sciences, and humanities.

Courses in the program include: 

  • Industrial Robotics
  • Industrial Wiring
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's)
  • Fluid Power Systems
  • Industrial Metalworking

Credentials You Can Earn

Associate Degree

The Advanced Manufacturing Systems degree program prepares students for a career as an industrial systems technician/electrician. The program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to retrain or upgrade present knowledge and skill. The degree program teaches skills in Advanced Manufacturing Systems providing background skills in several areas of industrial maintenance including electronics, industrial wiring, motors, controls, PLC’s, instrumentation, fluid power, mechanical, pumps and piping, robotics, and basic welding/machining for repair. Graduates of the program receive an Industrial Advanced Manufacturing Systems degree that qualifies them for employment as industrial electricians or industrial systems technicians.

Diploma

The Advanced Manufacturing Systems diploma program prepares students for a career as an industrial systems technician/electrician. The program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to retrain or upgrade present knowledge and skill. The diploma program teaches skills in Advanced Manufacturing Systems providing background skills in several areas of industrial maintenance including electronics, industrial wiring, motors, controls, PLC’s, instrumentation, fluid power, mechanical, pumps and piping, and computers. Graduates of the program receive an Advanced Manufacturing Systems diploma that qualifies them for employment as industrial electricians or industrial systems technicians. Upon completion of this diploma, graduates will also receive an Industrial Electrician certificate, an Industrial Fluidpower Technician certificate, an Industrial Motor Control Technician certificate, and a Process Control Technician I certificate.

Career Opportunities

Individuals who graduate from NGTC’s Electrical/Industrial program can hit the ground running if they choose to become:

Industrial electricians

Industrial systems technicians

Robotic Technicians

Industrial Mechanics

Graduates of the Electrical/Industrial Technology program may work in a variety of fields including:

Automotive Manufacturing

Biomedical/Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Industrial Equipment Service

Automated Systems Integration

Additional career options can be researched on the following site(s):

Meet the Faculty

Photo of Adam Fulbright Adam Fulbright Advanced Manufacturing Systems Program Director/Instructor 706-779-8143
Photo of Chris Haley Chris Haley Advanced Manufacturing Systems Instructor 706-779-8112

Get started today with your career in the manufacturing and service industries.

Adam Fulbright, instructor, with student behind robot
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