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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technology Studies: Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology Certificate Option 2 (AMC2-CC-COT)

Location(s): Asnuntuck, Housatonic, Middlesex, Tunxis

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CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.


TThe Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology certificate provides students with the opportunity to train in a hands-on manufacturing environment. Throughout the duration of their training, students will develop an advanced level of skillsets that will lead directly into a career in the vast world of manufacturing, such as an entry level machinist or a quality inspector. The programs were developed in response to Connecticut manufacturers’ needs for a highly skilled workforce to match the needs of the regional industry sector partnerships around the state of Connecticut that graduates of the program are placed with. The student who completes the Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology certificate program has a choice to pursue employment or to matriculate in an associate degree program. To earn this certificate, you will choose nine directed electives based on regional industry needs for specific courses.

Asnuntuck Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center is accredited by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). Housatonic, Manchester, Middlesex, and Naugatuck Valley are in the process of applying for NIMS accreditation.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Read and interpret engineering drawings/blueprints (mechanical)
  • Understand the types of fits and mating parts
  • Be able to interpret geometric dimensioning and tolerancing requirements applied to engineering   drawings
  • Exhibit competency in machining on a manual lathe
  • Exhibit competency in machining on manual milling machine
  • Exhibit competency in two-dimensional and three-dimensional CAD as applied to mechanical parts and geometries
  • Exhibit competency in creating blueprints from solid models generated through CAD
  • Read and write G&M codes for CNC programming
  • Setup 3 axis CNC Machining and 2 axis Turning Centers
  • Be able to load and execute post processed CNC programs onto FANUC controlled CNC Machining and Turning Centers
  • Understand metrology and its applications in quality control and production
  • Understand basic principles of quality control and lean manufacturing

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